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Free things to do in Berkshire this Summer

Below are some ideas of free things to do in Berkshire this Summer. Also do check out the Summer Holiday What’s on Guide in Berkshire and the Summer Camps in Berkshire Blog post – both which you might find useful.

1. Go for a picnic along the River Thames. Click here for 20 places to picnic in Berkshire.

2. Feed the Ducks, Geese and Swans. Click here to find out where are good duck feeding locations.

Feeding the ducks

3. Have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge.

4. Visit a playground – there are many fantastic parks in Berkshire, so there are plenty to pick from, click here to discover parks in Berkshire and Toddler Friendly Parks in Berkshire.

Home Park, Windsor play area

5. Have a go at the Brick in Grass Puzzle Path at The Goswells in Windsor, next to Alexandra Gardens where you can have a picnic and enjoy a riverside walk between Baths Islands and Windsor Bridge. You can also look out for the Battle of Britain Fighter aircraft in Windsor, near Alexandra Gardens.

See the Battle of Britain Fighter Aircraft for free this Summer holiday.


6. Visit Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead. There is loads to see from the River Thames and Boulter’s Lock plus there are animal sculptures, a water fountain and an aviary of birds. Just down the road is Riverside Gardens where there is a fantastic play area with sandpit.

7. Go for a walk in beautiful Berkshire – there are over 40 family friendly walks on the blog, click here to discover them.

Boardwalk at Englemere Pond Nature Reserve, Ascot, Berkshire

9. Go for a bike ride or scooter – Why not try; The Heath at Ascot Racecourse, Dinton Pasture Country Park or The Kennet and Avon Canal Cycle Route.

10. Have a go at a trail – Free Trails in Wokingham, Nature Trail at South Hill Park, The Queen’s Walkway, Windsor and The Eton Walkway, Windsor.

11. Go Geocaching

12. Have a go at star gazing on a warm summers evening.

13. Visit the Splash Pad

14. Go Orienteering

15. Visit Eton College Museums and Collections. Entry is free and the museums are open on Sunday’s between 2.30pm-5pm.

16. Visit the canal – there are lovely walks at Aldermaston Wharf and also Hungerford Wharf.

17. Changing of the Guard, Windsor. Changing of the Guard takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during August. The Guards reach the castle at 11am so make sure you are there earlier (approx 10.40am-10.45am). If you stand on the pavement between the Town Hall and The Queen Victoria Statue you should get a good view.

In addition to free things to do in Berkshire this Summer, why not see what you activities you could do at home in the garden? Or get crafting and baking at home?

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