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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 as a number of free events are listed there and the Summer Camps in Berkshire Blog post – both which you might find useful.

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

Picnics at Raymill Island, Maidenhead

2. 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

3. 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 try out the sundial 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.

4. 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. Just up the road is also Riverside Gardens which has a large sandpit, play area and mini golf.

Sandpit Riverside Gardens Maidenhead

5. 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

6. 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.

Learn to Ride a Bike with Venture Cycling

7. 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.

Queen's Walkway Windsor

8. Go Geocaching

Geocaching find

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

10. Visit the Splash Pad

11. Go Orienteering

Orienteering in Berkshire

12. Visit a free Museum in Berkshire. Eton College Museums, Maidenhead Heritage Centre, Reading Museum and West Berkshire Museum are all free of charge.

Natural History Museum Eton

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

Aldermaston Lock at Aldermaston Wharf

14. Changing of the Guard, Windsor. Click here for more details.

Changing of the Guard

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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