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Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire

Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire

Here is a list of Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire and the surrounding area. If you find this post useful make sure you follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram, Facebook and join the Mailing List. Please check if the Splash Pad or Lido is open prior to visiting. This blog post was updated on 17/5/2022, giving dates of when Splash Pads / Paddling Pools are open / will be open again, the information supplied is to the best of Berkshire Mummies' knowledge and could change at anytime - Berkshire Mummies can't be held responsible for a…
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20 Family Friendly Things To Do in Windsor

20 Family Friendly Things To Do in Windsor

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! 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. 2. Legoland If you are looking for some theme park…
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Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Bike rides are a lovely way to spend time together as a family; providing time away from screens and giving the opportunity to make some memories outside in the fresh air together. You can always combine the bike ride with a stop off at a park or café to break up the journey for little legs. We have put together some family friendly places to go for a family bike ride in Berkshire. Swinley Forest Swinley Forest in Bracknell has 24km of purpose built bike trails for all ages and abilities. There are 3 main routes, with the Green Trail…
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The Diamond Jubilee Fountain in Windsor

The Diamond Jubilee Fountain in Windsor

Installed in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the impressive Diamond Jubilee Fountain can be found in Goswells Park in Windsor. The Fountain was inspired by the crown jewels and features 60 different water jets. There are also lights which make it a magical site at night. There is a garden area around the fountain where you can sit and admire the fountain. What Else is There to do in Windsor? There are lots of walks to explore in and around Windsor - here are some ideas. Follow Berkshire Mummies  Have you found this blog post useful,…
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The Brick Maze at Goswells Park in Windsor

The Brick Maze at Goswells Park in Windsor

There are so many lovely things to do and see in Windsor and one of them is the Brick Maze in Goswells Park. What is the Brick Maze? The maze is made up of a three brick wide path. The centre of the maze is a mosaic representing the Round Tower of Windsor Castle. Chess pieces are also represented around the maze. You need to start at the Pawn and travel forwards to reach the castle in the centre. For an added challenge you could see if you can go through each chess piece on the way to the centre.…
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Alexandra Gardens Sundial in Windsor

Alexandra Gardens Sundial in Windsor

Alexandra Gardens in Windsor is a beautiful green open space which is within walking distance of the historic town centre. A very unique sundial can be found there. How Does the Sundial Work? Alexandra Gardens is a lovely place to explore and one of the unusual highlights is the sundial that can be found there. If you stand on the current month in the middle of the sundial circle, your shadow will be cast on either GMT or British Summer Time so you can tell the time using your body and the sun! Where can we park?  There is a…
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Brunel’s Sounding Arch in Maidenhead

Brunel’s Sounding Arch in Maidenhead

Brunel's Bridge in Maidenhead was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built in 1838. It is made up of two arches with the right arch known as the Sounding Arch because of the incredible echo that can be heard there. Where is it? The Sounding Arch is close to the Maidenhead Bridge. You can walk along the tow path and then under the Sounding Arch. Try out the amazing echo when you're standing underneath! Follow Berkshire Mummies  Have you found this blog post useful, if so why not follow Berkshire Mummies? Join the Mailing List.  Follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook, if you…
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Museums in Berkshire

Museums in Berkshire

We have a huge variety of museums in and around Berkshire - there really is something for everyone. Here are some of our favourites. Museums in Eton Eton College Natural History Museum: The only dedicated natural history museum in Berkshire. This family-friendly museum is free to visit and home to over 16,000 specimens from the natural world. Find out more from our visit here. Eton College Natural History Museum Eton Museum of Antiquities: The museum is free to enter and houses many different exhibits from the ancient world. There are also lots of hands on learning activities for children. Museum…
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A visit to West Berkshire Museum in Newbury

A visit to West Berkshire Museum in Newbury

During a family visit to Newbury we decided to go and have a look around West Berkshire Museum which is free to visit. It was a lovely museum to explore which is a short walk from Newbury Wharf and the Kennet and Avon Canal.  What’s at the Museum?  The museum is split over two floors, on the ground floor you will find a cafe and gift shop plus the welcome desk. You then follow the museum along the ground floor where you will find a permanent exhibition which tells you all about the story of West Berkshire past to present. From…
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Victoria Park in Newbury

Victoria Park in Newbury

Victoria Park can be found next to the Kennet and Avon Canal and just near Parkway Shopping.  What is at Victoria Park? In Victoria Park you will find tennis courts, Newbury Bowling Club, the bandstand plus a Community Cafe (we visited during a weekend in January and it was closed).  There is loads of open green space plus a boating pond and large skate park.  You will also find a good sized play area in the park. There are two giant helter-skelter slides, an obstacle course, swings for toddlers and older children, zip wire, see-saw, roundabout, small climbing frame and…
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