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“Poor” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Magna Science Adventure Centre

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
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Very poor experience to say it is not cheap to get in the things to do are really poor and the experience is not worth the travel and the cost give it a miss save your kids from boredom

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Barnsley, England
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“WOW ! - Really good banqueting venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We went to a Burns Night banquet with about 400 people in the grand hall. It was incredible !

The grand hall is like a huge marquee inside the vast cavern of the old steel works. With snow on the ground outside we thought it would be cold but NO! it was just right.

The room is so big that they were able to have two military bands playing and marching at the same time. Massive TV screens meant good experience of the ceremonial parts of the evening and the sound system was very clear too.

The service was of the highest quality. Every course was piping hot or chilled to perfection and served with the efficiency of a top class restaurant and by an army of cheerful staff.

The food was of an unexpectedly high quality. Form first to last, served at exactly the right temperature and of a standard of a smaller restaurant rather than mass catering. The grand hotels of London could learn a thing or two about mass catering from the chefs at Magna. This venue is so big it could easily cater for over 1,000 (I guess)

The spectacular vastness of the setting, the location near the M1 and the ease of parking make it a perfect event venue - as well as a great museum.

Visited January 2013
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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“Good Could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We decided to visit after the place was reccomended. We wnjoyed most of the things but many of the activites were broken which wasnt great but overall we enjoyed our dat. Top Tip: the cafe is very expensive so take some things with you.

Visited October 2012
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Keeps the kids occupied for hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went as a family with four children aged six, eleven, fourteen and fifteen. The older three had been numerous times before, yet were still as engaged as the youngest!! Whilst it is expensive, if you take photo's (home printed are fine) for everyone, this cost covers you for a full year! There is a fabulous play park outside, which given the time of year, we didn't use! There was a bubble exhibition on which engaged adults and children alike for a good hour - no extra cost.

We did pay extra for the zip slide, and I did find the cafe on the first floor quite expensive for what was there. Would take a pack-up on next visit as there is a huge indoor "picnic" area!

On the whole, was really impressed as it is an ineractive learning experience which engages adults and children alike. Will certainly go back in the summer to play outside too..

Visited February 2012
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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“Brilliant day out with the children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We took our two grandchildren, 4 and 7 years, and they were awstruck at first, but soon got into the swing of things. This really is a 'hands on' sort of place, so don't go in fancy shoes or clothing. The kids can get a bit grubby and even wet! In the winter, we went in early January, it's a bit chilly in this old steel mill, so wear the right sort of clothing for the day and you won't be disappointed. Most things were running fine when we went. Kids are going later in the year with their mum & dad.

Visited January 2013
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