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The Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell
Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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Having fun is not only for children. Here adults can also engage with the children and try to overcome some of the challenges. It was quite interesting doing as a family. Plenty of things to do inside... read more »
Me my partner and 3 children went to the look out and all had a good time. There is lots of activites to do inside which my partner enjoyed more than the kids i think. There is also a good adventure p... read more »
Due to bad weather, we googled indoor activities near the Bracknell area that we could bring our nephews to. This had great reviews, so we decided to give it a go. The parking is pay and display, but ... read more »
Great for kids of all ages, the Discovery Centre tailors activities for the very young, water play and gigantic Lego building to name just a few, to adults with the attached Go Ape Centre and cycle hire. The main building itself presents learning in a fun and interactive way meaning even parents and teachers can't help but have a go. When the weather's nice children can play on the various outdoor playgrounds, each built around a specific age range to challenge and keep safe the young explorers. The facilities are well thought out with a cafe and toilet/baby change within the main building. There are also areas for picnics and a well stocked gift shop. The only thing that let's the centre down is that it's popularity often means the car park is full and finding a space can be difficult.
Went on the busy bank holiday Monday afternoon, had no issues finding a parking place (£2 for 4 hours at the time of writing) which was refunded on paying for entry to the centre. Inside there are several areas to explore with lots of fun things to try, they have things for all ages from toddler to adult in each area, we found the place just as fun as our 2 year old nephew. The centre was well staffed (we had a superhero hunt to do that day) and they were polite and friendly.
Great place for the whole family, the walking and cycling here is great plus a go ape center for the older kids and the discovery center will occupy the little ones. The on site cafe is OK but I think the quality has dropped compared to previous years
Science center is awesome! However, this one star is for the worst coffee serving coffee shop. I am not sure if they are actually using coffee beans at all, we had to bin it after few sips due horrible taste. With prices equal or even exceeding other populat coffee chains I would expect them to be able to afford proper coffee beans. Avoid coffee shop at all cost!!!
At the Bracknell end of swinley forest, this is and kid/adults activity centre run by Bracknell County Council. The lookout offers and great day out for a special occasion or a haft day of regular fun. For a fall day you can pay to going to the activity centre that includes a large tower that gives you some very impressive views of swinley forest. The activity centre will at best take up 4 to 5 hours but there is more outside to do. The outside area has a very good adventure playgrounds with the biggest castle for the kids. Also on the side there is a area in the forest that kids can make dens and gives them a chance to user there brains. Arr, but the fun does not stop there, you can also pay to go on Go Ape or hire a mountain bike. The forest is, vested and you can go from Bracknell to Crowthorne, Bagshot or Sandhurst from the woods. A good fast cyclist can get to Crowthorne in about an hour to give you some idea for the size of the forested. There is a large car park that has the best payment machine I have ever seen. Not only can you pay with a card but they have contactless also. So much easier The only problem I have with the place is they have taken away there coffee bar and replaced it with a crappie machine. The place was always packed and would have been better if it was twice it's size. I have no idea why they have removed it and now on a cold November day it's hard to say if your freezing your bits off. If they reopen the coffee bar, I will give this place 5 star
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