Places To Play And Learn

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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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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(AD) An interview with Jessica Cheetham, Artistic Director of This Noisy Isle

(AD) An interview with Jessica Cheetham, Artistic Director of This Noisy Isle

(AD) This post was written in paid partnership with Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. This Noisy Isle will be performed at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts between Thursday 29th July 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021. This event has staggered start times, so when booking you can select your preferred time to embark on your adventure. The performance is suitable for 7-11 year olds and tickets cost £12 (£10 under 16s). Click here to book tickets. Berkshire Mummies recently interviewed Jessica Cheetham, Artistic Director of This Noisy Isle which you can read below. Tell me a bit about Spun…
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Visiting Aldershot Lido

Visiting Aldershot Lido

We love visiting Aldershot Lido but haven't been since before the global pandemic and look forward to returning soon. It's a fun place to spend a day, especially on a sunny hot day. What's at the Lido At the lido there is a large pool plus another section of the pool for lane swimming. There are 2 slides and a driving board (open subject to availability) plus changing rooms, a cafe and plenty of room to ‘set up camp’ around the pool area.  How much is the lido and do I need to book? You can either book in advance,…
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Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are both fantastic places to visit as there is plenty to see and explore, with the added bonus that it is all free. There was a public car park just up the road from Boulters Lock, you have to pay for it but it isn't too expensive. What is at Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island? Boulters Lock is a fantastic place to watch boats going in and out of the lock. Boulters Lock is right next to Ray Mill Island, so you just need to cross over the bridge to get onto the…
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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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Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst

Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst

Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst is highly recommended, it's a fantastic place, especially for toddlers and pre-schoolers to explore, with a soft play, mini farm and a number of other attractions to keep the little ones entertained, plus beautiful lakes to admire and walk around. Jakes Play World is a wonderful place to play, see lots of different types of animals and discover the world of role play. What can I expect from a visit to Jakes Play World? You book your tickets online (more details below) and then once parked in the free car park you queue by…
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Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

We have always enjoyed visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop, it's a brilliant place for families whether you are going for a family brunch at the weekend, going out for lunch or meeting friends for a coffee, cake and playdate. What's at Fernygrove Farm? There is a farm shop and butchers which sells meats which are home produced and locally sourced. The shop also sells a selection of cheese, bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables plus more. You will also find the coffee shop, which has seating for both indoor and outdoor eating plus a good selection of food…
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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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