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Playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre

Playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre

There are two brilliant playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre in Wokingham Without - one is a wooden adventure playground set in a woodland and the other is train themed and next to the Pinewood Miniature Railway but neither are far apart from one another, so you could play in both whilst visiting. In addition there is the Pinewood Trim Trail (see picture below), which is a free wooden fitness trail for 12 years plus which can be found near Dickie’s Pond. The wooden adventure playground is large, with lots of play equipment including a giant rope climbing frame, wooden obstacle…
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Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) Play Area

Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) Play Area

Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) Play Area is an impressive space which is suitable for all ages and there is certainly plenty to do. There is a large playground plus an multi-use games area and a woodland walk. What is at the playground? There are swings for both older children and toddlers, a trampoline, tunnels, climbing frames, hills, bridges, multiple slides, a zip wire and more. The play area is all enclosed and next to an open grass field and the multi-use games area. There is also a woodland next to the multi-use games area and field which has woodland paths…
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10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

We really enjoy visiting The Look Out and Swinley Forest in Bracknell. There is plenty on offer for the family and our family just adore being in the woodland setting. Here are 10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell. Please read the Look Out's Covid update before travelling. 1) Go for a Segway Ride 2) Complete a Go Ape course 3) Build a Den (there is a den building area next to the play area) 4) Discover the woodland play area. You must pre-book the park. 5) Go to The Look Out Discovery Centre (currently closed). 6)…
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Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Below you will find a list of places to find Bluebells in Berkshire and the surrounding area. Bluebell season takes place in mid-April and early-May and there are several places to see the beautiful wildflowers in Berkshire. Bluebells are wildflowers and protected. Where to find bluebells in Berkshire Basildon Park, National Trust, Reading, between Mid-April to May the bluebells at Basildon Park transform the woodland. Pick up a welcome map from the visitor reception and head to the woods to see the bluebells. Admissions charges apply. Click here for more information. Tickets to visit Basildon Park must be booked in…
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Walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst

Walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst

Post lockdown, in April we went walking at Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst. We did a whole loop of the lake, which is 1.2 miles. Where did we walk? From the free car park (details at the end of this post) we went left to meet up with the footpath (walking away from Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre). We then followed the path which had the River Blackwater on our left and Horseshoe Lake could be seen through the trees to the right. We followed the path to the kissing gate. At this point you could have gone left and continued following…
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The Hedgehog Park in Leppington

The Hedgehog Park in Leppington

The Hedgehog Park in Leppington, Bracknell is next to a public car park which is free to park in. The park can also be found behind South Lake at South Hill Park and you can walk to the park from the South Hill Park car park too. The Hedgehog Park is an enclosed park with a range of play equipment but it also has a fantastic large slide. What play equipment is there at The Hedgehog Park?  At the park you will find a large slide set in a wooden castle frame, which is separate to the main play area.…
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Walking along the Jubilee River

Walking along the Jubilee River

We loved walking along the Jubilee River. It runs between Maidenhead and Windsor and is a 7.2 mile man-made flood relief channel which was was completed in 2002 the year of the Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee, hence the name Jubilee River. Where did we walk along the Jubilee River?  We parked the car at the car park by Slough Weir and walked from here. It is a free car park next to the Jubilee River, just off the Eton to Slough Road. Once parked we turned left onto the path that runs along the river and almost instantly had Slough Weir…
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Pom Pom Counting

Pom Pom Counting

Using objects for counting can make the learning process a more visual and hands on activity versus just using a pen and paper. This Pom Pom Counting activity is bright, colourful and interactive. What do I need? Pom Poms - about 6010 cup cake casesChild friendly tweezers (optional) A pen How do I do the activity? On the insides of the cupcake cases write the following numbers - one number per cake case - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. (See photo above).Line the cup cake cases up in order. Put the pom poms in…
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Victory Field Recreation Ground in Sunninghill

Victory Field Recreation Ground in Sunninghill

Victory Field Recreation Ground in Sunninghill has tennis courts, a multi-court for ball games, skateboard park, football pitch and open field plus outdoor gym equipment. There is also a play area. What is at the Play Area at Victory Fields? At the park you will find climbing equipment, obstacles, a zip wire, climbing wall, slides, swings, and a toy train. If you have found it useful reading about Victory Field Recreation Ground in Sunninghill why not see what not have a look at other Parks in Berkshire and Toddler Friendly Parks in Berkshire. Where can I park? There is a…
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Parks in Berkshire with Sandpits

Parks in Berkshire with Sandpits

There are many fantastic parks in Berkshire, some of which have sand pits and are worth taking your bucket and spade to when you visit. Below you will find a list of Parks in Berkshire with Sandpits. Parks in Berkshire with Sandpits Broomhall Recreation Ground, Sunninghill Broomhall Recreation Ground is a brilliant family park which has a giant green dragon, plenty of play equipment for all ages plus a toddler area with good sized sandpit. Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead Riverside Gardens (Ray Mead Road, SL6 8NP) in Maidenhead have a park area, crazy golf, cafe and large sandpit area - there…
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