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The Look Out Discovery Centre

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Be Amazed...

The science exhibition

At The Look Out Discovery Centre, we love hands-on science. We have over 90 activities which children of all ages can enjoy and learn from.

You can launch a hydrogen rocket, play with boats in the indoor stream or have fun with our body mirror.

Visit the science exhibition
Bernoulli blower with Earth ball being blown

Summer workshops

From Thursday 22 July until Sunday 5 September we are running a Bugs and Beasties outdoor workshop daily.

This 35-minute outdoor workshop will include a presentation about bugs, their habitats, their bodies and what they eat. This will be followed by the opportunity to do some bug hunting on the edge of Swinley Forest.


Find out more about the workshop
ID sheet, net and bug jar

Playground and coffee shop

Our playground is open and you don't have to book. There is a sign on the entry gates with guidance on playground capacity limits. If busy, please visit another time.

Our coffee shop is open for takeaway. The indoor seating area for the coffee shop remains closed. All payments are contactless or card.

Toilets are open daily between 9am and 5pm.

The Look Out slide


Home educator days

Home educator days

Our home educator days are aimed at primary school children who are home schooled.

Find out dates

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Our facilities

Our facilities

Find information on all our facilities, from our coffee shop to our toilets.

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