Children love the playground and there are so many in Berkshire that we have to choose from. It’s also nice to be able to combine a trip to the park with a bite to eat – either a meal or an ice cream treat! Here are a list of playgrounds in Berkshire with places to eat, some places do light refreshments, others offer more food options.
Playgrounds in Berkshire with Places to Eat
South Hill Park, Bracknell is a great place to explore with nature trails, the Atrium Bar and Restaurant in the main house and also a couple of play areas for children – they have a toddler play area right in front of the house, South Hill Road Play Area and the Hedgehog Park.
Locks Ride Recreation Ground, Winkfield has a beach themed play area together with a water splash area and a selection of outdoor gym equipment. The Locks Ride Cabin serves refreshments. You can read about our visit here. **Some areas of this play area is undergoing maintenance. It’s also worth noting the cabin is only open at certain times of the year. Visit this Facebook page to find out when.***
Mill Pond, Bracknell has play areas and a skatepark plus a café (there is also a McDonalds close by). You can also walk around the pond, feeding the ducks as you go.
Jocks Lane Recreation Ground, Bracknell has a large play area, crazy golf and coffee shop. It is also home to Bracknell Railway Society who provide miniature steam train rides on selected dates throughout the year.
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham has an adventure playground area (split into two for older and younger children) and you can get food and drink in the Nature Discovery Centre building. You can read about our visit here.
The Pirate Park (Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground), Dedworth has a sanded play area. There is also a large green open space with football pitches and a cafe for refreshments.
Cantley Park, Wokingham has got a recently upgraded play area full of traditional playground equipment as well as some interactive zones. There is a cafe and benches for picnics.
Black Park Country Park, Slough has plenty to see and do including Go Ape, walking trails, a cafe and play area.
Imperial Park, Windsor has a playing field and play area a well as Imperial Park Cafe for food and drink.
Palmer Park, Reading has a large children’s play area – there is a café close by next to Wokingham Road.
Grenfell Park, Maidenhead has two play areas plus a cafe. There’s plenty of place to have a picnic in the warmer months.
Runnymede Pleasure Grounds has so much to see and do. You can take a stroll along the River Thames, there is a paddling pool (open in the summer), go karts and bouncy castle (open in warmer months) plus a play area. You can find something to eat at The Runnymede cafe and kiosk (Runnymede Pleasure Ground), Bell Weir Lock, The National Trust Tearooms. Windsor Farm Shop and Cafe also isn’t too far from Runnymede via car.
Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead are great places to explore – You can walk along the water and watch the boats, there is a guienea pig enclosure, a little play park and you can eat at a small café which serves ice cream in the warmer months.
Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead is close to Boulters Lock and well worth a visit if you are in the area. Here you will find Jenners Riverside Cafe for refreshments as well as crazy golf, a playing field, sandpit and play area.
Great Hollands Recreation Ground, Bracknell is a brilliant facility for families, with open space, woodland, a play area, splash pad, tennis courts, cafe and free parking.
Pinewood Centre, Wokingham has two great play areas and you can also find the Pinewood Miniature Railway here. It’s also a lovely place to go walking. The Pinewood Bar and Cafe is available for food and drink.
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