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Family Walk

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are both fantastic places to visit as there is plenty to see and explore, with the added bonus that it is all free. There was a public car park just up the road from Boulters Lock, you have to pay for it but it isn't too expensive. What is at Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island? Boulters Lock is a fantastic place to watch boats going in and out of the lock. Boulters Lock is right next to Ray Mill Island, so you just need to cross over the bridge to get onto the…
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A walk at Frost Folly

A walk at Frost Folly

*The photos in this blog post were taken in July 2019. Please note, this year some of the footpaths are currently fenced off to protect the nesting birds but you can still witness the beautiful daisies. Frost Folly Country Park is part of the Warfield Parish in Bracknell Forest and consists of wildflower meadows, ponds and the opportunity to walk to Warfield Church if desired, otherwise there are plenty of paths to explore within the meadows themselves, we really enjoy a walk at Frost Folly. The Spring and Summer months are a great time to explore the country park as…
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Walking at Braywick Nature Reserve

Walking at Braywick Nature Reserve

We really enjoyed walking at Braywick Nature Reserve in Maidenhead, it makes a lovely family walk. You can park for free in the car park on Hibbert Road which takes you directly into the Formal Park area. There are some beautiful trees and benches dotted around and open green space to enjoy. Where did we walk? When we walked at Braywick Nature Reserve we walked through the Formal Park and past the cemetery on our left. We then followed the path out of the Formal Park keeping to our left and found some wonderful wooden sculptures, which the children really…
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25+ ideas to help motivate children during a walk

25+ ideas to help motivate children during a walk

We enjoy walking as a family, getting outdoors in the fresh air and seeing what nature has to show us. We are an 'outdoor' family and also have a dog so are out walking everyday. Our eldest walks good distances and our youngest seems to be a keen walker too, now preferring to walk versus going in the buggy. I share a lot of family friendly walks through the Berkshire Mummies Blog including these buggy friendly walks and I am often asked by readers how to motivate children to walk which has inspired this blog post. So here are 25+…
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A visit to The Nature Discovery Centre

A visit to The Nature Discovery Centre

I recently went for a walk and visit to The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham and have to say I was really impressed with the Wildlife Trusts site. I went mid-week, during term time and met my parents for a social distanced walk and picnic. The weather was a mixture of sunshine and showers which was kind to us during our picnic. It’s a lovely family friendly destination and I look forward to going back with my husband and the kids soon.  What is at the Nature Discovery Centre? The Nature Discovery Centre is made up of a series of…
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Walking at Finchampstead Ridges

Walking at Finchampstead Ridges

When we went for a walk at Simon’s Wood we also discovered Finchampstead Ridges on the map, so decided to go walking at Finchampstead Ridges on a separate occasion, as we noticed there were several ‘vantage points’ identified on the map and were keen to go and check out the view. Where did we walk? From the lay-by where you park, we headed onto the heathland to the left of the car. Here there was a stone which showed you how far away local town were. Then we walked directly ahead to one of the vantage points and my eldest…
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Walking to The Copper Horse

Walking to The Copper Horse

I have been meaning to go walking to The Copper Horse at one end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park for several years now and just never made it happen. However, I finally did it and will be going back to walk there again very soon. About the walk The walk is long and flat, with a buggy in tow and a stop at The Copper Horse to admire the view and for my little one to have a bit of an explore out of the buggy it took us about 2 hours to walk from the car…
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Walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead

Walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead

Several Berkshire Mummies readers suggested I went walking at Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead - thank you to everyone who recommended this walk to me, we loved our visit. During our walk at Simon’s Wood it was wonderful to be fully immersed in the woods - with tall trees, thick woodland and well defined paths.  From the free car park we entered the woods where there was a wooden sign saying Centenary Trail, we could have taken alternative routes however. Once in the woods we followed the green arrows, which marked out the Centenary Trail for us. The trail arrows took us through…
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Dinosaur Trail at Herschel Park

Dinosaur Trail at Herschel Park

Today we headed to Slough to have a go at the Dinosaur Trail at Herschel Park. We have a child who adores dinosaurs and it was a great opportunity to get outside on an adventure, despite the rain.  The Dinosaur Trail Active Slough have put up an Xplorer Dinosaur Trail at Herschel Park which is on throughout the summer and there are 15 dinosaurs cards hidden around the park. Each of the dinosaurs card has a dinosaur picture on it, a number and a dinosaur fact on it. Click here to access the map of where the dinosaurs are hiding. …
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Walking at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst

Walking at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst

We went walking at Shepherd Meadows and River Blackwater, Sandhurst on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon. It was such a delightful place to walk. The walk at Shepherd Meadows is linked at one end to neighbouring Sandhurst Memorial Park to the south of Sandhurst.  Where did we walk? From the car park (see postcode at the bottom of this post) we walked over a playing field until we met the River Blackwater. We then found a bridge where people were feeding the ducks, that were swimming in the river (so don’t forget to take some bread) as you might have the…
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