Family Days Out in Berkshire

Perched on London’s doorstep is the beautiful county of Berkshire. With unique attractions, from royal castles to thrilling theme parks and tropical rainforests, there are plenty of fascinating destinations perfect for a fun-filled family day out. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best family-friendly things to do in Berkshire.

Explore Windsor Castle

Winsor Castle

Regal Windsor Castle continues to be one of Berkshire’s most popular tourist attractions.

Over the years, this 11th-century castle has been home to an impressive 40 monarchs, including our late Queen Elizabeth II, making it a fantastic place for families to visit and learn all about its rich history.

Open year-round, the castle hosts a wealth of family-friendly activities your little ones will love. Take the free family multimedia tour guided by Scorch the Dragon or learn all about the importance of castles and the life of Queen Victoria on one of the many activity trails.

Don’t forget to head over to St George’s Chapel before you leave to catch a glimpse of the Changing of the Guard. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic on the castle grounds while you admire the beautiful view. 

Go Horse Riding at Tally Ho Stables

Tally Ho Stables offers unforgettable horse rides throughout the scenic Windsor Great Park, offering routes suitable for all experience levels, from complete novices to horse-riding pros.

Your family will experience the ride of a lifetime as you leisurely canter through some of Berkshire’s most picturesque parkland, including Swinley Park, Queen Anne’s Ride, and of course, Windsor Great Park.

When you’re finished, take the family for a tasty lunch at the Savill Garden Kitchen. 

Take a Trip to Legoland

Legoland Windsor

With more than 55 rides and attractions to explore, your kids will be spoilt for choice when you visit Legoland Windsor Resort. From thrilling rollercoasters to haunted houses and fun animation areas, there is something everyone can enjoy. 

Take a tour of the park on the Legoland® Express, ride a dragon through a medieval castle, or discover a lost underwater city in your very own submarine. Whether you stay for the day or an entire weekend, you’ll be sure to make unforgettable memories together. 

Go on the River Thames Boat Cruise 

Thames Boat Cruise

Flowing around the northern edge of Berkshire, the River Thames is one of the best places to witness the true beauty of this county.

Breathe in the fresh country air as you and your family glide past iconic landmarks, such as Windsor Castle and Eton College, and set your kids the challenge of seeing how many of the 125 species of fish they can spot swimming beneath the surface. 

You can book a public cruise, opt for a private charter, or self-driven boat hire, depending on the type of experience you’re seeking. Most companies set sail from various locations throughout Berkshire, including Windsor, Maidenhead, and Henley.

Visit the Look Out Discovery Centre

If you have young children who love learning about science and nature, the Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell is the place to visit.

Here your little ones can meet a range of rare insects and amphibians, from marine toads to giant millipedes. If they like getting busy, your kids can help build a house with the Look Out construction crew or build a dam and splash around with boats at the water zone.

With a variety of unusual exhibits, interactive experiences, and over 90 different activities to choose from, your youngsters will be entertained for hours.

Enjoy a Performance at Theatre Royal Windsor

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Windsor is a beautiful Edwardian theatre nestled between Windsor Castle and the River Thames. 

Currently one of Britain’s leading theatres, Theatre Royal Windsor has gained a reputation for its high-quality productions and for having one of the best traditional pantomimes in the country. 

Here families can enjoy the latest productions before they transfer over to the West End. Choose to sing along at a musical, be captivated at a play, or explore behind the scenes on a theatre tour.

Take a Walk Through the Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest

Located near Newbury in the Berkshire countryside, the Living Rainforest allows your children to experience what it’s like to explore an actual rainforest.

Venture beneath the canopy of tropical trees and plants as you make your way around the forest, looking out for over 900 species of animals and plants. From two-toed sloths to armadillos, your kids will get up close with animals they may have never even heard of before.

For memories they will treasure forever, book your child a Keeper Experience, where they can learn what it takes to look after these incredible species.


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