Opening times and prices
Visiting The Look Out is a great day out, with the main attraction being the hands-on science exhibition which has over 90 hands-on activities. We also have a gift shop, coffee shop and adventure play area. The centre is set in 1000 hectares of woodland which is owned and managed by The Crown Estate. If you are planning your first visit, please see our How to find us page.
Christmas opening times and annual maintenance
We will be open daily as usual from 10am to 5pm during the festive period, except for 24, 25 and 26 December.
We will also be closed from Monday 12 to Friday 16 January 2015 for our annual maintenance and training week.
Swinley Bike Hub is closed from 24 to 26 December inclusive. From 12 to 16 January Swinley Bike Hub and the Refresh Cafe are open even though The Look Out itself is closed during that period.
Normal centre opening times
We are normally open every day from 10am to 5pm (except for 24, 25 and 26 December).
Car park opening times
There is parking for cars and coaches:
- 1 April to 30 September - 7am to 8.30pm
- 1 October to 31 March - 7am to 6pm
Please note that car parking charges apply (see below).
Our prices are for entry to the hands-on science exhibition. Please note that we do not accept personal cheques.
|Type of ticket||Prices|
|Under 16s, students*, 62+, visitor with disability||£4.85|
| Saver ticket (2 adults and 2 children
or 1 adult and 3 children) (under 4s' free)
|Carers for visitors with disability||Free|
|Adult (reduced price after 4pm)||£3.70|
|Under 16s, students*, 62+, visitor with disability (reduced price after 4pm)||£2.45|
|Saver ticket (reduced price after 4pm)||£9.60|
* Students must show an NUS card to qualify for the student discount.
e+ card special offer
If you have an e+ card you can get a 25 per cent discount on a saver ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The charge for car parking is £2 per visit for up to four hours. Visitors who pay on the day to use the science exhibition at The Look Out Discovery Centre will receive a £2 discount from their entry price if they bring their parking ticket stub to reception at the time of purchasing their tickets. There are pay and display machines in the car park.
Annual car park permits
You can also buy an annual permit. This will cost £60 for Bracknell Forest residents and £100 for non-residents. Please note the documentary evidence required for Bracknell Forest residents.
Annual car park permits can be purchased at The Look Out in person. Application forms are also available at The Look Out. The Look Out is open from 10am to 5pm.
Buy a loyalty card for the hands on science and nature exhibition and enjoy the benefits:
- visit the hands on science and nature exhibition as many times as you like at no extra cost
- 10 per cent off any gift shop purchases (excluding postage stamps and sale items)
- regular mailings with further discounts
|Type of ticket||Price (per year)|
|Family (2 adults and 2 children
or 1 adult and 3 children)
We have the facilities at The Look Out to take photographs for the loyalty cards.
The Look Out has extensive facilities for improved access across the site, for full details please see Disabled Go or contact us for further information.