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Squish Space

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Discover, touch, play and learn in our reopened Squish Space. 

Squish Space, our sensory play space for children under 5 and their families, is back.

The space brings people together to learn through interaction, collaboration and play. Using a variety of materials and tactile objects, it’s a place to spin jump, hide, touch and explore.

Squish Space is produced by artists India Harvey and Lisa Marie Bengtsson in collaboration with Creative Learning.

We advise booking in advance. However, we do keep spaces available on the day for walk-up. 

Squish Space has a limited capacity of 16 people (including children) and advance online booking is essential.

The space will be cleaned and all objects sanitised every day from 1pm – 2pm. All staff will be wearing masks (unless exempt) though masks are optional for attendees. We are encouraging social distancing where possible by limiting capacity.


Please note we do keep spaces for walk-ups on the day, even for 'sold out' slots. 

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Booking information

We advise booking in advance, however, we do keep spaces available on the day for walk-up. Get walk-up slots at the Ticket & Information Desk. You can book onto hourly slots throughout the day, please purchase a ticket for each member of your party attending (parent/ guardian & children). Tickets are free but please consider making a donation when you book to ensure we can keep it accessible to everyone.

All spaces are subject to availability and you will be notified of any dates that are cancelled.

Tickets are released one week in advance online on Wednesdays at 10am.

If you're unable to attend, please contact [email protected] to return your free tickets. We will release any tickets that are not collected 15 minutes after the booking time to the public for walk-up spaces. 

Opening hours


Bank Holiday Centre opening times: 12noon

10am – 11am

11am – 12noon

12noon – 1pm

1pm – 2pm space closed

2pm – 3pm

3pm - 4pm



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Donate today

Squish Space is free. Please help us keep our programme and learning activities accessible to everyone by making a donation today.

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