Discovery Days take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays at The LookOut Discovery Centre in the heart of Hyde Park.
Our expert learning team run a range of free and exciting nature-inspired activities for families. You could be pond dipping, helping your children discover an underwater world, sweep netting in our meadow or bug hunting at our minibeast hotel.
The activities are suitable for the whole family to enjoy, allowing you and your children to connect with nature together (and giving you the chance to find your inner child!). There’s even a carpeted corner for those not yet walking, bringing nature inside with animal soft toys and puppets.
There’s a nature trail to follow and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your little ones entertained. They can even create a keepsake to take home with them as a reminder of the day. Or you can just relax on our sun deck and pause a moment to take in the natural world that gently hustles and bustles around us.
Bring a group
Holiday clubs, childcare groups, tour groups and other family groups are welcome to come along to our Discovery Days.
We want to make sure that everyone has a brilliant time at our Discovery Days. To ensure that we have enough resources for your group to fully take part, we ask you to book in advance and make a donation to The Royal Parks of £5 per person. If you are bringing a non-profit or charitable group, please contact us to discuss your needs. Groups who don’t book in advance may be refused entry.
To arrange your visit email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Discovery Days our gates are open from 11am to 3pm, so drop in anytime or book online.This map should help you find your way.
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Wednesday 17 April - Spring to Life
- Thursday 18 April - Spring to Life
- Wednesday 29 May - Victoria and Albert's Birthday Bash
- Thursday 30 May - Victoria and Albert's Birthday Bash
- Wednesday 31 July - Mission Invertebrate
- Thursday 1 August - Mission Invertebrate
- Wednesday 7 August - Wild Water
- Thursday 8 August - Wild Water
- Wednesday 14 August - Meadow Madness
- Thursday 15 August - Meadow Madness
- Wednesday 21 August - Life Underground
- Thursday 22 August - Life Underground
What the parents say
“Great day out with the kids – suitable for all age ranges. Fantastic and interesting activities that bring them back again and again. Staff are amazing and so helpful – they are so natural and the kids loved them. Thank you so much for the day.”
“Amazing staff and so many great activities for the children that other places do not offer. Great opportunity for children to get more in touch with the nature they live in.”