The Look Out Discovery Centre

Bracknell Forest

Type:Science Centre

Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7QW

Tel: +44 (0)1344 354400

The Look Out Discovery Centre


The Look Out Discovery Centre is a fun place to visit with all the family. There are more than 90 hands-on science and discovery activities, all waiting to be pulled, pushed or prodded! The hands-on activities are mostly geared towards primary school and pre-school children. However, there is something for all ages! Can you really leave your shadow on the wall? Come and make a mini animation, fire up a hydrogen rocket, build an unfinished house, launch the hot air balloon or create circuits (plus, much more).

We have a programme of exciting science shows for families at weekends and Bracknell Forest holidays and for school groups during term-time. Please look at the website for details of the current science show.

The centre is set in Swinley Forest, which has over 1,000 hectares of woodland. Outside is a popular adventure play area, orienteering course, walks and trails and picnic area. There is something to keep everyone happy for a couple of hours or even a whole day – stop for a drink, or find pocket money items, books and toys inside The Look Out gift shop.

Book Tickets



  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - If bringing the grand children!


Map & Directions

Road Directions

We are approximately 3.7 miles from junction 3 of the M3 and 4.1 miles from junction 10 of the M4.
The Look Out Discovery Centre is opposite Coral Reef - look out for the brown signs three miles from Bracknell Town Centre.

Important information for Sat Nav users
We have been made aware that our postcode RG12 7QW, is not recognised by some Sat Navs, therefore please enter the coordinates instead - N51.388 W0.740.

If you have the option to put in road junctions, please put in A322, junction with B3430. Or you can look on your Sat Nav under points of interest in Bracknell for The Look Out or Coral Reef.

Public Transport Directions

Bracknell bus station is located opposite the train station. Please mention your intended destination to the bus driver and you will be dropped off near a sign posted walkway to The Look Out. It is a 15 minute walk from the bus stop to The Look Out.

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