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Visit our playground and coffee shop

At The Look Out Discovery Centre we are working on ways to welcome back visitors whilst remaining safe. If you’d like to use our re-opened facilities, then these are your current options, Short stay and play or Coffee Shop takeaway.

All internal facilities are currently closed to the public. This includes the science centre, indoor eating areas, gift shop and toilets. We are working hard to re-open these areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, if you'd like to visit us, use one of the options on this page.

Short stay and play

Pre-book a visit to our picnic area and playground for £5.

Price includes:

  • £5 credit to spend in the coffee shop during your visit
  • access to a reserved parking area (parking charges apply on arrival)
  • an allocated picnic bench for a timed session
  • access to the playground for duration of the session

Please refer to our full terms and conditions before booking.

Credit for coffee shop
Picnic bench
Slide in the Look Out playground

Session times

Session times are:

  • 9:15am to 10:45am
  • 11:15am to 12:45pm
  • 1:15pm to 2:45pm
  • 3:15pm to 4:45pm

You can access reserved parking 15 minutes before the start of the session. You will have 15 minutes to leave the short stay and play area after the sessions finishes.

Coffee Shop takeaway

Suitable for those on the go!

Simply place your order, pick it up and head into the forest for an adventure

Takeaway coffee
Visit the forest
Throw your rubbish away


Swinley Forest

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