It’s the EASTER bank holiday weekend, the time of year when parents have school vacations to fill and are looking for fun new things to do and places to visit.
And, like the sun Should bathe most parts of the UK as people enjoy a four day break, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the area.
Besides the natural parks that have welcomed visitors for generations, there are many historic buildings as well as modern and exciting attractions to visit this Easter weekend.
Here is our selection of places to go:
- Go Ape, Bracknell or Black Park
Challenge yourself by climbing the tall trees or swing from the platforms and enjoy the zip line.
As an adrenaline-fueled outdoor adventure park, Go Ape offers a hassle-free family day out. With a range of activities to choose from including zip lines, tree top adventures, segways and an ax throwing activity.
For more visit https://goape.co.uk/locations
2. Beale Wildlife Park
Brimming with wildlife and walking trails, it’s a no-brainer if you’re looking for a day out this weekend.
There’s an Easter trail and new animals to see. Children can enjoy the new inflatable slide and new experiences with animals are offered.
The outdoor wildlife park is set in 35 acres of land on the banks of the River Thames near Pangbourne, Reading.
Click here for more https://bealepark.org.uk/latest-visitor-information/
3. North Farm, Maidenhead
This popular arts center in the heart of Maidenhead has ‘Easter covered’ with plenty of activities for the little ones.
Create and decorate chocolate eggs and lollipops with frostings and candies – will you be giving your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!
The event is part of the Quest Family Fest 2022 where Nordern Farm is hosting two weeks of events in April.
4. Shrek the Musical
South Hill Park’s rendition of Shrek the Musical plays this Easter weekend.
You can see the iconic movie in real life at this historic Bracknell theatre. The show is based on the Oscar-winning hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.
Unlikely hero Shrek and his wisecracking friend Donkey, lead a group of fairytale misfits – rejected by petty terror Lord Farquaad – on an adventure to save a feisty princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
If you’re looking to laugh, book your tickets here https://uk.patronbase.com/_SouthHillPark/Productions/Q402/Performances
5. Pirates Landing, Soft Game
A brand new soft play center has opened in Wokingham in time for the Easter weekend.
Pirates Landing Wokingham soft play center opened at Elms Field last weekend with a new cafe offering delicious lunches and snacks
Sarah Morgan, Assistant Commercial Property Manager, said: “We are truly delighted to welcome Pirates Landing to our regeneration of Elms Field. Although their initial opening was delayed by the pandemic, it’s an amazing business well worth the wait. We are sure they will be a real hit with local families for years to come. ”
To visit: https://pirateslanding.co.uk/pirates-landing-wokingham/ for more information.
6. LEGOLAND Windsor
Berkshire’s largest theme park, Legoland, has launched its LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures attraction.
There are three major new rides, including the UK’s first Flying Theater Ride! Easter weekend is the perfect time to visit this theme park with tickets from £32.
7. RedKangaroo Trampoline Park Play
Step through our doors into a world of the bouncy, brightest and craziest trampolines, inflatables, slides and vaulting pits!
Come explore RedKangaroo’s Reading’s 36,000 square feet of jumping fun. The park is equivalent to no less than 12 tennis courts and is home to dodgeball courts, Wipeout, Ninja Warrior, tumble tracks and a bouncing basketball!
Blast your way through a series of connected trampolines and tumbling tracks and show off your best jumps, then climb and zoom down our awesome slides. There’s even a Ninja Warrior Course, where you can really put your obstacle course skills to the test!
8. Liquid Leisure, Windsor
The number one activity and water sports park in the world is located in Windsor. Liquid Leisure is home to Europe’s largest water park and the first official Ninja Warrior UK water park.
With options like wakeboarding on our world-leading cabled watersports lake, climbing our floating obstacle courses, enjoying our boat activities, relaxing on Berkshire’s largest resort, enjoying sports and entertainment live in our bar, there is something for everyone.
To visit: https://windsor.liquidleisure.com/
9. Caversham Lakes, Reading
Similar to Liquid Leisure, why not try Caversham Lakes which has its own private island. Bask in the sun and have a drink or two, or take a walk on the nature trail.
Caversham Lakes has something for everyone from open water swimming, stand up paddle boarding, water park and a family beach. This weather is perfect for splashing around.
10. Discover Windsor
You may have lived in Berkshire all your life, but have you ever really visited Windsor properly. Hop aboard the Tootbus Windsor for an entertaining open top bus tour of ‘London’s Country Estate’, the quintessentially British and royal town of Windsor. If you
The iconic Windsor Castle, located in the heart of this picturesque district, has been the family home of British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 and Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank there on October 12, 2018.
The bus tour also passes by the illustrious Eton College which has seen many well known former students including 20 British Prime Ministers, Royals such as Princes William and Harry and famous actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. .
11. Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell
There is a range of exhibits your children can enjoy to stimulate their brains.
The forest-themed exhibit is home to a whole range of wild insects, amphibians and reptiles. The insect enclosure is labeled with fun facts about the creatures so you can see what they are and learn a little more about each one.
Kids can also become part of The Look Out construction team by helping to build a house. This activity requires teamwork!
Test your putting skills at Binfield’s Mini Golf Course and Adventure Park.
There are three adventure golf areas for the family to choose from, with polar, jungle and, opening spring 2022, desert!
Navigate through each course and learn about the changing global environment. You’ll encounter plenty of animals along the way, from penguins on the Ice Island to camels in the desert, but watch out for Hippo’s hungry teeth!
To visit https://golfplex.co.uk/
13. Delta Force Paintball
Fancy something a little more exciting and adrenaline-pumping? So why not challenge the family to paintball. Located at junction 8/9 of the M4, just west of London, this paintball center is set in 100 acres of beautiful woodland in the heart of Berkshire.
Delta Force Paintball also offers a paintball experience for children ages seven and up.
You will be equipped with the latest paintball equipment after choosing the theme you want to play.
To visit; https://www.paintballgames.co.uk/
14. All About Dogs Exhibition, Newbury
If you love dogs, you must visit this unique attraction this weekend.
Bring your dog to Newbury Showground in Berkshire from Sunday April 17th until Bank Holiday Monday April 18th for a weekend filled with exciting arena exhibits, expert advice, shopping and plenty to do – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of human fun too!
To visit https://www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk for more information
15. Forest Springs, the lexicon
Head to Bracknell this weekend to visit the only Easter pop-up event in town.
The Lexicon has been transformed into an aquatic extravaganza with breathtaking art installations and immersive activities from Wednesday April 6th to Saturday April 16th.
In addition to “As Water Falls”, there are a host of other activities and art installations for visitors to the Lexicon.