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“The Park is Great”

Magna Science Adventure Centre
Ranked #23 of 43 things to do in Rotherham
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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I have only visited magna once, when it first opened however. I have been to the park that they have outside numerous times and i must say for a park it is fantastic. Its free and can entertain the kids for hours. Whilst at this park i have always spoken to people that have come out of the magna main building and they are 9 times out of 10 dissapointed that they spent the money they did. Mainly becasue most of attractions inside are broken or not working but they wasnt told before they purchased the tickets. Double check before you buy people.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe if you really like steel, maybe if you like the dark with strange sounds around lol. It is billed as being an ''Adventure', the layout is poor. However many people did seem to be enjoying it more than we did, stood in the dark listening to a talk. Hands on exhibits pretty much consist of pressing a button for a light to turn on. Maybe I'm ruined by the Science Museum in London - which is free entry and outstanding!
The staff were friendly and we also ate there which was fine - staff very helpful in there.
I just think it could be better, especially for the cost. Yes you can come back again all year for free, but why? I can see that the outside play area is good and that when the water is on in the summer it'd be really good!
All in all my kids weren't interested in the 'adventure centre' and nor was I.

Thank Sharon30
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We are here now as i right this !
Where do i start ! £53 entrance fee ! Absolute joke !
I last visted this place around 8 years ago and vowed never to return , however my daughter and partner fancied a visit !
The majority of the exibts where broken or out of order and the place just looks really tired , for such an expensive entrance fee i think its time to reinvest some money in this dinosaur of a place, were all feeling a little disappointed, kids are enjoying park out side bit would have also like free council park at home tbh !
Terrible value for money

Thank Chubbs_m22
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit for a while but was a bit disappointed with it. It was really cold and some of the exhibitions were broken. To say it was 40 quid to enter it was disappointing that they were broken. The information was also lacking, it needs money spending on it. Kids enjoyed the fire and water bit and the outdoor playground but the rest was a bit rubbish. Wouldn't go back

Thank Angelafaye82
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My daughter wanted to go to Cadbury world but it was booked up . So ended up here and I'm so glad we did . Great experiences . Super value for money . Great for interactive play or to learn . The fire tornado was mesmerising . Will defo go back again .

Thank Rachel P
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