The Discovery Park is a 'Science Playground' of large-scale interactive exhibits designed to help visitors explore themes of force, movement, genetics and sound, in a way that is always fully ‘hands-on', and sometimes ‘feet-on' too.
The exhibits are designed so you can either investigate them individually or get friends and family to help you. They each have an explainer which helps you undersatnd how the exhibit works and relates the mechanisms used to real life objects.
There is something for everyone among the exhibits, including a fascinating sculpture in the middle of the park! Is it Einstein or the world? It really depends on your perspective. The slap pipes exhibit is our latest addition to the Discovery Park; use the paddles to create some noise from the huge steel tubes and listen to the different notes obtained from the different length pipes.
Please note that, all children require close supervision and adult assistance in the Discovery Park AT ALL TIMES.
Please note that the Discovery Park may be closed for health and safety reasons in poor weather or if the ground is water logged.
We often have many days of rain which takes a long time to dry out so even if it is sunny the ground may still be too boggy to walk on safely.
Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented winter rainfall
Please use the hardstanding car park on Wartling Road: just south of the estate entrance
Blue Badge parking bays available as usual behind the main building
All parking is free!
Please do call ahead to check......