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The Look Out Discovery Centre

Science Centre

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The Look Out Discovery Centre


Nine Mile Ride
RG12 7QW


Tel: +44 (0)1344 354400

The Look Out Discovery Centre is a fun place to visit with all the family, whatever the weather. The main attraction is inside with over 90 hands-on science and fun activities. The centre is set in Swinley Forest, which has over 1,000 hectares of woodland. Outside we have a fantastic adventure play area, orienteering course, walks and trails and picnic area.

The hands-on activities are mostly geared towards primary school and pre-school children. However, there is something for all ages! Can you really leave your shadow on the wall? Come and make a mini animation, fire up a hydrogen rocket, build an unfinished house, launch the hot air balloon or create circuits (plus, much more).

Check out the website for details of the current science show, which are on at weekends and Bracknell Forest school holidays and for details of our “Toddler Days” where we put on additional activities for the under 5’s..

Open daily from 10am -5pm (except 24-26 December). Just off J3, M3 or J10, M4

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open All YEAR 10-5pm, except 24th-26th Dec.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • 900Lancasterfamily
    Wokingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great For kids young and old
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th September 2017
    A lovely place to learn some science and get out of the rain. Includes a cafe and a shop. Good fun with lots of interaction. Read full review
  • oxford71
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    My grandchildren love it, plenty of room to run around without being mowed down by cyclists. They are taken there regularly by their parents as it is free. Been there ourselves and rate it. Read full review
  • Nick_k_uk
    Trip Type:
    Lots to do and see at The Look Out
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    Good mix of educational activities and fun for children and adults. Mix of indoors and outdoors activities. Parking is available and can be a bit disorganised when busy. Well worth a visit. Read full review

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