Berkshire Visitor Attractions
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the 'Historic Properties and Gardens' and 'Nature and Wildlife' pages.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Windsor Castle - "Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle.There's a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit. We suggest between 1½ and 2 hours. The Castle is at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes." "Windsor Castle is fully accessible. It is situated at the top of a steep hill, and long distances have to be covered on site. . .Changing Places facility is available on Engine Court" - www.rct.uk
Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens - "Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park within 40 acres set against the River Thames" - with fun, adventure, animals, gardens, play and activities on the banks of the picturesque River Thames - Lower Basildon, Reading -
Disabled and Pushchair friendly / baby changing. All activities are on ground level with paths around the park and ramps to all areas. The restaurant and shop can be easily accessible by wheelchair. - download their Access Statement from their website www.bealepark.co.uk
Bucklebury Farm Deer & Safari Park - Reading - "a 70-acre farm nestled in the beautiful Pang valley in West Berkshire." "The farm is home to an extensive deer herd with four different breeds including Red deer, Sika, Fallow and Axis. Tractor rides offer visitors special up-close access to this wonderful herd. The farmyard is home to a small herd of rare breed Berkshire Pigs, Pygmy and Anglo-Nubian goats, Alpacas, Donkeys, Shetland Ponies, Lambs and Chickens!" www.buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk
Caversham Lakes - "Caversham Lakes has something for everyone to try, that might even be life changing. Whether this be open water swimming, stand up paddle boarding and aqua park experience, nature trails or just relaxing in a friendly open space. We believe that the great outdoors is to be shared." - family beach , café, Beach Club bar and food
Go Ape Bracknell - "choose between – Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus as well as Forest Segway." "Climb your way around Swinley Forest on the Challenge course and be prepared for 2-3 hours of tree-to-tree obstacles designed to get the adrenaline pumping and the heart thumping." - goape.co.uk
Horse-Drawn Boat Trips - "Our public horse-drawn trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal last from two to three hours and we can operate from Easter to the end of September." - from the Kennet Horse Boat Company at Kintbury Lock, Hungerford - kennet-horse-boat.co.uk
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort - Theme Park rides, attractions, shows and entertainment; and of course lots of LEGO® - Two themed hotels on site - "there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking fleet, join LEGO® divers on a magical underwater adventure and so much more."
Disabled and Pushchair friendly - baby changing facilities see their website, there is a "Changing Places" facility in Heartlake City (note that you will require your own sling to use the hoist facility and a RADAR key) www.legoland.co.uk
The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) - Reading - "England’s most extensive museum dedicated to farming, food, craft, rural life and countryside issues". With a "comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside" - museum exhibition galleries, reading room, café, garden and gift shop - "We have a step free entrance with automatic door to the museum. Entrance to our Archive and Library Reading Room is also step free. The museum is fully wheelchair-accessible with lifts for all stairs. An adult-sized wheelchair is available for free loan during your visit. We have baby changing facilities in our two accessible toilets." - merl.reading.ac.uk