There are a number of large play areas in Berkshire which offer fantastic play spaces across the county. The added bonus is that these are all FREE to visit! 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. Please note that whilst all of these parks are free to enter car parking charges may apply.
Free 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+ years. It’s a brilliant play area with loads to do, including a den building area. It is free of charge but parking charges apply.
Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) Play Area, Gorse Ride North: The play area at Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) has a large park, open green space and a large multi-use surface with mini football pitches, netball and basketball hoops, table tennis and much more.
Dinton Pastures Play Park, Wokingham: Dinton Pastures was built with the aim of being a place for inclusive play with an emphasis on tactile and sensory play. It is a large size play park with wooden play equipment. swings, underground tunnels, a zip wire, giant wooden nest towers, a swinging hanging log, tunnels and so much more. It is free to play at the park but parking charges apply.
The Pinewood Centre, Wokingham: The Pinewood Centre in Wokingham has two fantastic good sized parks – one an Adventure Playground in the woods and the other a train theme playground. There is also a flat woodland walk on site. Both parks are in walking distance and there is free parking.
The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham: The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham has two good size adventure play areas – one for older children and the other for younger children. Both are in walking distance of the lake and are wooden play areas.
California Country Park, Wokingham: California Country Park was newly renovated and expanded in April 2021. The park is now a large play area with areas for water and musical play. There is a pirate ship, wooden tree house with slide, climbing frames and trampoline, zip wire and more. It’s free to play in the park but you need to pay for parking.
Locks Ride Recreation Ground, Winkfield: Locks Ride Recreation Ground is a lovely park which is based around a large sandpit. There is a bridge, slide, swings, zip wires, swings, splash pad and more. Remember your buckets and spades. There are portable toilets and also ‘The Cabin’ which sells fantastic ice creams (this is open at specific times). Parking is free.
Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground, Dedworth: Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground in Dedworth, Windsor is a large park with a fantastic pirate ship. There is sand so it is worth taking your bucket and spade. There is a range of play equipment plus a play area without sand. There is also a large playing field and cafe.
Elms Field Play Area, Wokingham: Elms Field Play Area is based in the centre of Wokingham and is made up of wooden, rope and metal play equipment. There are some insect wooden sculptures and its suitable for all ages.
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