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With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London’s doorstep. A wealth of towns, villages and countryside to explore make this county the perfect antidote to UK city life. To get the most out of your stay, start planning your days out in Berkshire here.

This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour.

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Berkshire is also the birthplace of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, raised in the quaint village of Buckleberry where her parents’ home is still located today. It was in the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire where she spent her school days at St Andrew’s School. Situated on the River Thames, Pangbourne has been cited as the inspiration of many famous authors’ novels including Kenneth Grahame and Jerome K. Jerome.

Full of character, Pangbourne is a great place to visit. Berkshire is also home to many other picturesque towns and villages such as Newbury, HungerfordAscot, Hurley, Cookham, Bray, Littlewick Green, and Waltham St Lawrence. Find out more about towns and villages in the county with our interactive map of Berkshire.

Things to do in Berkshire this weekend

Many of Berkshire's tourist attractions are open all year round so find the best days out in Berkshire with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our Berkshire events guide to find out what's on this week.

Top 10 things to do in Berkshire

For things to do in Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead, Bracknell and other Berkshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to visit at the bottom of the page.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Berkshire

For more about Berkshire, including ideas on days out, where to stay and things to do in Berkshire, browse through the below selection of attractions and towns and villages that collectively make Berkshire such a memorable destination to visit. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Nirvana Spa

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    Spa

    Wokingham

    Christmas Sale 2for1 on selected all-inclusive spa experiences*

  2. Reading Abbey Ruins

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    Museum

    Reading

    The burial place of King Henry I, Reading Abbey celebrated 900 years of history in 2021. The ruins of what would have been one of Europe’s largest medieval buildings can be visited with self guided or with guided tours via Reading Museum.

  3. Thames Valley Wine School Reading

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    Vineyard

    Reading

    Thames Valley Wine School offers tutored wine tastings for people to get more out from their glass! Typical events include Artisan Cheese and Wine Evenings, Champagne events, Fine Wine Masterclasses.

  4. Alexandra Gardens

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    Garden

    Windsor

    Alexandra Gardens is a pretty public garden near the River Thames in Windsor with seating, a bandstand and plenty of grassed areas perfect for picnics.

  5. Time Trap Escape Rooms

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    Escape Room

    Reading

    TimeTrap Escape Rooms are Reading’s 5 star immersive escape games provider located in the heart of Reading, just a two minute walk from Reading train station. TimeTrap sends you back in time to the most important eras to complete quests that rewrite…

  6. Windsor Tourist Guides Ltd

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    Walking Tour

    Windsor

    The best way to experience the sights of this ancient royal town is with one of our professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides. Elite Blue Badge Guides undergo two years of extensive training and represent the ‘gold standard’ of tourist guiding in the…

  7. Windsor Duck Tours

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    Boat Trip

    Windsor

    You haven’t seen Windsor until you’ve seen it by Duck! Laugh, learn and enjoy our 1 hour live guided tour by road and river. Our unique adventure begins in the heart of Windsor, taking in the famous sights before ‘SPLASHDOWN’ into the River Thames,…

  8. St Bartholomew Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Reading

    St Bartholomew Church

  9. Bucklebury Farm Park

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    Farm

    Bucklebury, Reading

    Free tractor and trailer rides, hand feed the tamer members of the herd, lots of animals to pat and feed, indoor-slides, adventure playground, nature trail, picnic area & refreshments.

  10. Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

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    Walking Tour

    Terry set up his guided walks of Reading to pass on his love of local history and culture, Reading’s famous people, its myths and battles, gardens, architecture, gardens, buildings and so much more and also to get himself fitter!

  11. Caversham Lakes

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    Reading

    This beautiful lake offers a wide range of activities from open water swimming, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, aqua park and family beach with an onsite cafe and bar serving food and drinks throughout the day.

  12. Roots Garden Centre

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    Garden Centre

    Thatcham

    Our aim at roots is to provide our customers with a friendly and efficient service at all times. Our highly experienced staff always welcome our customers to come in for ideas and advice.

  13. Lagoona Park

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    Water Based Activities

    Reading

    A 28 acre multi-activity site with an Aqua Park & Paddle Boards currently on our lake making our location a safe fun filled location for families coming to spend the day.

  14. Maidenhead Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Maidenhead

    Established in 1896 Maidenhead Golf Club is a mature course set in lovely rolling parkland where you can glimpse deer in the early morning and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a round of golf in this picturesque part of Berkshire.

  15. The Living Rainforest

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    Garden

    Newbury

    Opening times, prices and how to get to this all weather family attraction. Wander beneath the canopy of this living rainforest & see butterflies and birds

  16. Tootbus Windsor

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    Bus / Coach Tour

    Windsor

    Discover Windsor with a hop-on hop-off bus tour – enjoy spectacular views from the open-top deck of the picturesque town and surrounding countryside whilst listening to entertaining commentary about the history and culture of the area.

  17. Eton College Natural History Museum

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    Museum

    Windsor

    Eton’s hidden gem, this family friendly museum is Berkshire’s only dedicated natural history museum. It houses over 16,000 specimens in atmospheric Edwardian surroundings and has something for all the family.

  18. Reading Museum

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    Museum

    Reading

    Explore ten galleries of historic and artistic objects in Reading’s Victorian Town Hall.

  19. John Logie Motorboats Windsor

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    Boat Trip

    Windsor

    Great fun for all the family. Self-drive motor boats and rowing boats for hire. See the finest views of Windsor Castle from the river.

  20. Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

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    Garden

    Slough

    This Grade 1 registered Garden of Remembrance contains formal and informal water features, a colonnade, rose garden, woodland, rock garden and open parkland with stunning views across the Capability Brown landscape.

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