Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

  • Sunset at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield
  • Families at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield
  • Kids looking at sun at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield
  • Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries
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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Jodrell Bank is a fun day out for all the family.

Within the Planet Pavilion you will find the Cafe with outside terrace which offers fantastic views of the Lovell Telescope. There is also a gift shop and a small exhibition room where you can explore the Universe and learn more about the planets using the model of the Solar System.

How did the Universe begin? What is a black hole? Find all of the answers to the wonders the Universe, listen to the sounds of the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe using a range of hands on activities in the Space Pavilion!

Test your science knowledge with the fun worksheets or experiment with sound waves using the whispering dishes.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL, England


Click here to visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre's website
01477 571 766

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults from £7.25
Kids (4-16) from £5.40
Concessions from £5.40
Family from £24.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Guest suitability

The Gardens are laid to grass and have wilderness areas which are uncultivated and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. 


Great Place to entertain little minds

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by nikkileese22 . 06.12.17

Excellent value for money. Kept all of us busy for an afternoon. The activity days are great fun and educational too.