There is something to see and do at every turn in Berkshire. From magnificent castles to meandering rivers and idyllic downs countryside it is a great place for families to relax. Family Days Out in Berkshire really are abundant and can be great value. Add in some child friendly attractions, busy towns and sleepy villages and you’ve got a great holiday destination. All year round.
Here is a pick of the best Family Days Out in Berkshire.
Who would have thought that a child’s building brick could turn into an amusement park where creativity meets fun! There are over 50 rides and attractions to keep kids of all ages entertained. With interactive activities where they can learn too. Not cheap but a fantastic day out for all the family.
Visit www.legoland.co.uk for more information, opening times, prices and how to get there.
The Living Rainforest
This attraction is a great opportunity for children of all ages to learn about one of the natural wonders of the planet and animal world. And have a fun day out at the same time. There are over 700 species of plants and animals to discover. Including the delightful Goeldi’s monkeys, birds, butterflies, lizards. Plus an elusive but charming sloth named Cinnamon. Marvel at the giant Amazonian water lilies, spectacular orchids and many other rare and interesting plants.
There is also a café, shop and children’s play area too. Visit www.livingrainforest.org for directions, prices and opening times.
Bucklebury Farm Park
This family friendly venue mixes exploring country living with exciting things to do. It will keep children of all ages entertained all day long. There are loads of opportunities for kids to get up close and personal with all types of farm animals. And learn about country ways. You can even be transported from one attraction to another on a tractor and trailer – great stuff!
There are plenty of places to get food and drink and it makes a really different venue for a children’s birthday party.
See www.buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk for full details.
Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens
This wildlife park and gardens on the banks of the River Thames at Pangbourne. It has everything for a family day out. There are lots of charming animals to see including exotic and colourful birds, deer, wallabies, amusing Meerkats and many more. Children are spoilt for choice with several play areas including and aerial cableway for the more adventurous.
Being next to the Thames it is a great place for a picnic. During the summer there are cruises available. It is wheel chair and buggy friendly so no problem taking babies or disabled children and they have special baby-changing facilities too.
Check the website www.bealepark.co.uk for everything you need to know.
Wellington Country Park
All of the above are really places to go for a day visit when you are in the area. However Wellington Country Park, has often been called ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, and caters for families who want to go somewhere for a day, weekend or longer. Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands there are several adventure play areas, a toddler’s area, sand pits, slides, miniature railway (£1.50 extra), animal farm and petting barn (seasonal), nature trail maze, enchanted forest, water play, 9 holes of crazy golf and loads of play equipment to climb on – should keep the kids happy for a while.
However there is a caravan and campsite in the grounds making it perfect for families looking for a camping holiday with the children. Take a look at their website www.wellington-country-park.co.uk for full information.
If you’re visiting Berkshire with kids over Christmas then you need to add a visit to Lapland UK to your break. Heaps of festive fun and almost as good as the real things. Read our full review of Lapland UK for more.
These are just a few of the delights that await you in one of Britain’s most beautiful counties.
What are your favourite Family Days Out in Berkshire? Tell me about them in the comments.