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The Look Out Discovery Centre

Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW, England
+44 1344 354400
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Educational centre. Science and environmental teaching

Nice educational centre where kids can learn by play. Split into multiple zones. Can be very busy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chi-Ho L
via mobile
Fantastic and beautiful

This is a fantastic place to come with children of all ages, not only is there the science... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony J
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Reading, United Kingdom
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We are a hands-on science and discovery centre aimed at primary school aged children with over 90 activities to entertain. We have an amazing outdoor play area which includes an all-access section. With a picnic area and coffee shop, you can stay all day.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (48 reviews)
“play area” (27 reviews)
“mountain biking” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW, England
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+44 1344 354400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice educational centre where kids can learn by play. Split into multiple zones. Can be very busy during school holidays (as expected)!

Thank Chi-Ho L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to come with children of all ages, not only is there the science bit(extra) but the park for kids is brilliant, add that to many fantastic walks of various lengths and the children using their imagination to build forts and...More

Thank Anthony J
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our children, 10 and 8, loved the inside science activities. Friendly and helpful staff. Well organised place meaning every activity was accessible despite the busy school holidays. Good value too. View from the Lookout Tower was fabulous. Outside areas and bike hire looked great but...More

Thank Carly G
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry the toilets did not meet your expectations. We have a lot of visitors and when the weather is wet it is very hard to keep the toilets clean. I will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and grandchildren took me with them...they had fun, but granny did not easily find anywhere to sit and watch...it's not for grannies in my opinion!More

Thank annebrechet1
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. So glad to hear that your grandchildren had fun. I have passed your feedback on chairs on to the General Manager. We are limited for space in the building and therefore have limited chairs. However if you decide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must be missing something at the Lookout because it’s pretty average to me. Whenever we take the little ones we tend to exhaust the activities after an hour or so. Happy to be corrected if I miss the attraction

Thank rodney120
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rodney, Thank you for your review. Do you come inside the science exhibition when you visit or just use the play area? I would love to get some more feedback if you would like to email us at thelookout@Bracknell-forest.gov.uk. Thanks, Sarah

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed play ground. Can go for a walk but not great. It’s all ok for a couple of hours. Not much else for kids to do beyond the playground and go ape which you pay for. Not worth travelling too far to get there...More

Thank MikeJAUS
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you were disappointed. Did you come inside to The Look Out Discovery Centre or just use the park outside? I would be very interested in more details if you came inside - perhaps you could email us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grandsons love this place when we can take a picnic in decent weather. Lots of climbing and wigwam building to be done and you can see where your children are from the seating area which is excellent.

Thank Mary D
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Mary. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re a couple with a small dog. The Look Out is not pretty. Tends to be really muddy even in the better months. Put off by the unnecessary parking fee and the large groups of cyclists. The few Uber Fit Cyclists that treat it like...More

Thank JoHarper500
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do get multiple users of the forests which does tend to make it quite busy for dog walkers. I will pass your comments on to the Crown Estate who manage the woods. There is a page on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on a wet and cold Easter weekend. This was the first visit for me, but not the first for my family. You pay to park in the car park, but can get this refunded at the entrance to the attraction. This...More

Thank Karl N
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karl, Thank you very much for your review. I have made sure that all of the felt pens in the DCT area have been checked and replaced - thank you for letting us know. I will also pass your comments on to the coffee...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful 6th birthday party today for my cousin. The staff were so helpful and kind. The kids got to see all of the exhibits and had fun playing in the water and building with the blocks. There were demonstrators around to help with...More

Thank Lottie A
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review Lottie. So glad your cousin had a good party. Hope to see you again soon.

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amybarnesah
9 March 2018|
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Response from Sarah L | Property representative |
Hi Amy, The car park opens at 7am so you can access at any time after that. The coffee shop and toilets normally open at 9am and the Discovery Centre opens at 10am. Please note that the coffee shop is currently closed for... More
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Dan W
8 February 2018|
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JACS77
25 February 2017|
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Response from Sarah L | Property representative |
Hi James, Sorry for the late reply. We offer a range of activities suitable for up to age 11/12. Some of our puzzles have grownups stumped and everyone loves building a house in our Build It. We also have other outdoor... More
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