Parks

Pangbourne Meadow and Pangbourne Recreation Ground Play Area

Pangbourne Meadow and Pangbourne Recreation Ground Play Area

Pangbourne Recreation Ground Play Area is just to the north of Pangbourne Meadow. The meadow itself is popular for a short walk along the Thames, perfect for feeding the ducks or picnics in the warmer months. A short walk over the toll bridge is a scenic walk around the small village of Whitchurch in Thames. What is at the play area?  The play area is enclosed with two climbing frames, one suitable for younger children and the other for older children, each have a rope climbing net, slides and a rope or wooden bridge. There are also swings for both younger…
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Silchester Playground

Silchester Playground

Silchester Playground is maintained by a team of volunteers - The Silchester Playground Association and it’s a well maintained wooden play area over looking Silchester Playing Field. The park is great for toddlers and older children. The playground is in Hampshire but on the Berkshire border, approx 9 miles from Reading.  The play area is a short car drive from Silchester Roman ruins and archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum.  What is at the play area?  The enclosed play area has a range of wooden equipment including a fantastic wooden train, climbing frame, swings suitable for all ages,…
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Shurlock Road Nature Reserve

Shurlock Road Nature Reserve

Shurlock Road Nature Reserve, which opened in 2019 is a lovely place to visit if you want to get out in a field, see some aeroplanes flying over from White Waltham Airport and have a play in a play area. The nature reserve is situated between Shurlock Row and Waltham St Lawrence. What is at Shurlock Road Nature Reserve At the Nature Reserve you will find a small car park for 6 cars including one disabled space and eight bike spaces. The Nature Reserve is set in a fenced field with a fenced pond in the middle of it, you…
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Play Area at California Country Park in Wokingham

Play Area at California Country Park in Wokingham

The brand new destination play area was opened at California Country Park in Wokingham in April 2021 and is a wonderful new facility in Berkshire for families. What's at the play area at California Country Park? The play area is a large play space which is suitable for both younger and older children. If you have been to California Country Park previously the pirate ship is still at the park, it's just had a make over and is now bright red. The play space is split into two areas - The Sensory Garden and The Wild Wood. There is an…
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Large Play Areas in Berkshire

Large Play Areas in Berkshire

There are a number of large play areas in Berkshire which offer fantastic play spaces across the county. Click the link on each of the parks below and you will be taken to a blog post all about the specific park which shares what play equipment and facilities are there plus where to park. Large Play Areas in Berkshire The Look Out Play Area, Bracknell The Look Out play area is set in a woodland, its a large park and is divided into three areas - an inclusive area, an area for 3-6 year olds and an area for 7+…
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South Hill Road Play Area in Bracknell

South Hill Road Play Area in Bracknell

The South Hill Road Play Area in Bracknell can be found not far from the North Lake at South Hill Park. The play area is nestled away in a wooded area where there is also a woodland area to discover with fallen trees to climb. The park can also be accessed from South Hill Road. What is at South Hill Road Play Area? The play area has a range of equipment from aimed aimed at both younger and older children. There is a new climbing frame, large swing, tunnel, monkey bars, rope climbing frame, roundabout, climbing wall and more. You…
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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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The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell

The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell

The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell is one of our favourite parks to visit in Berkshire. The play area is set in a woodland in Swinley Forest, it has wonderful play equipment, which is predominantly wooden. The playground is large but divided into three adjoined areas; the first area nearest to the car park is an inclusive play area with lots of equipment suitable for children with additional needs. The middle play area is aimed at 3-6 year olds and the final play area is suitable for children aged 7-11 years.  What play equipment is there?  There is loads…
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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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