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“W5 ok but needs improvement”
Review of W5

W5
Ranked #13 of 235 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Went here on May bank holiday with a group of 11 a combination of children and adults. Worked out £6 each paying for 10 of our group. We arrived after 11am glad we did when I saw the queue at lunchtime.

I have to admit I'm not a fan of this place I think it's tired and over rated and the biggest disappointment is the café. For a place that is geared towards children, there is little to nothing on offer to feed them. Of what there is on offer it's over priced and as far as I could see the only hot item was described as a sausage roll. To be honest it looked like the iceberg that sunk the titanic, it was rather crude looking so I did not purchase. The one good thing particularly for families are the long tables where you can have your own picnic lunch. Lockers are available on the ground floor at a cost to leave your belongings.

I think the floors could benefit from staff wandering about lending a hand to visitors to explain what's on display. There was one display on offer of a guy showing kids how to make a dinosaur from plaster cine and the kids seem to enjoy that.

I noticed a party room but I think it's rather odd and off putting to have everyone leering in at those having a party.

Kids will enjoy the place and if you bring a picnic you could probably pass the good part of a day here but I don't think it's a place to return again and again.

Thank Shakerr27
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

great place for kids to spend a few easy safe hours. we have been back about 8 times and the kids never bore of it. it is a bit of a joke to charge adults in the costs are substantial

Thank DeeG147
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

We went here with my daughter of 13months and the in laws on a visit to Belfast, initially sceptical of the £8 entry for adults I soon forgot about this when I saw the size and quality of the items.

My daughter of 13 months found loads to do, as did I, age 31!!

The in house coffee shop is a costa but food is reasonably priced.

I would definitely return!!

1  Thank TobyG1983
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Very big and plenty for kids to do.Ideally suit children between 7 and 12 but all age groups will enjoy.Eating areas provided to bring a packed lunch

Thank MartinF1
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Lots to do for children and lots to do for adults but was disappointing there wasn't something on all the floors.
We went here to fill some time and that is what it did. I would not go here again or recommend it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Perhaps because we went here after visiting the titanic museum, it didn't live up to the quality of that.

Thank danniyelli
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