For some, Architects of Air’s luminaria are at their best when full of children marvelling at the wonders inside. For others, our Grown-Ups Only Session allows them to enjoy these colourful and surprising structures in the sole presence of other adults.
A limited number of Priority Access tickets for specified time slots are available to book in advance. Priority Access bookers join a separate, shorter queue that is given priority. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your time slot.
Standard Entry tickets can be booked for one of three entry periods each day. These periods are 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3pm-close excepting Sunday 31 May 12.30-2.30pm, 2.30pm-4.30pm, 4.30pm-close. Standard Entry bookers can gain access to the luminarium during the entry period specified on their tickets. Bookers should expect to have to queue prior to entry, with queues in excess of one hour during peak times. Please arrive within the first hour of your entry period. Subject to availability, Standard Entry tickets will be available to purchase from the Box Office each day.
Luminaria are all fully wheelchair accessible, with free carer tickets. Parents/carers of visitors with additional Access needs, particularly those who may experience difficulty queuing, should speak to luminarium staff on the day.
Please note, parking on campus is limited during half-term. The easiest way to get to Lakeside Arts is to use the Toton Lane/Hucknall tram line and get off the University of Nottingham stop. Additional free parking is available for Wheee! visitors at the University Park West Entrance, in the field behind Florence Boot Hall, opening daily at 10am except on Sunday 31 May, when it will open at 11.30am. This site is a pleasant 15-minute walk to Lakeside around the lake, so if you park there, please allow extra time to reach us.