There is always a little more free time available in summer, whether you are taking a week or 2 off to take care of the kids – or you are just looking to enjoy some sunshine. We have put together a list of activities that you may want to enjoy with the kids over the school holiday period. There are lots of things to do Berkshire based and near there, so you can be sure you will have a great time.
Visit Windsor Castle
This is perfect for anyone who has any interest whatsoever in the Royal family and is still a great day out even if you don’t. It’s the oldest castle in the world that still has occupants and is one o the official residences of the Queen herself. You can get a great sense of history and look at the apartments that hosted the likes of George IV and Charles II.
Go to Legoland Windsor
Pretty much everything at Legoland is made up of those colourful bricks that we have all come to know and love, apart from the rides of course. They even have a fab beach party during summer months where the kids can meet characters such as Sea Captain and Shark Guy. You can also check out the likes of Drench Towers and Splash Safari in the outdoor water area. It’s lots of fun for all ages.
The Living Rainforest
You might think you need to spend a fortune to explore a rainforest, but in actual fact – you don’t need to leave Berkshire. If you choose to go on a day out to the Living Rainforest you will encounter over 700 types of plants and animals. You will find all kinds of free roaming animals too such as lizards, water dragons, butterflies and more. There is even a 2 headed sloth to make friends with. You can also expect to be educated on the eco system of rainforests and how important it is in terms of supporting everyday life.
The Nature Discovery Centre
If you want to take a walk on the wild side – then you will love the Nature Discovery Centre which is in Thatcham. It’s for all ages, and you will find all kinds of great wildlife displays as well as play areas, walks by beautiful lakesides and more. You can learn all about the history, and you can also see what lives in the lake via the fish tanks.
This is one for those of you who like an adventure. With Go Ape (which is in Bracknell) – you can take part in high rope activities. There are 3 of those, as well as ziplines, bridges that are on the wiggly side, as well as a fantastic Tarzan swing. You can swing into adventure with this great day out.
If you are looking for things to do this summer in or around the Berkshire area, we hope we have given you some great ideas.