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Magna Science Adventure Centre
Ranked #25 of 45 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

For the price this “adventure dome” was below average. For two adults and one child it was over £32.
It would have been an excellent couple of hours fun had all the activities been working. It had several different areas over four floors but only half of the features were working disappointing lots of children but still charging full price entry.
The building was extremely cold, if visiting extra layers are needed.

Thank fayeann1980
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place pleasant to walk round we call in the cafe for coffee and cake good service place is always busy

Thank halls556
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly this place is *COLD*, so wrap up. Secondly the parts in between the actual activities are really dark. I would say its too dark; its not even always easy to read the exhibits in these areas.

The main thing which lets the place down, though, is the sheer number of activities which simply don't work. Some have signs on to say so, but most don't even have that. Fortunately our kids didn't really notice, but the oldest (10) was a bit disappointed sometimes. Any older and I think it would have been a serious issue.

To me the whole place kinda felt as if it had never been finished in the first place, and has since been left to wear out.

Thank Naf623
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The building is fantastic. However everything else mirrors what has been said.
The “hands on” exhibits simply don’t work. There seemed to be only 6 staff in the whole place none of which wanted to work in the gift shop! The food in the cafe was average to poor. Most of the lifts failed to work. Finally the place is dark and noisy at times and my 5 year old daughter did get a little scared although after a while she got over it.

That said all of this could easily be resolved with some simple maintenance and a review of the layout and catering. I suspect 10 years ago this place would have been brilliant. Great potential just needs some investment and some intelligent management...

Maybe the outside play area will be good in the summer when it is open??

Thank Escape620815
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here for the first time today. We paid £52 for 4 adults and a child and spent about 2 hours here. First part inside was very dark and noisy - actually very scary for young children. The main thing that let it down was the fact so many activities were broken or not working properly. Disappointing visit. Shame.

Thank Lucie M
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