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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. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Racecourse Marina Windsor

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    Marina / Harbour

    Windsor

    Racecourse Marina is one of the premier marines in the Thames Valley. We aim to provide service and facilities of the highest standards in order to make your boating a pleasurable experience.

  6. 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.

  7. Bray Lake Watersports

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    Sports Ground

    Maidenhead

    Join in the fun at Bray Lake Watersports! Take part in Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing and Open Water Swimming. Hire and tuition available. Visit our café for hot and cold refreshments.

  8. Motion Simulation Room

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    Laserium/Audio Visual/Virtual Reality

    Slough

    We offer individuals, groups and corporate guests, a unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of a range of racing cars, in fully professional simulators’ that are guaranteed to deliver the ultimate thrill.


  9. Monkey-Mates

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Wokingham

    Monkey Mates is a children's indoor soft play facility with an outdoor playground. We have an extensive catering facility and seating area.

  10. Goring

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    Towns & Villages

    Goring is situated on the River Thames in South Oxfordshire and features the Goring Gap which sits within both The Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Its banks forming the border of Oxfordshire and Berkshire…

  11. Hosehill Lake

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    Lake / Reservoir

    Thatcham

    Hosehill Lake is also a local nature reserve. The path around the lake is a mile long and rustic seating and bird viewing areas at frequent intervals give the visitor time to stop and reflect.

  12. Datchet Watersports

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    Sports Ground

    Ashford

    Datchet Watersports provide tutition and equipment hire for Windsurfing, Sailing and Yachting.

  13. Caversham Boat Services

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    British Marine

    Caversham, Reading


    Family business offering a fleet of well maintained traditional cruisers and narrowboats for hire for short breaks and weekly hire. Limited Winter cruising available

  14. Better Boating Co

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    Marina / Harbour

    Caversham, Reading

    John & Jack Patey welcome you to their family run business, established in 1971.

  15. Reading Museum

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    Museum

    Reading

    Twelve hands-on galleries including Roman Silchester, changing art gallery, Box Room, Britain's Bayeux Tapestry and the world's only biscuit gallery, Huntley & Palmers.

  16. Pangbourne

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    Towns & Villages

    Reading


    Close to Reading, Pangbourne, in Berkshire, is located on the River Thames and is on the opposite bank of the river to Whitchurch-on-Thames. The Pang flows through the centre of Pangbourne before joining the Thames.

  17. 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.

  18. St Bartholomew Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Reading

    St Bartholomew Church

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