Group Visits

Whether you want to discover more about the workings of the impressive Lovell Telescope, find out about the latest scientific research that takes place here, or enjoy a tour of our extensive gardens and arboretum, Jodrell Bank offers a great afternoon out for groups.

Throughout the year, we welcome groups (between 10-50 people) for visits to the Discovery Centre on weekday afternoons or weekend mornings. Groups can access discounted admission prices and there are a variety of great packages available which all include admission with either lunch, or afternoon tea.

Groups can also take advantage of our fantastic Talks and Garden Tour options, where one of our expert explainers can talk to you about Jodrell Bank, or our knowledgeable gardens staff can guide you around the site.

Scroll down to find out more, including how to make your booking


Group Admission Prices

Save up to 15% on admission when you visit Jodrell Bank as part of a group!

From 1st April – 31st May 2017, Group Admission charges (available to groups of 10 or more) are as follows:

Admission Group Admission
Adult £7.50 £6.50
Concession £5.50 £4.50

From 1st June 2017 onwards, Group Admission charges (for groups of 10 or more) will increase to:

Admission Group Admission
Adult £8.00 £7.00
Concession £5.95 £5.00


Group Packages (includes admission)

Most group visitors opt for one of our popular group packages which all include admission and food options from the Discovery Centre’s Planet Pavilion Café.

Known for its use of freshly prepared food, high quality ingredients and the best local produce, our café can cater for groups of up to 50 people and can provide solutions for all dietary requirements (please specify at time of booking).

Please note that these packages are only available on weekdays during term time.

Light Bite Package – £13.00 per person

  • Admission to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
  • A bowl of fresh seasonal soup
  • Freshly baked savoury pastry
  • Fair-trade Tea or Coffee

Lunch Package – £14.50 per person

  • Admission to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
  • Jacket Potato with filling of your choice
  • Seasonal market salad
  • Fair-trade Tea or Coffee

Afternoon Tea Package – £16.50 per person

  • Admission to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
  • Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with locally sourced fillings
  • Homemade scone and jam with cream
  • Dark chocolate brownie
  • Fair-trade Tea or Coffee

Add a Talk or a Garden Tour

Why not extend your visit with an additional Talk or Garden Tour? You and your group can discover more about Jodrell Bank and the fascinating science that takes place here with an informative talk from one of our expert Explainers. Or if you prefer, your group can take a guided walk around Jodrell Bank’s beautiful gardens and arboretum with one of our knowledgeable and friendly garden staff.

Talks and tours are 30 minutes long and are available for groups of up to 25 people (multiple bookings can be booked if you have more than 25 in your group).

From 1st April – 31st May 2017, talks and tours cost £40.00 each and from 1st June 2017 onwards, talks and tours will cost £50.00.

Please note that talks and tours are only available for groups visiting on weekdays during term time. Talks are available for afternoon visits only (from 2:30pm) but tour times can be more flexible.


How to Book

Step 1
Call us to check availability, 01477 571766.   We are able to take bookings in an afternoon during school term time.

Step 2
Please complete our online Booking Form.

Step 3
Once you’ve submitted the completed booking form to us, we will confirm your visit and send you an itinerary for your visit.

Please also download and complete our Risk Assessment for your trip preparations.