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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Disappointed

Visited last year and it was good. Our second visit was so disappointing. Many activities were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ANDREW T
A disappointing day.

It’s a shame that what was once an exciting day out has turned into such a disappointment for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
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+44 1709 720002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last year and it was good. Our second visit was so disappointing. Many activities were not working, the food is expensive and you can't get hot food long before closing time ( we ended up at a nearby chip shop) and rather bored looking...More

Thank ANDREW T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a shame that what was once an exciting day out has turned into such a disappointment for the simple fact that many things are broken or unclean. We took a school trip to the centre today as part of our science topic. Including travel,...More

1  Thank Joel B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got an annual pass last year (you get a 12 month pass for free when youve been once) and have been back several time. Our kids do enjoy it, especially the playground now the weather is nicer, but this time more activities than ever...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again yesterday. Really enjoyed it the first time but had a very disappointed 6 year old when lots of attractions weren't working. Very expensive for 2 hours😩😮

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some debate between myself and my mum. She found the cafe/gift shop disappointing enough to want to reduce it to 3 stars. The cafe was lacking in choices and I wouldn't have wanted more than just a snack. The different areas are interesting and I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I visited was about 8 years ago and had the best day. However in that time nothing has been updated which would be Ok if any of it worked!! Over half the displays were not working! My children were quickly bemused and the...More

1  Thank sarsby1 .
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dark and cold. For the amount of money you pay to get get in, this place needs an update! The first time I came was with friends 10 years ago, I didn’t like it then (cold and dark) I came back with my 2 boys...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to Magna before, 5 years ago and had a fantastic day, so we thought we would return now our girls are a bit older (12 and 6 years old). It was very disappointing how many of the interactive attractions were broken, or not...More

1  Thank livpretty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wheelchair friendly entrance. Helpful friendly staff, who joined us for the year same price as 1 visit. Route to the activities is quite dark for disabled. In all areas there was items that were not working, reason for dropping score. All areas are amazing, Air,...More

1  Thank Josie T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love coming here as a kid and the only thing that has changed is the quality as a lot of the thing to do have crumbled with age, other than that it's still great!

Thank JimAndCo29
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minnie2594
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Response from lidibus | Reviewed this property |
I’ve only ever been with children - my own to begin with, and now my grandchildren. To be honest, I haven’t seen any couples there alone and I suspect it wouldn’t take long to ‘do’ the place if you didn’t want to play with... More
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Response from jennyeales2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee to pay but less than if you view the whole attraction
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