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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:

  • Jo H
    Trip Type:
    Great 6 hours visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th November 2017
    I disagree this is only for young kids. Mine are very bright 7 and 10 year old boys and were able to explore and learn and have fun. They both said it was a great day out. We purchased the curriculum... Read full review
  • Laura999
    Trip Type:
    Brilliant value, great fun, and you'll learn something too
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th November 2017
    This is a great place for children 3+, mine have got the most out of it now they are a bit older (7 and 9). Really, really high quality exhibits and mini-experiments, introducing important scientific... Read full review
  • Hannahd29
    Richmond, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great morning out shame about the cafe
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th November 2017
    Really great morning out, my 22 month old loved it. I think she’ll get lots out of it for years to come. The down side was the cafe, the queue was 20 long most of the lunch period. It’s so busy... Read full review

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