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The Look Out Discovery Centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here yesterday, it’s great educational fun for kids. Not very big but I think just about big enough for them not to be overwhelmed and to take everything in! Could do with a bit more room to manoeuvre and the automatic doors for disabled or pushchairs didn’t work.

The outdoor play area is great but I think for the price of the indoor facilities a little update is due!

Thank L_sian
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are a very busy centre and work hard to invest in new exhibits and keep the old ones maintained but thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear the automatic doors didn't work when you visited. I have passed your comments on to our maintenance manager to be actioned. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing walk along the paths, the sun was blazing down and with such a massive area to cover there were few people around, a few bikers along the designated cycling paths and the occasional families walking. Childrens playground and a cafe to relax with outside seating and benches.

Thank saunaaccident
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great palce for kids with the discovery centre and the park outside, you can spend ages here, good for walking, mountain biking as well, would recomened a visit here.

Thank Ricky J
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking at the forecast the day before myself and my Mum decided to take my 2.5 year old and 7 month old for a morning at the Look Out Centre. It was nothing less than brilliant with my little boy saying “I don’t want to go home” as we left the building (he needed a sleep so we begrudgingly had to leave). You really could spend hours in this place and not get bored.

I had been before and was under the impression that it would be more of a morning for my little boy and was genuinely surprised at how much my daughter (7m) interacted and engaged with all the different activities that they have available! It really is a place for all ages.

All around the centre you will bump into “explainers” and they are excellent. They are so friendly and really teach you how to get the most out of each activity. They speak to your children at a level that they will understand but also help to extend their learning and answer any questions they have. I could not speak more highly of them all and they really enhanced our experience today.

Unfortunately due to the weather we didn’t get to use the fantastic play area that they have outside which I have been to before. The staff were also very happy to point us to where we would be able to eat our picnic lunch inside the building.

I cannot wait to return and create some more wonderful memories with my children.

Thank 2littlesmiths
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Our Explainers work very hard so it is particularly nice when that is recognised. I will pass on your comments to them. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place lots to do. Reasonably priced. My 9-4-2 year olds love it. From doing into the discovery to build dens in the forest. You can easily lose a whole day here.

Thank Kerry B
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the day before our main purpose of visiting the area, Legoland, but the Look Out Discovery Centre was the highlight of our weekend.
Gorgeous setting and fabulous indoor science centre, we were there for 4 hours and had to drag the kids out!!
£20 well spent on entry and a nice coffee shop. We're so glad we went here as Legoland was truly dreadful. Our 5 year old summed it up saying that he'd had a much better time at the Discovery Centre.
Thanks for a fab afternoon.

Thank Journey527285
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a great recommendation, thank you! So happy to hear your children had a great visit. Hope to see you again when you are next in the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ideally you want to pick a dry day - as the outdoor playground is massive and will keep kids entertained for hours- also its easy to go for short walks along well defined paths through the forest - keep off the mountain bike trails obvisouly

the discovery centre is fantastic - with lots of science based games and demonstrations - the place can get very busy so best to go during the week and certainly not at half term as it is too crowded

Thank martinfjlewis
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The free play park at the Look Out is excellent.

There is a separated area for the little ones, a main play area and then some great role play areas. I'd have loved to have played in the fort as a child :-)

Thank GeorgeD91
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

On Saturday we went here for the first time with our four year old grandson - it was amazing. There was so much to see and do inside the centre which was both entertaining and educational. Had some difficulty getting him away from the water and then again from the house building.
The outside features were also excellent and clearing some were for much older children. There is just so much there to do - will be back.

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad to hear you had fun, hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Secure play area for children situated near the cafe and learning centre. All close to Go Ape and car parking.

Thank Derek B
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Sarah L, Public Relations Manager at The Look Out Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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

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