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Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Bike rides are a lovely way to spend time together as a family; providing time away from screens and giving the opportunity to make some memories outside in the fresh air together. You can always combine the bike ride with a stop off at a park or café to break up the journey for little legs. We have put together some family friendly places to go for a family bike ride in Berkshire. Swinley Forest Swinley Forest in Bracknell has 24km of purpose built bike trails for all ages and abilities. There are 3 main routes, with the Green Trail…
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Berkshire Mummies’ First Business Networking Event

Berkshire Mummies’ First Business Networking Event

This March, on International Women's Day, Berkshire Mummies hosted its first ever Business Networking Event at The Village Hotel in Bracknell. It was an incredibly successful event, full off aspiring Berkshire small businesses, all connecting with one another under one roof. This is something we have been wanting to organise for a long time and we are so pleased it was beneficial and enjoyable for all who attended. There were many business connections made and our attendees said how lovely it was to be able to meet like-minded business owners in person and to hear about each other's journeys and…
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AD Review // Learning to ride a bike with Venture Cycling

AD Review // Learning to ride a bike with Venture Cycling

(AD Disclaimer) Berkshire Mummies was kindly gifted 'Learn to Ride a Bike' 1:1 classes in exchange for an honest review in this blog post 'AD Review // Learning to ride a bike with Venture Cycling' . View are those of Berkshire Mummies. My eldest was very kindly given the opportunity to learn to ride a bike with Kelly Koya an award winning cycling instructor who has helped hundreds of children take to two wheels with confidence and control. Upon booking Kelly suggested we booked two sessions, typically Kelly advises most children learn in just one or two lessons. We had…
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(AD) A visit to Whoosh Play and Party Centre in Bracknell

(AD) A visit to Whoosh Play and Party Centre in Bracknell

(AD Disclaimer): This review post 'A visit to Whoosh Play and Party Centre in Bracknell’ is written in paid partnership with Whoosh Play and Party Centre. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. We were kindly invited for a play session at Whoosh in Bracknell. I have been to Whoosh pre-covid with my eldest for a birthday party but it was lovely to return with my toddler who hasn't had much soft play experience yet! The staff were very welcoming and the soft play centre itself felt clean. Whoosh are asking you to book tickets online and are still…
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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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