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Unique family-friendly things to do in Berkshire

March 16, 2022

Keen to explore the British countryside? Berkshire is home to historic Windsor Castle, the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a host of unique activities for the whole family – all close to Coworth Park.
Trained hawk, used in the sport of falconry, stands perched on the trainer's gloved hand.

Falconry fun

Popular with the masses during medieval times, falconry became known as the sport of kings after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, when nobles banned commoners from hunting. Live a day as a king at Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre in Bracknell, a 20-minute drive from Coworth Park. Here, the family falconry session brings you up close to owls, kestrels and hawks, and includes a tour of the centre and a chance for children to become mini falconers for the day, preparing food, weighing the birds and having a hand in training them. 

Moss End Garden Village, Maidenhead Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EJ

One for the record books

If your little one dreams of becoming the next Katherine Jenkins, then consider recording a song at Creative Control Studio in Bracknell, a 25-minute drive from the hotel. Here, during a two-hour session you can write and record your favourite tunes with a team who will help structure your composition, provide musicians or supply instruments for you to play. Prefer to record a popular cover? The team can also source a backing track to sing along to, making sure you have your own digital copy or CD to take home as a memento. 

South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA

Condenser Microphone In Recording Studio
St George's Chapel Great West Window

Glass class

St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle dates back to 1475 and features a beautiful stained glass window above the altar where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. If glasswork inspires you and your family, a visit to Enchanting Glass Designs is only a 30-minute drive from Coworth Park. The studio specialises in fused glass – the art of melting glass in a kiln – and hosts sessions for children keen to follow in the footsteps of famous glass artists such as Dale Chihuly.  

Heathlands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3AW

Off to the races

For fans of seven times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, experiencing how he found his early race stripes is one the whole family can enjoy at the indoor race track TeamSport in nearby Reading. Don a helmet and suit before jumping in a go-kart to hurtle around the two-tier track. Monitor your personal best times and get tips from the pros before heading back out onto the track to hone your racing line. Trophies are presented at the finish, so everyone’s a winner. 

Cradock Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0EE

Kennet Horse Boat Company

Horsing around

Children love meeting Monty and Drummer, a Welsh Cob Shire Cross and Clydesdale Cob Cross, as they take turns pulling a narrowboat down the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.  Experience the commute of yesteryear in a narrowboat painted in the traditional roses and castles style, and enjoy scones, jam and clotted cream with a quintessentially British pot of tea. The Kennet Horse Boat Company’s two-hour tours commence from the village of Kintbury.

Kintbury Lock, Berkshire RG17 9UT

For children with energy to spare, Coworth Park’s seven playrooms are filled with games, toys and activities that are sure to keep them entertained.


Coworth Park

The scenic route to five-star bliss. Coworth Park offers idyllic relaxation in many guises, from a rural detox to an indulgent, romantic escape. Here you’ll find an experience to refresh every sense within our welcoming oasis of calm.

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