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.
Unique family-friendly things to do in Berkshire
March 16, 2022
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
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
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
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