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“Kids loved it”
Review of W5

W5
Ranked #29 of 236 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We visited not quite knowing what to expect, but based on word-of-mouth. We arrived early around 10am (a good tip!) and the kids were straight into all the hands-on exhibits. Our 4-year-old didn't really understand all the "science" stuff, but had a great time nonetheless. She proved almost impossible to remove from the main play area, which was pitched a bit more to her age, but she also got a kick out of other things also.

Our older boy (8) was completely in his element, and would still be there if he could. He was able to understand a lot more of what was going on.....so there was some educational benefit. We eventually dragged them out of there around 5:30, completely exhausted (us, and them!)

It's also good value, a full day for 2+2 for less than £30.

The only thing we didn't like was the choice of food in the Odyssey. There's a basic cafe in W5 (sandwiches, panini, etc), but your ticket allows you to exit/enter multiple times in the day. So we looked around the Odyssey for food options. Pizza Hut was queued out the door, as was another cafe, and we didn't fancy Chinese or US Diner food. In the end, we nipped back into the City Centre and had lunch there....which is completely feasible.

But we will definitely go back.......we'll just need to get in training, as we were exhausted!

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have visited W5 many times over the years (my kids are teenagers now) always enjoy it. Good place for a wet day off school.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

I took a group of children to W5 at the weekend. There was a large variety of things for the kids to see & do but I found that a lot of the activities were too advanced for the younger kids. But overall they all enjoyed themselves.

Thank Henstew
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Loved this place, loads of cool things to try and play with, interactive heaven lol Kids will love it... I had to practically be dragged away from an electronic harp :)

Thank SidewalkProphet
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Lots of bits to build and discover. My son liked to build his own car to go on the Scalextric type track, my daughter loved being a detective and solving all the forensic clues. Our little daughter liked the room for younger children which had a shop, train track, castle, etc. There was so much to do, a lot of it was 'educational' if you want it to be but overall it was just a lot of fun trying out loads of different challenges/games.

Thank JAJDEW
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