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25 Free Things to do in Berkshire

25 Free Things to do in Berkshire

We have put together a list of 25 things to do in Berkshire - and they're all free! There's something for everyone in this list and the best part is it won't cost a penny. If you find this blog post useful make sure you sign up to the mailing list and follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. Go to a Museum - We have a huge variety of Museums in Berkshire. The Natural History Museum in Eton, The Reading Museum and The West Berkshire Museum in Newbury are all free to visit. Read about some of our favourite museums here. Natural History Museum…
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The New Cantley Park Play Area

The New Cantley Park Play Area

We recently visited the new play area at Cantley Park in Wokingham and I have to say we were really impressed! There is a great range of play equipment for all ages (including adults!). The play area is bright and colourful with some interactive elements too. What's at Cantley Park Play Area? The park has an excellent variety of play equipment to suit all ages - it is laid out in different zones for different age groups and there is also wheelchair accessible equipment in the play area. There is lots of different swinging equipment for both younger and older…
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Bachelor’s Acre in Windsor

Bachelor’s Acre in Windsor

Bachelor's Acre is a small park located a little way from the tourist bustle in the centre of Windsor. It has quite a large children's play area and a number of other things to see. What will I find there? There is a variety of different play equipment aimed at 3-8 year olds in the playground. You will find climbing frames, a little play house, slides, see-saws, balancing beams and swings. The park also has a lovely water feature which has jets of water rising at different times and heights, making a lovely splash pad for the children to enjoy…
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Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor

Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor

Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor consists of an open field with a football pitch, play area and skate park. The play area is suitable for 3-12 year olds. There is limited free parking which was slightly tricky to find, however head to the 'parking' section on this blog post where you will find more details of parking suggestions. What is in the play area at Vansittart Recreation Ground? There were swings for both toddlers and older children, plus several climbing frames. One climbing frame was small for little ones and the others were suitable for older children including the large…
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Sandhurst Memorial Park

Sandhurst Memorial Park

Sandhurst Memorial Park holds a green flag award and is set on a 69 acre site which is managed by Bracknell Forest Council and Sandhurst Town Council. The park neighbours Shepherd Meadows which runs along the River Black Water. We have previously walked along the River Black Water at Shepherd Meadows from Marshall Way in GU47 0FJ, which is in the opposite direction to the park but was a lovely walk. Click here to read about our walk. What is at Sandhurst Memorial Park? There are two play areas at Sandhurst Memorial Park. Once which is fantastic for younger children…
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Play Area at California Country Park in Wokingham

Play Area at California Country Park in Wokingham

The brand new destination play area was opened at California Country Park in Wokingham in April 2021 and is a wonderful new facility in Berkshire for families. What's at the play area at California Country Park? The play area is a large play space which is suitable for both younger and older children. If you have been to California Country Park previously the pirate ship is still at the park, it's just had a make over and is now bright red. The play space is split into two areas - The Sensory Garden and The Wild Wood. There is an…
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Playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre

Playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre

There are two brilliant playgrounds at The Pinewood Centre in Wokingham Without - one is a wooden adventure playground set in a woodland and the other is train themed and next to the Pinewood Miniature Railway but neither are far apart from one another, so you could play in both whilst visiting. In addition there is the Pinewood Trim Trail (see picture below), which is a free wooden fitness trail for 12 years plus which can be found near Dickie’s Pond. The wooden adventure playground is large, with lots of play equipment including a giant rope climbing frame, wooden obstacle…
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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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