Donnington Castle, West Berkshire
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Free Activities for Summer 2015 in Berkshire

During these times of austerity, recreational activities can be the first part of the family budget to take a hit. While it seems that most of Berkshire is spending long hot summer days roller-coastings at Legoland and swimming-the-rapids at Coral Reef, the outlook for some can feel bleak. Without the funds for theme parks and […]

July 24, 2015 0
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Family Walking in Berkshire

“There’s nothing for kids to do around here”. How many times have we heard this? Once you’ve done the theme parks, bowling and cinema, what’s left? From the North Hampshire Downs in West Berkshire through Swinley Forest to Windsor Great Park in the East. There are so many places to discover and hours of walking, […]

June 11, 2014 0
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Donnington Castle

Just north of Newbury, in West Berkshire, is a quiet little spot that is not only a beautiful place to spend the day, but perfect for flying kites and steeped in history. Donnington Castle provides views across Lambourn Valley, including Newbury and its racecourse. Entry to the car park is (currently) free and there is […]

August 11, 2013 0
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Braywick Nature Reserve

Hidden between the M4 and Maidenhead town centre is the lovely Braywick Nature Reserve and playground. A short walk of the area can be found in Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. It gives a great introduction to the reserve, taking you through all the best the park has to offer. On the map you will see “V” […]

July 20, 2012 0
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Down to the Woods Today

If you go Down to the Woods Today Our regular walk in the woods has been a favourite since we first discovered it a year ago. We were introduced to Mill Pond (not to be confused with its more urban namesake 2.5 miles directly North West) by the book Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. This is a […]

April 24, 2012 0
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Dorney Olympic Rowing Lake

Accomodation Timetable of Events Nearby Attractions Eton Dorney Lake construction work for the London 2012 Olympics is expected to be completed on time and on budget. The venue of the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and flat-water canoeing events near Windsor in Berkshire/Buckinghamshire is expected to attract 30,000 visitors a day. A visit to Dorney Lake […]

February 19, 2012 0
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Country Parks and Nature Reserves

Berkshire is dotted with many Nature Reserves and Country Parks, not only in rural areas but nestled in the most unexpected places, such as Jubilee River, between Slough and Maidenhead, or Swinley Forest which virtually surrounds Bracknell. Our county is a uniquely picturesque place with many beautiful areas ripe for exploring, from The North Wessex […]

January 6, 2012 9
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Walking to Keep Fit

Getting fit, and staying healthy, doesn’t have to be hard. There is an easy way to do it. Almost anyone can do it, it fits into any schedule, and it can be done alone or with a partner. It isn’t a miracle cure, but at times it sure seems like it. Once you start walking […]

January 5, 2012 0
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Swinley Forest

Swinley Forest, near Bracknell, is the perfect place to start your adventure. Mountain bikes are available for hire, if you don’t have your own. There are several miles of mountain bike trails and nice straight paths for more leisurely cycling. The forest is also the home of Go Ape where, if you’re brave enough, and […]

January 1, 2012 5
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