Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Category: Area Guide
A round-up of the best child-friendly activities
From walking through an indoor tropical rainforest, to passing your Legoland driving test, there’s an endless number of family-friendly attractions located close to our new Oaklands Court development in Earley, Berkshire. We’ve compiled a list of the highlights.
Windsor Castle boasts the title of being both the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. A visit to Windsor includes entry to the awe-inspiring State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. A complimentary family multimedia tour is also available, which brings to life many magical characters.
Address: Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ
Telephone: 0303 123 7334
Tickets: Under 5s, FREE; under 17s, £12.30; adults, £21.20. Family tickets available.
Lookout Discovery Centre
Lookout Discover Centre is the perfect destination for children interested in science. The Centre hosts a wide variety of themed interactive exhibitions such as “Build It”, where children are encouraged to construct a house. There’s also an outdoor playground for kids of all ages.
Address: Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW
Telephone: 01344 354400
Tickets: Under 4s, FREE; children, £5.10; adults, £7.45. Family tickets available.
With an endless supply of engaging and entertaining rides and experiences all based around the world’s most popular toy, it’s of little surprise that Legoland is the most visited theme park in the UK. It’s also great fun for both children and adults alike.
Address: Legoland, Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY
Telephone: 0871 222 2001
Tickets: 2018 prices due to be released shortly.
Situated next to The River Thames, this 30 acre outdoor wildlife park has long been a firm favourite among local families. The park’s attractions include farm animals, play areas, beautiful gardens and a train ride.
Address: Lower Basildon, RG8 9NW
Telephone: 0844 826 1761
Tickets: Children, from £4; adults, from £4. Family tickets available
Bucklebury Farm Park
The Bucklebury Farm and Deer Safari Park is a fantastic choice for nature lovers. The park allows children to handle smaller animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, and also permits the bottle feeding of lambs, donkeys and Shetland ponies. Plus, entrance to the Park gives visitors the opportunity to see over 150 deer in their natural habitat.
Address: Bucklebury Farm, Bucklebury, RG7 6RR
Telephone: 0118 971 4002
Tickets: Under 2s, FREE; children, £4.65; adults, £9.95. Family tickets available.
The Living Rainforest
Step into this indoor tropical rainforest and enjoy an amazing array of exotic plants, animals and ecosystems. This one-of-a-kind ecological attraction also boasts an educational centre to teach children (and adults) about the importance of conserving the rainforest.
Address: Hampstead Norreys, RG18 0TN
Telephone: 01635 202444
Tickets: Under 2s, FREE; children, £8.85; adults, £10.95. Family tickets available.
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway has been entertaining generations since opening in 1929, and is the world’s oldest model village. Set in the 1930s, the model village gives visitors a miniature view into what life used to be like in England at the time. While Bekonscot is not strictly located in Berkshire, it’s worth a mention due to its family-friendly set up and the wide variety of scenes depicted such as castles, coal mines and farms.
Address: Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL
Telephone: 01494 672919
Tickets: Under 2s, FREE; children, £6; adults, £10. Family tickets available.
Dinton Pastures Country Park
Dinton Pastures offers outdoor activities such as paddle-boarding, sailing, canoeing and kayaking as part of after-school, weekend and school holiday courses. A great venue for older children and teenagers to let off some steam.
Address: Davis St. Hurst, Wokingham, RG10 0TH
Telephone: 0118 974 6343
Tickets: Course prices vary. See website for more details.
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