Posted: 20 Jun 2017
#New Home #Area Guide A closer look at family-friendly Egham and the surrounding area
Summer is upon us and there are a plethora of family-friendly activities available in Egham and the surrounding area. You can choose from boat trips to bungee trampolining, horse riding to hands-on art. Read on for more summer holiday ideas.
Lego has called Windsor home since 1996. It’s a fantastic place to come to stimulate imaginations. Children can escape fire-breathing dragons, take a driving test at the LEGO City Driving School and perfect their ninja skills at NINJAGO World.
Address: Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY
Telephone: 0871 2222001
Admission: Tickets from £30pp (when purchased 7+ days in advance). Gate price from £45
Sat against the backdrop of Windsor Great Park, the Virginia Water lake is a beautiful spot to picnic with the family. The lake is surrounded by woodland and walkways, as well as hosting a 100 foot totem pole and an obelisk raised by King George II. Perfect for a long summer day.
Address: Virginia Water, GU25 4QF
Admission: Free. Parking from £2.50
We spend most of our time rushing from one thing to the next. Why not enjoy life in the slow lane for a day? Take your family aboard one of Kris Cruise’s beautiful boats and meander your way along the River Thames.
Address: The Waterfront, Southlea Road, Datchet, SL3 9BU
Telephone: 01753 543930
Admission: Prices start from £24p.h. and £124p.d.
Thorpe Park boasts more than 30 exhilarating rides, attractions and live events. Get your family’s adrenaline pumping with the likes of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, Stealth, The Swarm, Saw – The Ride and Colossus.
Address: Staines Road, Chertsey, KT16 8PN
Telephone: 01932 577123
Admission: Prices start from £29.99, if purchased online more than 5+ days in advance. Gate price from £45.99. Under 3s enter for free.
The Game Lounge
Calling all retro computer games lovers! This niche museum offers a wide selection of games, going all the way back to the 70s. It even includes a game lounge to satisfy all your console needs.
Address: 168e High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HP
Telephone: 01784 409 651
Admission: Adults £4.50 (1hr); children £3.50 (1hr); under 4s free
Windsor Great Park
This beautiful park provides the perfect backdrop for a family walk and picnic and encompasses the famous Deer Park, Valley Gardens and The Savill Garden. Plus, you can even enjoy a spot of horse riding in this picturesque spot.
Address: The Great Park, Windsor, SL4 2HT
Telephone: 01753 860222
Admission: Free. Parking from £2.50
Based in Windsor, Extreme Motion is an energetic playground for children. It offers a multitude of exciting activities, from bungee trampolining to adventuring golf and cycling. Adults can get involved too. It also has a lovely coffee shop on site which overlooks the River Thames.
Address: Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5HZ
Telephone: 01753 830220
Admission: Price varies depending on activity
Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre
The gang at Snowball Farm offer friendly and professional horse riding classes for all ages and experiences. This family-run riding school also host regular dressage, show jumping and cross country competitions. Our top tip: book early for the summer holiday camps.
Address: Dorney Wood Road, Burnham, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 8EH
Telephone: 01628 666222
Admission: Lessons start from £22
This indoor play area is guaranteed to keep your kids entertained, regardless of their age. Kidabulous promotes adventure and discovery and includes a huge four-lane slide, perfect for racing with friends, a six-metre spiral slide, climbing walls, mini go-kart track and a funfair for toddlers. The indoor play area is suitable for children up to 12 years old.
Address: 133-135 Windmill Road West, Sunbury, Surrey, TW16 7AP
Telephone: 01932 500370
Admission: 4 year-olds and over, from £6.45; 1-3 year-olds, from £4.55; under 12 months, free
Hands-On Art Adventures
Visit this Windsor-based studio for some art and ceramics-fuelled fun. There are a wide variety of workshops for both you and your kids to enjoy and an experienced teacher is on hand to guide you through the process.
Address: 42a St Luke’s Road, Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2QQ
Telephone: 01753 206265
Admission: Workshop prices vary, from £8 per child.
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