Children & Families
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(excluding Monday 16, 23, 30 August)
Pre-bookable timeslots only
£10 group of 1-5 | £18 group of 6-10
Suitable for families and children aged 4-11
Explore our extraordinary coral desert and fabulous underwater world
Following the success of their interactive installation Thingamabobas, Makers of Imaginary Worlds return to Lakeside Arts with a brand new interactive installation to inspire, inform and delight audiences. Explore our extraordinary and beautifully crafted upside down world with a strong underwater theme. The uniquely fashioned corals exist inside and around two domes, you will find story pods, giant corals and a relaxing coral garden. A fabulous interactive installation to share with friends and family.
Why is coral colourful?
Accompanying the installation is a small exhibition including examples of bleached corals. Learn about the amazing ways that our scientists and our population are responding to ecological challenges.
- Safety Information
The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.
Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to a wear a face covering if you they can when inside our buildings. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.
The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.
IF YOU'RE FEELING UNWELL
Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.
HAND SANITISER STATIONS
Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend that you make use of these upon entering and leaving our venue.
The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.
We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Protective screens are in place at key touchpoints throughout our buildings. Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff to a wear a face covering when inside our buildings, except those that meet one or more of our exemptions criteria.
More information about visiting Lakeside and the measures we have in place are available on in the Visit Us section of our website.
If You, or anyone in your household or support bubble test positive or displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to this event and you notify us by email at least two hours prior to the start time of the event, we will issue you with a full refund for your ticket(s). Please see our Terms and Conditions of Sale for more information.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Grateful thanks to Thomas Hartman and Ellen Nisbet, Life Sciences, and the Institute for Policy and Engagement, University of Nottingham; and The Northern School of Art (BA Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen Created in association with Lakeside Arts and the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.