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The Look Out Discovery Centre

Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW, England
+44 1344 354400
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So much you can't fit it all in.

Brilliant place. Perfect for inquisitive minds to explore. suits all characters and my daughters... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
BeGoodBeHonest
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Needs Facelift

The Look Out has potential to be a great centre for learning. Unfortunately it is run down, broken... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Charlotte S
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“all ages”(48 reviews)
“play area”(27 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 9 October 2017

Brilliant place. Perfect for inquisitive minds to explore. suits all characters and my daughters especially love the water play. (but then so do I). Great cost effective learning experience.

1  Thank BeGoodBeHonest
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Look Out has potential to be a great centre for learning. Unfortunately it is run down, broken and needs and a lick of paint. The outdoor area attached to Swinley Forest however is great for kids to play at.More

2  Thank Charlotte S
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Charlie, Thank you for your review. We work very hard to keep the centre in great condition and will shortly be painting internally throughout the building. I would love to get some more specific feedback from you. Perhaps you could email us on thelookout@Bracknell-forest.gov.uk...More

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Reviewed 11 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.

Thank 900Lancasterfamily
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank oxford71
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review of the play area. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Nick_k_uk
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I spent a very enjoyable time at the Look Out Discovery Centre with my two grandchildren (6 and 2) and their parents. Bracknell Forest Council is to be commended for establishing and running this facility. It gives kids a great introduction to the fun, wonder...More

Thank Al_paca10
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the Dinosaur show. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Finally took our son here for a day out. It was great we were here for a few hours but could have easily been there longer as do much todo. We didn't do the dinosaur bit as it seemed to be more of a talk...More

Thank purple215
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My twins and my husband and I spent a very happy few hours here - fantastic fun and educational too. Loved the high tech "iPad table" with counting games and the builder soft play area. We will be backMore

Thank Maisie1981
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you had fun with your twins. Did you know that we do special Toddler Days that would be perfect for you? We have all of our normal exhibits but also do face painting, story time and arts & crafts...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a day out with my niece and her family, aged 3 and 5. The highlight was the science centre. We spent a fun and informative two hours there. We also enjoyed the play area, especially building with the Lego. The cafe is rather...More

Thank Mrs U
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

First visit to this centre and knew very little about it, Pleasantly surprised by the lovely wooded setting and very impressed with the various play areas, separated by age grouping and including one for children with Special Needs. My 2 grandchildren, 7 and 4, found...More

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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi Elisabeth, Thank you for your review. I was sorry to read of your disappointment with the coffee shop. We have a new manager and I know he would be keen to get some more feedback from you. Please could you email your contact details...More

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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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25 February 2017|
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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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