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Family Days Out In and Around Berkshire

Looking for things to do with the kids in Berkshire? You will be pleased to know that there is a wealth of family days out in and around Berkshire to keep the young ones entertained. To give you some inspiration we’ve put together our top 8 family days out in Berkshire to help you plan your next family activity.

Finkley Down Farmpark

Bucklebury, Berkshire- 20 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

With so much to do and see, Finkley Down Farm Park is a perfect family day out.  There’s a fantastic time table of hands on activities for your children to enjoy such as feeing lambs, rabbit handling and pony grooming.

For those children that have extra energy, they can burn off some steam in the giant interactive indoor and outdoor play areas.

Opening times: Open every day from 10am to 6pm

Facilities: Free car park, Toddler play area, gift shop, cafe and a picnic area

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The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire- 8 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Home to 700 species of exotic plants and animals, you don’t have to travel far to experience the rainforest. The Living Rainforest is the perfect place to nourish their inquisitiveness and teach them all about the oldest living ecosystem.  You can explore the tropical plant filled glasshouse, where butterflies fly and reptiles roam.

Opening times: Open every day from 10am until 5pm

Facilities: Free onsite car park, cafe, gift shop and an outside picnic area

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4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park

Headley, Hampshire- 6 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Treat the children to a day of fun and adventure where farming and nature go together. There are plenty of kid activities including crazy golf, go karting and the giant inflatable slides, providing your children hours of fun.

Opening times: Open between 14th March and 3rd November between the hours of 10am – 6.30pm

Facilities: Free onsite car park, cafe and an outside picnic area

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Bucklebury Farm Park

Bucklebury, Newbury-  8 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Set in a stunning 74 acre grassland site, Bucklebury Farm Park is a great family day out in the fresh outdoors. Explore the woodland through guided nature trails and get up and close with the roaming animals that surrounded this beautiful farm.

In addition to the animals there are plenty of attractions for your children to enjoy and let off some steam, like go karting, the giant obstacle course and an indoor play area.

Opening times: Open daily from early spring to late autumn between 9.30am and 6pm. During winter months (November, December and January) the park is open from 9.30am until 5pm.

Facilities: Free onsite car park, 5 places to eat including a cafe and a food wagon, gift shop and an outside picnic area

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Marwell Zoo

Winchester, Hampshire- 35 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Home to over 100s of animals, Marwell zoo is the perfect destination to get up and close with wildlife. There are a variety of daily talks and animal feeds where kids can interact with the zoo keepers and meet the animals. Watch the penguins swim around their coves, sneak a peek at the meerkats and look up at the giraffes.

You can explore the 140 acre park on foot or alternatively you can take a train ride around the park.

Opening times: Open daily from 10am

Facilities: Free car park, plenty of places to eat including a cafe and an ice cream hut, gift shop and art gallery and a sheltered picnic area

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Legoland

Windsor, Berkshire- 40 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

If you are looking for a magical day out LEGOLAND park is the ideal destination to ignite their imagination. With over 55 rides and attractions including knights kingdom, pirates shores, and heart lake city, there’s fun around every corner.

Opening times: View their opening times

Facilities:
onsite parking, plenty of places to eat and drink, gift shops and outside eating areas

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The Discovery Centre

Bracknell, Berkshire- 31 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Let your mini explorers go wild and explore the nature reserve where learning and nature go hand in hand.  The discovery centre is surrounded by 1000 of hectares of protected woodland that is owned by the Crown Estate.

Once you’ve experienced the outside, there’s plenty to do on the inside. There are over 90 hands on activities including a science exhibition where your children can launch their own hydrogen rocket or send a huge hot air balloon skyward.

Opening times: Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Facilities:  Paid car park, coffee shop, gift shop and an outside picnic area

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Milestones Museum

Basingstoke, Hampshire- 18 miles from Donnington Valley Hotel

Take a step back in time and learn what life was like historic Hampshire. As you walk through the historic cobbled streets you can remise about some of the old items you enjoyed as a child and share your memories with your children. You will also meet characters in costume along the way. For those children that like to get stuck in they can play in the Post Office and even dress up like a Victorian.

There’s even something for the adults, rekindle your childhood memories and visit the 1940’s sweetshop or enjoy a cold beverage in the Edwardian pub.

Opening times: Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am–4.45pm and weekends between 11am–4.45pm. Closed Mondays.

Facilities:  Free car park, cafe, gift shop and sweetshop

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