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Windsor

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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St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School is proud to be different; not merely because it is the only Roman Catholic independent boys’ preparatory school west of London, but because it is part of the spiritually and culturally rich tradition of Jesuit education. You will find St John’s nestled in the historic countryside near Windsor and Eton, set on a 70-acre country estate. The vast grounds provide endless space for exploration, sports and play; a place where boys can be boys. Since 1888, the school has developed the environment, pastoral support and learning tools that enable young men to flourish. Jesuit education centres…
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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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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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(AD) Review of The Window Seat Guide – Windsor Walking Tour

(AD) Review of The Window Seat Guide – Windsor Walking Tour

(AD Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with The Window Seat Guide. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies). We are regular visitors to Windsor and have explored much of the town before, so when I was asked if I would review the Window Seat Guide - Windsor Walking Tour I did wonder if I would learn or see anything new, but we did and plenty of it! How does the app work? You simply download the app - The Window Seat Guide from the App Store / Google Play. It is free to download and…
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