The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell is one of our favourite parks to visit in Berkshire. The play area is set in a woodland in Swinley Forest, it has wonderful play equipment, which is predominantly wooden. The playground is large but divided into three adjoined areas; the first area nearest to the car park is an inclusive play area with lots of equipment suitable for children with additional needs. The middle play area is aimed at 3-6 year olds and the final play area is suitable for children aged 7-11 years.
What play equipment is there?
There is loads to do at The Look Out Play Area. For the older children there is an impressive wooden castle, which in effect is a large climbing frame on different levels. There are obstacle course equipment and swings for all ages around the site.
In the middle section, aimed at 3-6 year olds of the play area you will find obstacle courses, climbing frames, a wonderful wooden ship with slide, a wooden red train and carriage, trampoline and so much more.
In the inclusive area there are more swings, roundabout, a raised climbing frame / platform with metal slide, mirrors, musical toys and more.
The play area is a wonderful environment with plenty to discover.
The booking system
Due to Covid you need to pre-book a time slot to be able to play at The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell. This guarantees you to a 90 minute visit. After or before playing you could also take a walk through Swinley Forest.
Play sessions can be booked for:
- 9:15am to 10:45am
- 11am to 12:30pm
- 12:45pm to 2:15pm
- 2:30pm to 4pm
There is no charge for the play area, except parking. Covid guidelines apply with regards to the number of people who can meet / book. Click here to book a session for the outdoor play area.
What else is there to do at The Look Out?
You can explore Swinley Forest, which is owned and managed by the Crown Estate and covers 2,600 acres between Bracknell and Crowthorne. The Look Out play area is on the edge of the Forest.
As well as the fantastic play areas, you will also find a den building area next door which is free to access.
Click here to read ‘10 things to do at the Look Out’ which includes Go Ape and Bike hire. The Look Out Discovery Centre is currently closed.
What facilities are at The Look Out?
There is a cafe on site doing takeaway. According to The Look Out website update on (13.04.2021) the toilets and baby changing facilities are open daily between 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Where can I park?
The parking machines accept coins, card, contactless card payments and Pay by Phone. The car park is open daily between 7am and 8pm. It cost £3 for 4 hours or £6 for all day.
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