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“Brilliant place for families”

Stockwood Discovery Centre
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Luton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Visited for the special dinosaur exhibition but loved whole place. So much to see & do for whole family and it's FREE to get in (except the special exhibion which was inexpensive). Smashing tea rooms but plenty of places to picnic in superb gardens. Children's adventure playground. Cannot recommend this place enough.

1  Thank venetia9
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Although not the largest collection in the world everything is laid out excently and there is lots to do whether dry or wet and its free good for the kids as there is a huge park outside if they get bored will keep coming again and again

2  Thank DangerousCraig
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

A lovely museum (with free entry!). There are indoor exhibits, but be prepared for wet weather for wandering the ornamental gardens and walking between buildings. The displays include an lovely array of carriages and horse drawn vehicles (as well as a few other types of vehicle), artefacts from Bedfordshire history, agricultural equipment and Stockwood history.
It's not a particularly large site, but good for half a days visit at least. There is a nice cafe on site serving quality cakes, ice creams, tea and coffee. Simple hot dishes, such as toasted sandwiches and baked potatoes, are also served after midday. On nice weather days, the large open lawned area and small play area would be good for picnics.

1  Thank BedsMummy
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

A great place, largely undiscovered by the locals of Luton, but more attracts the residents of Harpenden and St Albans. Its a good mix for kids and grandparents, incorporating motor museum / local history museum / attractive gardens / outdoor play area. It is completely free and will pass a good few hours. There is a cafe serving hot meals and snacks / coffees, or there are plenty of really nice places to sit and picnic. I have been on several occasions throughout the year, and has a real 'secret garden' feel to it, as you never know what you are going to see round the next corner.
There is also a gift shop selling alll kinds of quirky and bizarre gifts - tho i feel this place could do a huge trade in plant sales, but doesnt seem to take this on.

1  Thank Neil S
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Interesting exhibits well displayed. Interactive for children (but galleries can be cold during winter). Good cafe and shop.

1  Thank MontyTent
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