Opening times and prices

The Look Out

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 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.

Please feel free to phone the centre before you visit to find out if we have a busy day with school groups. Generally the quietest time in term time is from 2 to 5pm.

Opening times

We are 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
 Adult £7.45

 Under 16s, students*, 64+, visitor with disability

 Saver ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) (under 4s free) £20
 Carers for visitors with disability Free
 Under 4s Free
 Shows £1.95
 Adult (reduced price after 4pm) £3.90
 Under 16s, students*, 64+, visitor with disability (reduced price after 4pm) £2.60
 Saver ticket (reduced price after 4pm) £10
 Parent and toddler up to 3 years (weekday term time only) £6.40
 Toddler days £7

* Students must show an NUS card to qualify for the student discount.

Special offers

Check our promotions and special offers page for current discounts and offers.

Car parking

The charge for car parking is £2 per visit for up to four hours and £4 for all day. Visitors who pay on the day (adult and saver tickets only) 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. 

Visitors with disabilities who display their Blue Badge clearly on the dashboard do not need to pay to park. There are pay and display machines in the car park.

Annual car park permits

You can also buy an annual permit. This costs £60 for Bracknell Forest residents and £100 for non-residents. Please note the documentary evidence required for Bracknell Forest residents.

PDF file downloadApplication form for annual car park permit (PDF, 27kb)

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.

Loyalty card

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) *
Adult £29.80
Under 16 £20.40
Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £80

PDF file downloadLoyalty card application form (PDF, 270kb)

We have the facilities at The Look Out to take photographs for the loyalty cards.

Disabled access

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.

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