Bracknell Forest

The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell

The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell

The Look Out Play Area in Bracknell is one of our favourite parks to visit in Berkshire. The play area is set in a woodland in Swinley Forest, it has wonderful play equipment, which is predominantly wooden. The playground is large but divided into three adjoined areas; the first area nearest to the car park is an inclusive play area with lots of equipment suitable for children with additional needs. The middle play area is aimed at 3-6 year olds and the final play area is suitable for children aged 7-11 years.  What play equipment is there?  There is loads…
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10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell

We really enjoy visiting The Look Out and Swinley Forest in Bracknell. There is plenty on offer for the family and our family just adore being in the woodland setting. Here are 10 things to do at The Look Out in Bracknell. Please read the Look Out's Covid update before travelling. 1) Go for a Segway Ride 2) Complete a Go Ape course 3) Build a Den (there is a den building area next to the play area) 4) Discover the woodland play area. You must pre-book the park. 5) Go to The Look Out Discovery Centre (currently closed). 6)…
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Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest

Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest

Savernake Park in Bracknell Forest (Winkfield) is a brilliant location to explore with the kids. The walk isn't very long and mainly around the balancing pond and open green space next to the park, but it's flat and the paths are surfaced so good for buggies and wheelchair access. It's a lovely place for a stroll and dogs are also welcome on the site too. What is at the park? There are two play areas, side by side both with wooden play equipment. One for older children and the other for younger children. Both playgrounds are fenced. In the play…
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Longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood

Longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood

Did you know that Lily Hill Park in Bracknell Forest has the longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood? What is the history behind the picnic table? According to the sign next to the picnic table it is 'crafted from a fir blown down in Lily Hill Park'. The picnic table was funded by the Bracknell Conservation Volunteers, Summer 2020. Where can I find the longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood? The picnic table can be found in the centre of Lily Hill Park. If from the main car…
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Walks in Bracknell Forest

Walks in Bracknell Forest

There are plenty of fantastic walks in Bracknell Forest. The vary from woodland walks, to walks by water and in open spaces. Check them out below: Walks in Bracknell Forest Click each of the links below to read more about each walk. Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater This walk takes you along the River Blackwater and through Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. You can also include a trip to Sandhurst Memorial Park as part of your walk. Peacock Meadows Peacock Meadows is in Bracknell and is made up of 36 hectares of open space, the wild flower meadows and wildlife are…
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Free things to do in Bracknell Forest

Free things to do in Bracknell Forest

Bracknell Forest has some great things to offer the family, here are some ideas of free things to do in Bracknell Forest. Have a picnic on England's longest picnic bench (carved from a single piece of wood) at Lily Hill Park (Post Code: RG12 2RX) England's longest picnic bench (carved from a single piece of wood) Visit the Library. There are 9 different libraries to visit in Bracknell Forest. Click here for their locations. North Ascot Library, Bracknell Forest Go to the Splash Pad (open seasonally) at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground (Post Code: RG12 2BH) Play in the Sandpit at…
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Exploring the grounds at South Hill Park

Exploring the grounds at South Hill Park

We enjoy going for a walk and exploring the grounds at South Hill Park nature trail in the woodland area which are made of of wooden and metal sculptures. The sculptures are animal themed eg bee, fox and dragonfly to mention a few. We have got a buggy round the woodland paths before but there are some steepish climbs with drops to the side and next time will opt to take the baby carrier. We also took the dog with us on our adventure. South Hill Park Nature Trail There are two large lakes at South Hill Park - the…
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