Group Visits

Whether you want to discover more of the stories behind Jodrell Bank and the impressive Lovell Telescope, find out about the ground-breaking science that takes place here, or enjoy a private tour of our extensive gardens and arboretum, a visit to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre offers a great afternoon out for groups.

Groups (of 10 or more) are welcome to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on weekday afternoons, during term time.

Benefits for Groups:

  • Up to 15% off admission prices for groups of 10 or more
  • Free coach parking with dedicated drop off and pick up points
  • Choice of exclusive talks and tours
  • Great value food and drink packages
  • FREE Jodrell Bank booklet for every group visitor

Download our Group Bookings Leaflet, or scroll down to find out more, including how to make your booking

Please note: If you wish to book a school trip or a visit with a uniformed group, please click onto “Learn” in the main menu above, to be directed to our dedicated education pages.

Group Admission Prices

Groups (of 10 or more) can access great savings on our admission prices by booking with us in advance.
PLUS, all group visitors receive a complimentary copy of the Jodrell Bank booklet

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

Talks and Tours

Extend your visit with an informative talk from one of our expert Explainers and learn all about the science and stories of Jodrell Bank. Alternatively, opt for our popular Garden Tour that takes in the site’s beautiful gardens and arboretum. And if you can’t choose, why not do both?

Talks and Tours last approximately 30 minutes each, cost just £50, and are available for groups of up to 25 people (multiple bookings can be made if you have more than 25 in your group)


Don’t forget to make time to browse our popular gift shop, packed full of unique and exclusive items including fits, books, clothing and homewares, all designed to delight and inspire.

Dining Packages

Famous for its fresh, local and sustainable produce, the Planet Pavilion Cafe offers delicious dining options for groups.

To help you plan  your visit, we’ve created a range of great value admission packages that include food and drink, freshly prepared for you on the day of your visit.

Each of the following packages include admission and your free copy of the Jodrell Bank booklet:

Light Bite Package – £13.00 per person

  • A bowl of fresh seasonal soup
  • Freshly baked savoury pastry
  • Fair-trade Tea or Coffee

Lunch Package – £14.50 per person

  • Jacket Potato with filling of your choice
  • Seasonal market salad
  • Fair-trade Tea or Coffee

Afternoon Tea Package – £16.50 per person

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

NEW: Gardener’s Picnic Package, £18.50pp

Available from April – September, our new Gardener’s Picnic Package offer the perfect afternoon out for groups interested in exploring the impressive gardens here at Jodrell Bank.

The Package includes exclusive use of out new Comet Lodge, a freshly prepared picnic lunch including sandwiches and scones, a private tour of the grounds with one of our Senior Gardeners, and time to explore the Discovery Centre’s exhibits, displays and gift shop.


13:15 Arrive
13:30 Freshly prepared picnic lunch served in the Comet Lodge
14:15 Tour of the grounds with one of our Senior Gardeners
15:00 Self-guided tour of the Discovery Centre’s exhibits and displays
15:45 Time to visit the Gift Shop and use facilities
16:00 Leave

*Groups must be a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25

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.