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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Reading, Berkshire

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Reading in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 159 Reading parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Dinton Activity Centre

  • Hurst
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dinton Activity Centre is located within Dinton Pasture Country Park on Black Swan Lake. This centre offers local residents and visitors to the Wokin...

Dinton Pastures Country Park

  • Wokingham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dinton Pastures Country Park is an award-winning play space that offers educational events and activities! There’s something for everyone, regardless...

Monkey Mates

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre has built a fantastic reputation for being a fun and enjoyable place to come with children to play or to have a great...

Wellington Country Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s so much to do at Wellington Country Park you can stay over at the campsite to ensure you get to see and do everything! Ideal for families, th...

California Country Park

  • Finchampstead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

California Country Park is the perfect place for a family stroll.  Set in 100 acres covering Long Moor in Finchampton, children, parents and dogs can...

Basildon Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion and has a lovely surrounding parkland which was rescued from ruin for future posterity by Lord and La...

Beale Park

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set by The Thames, Beale Park makes the most of its stunning backdrop by offering plenty of opportunity for guests to enjoy the scenery in the beauti...

Active Tots

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Active Tots, located within a converted barn set in wonderful rural surroundings, is a warm and friendly haven for pre-school children and their pare...



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Pope's Meadow

  • Bracknell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Originally part of the historic grounds of Pope's Manor where the 18th century poet Alexander Pope spent part of his childhood, the park is managed t...

Warburg Nature Reserve

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Warburg Nature Reserve is a great place to bring the family to enjoy and learn about nature is this remote and peaceful place. There is a resident wa...

Stonor Park

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Fancy a relaxing day out in Henley-on-Thames? Stonor Park offers the perfect combination of stunning gardens and wildlife park, a historic house (ope...

Wonder Woods at Stonor

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

This is a site of incredible historic importance and natural beauty. Still, when you’ve got kids it helps if those are served with extra zip wire! Co...

Bucklebury Farm Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Whatever the weather, getting outside into a green space can boost health, wellbeing and mood. So don’t let grey skies or frosty mornings put you off...

Westmorland Park

  • Bracknell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Westmorland Park consists of grassy areas, shrub beds, mature parkland trees and a balancing pond managed by Thames Water. Facilities include a child...

Shepherd Meadows

  • Sandhurst
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A wide variety of recreational activities is catered for at Shepherd Meadows and neighbouring Sandhurst Memorial Park via the network of paths and se...

The Look Out Discovery Centre

  • Bracknell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Do you or your family get a kick out of solving puzzles, or are you fascinated by learning how things work? If so then you’ll love The Look Out Disco...

Kidwells Park

  • Maidenhead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The vast yet friendly Kidwells Park's latest feature, The Waterfall, features a bridge, ornamental planting and is lit up at night! It's an enchantin...

Braywick Nature Centre

  • Maidenhead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Braywick Nature Centre, working together with Groundwork South, offers a community hub that promotes awareness of the natural environment, with walks...

Riverside Gardens and Play Area

  • Maidenhead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Riverside Gardens and Play Area offers a family cafe, crazy golf and a range of sturdy, multi age suited children's play equipment as well as natural...

Ray Mill Island

  • Maidenhead
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

At Ray Mill Island one of the island's main draws for kids is the aviary and guinea pig enclosure, where they can see the creatures playing and bombl...

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