The Look Out Discovery Centre (Bracknell)
A great day out with the main attraction being the hands-on science exhibition. Lots of activities, coffee shop, gift shop and outdoor adventure play area.
Address: The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW
Telephone: 01344 354400
I would highly recommend the lookout centre for a great day out to learn and play,
We went to the centre by mid day and felt time was not enough to get to do all the experiments. As you can see in the review, all zones are unique and varies with exploring for little hands (and for us to learn too).. We also attended a show about space and solar system. My 5yr old and 3 yr old both equally enjoyed. I was surprised to see them really wanting to stay for more. Definitely worth a whole day trip due to the presence of adventure play ground, go ape, biking etc on top of the centre.
Next time, we may not take the M3 route while it is easy to cut across Windsor-ascot .. Nice way to drive.
We enjoyed the cafe where kids were entertained with pop out animal statues and good food :)..
One of the places where I am looking forward to visit again as a family.
1 - Forces and Movement Zone (launch a rocket or a hot air balloon and many more)
2 - Sound and Communication Zone
3 - Light and Colour Zone
4 - Body and Perception Zone (3D body models, body puzzles, etc)
Also small Soft Play corner for the little ones with puzzles, books, giant plastic Lego bricks and real supermarket with plastic food and shopping baskets.
All those exhibitions are inside so ideal if the weather is not very good.
You can also spend some time in Woodland and Water zone (we haven't done it as it was freezing cold but looked like fun - lots of water tables with various activities) and fantastic outdoor Adventure Playground with 3 separate climbing frames according the age, for the oldest there was a giant wooden castle.
Cafe is not too big but they have a nice selection of yummy children pizzas, jacket potatoes and various toasted or cold sandwiches. Big ice cream selection :-)
Worth mentioning is also the famous Slimy Show (you pay £1.00 extra when you buying your ticket), show lasts 40 min and it's all about slimy things, kids loved it. From the center you can also access the Look out tower.
We payed around £21.00 for a family of 5 (kids up to 4 goes in for free) so we only payed for 1 child and 2 adults.
Also worth mentioning that Bracknell Forrest is famous for biking so if you bring your bicycles you can pay for the car park for the whole day and go for a ride. Next to the car park is Go Ape.
Definitely worth visiting even in bad weather as 90% of exhibits are inside. it is about 40 min from CSG so not too far to drive. Across the road is a Coral Reef Water Park (closed for refurbishment until middle of March)