Stay Over And Kids Eat Dinner For Free
During School holidays, when dining with their parents, children up to the age of 12 years of age eat dinner for FREE!
Book a family break in Berkshire at the Coppid Beech Hotel and take advantage of our special family accommodation rates.
To redeem, make sure to tell your server when you ask for the bill.
Valid for stays between : 22-Jul-2016 to 04-Sep-2016
(Max 2 adults and 2 children, children’s dinner chosen from the children’s menu, breakfast charged at £5 per child, only valid 22nd july – 4th September 2016, subject to availability)
Here are 42 brilliantly fun things to do with the kids in Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and beyond…
1. Windsor Castle
Take the free family multimedia tour aimed at children aged seven to 11 or follow one of the castle’s family activity trails. The castle is open from 9.45am to 5.15pm every day although Bank Holiday opening times vary and family tickets for two adults and three children start from £27.80.
2. Thames Canoe Hire
Rent out boats for half a day, a day, a weekend or a week with prices starting from £25. The centre can suggest routes along the Thames and places to stop off for a bite to eat or a drink.
3. Windsor Great Park
The park is the perfect place for picnics, walking, cycling and horse riding. A footpath map of the park is available from the Royal Windsor Information Centre.
An adventure park, role play, video games room and sports arena from children aged one to 16. Prices are determined on age, how long you stay and they time of day but start from just £1 for babies.
5. TeamSport Indoor Karting
There are three tracks, multiple levels, a food and drink area and a spectator stand. Open seven days a week Junior Track Days run from 8.30am to 12.15pm and cost £32.99 per driver.
6. UK Wolf Conservation Trust
Walk with wolves and meet birds and bats at this nature centre. Junior membership for six- to 12-year-olds is £20 and includes admission to one Visit Wednesday experience.
7. Go Ape
Children as young as 10 can take part in this treetop adventure with a Junior Treetop experience for younger children expected to open in 2015. Fly from zip-wires and tackle obstacles for £25 for 10- to 15-year-olds and £33 for people aged 16 and over. The Forest Segway Ride is also available for children over 10 years and seven stone for £40.
8. The Look Out Discovery Centre
With more than 90 exhibits suitable for children of all ages the scientific centre includes puzzles and an indoor stream. There are special weekend and holiday shows running throughout the year as well as a toddler zone. The centre is open from 7am to 8.30pm from April to September and from 7am to 6pm from October to March. Entry starts from £4.95 for children under 16.
9. Dinton Pastures
More than 335 acres of parkland open daily throughout the year. There are a variety of habitats including seven lakes, two rivers, and a children’s play park.
10. Caversham Court Gardens
The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens hold a series of events throughout the year in the beautiful walled garden open from 8am until dusk every day except Christmas day.
11. REME Museum of Technology
The Army-owned museum closes at the end of April 2015 but before it does it’s open from 9am until 4pm during the week and 11am until 4pm on Sundays. It is closed on Saturdays. The Last Big Bash will be held on Saturday, April 25. Entry is £4 for children and £5 for adults.
12. Duck Tours
Tour the roads and river on an amphibious vehicle which rolls straight from land into the water. Prices vary on age but start from £6 for under fives.
13. Reading Museum
The museum has been showcasing award-winning displaying since 1883 and has a national reputation for its hands-on learning experiences. It is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and admission is free.
14. Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre
Unique experiences with birds of prey. For children there is a junior owl hour for £15 per child as well as a four hour junior falconry day for £40.
15. Beale Park
Full of fun, adventure and animals Beale Park is open seven days a week from February to November. Prices start from £7.50 for children .
16. California Country Park
California Country Park offers scenic walks, wildlife watching and fishing. A children’s play area is located near the bog and the paddling pool opens in July. The park is open daily throughout the year.
17. Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life is home to the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside. The museum is closed until early 2016 while it is redeveloped.
18. Unique Outdoors
From archery and wall climbing to zorb races and survival skills the activity centre offers and range of physical challenges for children.
19. Nature Discovery Centre
The nature reserve is teeming with wildlife for mini explorers to go and discover. The reserve is open to the public daily, and the Nature Discovery Centre is open to the public daily except Mondays.
20. Coral Reef
With three giant water slides, rapids, the lazy river, pirate ship and series of pools Coral Reef has something to offer for children of all ages. Entry is free for children under four and £5.70 for under 16s.
21. Wellington Country Park
Adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn, indoor soft play and a miniature railway all await at Wellington Country Park. Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm April to September, 9.30am to 4.30pm between February and April and September and November. Closed in the winter.
22. Legoland Windsor Resort
Every child’s dream will be realised at Legoland with loads to do an see, including the rite of passage for all 10-year-old, the Legoland driving test.
23. Museum of Berkshire Aviation
With more than 20 educational exhibitions and ties with the national curriculum this museum on the historic site of Woodley Airfield has lots to teach children. Open from 10.30am to 5pm at weekends and Bank Holidays and 10.30am to 5pm on Wednesdays. Entry is £2.50 for children, £3.50 for adults.
Learn to scuba dive with the region’s only PADI five star instructors.
25. Bucklebury Farm Park
Feed the goats, pet farm animals and go on a deer safari at the 74-acre site. Daily admission prices for 2015 start from £8.45 for children.
A revolving dry-slope course give a completely different skiing and snowboarding experience. Princes start from £28 for children.
27. 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park
Pet animals, discover the enchanted lake and meet knights Sir Benedict, Sir Grobian, Sir Roderick and Sir Nicholas. Day tickets start from £8.50 for children.
28. Leap Frog Ceramics
Berkshire’s premier pottery painting studios offer parent and baby sessions as well as children’s parties. Chose an item, paint it and wait for it to be glazed and fired before taking it home. There are three studios in Thatcham, Arborfield and Warfield.
29. The Cole Museum of Zoology
Highlights from the 3,500 specimens include the complete skeleton of a male Indian elephant, a false killer whale and a five metre python. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 4.30pm and is free to visitors.
30. Lockey Farm
A traditional farm, Lockey has a butchers counter so only take the kids if you want to explain the journey from field to fridge. The animals roam free so take a walk around the park to see pigs, cattle, sheep and horses. There’s also a play area for children and crazy golf on site.
31. Animal Rangers
Children older than eight can visit every other Saturday from midday to 3pm to learn about the care of animals. The cost of a term is £90. There are also week-long courses held during the school holidays.
32. The Living Rainforest
Come face to face with monkeys, crocodiles and incredible plants. The Living Rainforest is open daily, with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, from 10am to 5pm. Admission starts from £8.45 for children.
33. Windsor Ghost Walk
When darkness falls, Windsor Castle and the Old Town have many a ghostly tale to tell, from royal to rogues, from martyrs to murderers.
34. The Mad House Soft Play and Party World
The indoor soft play centre is open seven days a week from 9.30am. Go during term time before 3pm with your toddlers for special activities. Prices vary from £2 to £5.75 depending on age.
35. Krazy Playdays
Dive into ball pools, climb and giant play frame and even play football at this indoor soft play centre. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. Prices vary from £3.95 to £6.50 depending on age.
36. Ray Prior Falconry
Hold barn owls and falcons and watch majestic eagles in flight. Experience days run from October through to March.
37. Monkey Mates
A children’s indoor and outdoor activity centre open from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays. During school holidays and weekends one and a half hours is £3.95 for under threes and £4.95 for over threes.
38. John Nike Leisuresport Complex
Bracknell’s famous dry ski slope and Olympic-sized ice rink are perfect for days out with the kids. The rink isn’t always open to the public as it’s hired out by figure skating clubs but there’s a timetable available online.
39. Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
Discover everything there is to know about Greek mythology and see objects from the everyday to the extraordinary. As the museum is based at the University of Reading opening times vary on terms times. Find out more here.
40. Antes Chocolate Factory
See how chocolate is made and learn how to make it yourself in special workshops.
There are a range of courses depending on whether you just want some fun or, if you’re taking it more seriously, gain a qualification. Prices start from £29 for six hours in the pool.
42. Swinley Forest bike trails
The Crown Estate woods has a series of mountain biking trails perfect for people of all ages and experience. The 1.2km green trail is perfect for beginners while the 10.1km blue trail and 13km red trail are slightly tougher. Find out more information at The Look Out.