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Outside Of Berkshire

Visiting Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

Visiting Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

Runnymede is known for it's connections to the Magna Carta and is situated in Egham, Surrey on the outskirts of Windsor, Berkshire. There is lots to see and do whilst visiting Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. It's a great place to visit with the family. You can take a stroll alongside the River Thames with plenty of opportunity to watch the wildlife and boats. From the car park, if you walk with the play area on your right, head toward the river. Then turn right, walking past the boat club, you can then follow the tow path to Bell Weir Lock. The…
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Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Pumpkin picking is becoming more and more popular each year. Here are some places where you can go and pick a pumpkin. Obviously keep an eye on the venues website before travelling to keep yourselves upto date with regards to their Covid-19 policies. Where can I pick a pumpkin? Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford, Bath Road, RG17 0SP. From 10th October 2020, Pre-Booking Essential. Click here for more details. Pumpkins at Crockford Bridge Farm 2020, Surrey, KT15 2BU, Pre-Booking Essential. You can buy pre-harvested pumpkins grown on the farm throughout October 2020. Pumpkins can only be picked directly from the fields…
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Walking at Bramshot Farm Country Park, Fleet

Walking at Bramshot Farm Country Park, Fleet

We went walking at Bramshot Farm Country Park, Fleet, which, I know isn't in Berkshire but was worth the drive. The walk is about 13.5 miles away from Bracknell (approx 19 minutes drive on a good traffic day according to google!). We went on an overcast Friday afternoon. There were about 15 cars in the car park and it was nice and quiet with plenty of room for everyone. I suspect on sunnier days and weekends it will be busier. What impressed me the most about Bramshot Country Park is how well managed and maintained the 91 acres site was.…
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Great places to visit in South Wales

Great places to visit in South Wales

Did you know this week is Wales Week Berkshire? So I thought I would mark the occasion. Despite not being Welsh, I lived in South Wales for a good proportion of my later teens / early adulthood years and have some very fond memories of the country. Today we visit South Wales on holiday and to also visit family, so in support of Wales Week Berkshire, I thought I would share some of my favourite places to visit. Did you know that Cardiff, the Welsh capital is only 2 hours 10 minutes away by car from Reading according to Google…
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A circular walk at Ankerwycke, Surrey

A circular walk at Ankerwycke, Surrey

We really benefit as a family from exploring and discovering walks with our National Trust Membership card and look forward to discovering more National Trust properties and sites. One place we have found through our membership is walking at Ankerwycke, this site is special as it’s home to the National Trusts eldest tree - just over the Berkshire border in Surrey and across the River Thames from National Trust site Runnymede. Ankerwycke makes a good circular walkwhich is dog friendly. We have been in both winter and spring, it was pretty muddy in the winter (so we suggest wellies!) The…
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Visiting Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Visiting Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Despite being in Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames is just over the Berkshire boarder (approx 25 minutes / 30 minutes from Reading / Maidenhead) and worth a visit. It's not only a quaint town to visit but you can have some great walks along the river watching the boats and wildlife. We enjoy visiting Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, its one of our favourite parts of the town. In terms of walking we generally head back from Mill Meadows towards the town for a walk, if we want a short walk we turn back at the bridge, by The Angel on the Bridge pub (this…
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Walking at Dorney Lake

Walking at Dorney Lake

Lake currently closed. A message on the Dorney Lake Website reads: 'Site Closure. Due to safety issues, our grounds and parkland are to remain closed to the public from the 1st March 2021 until further notice'. Dorney Lake is a 2,200m purpose built lake owned and financed by Eton College, set in 400 acres of parkland. The land includes an arboretum and nature conservation area. The lake was made for and used in the 2012 Olympics and still has its Olympic rings on display today. The lake is situated in Dorney, Buckinghamshire not far from Eton and Windsor. The lake…
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Higginson Park in Marlow

Higginson Park in Marlow

Marlow is a delightful place to visit, we adore taking a picnic to enjoy the Higginson Park whilst watching the boats on the river and feeding the swans. Marlow is picturesque, has beautiful shops, restaurants and cafes, a stunning bridge, plenty of river life, riverside walks and a wonderful play area in Higginson Park in Marlow. About Higginson Park Higginson Park links Marlow High Street and the River Thames. It’s a large open space (23 acres) with a fabulous play area and skateboard park. The area has been a park since 1926. There are beautiful trees, formal flower beds and…
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A family walk in Marlow

A family walk in Marlow

We enjoyed our family walk in Marlow along the River Thames. We parked in Higginson Park and walked along the tow path along the River Thames. The path was flat and well maintained with lots of families pushing buggies and walking dogs, there were a couple of well maintained bridges to walk over however. The walk was really scenic with views of Marlow Bridge and All Saints Church Bisham, across the water to look at. We fed the swans and ducks on the river during our walk and also watched the boats on the river. We also enjoyed watching the…
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Alice Holt Forest, Gruffalo Sculptures

Alice Holt Forest, Gruffalo Sculptures

On Sunday 6th January 2019 we had a family trip to Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey. The Forest is approx 23 miles from Bracknell, 28 miles from Reading and 29 miles from Windsor. We had never been to Alice Holt Forest but I knew there were Gruffalo sculptures there and I was keen for my little one to see them as we all enjoy reading The Gruffalo and the other children's books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Forest which is Forestry Commission run is vast, spanning 850 hectares. Once parked we headed to the information desk to…
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