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“Amazing how quick things go out of date or get broken”
Review of Action Stations

Action Stations
Reviewed 12 October 2013

It's a big building with a lot less content than it could hold. I remember coming here about ten years ago when it first opened and the kids had a great time. Now there's too many broken attractions and those that still operate are tired and need replacing. It really is the unloved ragamuffin attraction in the dockyard. Hopefully now that Mary Rose is open they'll be able to invest in here. The queue for the climbing wall was too long for all of our group to be able to get a try before we had to move on and that wasn't because the group was large, but because some kids seemed to be on there for ages. I guess they were less interested in the historical attractions and more interested in adrenalin rush. The climbing wall will be of interest to most active kids though.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Simulations and activities, both entertaining and informative for young and old (particularly good for the old!)

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We took a 3 year old and there was nothing for her to do, everything interactive was too high or she was stopped by attendants because she was too little! Staff seemed lack lustre, especially the younger ones, very disappointing!

1  Thank Lyne64
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

We expected to spend longer here than we did. For such a large building it's really empty. There are two floors of hand-on interpretation, but the top floor only really has a couple of interesting activities, and it is really a very empty space with a corporate hospitality suite in the centre! The ground floor exhibits could be really good, but have suffered at the hands of unsupervised groups of children - the artillery displays are not all working correctly, the Helicopter simulator needs a better queuing system (it is good, if you get a chance to have a go) and there are too many additional activities requiring payment.

1  Thank DrPeterDRobinson
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We went here for my nephews 13 birthday and when we rang up a week before was told we didn't have to book. However when we got there on the day we got told we couldn't play till 1 hr and half later as we didnt book. So it started off bad.

However once your inside and playing all was forgotten as it is great fun and very hot and sweaty inside. Its worth the price 3 games for £12 just take a drink with you or you pay lots for one as you will need it.

Thank bigtastie87
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