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The Look Out provides a range of facilities both for visitors to the science exhibition and visitors to the forest.

Coffee shop

The coffee shop is open from 9am to 5pm. We offer:

  • coffee from £2
  • tea - £1.95
  • sandwiches from £2.95
  • bacon baps £3.50
  • children's boxes from £4.20
  • cold drinks from £1
  • jumbo sausage rolls £2.50
  • soup of the day from £3.50
  • cakes from £1.20
  • fruit pots from £1.50
  • ice lollies from £1

Enjoy your food and drinks inside or outside next to the adventure play area and beautiful forest.

Covered marquee

When the weather isn't so good you are welcome to eat your picnic lunches and snacks indoors in our covered marquee. You can do this if you have paid for entry to The Look Out Discovery Centre, at weekends and in school holidays.

Gift shop

The gift shop has a wide range of pocket money items and science-based toys, including:

  • pre-ordered party bags
  • beastly bug bags
  • discovery sheets - impress your teachers with your extra science knowledge
  • books
  • cards
  • stationery
  • sweets including delicious fudge

Picnic tables

During fine weather you can picnic outside. Tables and chairs are available by our outdoor adventure play area.


Our toilet facilities include a Changing Places toilet with radar key.

We ensure that our facilities are clean and well maintained and we are winners of the Loo of the Year - Platinum Award and National Category.

Contact information

The Look Out Discovery Centre

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