Lagoona Park Jetski Centre
Distance: 2.29 miles
For the big kids who love speeding through the water and are not afraid to get very wet, Lagoona Park offers a thrilling experience with jet-skis on their huge racing track in their beautiful 25 acre lake and park area. See further information online for bookings and what offers they have for families and groups.
Wellington Country Park
Distance: 2.96 miles
Wellington Country Park is 350 acres of beautiful countryside for safe, open air, fun-filled adventures for all the family. Facilities and attractions especially suited for children include adventure play areas, a toddler’s area, sandpits, slides, miniature railway, animal farm and petting barn, nature trail maze, enchanted forest, water play, 9 holes of crazy golf and loads more play equipment to climb on and in. For the more placid adventure, within the woodlands, there are four nature trails to follow, taking in sights of our vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat. One trail allows you to get up close and personal to our resident herd of Red and Fallow deer. Open in Spring through to Autumn, see the link below for more details on opening times.
Museum of Reading
Distance: 5.27 miles
Reading Museum & Town Hall is a fine example of Victorian gothic architecture and with eleven galleries displaying a fascinating range of objects from collections and an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions there is something for all the family to explore. Also home to the Concert Hall with the superb Father Willis Organ you might just catch one of the numerous events from classical music to comedy being held all year round.
Distance: 5.34 miles
Reading Abbey was founded by king Henry I in the town of Reading in Berkshire in 1121. It came to an end in 1539 when king Henry VIII dissolved all the monasteries in England. Some of the church and the buildings used by the monks remain as ruins, three other buildings have continued in use to the present day. Much of the layout of the monastery is followed by the present day street pattern.
Distance: 9.45 miles
One of the top rated Reading attractions, Beale Park's the place to be with fun, adventure, animals, gardens and activities on the banks of the picturesque River Thames. The Park is home to a diverse collection of animals including: ring-tailed lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, yellow mongoose, river hogs, monkeys, goats and numerous small mammals in our Pet's Corner. Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, Beale Park is not only home to an exciting mix of animals and attractions; but it also offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature at its best with a variety of gardens, sculptures, trails and lakes to enhance your visit.
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Distance: 12.05 miles
The Look Out is a great day out for all the family, with the main attraction being the interactive science exhibition which has over 90 activities where everyone can get their hands stuck in to understanding science. Also boasting an adventure play area and being set in 1000 hectares of woodland there is plenty to keep kids and big kids entertained come rain or shine.
Distance: 15.05 miles
There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece for the British social calendar. Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, offering to visitors an exceptional experience. Take in the expanse of the grand entrance, extensive variety in racing events and the fine dining experience.
Distance: 16.83 miles
Legoland Windsor Resort theme park, aimed at 3-12’s, is an inspirational park where the kids are the heroes. It's a family attraction where the fun never stops and with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a unique family experience. Prepare for a soaking on the wet and wild water rides, follow a pirate trail that'll leave you wetter than walking the plank or join a Viking fleet where you'll battle sea monsters and rough waters. Little ones will also love making a splash in the fountains at Waterworks and many interactive rides put you, quite literally, in the driving seat.
Windsor Great Park
Distance: 17.53 miles
The Great Park is an ever more popular destination for recreational activity, with over two and a half million people visiting every year to run, walk or ride. Windsor Great Park, managed by the Crown Estate, was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest, the 2,020 hectares of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, is a varied landscape of formal gardens, woodland and open grassland. The stunning landscape is enhanced by the scattering of great ancient oaks for which the Great Park and its forest are renowned for. With a vast array of wildlife and places to explore the park is a great day out for all the family.
Distance: 18.52 miles
The Savill Garden is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. It is a garden to celebrate the beauty of gardening in this country and is not over-shadowed by a stately property or botanical message it is just there to be enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. Developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens, The Savill Garden was created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill. It began as a woodland garden, with native oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, but has since evolved by incorporating many new plants over the yeas. A fantastic opportunity for photographers.
Distance: 22.29 miles
Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse roller coaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline-fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.