There are many wonderful places to visit in Berkshire, many of which you can find on this blog, so make sure you have a good look through the blog posts and see what you can discover. Also, follow on Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook to see our adventures, which are regularly shared. Below you find some places we recommend for a summer holiday in the Royal Borough – The Berkshire Staycation – 25 places you should visit.
The Berkshire Staycation – 25 places you should visit
- Windsor Castle, Windsor
Windsor Castle is home to HRH The Queen and the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The castle has over 1,000 years of Royal history. Click here to find out about visiting the castle.
- The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park
If you walk along The Long Walk you can walk upto The Copper Horse and admire views of Windsor Great Park and Windsor Castle. Click here read about the walking route to The Copper Horse.
- Walk at The Heath at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot
Did you know you can walk at The Heath at Ascot Racecourse and admire views of the grandstand and racecourse? There is also a play area in the centre of The Heath. Remember you can’t walk at The Heath on racedays. Click here to view when races are taking place.
- The Toy Shop at Daniel of Windsor, Windsor
The Toy Shop at Daniel of Windsor is certainly worth a visit. It is a wonderful toy department, packed full of beautiful toys. There are also interactive toys and areas set up throughout the department so you can try out the toys.
- The Cascade and Totem Pole at Virginia Water, Virginia Water
Virgina Water is such a beautiful place to visit for a walk. There are several landmarks on the walk, you can either head to the Water Cascade or Totem Pole or if you have keen walkers you could do both.
- Adventure Mini Golf – Jurassic Golf, Wokingham
- Finchampstead Ridges, Finchampstead
- Wellington Country Park, Reading
Wellington Country Park is a big hit with Berkshire families, it has so much on offer including a miniature railway, water play area, jumping pillow, animal farm and so much more. Click here to discover more.
- Bucklebury Farm Deer & Safari Park, Bucklebury
Bucklebury Farm has a farm to explore, large play area which including pedal go-karts, obstacle course, sandpit and a jumping pillow. You can also take a tractor and trailer ride to feed the deer. Click here for more information.
- Jakes Playworld, Sandhurst
Jakes Playworld is a fantastic place for the family, especially if you have young children. There is absolutely loads to do including jumping pillows, water play, animal petting, role play, lakeside walks, soft play and more. Click here to read about Berkshire Mummies visit.
- (AD) Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Windsor
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts has a full programme for families throughout the Summer holidays. Click here to view all the events Norden Farm have planned this Summer holidays for families.
- A Walk at Hurley Riverside, Hurley
Why not head to Hurley for a walk and picnic by the river. It’s a picturesque location where you can watch boats coming in and out of the lock and feed the birds. Click here to read all about our visit to Hurley.
- Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream, Burnham
You buy ice creams from the hatch window at Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream and eat your ice cream in the paddock next to the animals. There are picnic benches and a small play area. Click here to read about our visit.
- Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead
Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are free to visit. You can watch the boats go in and out of the lock, feed the birds, play in the small play area, find the wooden sculptures and wobbly bridge on the island and watch the water cascading through Boulters Weir. Just down the road from Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island you will also find Riverside Gardens which is also a lovely place to visit.
- The Pinewood Centre, Wokingham Without
The Pinewood Centre has two large play areas; one train themed, the other is a wooden play area. You will also find a lovely woodland walk and the Pinewood Miniature Railway will be running on 15th August 2021, 1.30pm-4pm. The is also a cafe at Pinewood.
- Lily Hill Park, Bracknell
Lily Hill Park is a great for a walk and explore in woodland and open green space. You could have a go at a free orienteering course and have a picnic on the new very long picnic bench. Click here to read all about visiting Lily Hill Park.
- The Egg Shed, Wokingham
The Egg Shed is a fun little trip, where you can pick from a range of eggs, select your egg carton and pay via the honesty box. It’s such a lovely experience for children. Opposite The Egg Shed is Piglittle Field which is a flat walk.
- Snelsmore Common, Newbury
Snelsmore Common gives you the opportunity to explore a number of different walking routes. There is a cafe and a chance to see some wild ponies.
- Donnington Castle, Donnington
Donnington Castle is a wonderful unique place for a picnic and there are walks surrounding the castle ruins.
- Hungerford Wharf, Hungerford
Hungerford Wharf is a picturesque walk along the canal, you can park in the town centre and visit the shops and cafes as part of your visit.
- Dinton Pastures, Wokingham
Dinton Pastures in Wokingham is a fantastic place for a lake side walk, water adventures on the lake and a play in the large play area. You can also scoot and cycle around the lake. There is crazy golf and a busy summer programme of events.
- California Country Park, Wokingham
California Country Park has a fantastic inclusive play area for all ages, which was opened in 2021. There is also a cafe, walks and a paddling pool. To use the paddling pool you need to book tickets online – click here.
- The Look Out, Bracknell
The Look Out has so much to offer families including The Look Out Discovery Centre, Woodland Walks, Go Ape, Den Building, Large Inclusive Play Area, Bike Rides and more. Click here to read about ’10 things to do at The Look Out’.
- Visit Holme Grange Craft Village, Wokingham
Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham is made up of a number of shops and a cafe. The craft village also runs a number of events during the summer holidays. There is plenty for the family to do including Pottery Painting at Pottery Pals, Brickies Club and sewing workshops at Sewisfaction.
- Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead
Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead has a large play area with sandpit. There is a crazy golf and cafe plus riverside walks to enjoy. Riverside Gardens is just down the road from Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island.
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