Bracknell

The Festival of Food and Music

You will find food, folk and jazz music at The Festival of Food and Music at South Hill Park in Bracknell. Sunday 29th August 2021, 11am - 8pm Monday 30th August 2021, 11am - 6pm
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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. 6) Have a…
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Mill Park at Mill Pond in Bracknell

Mill Park at Mill Pond in Bracknell

Mill Park at Mill Pond in Bracknell is a lovely place to visit. There is a circular walk around the pond and when we went you could see cormorants and swans on the pond. There were also ducks, so make sure you bring some food for them if you would like to feed them. Alongside the pond you will find McDonalds, a cafe (see picture below) plus play areas and a skate board park.  What’s at Mill Park  The first play area is near to McDonalds and the Mill Pond / Mill Park car park. The play area has a…
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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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Walking at Lily Hill Park in Bracknell

Walking at Lily Hill Park in Bracknell

We love walking at Lily Hill Park in Bracknell it is one of our favourite places to go for a family walk and adventure. The park is made up of 23 hectares of public open space which includes woodland areas, open green space, ponds, a boardwalk and sculptures plus plenty of wildlife and flowers. It’s also home to England’s longest picnic bench - carved from a single piece of wood. We park in the North Car Park which is free of charge and can be found off Lily Hill Road. Once parked we take either the path next to the…
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A visit to Bracknell Market

A visit to Bracknell Market

If we are at The Lexicon in Bracknell we will often go for a visit to Bracknell Market and purchase some fresh fruit, generally strawberries because we can’t resist the look of them when we walk past! The fruit stall always looks so appealing and there is always a great selection of fruit and vegetables on offer. The market is set up outside Princess Square and has a range of traders including bakery items, meats, fresh cut flowers and more. There are also catering vans set up so you can buy a range of cuisines including Indian, Jamaican, Italian and…
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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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(AD) Busylizzy arrives in Bracknell and Wokingham

(AD) Busylizzy arrives in Bracknell and Wokingham

AD - this post is a paid sponsored post. Launching 9th March 2020 a new boutique fitness club for mums and little ones is opening in Bracknell and Wokingham. Come along and see us for a free trial and we have zero joining fee for the first 50 members! Book your space here or join online to take advantage of our special offer! A Busylizzy membership is a ‘must have’ for mums looking to enjoy fun & friendly pregnancy, baby and postnatal fitness (no childcare required!) with like-minded new friends. When you join Busylizzy, you are setting the stage for…
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