Windsor has a diverse mix of history, culture, heritage and fun which makes it the perfect place to visit for the whole family. We have put together a list of 20 family friendly things to do in Windsor and there really is something to suit everyone – many of our suggestions are free too!
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1. Changing of the Guard
The changing of the guard is an iconic Windsor event and one that is understandably very popular with visitors. Read some of our top tips for getting the best view here.
If you are looking for some theme park fun then Legoland Windsor is well worth a visit and it’s very close to Windsor town centre.
3. Windsor Leisure Centre
The Leisure Centre in Windsor offers a range of leisure and recreational activities from their interactive leisure pool complete with slides, rapids and waves to the sports hall and outdoor pitches. Visit their website for further information on what they offer and pricing.
4. Windsor Castle
You can’t visit Windsor without stopping to look at or take a tour around the royal castle. Visit their website for tour information.
5. Daniel’s Toy Shop
Treat your children to a look around the Toy Shop at Daniels.
6. Duck Tours
The Windsor Duck Tours are a fantastic (and unusual!) way to take in all the sights that Windsor has to offer.
7. Dr Chocs
Dr Chocs Windsor Chocolate Factory is the world’s smallest chocolate factory! A must visit for chocoholics to pick up a tasty treat – or even make your own in one of their workshops.
8. Theatre Royal Windsor
If you’re looking for live entertainment visit The Theatre Royal to see what shows are on during your visit.
9. The Queen’s Walkway
The Queen’s Walkway is a free self-guided walking tour which takes you all around the historic town. Read about our walk here.
10. The Windsor and Royal Borough Museum
There are over 100 objects on display at the Windsor Museum so this is one for the history fans of the family.
11. Goswell’s Brick Maze
The brick maze at Goswell’s Park is a lovely little fun activity for children to enjoy. Read about our visit here.
12. The Copper Horse
The Copper Horse is another of Windsor’s iconic landmarks. Take a stroll down the Long Walk to get to the statue and then stop at the end to admire the incredible views. Read about our walk here.
13. Feed the Swans (do follow Swan Support advice about feeding the Swans with regards to Avian Flu, signs can be found along the river with advice).
If you head towards the River Thames you should find plenty of swans for the children to feed.
15. Treasure Map Trails
Treasure Map Trails** are another unique and interactive way to explore Windsor, helping to get children outside and exploring in a really fun and innovative way.
16. Home Park Play Area
This is a lovely play area below the Castle. Read more about it here.
17. The Pirate Park
Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground aka The Pirate Park can be found in Dedworth, Windsor. The Pirate Ship is huge and well worth a visit, plus there is a sandpit, other play equipment, cafe and toilets (open when the cafe is).
18. Alexandra Gardens
Alexandra Gardens is a beautiful spot for the children to have a little run around or a picnic, with views of Windsor Castle.
19. Mini Golf
Extreme Motion are located near to Alexandra Gardens and offer a mini golf course and bungee trampolining!
20. Walk from Bath Islands to Windsor Bridge
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town, the walk from Bath Islands to Windsor Bridge is a lovely quiet way to explore Windsor with great views of Windsor Castle from Bath Islands.
We have only listed 20 ideas here but there is so much more to do in Windsor, including visiting the numerous play parks and play grounds and going on one of the many beautiful walks around the area. There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained on a day out in Windsor.
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