Free Things To Do

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal makes a brilliant family day out with plenty to do and see - it is certainly worth visiting The Basingstoke Canal if you are looking for a free or low cost day out, depending on what you decide to do whilst you are there. Basingstoke Canal What's at The Basingstoke Canal There is loads to do when visiting The Basingstoke Canal including a play area, walks along the canal, boat trips, cafe, visiting the Basingstoke Canal Centre and gift shop. When we visited we parked the car (details below) and then went for a walk along the…
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Free things to do in Berkshire this Summer

Free things to do in Berkshire this Summer

Below are some ideas of free things to do in Berkshire this Summer. Also do check out the Summer Holiday What's on Guide in Berkshire and the Summer Camps in Berkshire Blog post - both which you might find useful. 1. Go for a picnic along the River Thames. Click here for 20 places to picnic in Berkshire. 2. Feed the Ducks, Geese and Swans. Click here to find out where are good duck feeding locations. 3. Have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge. 4. Visit a playground - there are many fantastic parks in Berkshire, so there are…
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Joel Park in Wokingham

Joel Park in Wokingham

Joel Park in Wokingham has a bright and colourful playground (Holt Copse Playground) in the centre of the park and Holt Copse. This is a lovely park for toddlers and younger children, but has something for older children too. What's at Joel Park? The play area at Joel Park is enclosed and surrounded by woodland and open green space. There is a grass bank next to the playground which is a popular sledging location on snowy days. The play area has a multi-coloured floor surface. There are several obstacle patterns set into the ground to follow, run and jump along,…
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Riverside Gardens Play Area in Maidenhead

Riverside Gardens Play Area in Maidenhead

The Riverside Gardens Play Area in Maidenhead also has Jenners Cafe and crazy golf next to it. The play area is large and has lots to offer including a sandpit. What’s at the Play Area? The play area is all fenced apart from the zip line which is based on the playing field behind the main play area.The play area has a wonderful sandpit complete with palm trees and a hammock! There are also a couple of picnic benches.  Then there is a ‘helicopter’ swing with a range of different seat options. There are also toddler swings, spring toys including…
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Great Hollands Recreation Ground

Great Hollands Recreation Ground

Great Hollands Recreation Ground is a brilliant facility for families, with open space, woodland, a play area, splash pad, tennis courts, cafe and free parking there is lots on offer. What is at Great Hollands Recreation Ground? There is a wooden play area next to the Great Hollands Pavilion. It includes a wooden climbing frame with two slides, one for younger children the other for older. There are also wooden spring animals and a mini wooden spring see-saw and then a range of swings and a roundabout. Next to the play area is a splash pad which according to Bracknell…
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Clewer Manor Play Area

Clewer Manor Play Area

The sign on the play area gate at Clewer Manor Play Area says that this park is for children aged 3-12. The play area is fenced and next to Windsor Girl’s School. There is no specific car park next to the play area, but there is a lay-by about 1 minute walk away. What's at Clewer Manor Play Area? Although the play area is not massive it’s has a whole range of play equipment for both older and younger children with a woodchip floor. There are toddler swings, spring toys and a smaller climbing frame for younger children with slide. For…
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Jennett’s Hill Play Area

Jennett’s Hill Play Area

Jennett’s Hill is a large hay field and wild flower meadow with a small woodland. Jennette’s Hill is in the middle of Jennett’s Park and has series of connecting walks to it, including Peacock Meadows. You will also find the Jennett’s Hill Play Area which has two play areas one suitable for 0-5 years and the other for 6-18+ years plus two multi-use games areas.  What's at the play area and multi-use games area? All the play facilities sit next to each other with the multi-use games area in the middle of the two play areas. The play area for…
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Parks and Playgrounds in Wokingham Borough

Parks and Playgrounds in Wokingham Borough

There are many fantastic Parks and Playgrounds in Wokingham Borough, a number of them which have been re-furbished during the last few years. Parks, Playground and Play Areas in Wokingham Borough California Country Park, Wokingham California Country Park is a wonderful large natural play area, which has inclusive play equipment. It is a great park for all ages. There is a large wooden play frame with giant slide, musical pillows, large trampoline, swings, water play area, pirate ship and loads more. Whilst at California Country Park you can also feed the ducks, go for a walk around the lake, visit…
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Elms Field Play Area and Park in Wokingham

Elms Field Play Area and Park in Wokingham

The Elms Field Play Area and Park in Wokingham opened in Summer 2019. The open green space and large wooden play area can be found in the centre of Wokingham itself. What's at the play area? The play area has a wide selection of play equipment suitable for both older and younger children. The play area also meet the ‘Plan Inclusive Play Areas' (PiPA) accessible play area standards when built. The play equipment is all very natural predominantly made of wood, rope with a bit of metal. You will find: climbing frames all with slides, swings, musical instruments, spring toys, balance beams,…
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Free Wokingham Trails

Free Wokingham Trails

Did you know there are three free Wokingham Trails which you can do for free? All of the trails can be found on the Wokingham Town History App which is free to download and gives you all of the locations for the trails and the things you are looking to spot. On the app you will also find a guided tour of the Grade II Listed Town Hall with audio-visual commentary. What are the trails? There are three trails which you can do around Wokingham on the app; Wokingham Mosaics Trail - find 10 mosaics in locations around the town…
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