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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
+44 1709 720002
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Rotherham
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: Open your mind and prepare yourself for a mind-blowing voyage of discovery...A hands-on, feet-in, full-on day out at Magna. Opportunities for... more » Owner description: Open your mind and prepare yourself for a mind-blowing voyage of discovery...A hands-on, feet-in, full-on day out at Magna. Opportunities for adventure are endless. Built within the Former Templeborough Steelworks, inside you can explore the four pavilions themed around the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water which are linked by suspended walkways, stairs and tunnels. Outside there is the outdoor adventure playground, Sci-Tek which will allow you to defy gravity and explore the limits of science or splash into Aqua-Tek, the outdoor water play areas where you can be sprayed, squirted, misted and drenched. Join us throughout the year for fantastic family science workshops, zip wire and a range of special events. PLEASE NOTE: Magna is a coats on experience due to the nature of the building and it dark in areas to encourage explorations and experience the feeling of the past during the days of Steel Production. See website for event schedule. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed this science centre. Lots of interactive exhibits and particularly good for kids aged 12ish. Outside play area good for younger kids. The steelmaking show would probably be frightening for younger kids as dark and booming voices. All zones ( water/fire/earth/electricity) had plenty to do in them. Interesting for adults as well. Food very reasonable and tasty enough.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went with my 3 year old, a friend and her 9 year old. Children ticket prices are rather over priced. A very large and very cold building (take a jumper!) with not a lot in it - 4 sections divided into air, water, fire and water. We only spent 2 hours there and saw everything, not worth the money.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Magna is separated into 4 sections, each resembling a different element; earth, wind, fire, and water. Each section is vastly different and has a plethora of interactive learning areas. The building still somewhat resembles a steel works, which really adds an extra something to the centre. Warning, if you're going with messy kids, the water section can result in people... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We took our young nieces and nephew there during the May spring bank holiday using a Voucher The children enjoyed the interactive activities and the chance to explore and find out facts about the past history of the steel industry in Sheffield. The outdoor play centre is an added bonus to extend the day watching the family enjoy themselves having... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

me and brad enjoy playing in the water park the fire torenado is cool it is all awsome !! but the food isn't that great

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Firstly if you live local to Magna buy an annual pass. Less than a tenner and well worth it. There are 4 main areas, earth, fire, water and air. So many things to do in each of the areas but make sure you check out the fire tornado, it's brill! Kids that like water play will love the water area... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The children enjoyed our visit to magna and we will be returning. There was plenty to keep them entertained.

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wakefield
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited Manga on Monday 3rd June with 4 children 2 aged 3, I aged 7 and 1 aged 10. The 2 three year olds were scared most of the way round because it was so dark and noisy. The other 2 enjoyed it. They all loved the water part and got soaked and they enjoyed the play area outside... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

we visited here on Sunday June 2nd 2014 with our 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 7. First of all you could do with headlamps to be able to see your way round, steps in darkness, galleys pitch black. The toilets so dark in the cubicles i would not let a child go in alone. It was also absolutely freezing -... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I woke up this morning and decided, today i should make the most of the school half term break and take my little boy out for the day.. after a little 'googling' i decided a 45 minute drive to Magna was the plan for the day. My lil boy is 6 and has autism, i usually plan things meticulously but... More

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