Basildon Park (4 miles)
An impressive Georgian mansion surrounded by glorious parkland, with woodland trails and garden games outside, Eye Spy trail inside and baking demonstrations in their 1950s kitchen! Fun and interesting.
Dinton Pastures Country Park (8 miles)
Dinton Pastures Country Park
Huge park offering lakes, meadows and rivers for exploration, plus a multi activity centre and adventure playground. Incorporates a proper 9 hole golf course please note not crazy or mini golf though beginners welcome.
Warburg Nature Reserve (8 miles)
Warburg Nature Reserve
Nature reserve with bird hides, a visitor centre with wildlife explorer backpacks and a picnic area. Dogs are welcome if kept on the leash. Free to visit. Plenty to see whatever the season.
Wellington Country Park (9 miles)
Wellington Country Park
350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities including adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, miniature railway, enchanted forest, maze, crazy golf plus more besides! Family events held throughout the season too.
California Country Park (10 miles)
California Country Park
In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a large adventure play area, great nature walks in the ancient bog and woodland replete with natural wildlife!
The Nature Discovery Centre (11 miles)
The Nature Discovery Centre
Set amid Thatcham Lake and reedbeds. Enjoy lakeside walks, feed the ducks and let off steam in our adventure playgrounds! Explore the interactive wildlife and natural history displays and games in our Centre and enjoy organic refreshments in our cafe.
The Vyne (12 miles)
House and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the play area which is one of a kind!
Pope's Meadow (12 miles)
Come and explore this 13.7 hectare park where 18th Century poet Alexander Pope spent much of his childhood! The parkland is a Local Wildlife Site and includes a pond, copse and open grassland in addition to an outdoor children's play area. Picnic tables and benches are also located throughout the site.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (13 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks
Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
Shepherd Meadows (14 miles)
As neighbouring sites on the River Blackwater in Sandhurst, the children's play area, multi-sport area and skate park at the Memorial Park, combined with a network of paths around the rare habitats of Shepherd Meadows, ensure that a great day out will be had by all!
Kidwells Park (15 miles)
3 hectares of green space featuring a children's play area, sports areas and a park for skating and BMX. Their latest feature is the waterfall bridge, which is lit up at night! Buggy and wheelchair friendly with evenly surfaced paths.
Braywick Nature Centre (15 miles)
Braywick Nature Centre
Family friendly nature centre promoting awareness of the natural environment. Displays and exhibitions on local history, wildlife, and sustainability. Plenty to see and do, including adventures with Chase the squirrel, and hainging out in the tipi! Free to visit.
Westmorland Park (15 miles)
Come and enjoy some peace and quiet in this calm rural setting and bring the children for a fun day out! This welcoming park of nearly 9 hectares is located to the north-east of Bracknell where a wide variety of activities are catered for through its paths, open spaces, play area and pavilion.
Riverside Gardens and Play Area (16 miles)
Riverside Gardens and Play Area
Offers crazy golf and children's play area with plenty of features as well as natural green space, outdoor seating and a cafe. Not bad!
Ray Mill Island (16 miles)
Ray Mill Island
A charming island accessible by pedestrian bridge, offering aviary and guinea pig enclosure, adventure play area, picnic facilities and cafe, plus Salmon Ladder and historic mill stone at the weir and stream.
Cliveden Gardens and Maze (17 miles)
Cliveden Gardens and Maze
Significant collection of immaculately landscaped themed gardens, plus boat rides, family trail, guided tour and Gas Yard Cinema presentation, plus the lovely Storybook Play Den where kids can search the woods for hand carved storybook characters!
The Rye (18 miles)
The region's second largest park features a huge adventure playground, football pitches, permit fishing and family size pleasure craft for hire. Children will love the little waterfall!
The Thames Valley Adventure Playground (18 miles)
The Thames Valley Adventure Playground
provides opportunities for children with all types of special need and their families to experience the fun and freedom of adventure play in a stimulating and supportive environment. 2½ acres of indoor/outdoor activities, including swings and roundabouts accessible to people using wheelchairs,...
Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (18 miles)
Cocksherd Bluebell Wood
A pleasant local nature reserve known locally as Bluebell Wood for it's expansive displays of that flower in April. A nice walk and a a great backdrop for family photos, but quite isolated with no manmade features.
The Royal Landscape (20 miles)
The Royal Landscape
35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland full of beauty and colour. A good venue for plenty of different family activities. Children under 6 get in free. Dogs are welcome.
Brickfields Country Park (20 miles)
Brickfields Country Park
Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, this country park is less than eight acres in size, making it one of the smallest in the country, but well worth a visit.
Penn Woods (21 miles)
Come explore amongst the 200 year old trees, go minibeast hunting, leaf collecting, pond dipping, ladybird spotting or just see if you can find your way out again: ideal for explorer picnics! Activity pack available too.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (21 miles)
South Oxford Adventure Playground
A supervised playground aimed at children aged 7 to 15 featuring elaborate climbing frames, wooden play structures and more set out as an assault course. You must complete a simple registration to use the playground.
North Downs Way National Trail (21 miles)
North Downs Way National Trail
A 153 mile (246km) National walking Trail offering some of the finest scenery in South East England. Watch ferries cross the channel, discover churches, abbeys and castles, visit beautiful villages and more. A number of circular walks available.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden (21 miles)
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden
This Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World: there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests!
Black Park Country Park (22 miles)
Black Park Country Park
Green Flag awarded parkland with flat trackways great for prams, cycles and skates and a free children’s woodland adventure play area with equipment suitable for toddlers and younger children.
Langley Park (22 miles)
Family trails, orienteering, visitor centre and a fantastic adventure playground with wooden houses, tunnels and slides, see saws and swings, and natural landscape features to climb on. The dog's welcome too!
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (23 miles)
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park
There's so much to do! You can walk, cycle, play or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our cafe and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.
Bernwood Butterfly Trail (23 miles)
Bernwood Butterfly Trail
Follow an hour and a half way marked trail around the forest, discovering impressively favoured habitats for butterflies throughout the vast areas of mixed woodland. With the birds and other flora and fauna too this is a natural joy you can enjoy for free.
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway (24 miles)
Denham Country Park (25 miles)
Denham Country Park
Alive with birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers, this park is a real treat and the visitor centre will help you plan your day, give you maps and tell you how to use your river dipping net kit!
Wendover Woods (26 miles)
Children are happy exploring in the undergrowth, hiding in trees and riding bikes, there is an adventurous children's play area set in the middle of the forest suitable for children up to 12 years old, with swings, slides, climbing frames and a challenging ropes trail.
Stoke Park (26 miles)
Includes an 18th century walled garden, a boating pond; paddling pool; terrific crazy golf course; a children's play area and more. Playground suitable for 4 to 8 year olds.
Waddesdon Manor (26 miles)
Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Manor
has so much to offer young people: beautiful, safe grounds and space to explore, living history, opportunities for learning and fun both outdoors and in. Highlights include the Woodland Playground, Explorer Trails around the gardens, the Children's shop, and the Aviary.
Vale Park (26 miles)
A play area for younger kids as well as a 'teen' play area, new tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a bowls green. There is also a skatepark facility, but the park still remains a green and tranquil place close to the town centre.
Chenies Manor (26 miles)
Child friendly, though we only recommend it for less boisterous children, with fascinating architecture, beautifully crafted gardens and yew and turf mazes to enjoy. It may intrigue older kids that there is supposedly a haunted staircase!
RHS Garden Wisley (27 miles)
RHS Garden Wisley
has over 200 acres including woodland garden, Winter and Mediterranean Walks, and a tropical glasshouse the size of 10 tennis courts! There 25,000 different plants: which one is your favourite?!
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve (27 miles)
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve
41 hectares of land, water, woodland and open space. A perfect spot to come for a picnic, fun in the play area, a drink at the cafe or just a run around in the sunshine.
The Leys (29 miles)
Super adventure playground with a seasonal paddling pool for the smaller ones. Also boasts tennis courts, a skate park and seasonal crazy golf.
Painshill Park (29 miles)
An 18th century Georgian landscape with an exciting range of Fun Family and Kids Only events throughout the year. During the school holidays there are adventures and craft workshops for families to enjoy
Hatchlands Park (29 miles)
Home of Wizard Wix's Willow Warren, the all natural adventure area for children. Also boasts Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers, and more besides. Tours available.
Northala Fields Park (30 miles)
Northala Fields Park
with 2 adventure playgrounds, 6 fishing lakes, 3 wildlife ponds, a hidden art project and a modern visitor centre with refreshment and loo facilities, this place ticks all the boxes for a traditional family day out.
College Lake Nature Reserve (30 miles)
College Lake Nature Reserve
Get back to nature at this reserve, with over 1000 species recorded, there is always something to see. Wildlife Centre with exhibition, trails to follow and a Bee Centre to investigate.
Cassiobury Park (30 miles)
There is lots to do with children in Cassiobury Park and most of it will cost you absolutely nothing! Swings, numerous climbing frames and slides, a granite stone maze and even a trampoline and zip wire are all on offer, and there is a younger style play ground for the smalls too!
Whippendell Woods (30 miles)
Get back to basics with a nature ramble through some ancient woodland, it's free, it's healthy, and if you've got picnic weather that's a whole day, there! It's famous for its stunning bluebells between the last week of April and the first week of May.
Brent Lodge Park (30 miles)
Brent Lodge Park
With an adventure playground, family maze, and the always popular and well stocked animal centre, this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen! Highlights for small kids include The Butterfly House, prairie dogs and riverside woodland with seasonal fleets of colourful dragonflies!
Ashridge Estate (31 miles)
Wonderful landscape for walking (and running!), with splendid views and fun interactive games in their Visitor Centre for the kids.
Bushy Park (31 miles)
The second largest of the Royal Parks, home to iconic landscaping, free roaming deer, a great children's adventure playground including sandpit and seasonal events.
Polesden Lacey (33 miles)
Highlights for kids include period dress up, nature trails, playground, loaner binoculars for the bird hides and a great range of exciting family activities and events on offer during school holidays.
Kew Gardens (RBG) (33 miles)
Kew Gardens (RBG)
is a world renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Tilehurst with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Berkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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