Places to visit in Berkshire

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Information CentresPlaces to go for local tourist information

Reading
Reading Visitor CentreReading centreChurch House, Chain St, Reading0118 956 6226
Visitor centre & travel shop - tourist information for the Reading area.

Places to visit

Calleva Roman Town
Remains of the ancient Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Town wall and ampitheatre exist. Free entry every day of the year.One of only three Roman towns in the country to be as well preserved, having been totally abandoned when the Romans left and so never built on.
Bracknell
Look Out Discovery CentreBagshot RdNine Mile Ride, Bracknell01344 354 400
Science and Nature Exhibition, nature walks, cycle trails, picnic area, children's play area, mountain bike hire. Coffee shop, free parking. Open daily 10 - 5pm. From J3/M3 or J10/M4; opposite Coral Reef.
Reading
Basildon ParkLower BasildonLower Basildon, Reading0118 984 3040
National Trust 18th century stately home, garden and woodland walks. 2 miles from Beale Wildlife Park. Open part week, April - September.
Beale Wildlife ParkLower BasildonLower Basildon, Reading0118 984 5172
hundreds of exotic birds - deer park - pets' corner
beautiful gardens - tropical house - riverside walks - picnic areas
narrow guage railway - paddling pools - sand pits - play areas - river cruises - education centre
free parking - cafe - gift shop - disabled facilities
See our websiteFax 0118 984 5171
Cole Museum of Zoology[Basingstoke Rd]University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading0118 931 8466
Situated in the foyer of the School of Animal and Microbial Sciences. 4000 specimens open to the public from Monday to Friday.
Dinton Pastures Country ParkHurstDavis St, Hurst, Reading0118 934 2016
Explore meadows, rivers and lakes full of wild life. Open daily dawn to dusk. Entry is free.
Kennet & Avon Canal Visitor CentrePadworthWharf Side, Padworth, Reading0118 971 2868

Mapledurham House and WatermillMapledurham VillageMapledurham Village, Reading0118 972 3350
Elizabethan house with one of the last working water mills. Gardens, tea room, gift shop. Open some weekends.
Museum of Berkshire AviationWoodleyMohawk Way, Woodley, Reading
Aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited, along with records and archives.
Museum of English Rural Life[Basingstoke Rd]University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading0118 378 8663
Situated in the Rural History Centre. Farming, rural crafts & industries, and country life 1850 to 1950. Open to public Tues - Sat
Museum of ReadingReading centreThe Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading0118 939 9800
Museum of the archaeology, history, natural history, and art, of the Reading area.
Stratfield Saye HouseStratfield SayeStratfield Saye Park, Stratfield Saye, Reading01256 882 882
Home of the Dukes of Wellington. Exhibition about the Iron Duke. Gardens. 2 miles from Wellington Country Park. Closed throughout 20002 for renovations.
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology[Basingstoke Rd]University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading0118 931 6599
Situated in the Department of Classics. 2000 objects open to public most weekdays, but check in advance.
Wellington Country ParkRiseleyOdiham Rd, Riseley, Reading0118 932 6444
Country park for family and group activities.
Childrens' activities include: adventure playground and crazy golf for older children, and for the younger ones rides on the miniature railway, and the Childrens' Animal Farm where animals can be handled and petted. There are woodland trails and picnic areas, a cafeteria, coffee shop and gift shop.
A large lake has boating and pedaloes for hire, and fishing, and there is a camping and caravan site for overnight stay.
Family events throughout the season.
See our websiteFax 0118 932 6445
Wokingham
California Country ParkFinchampsteadNine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, Wokingham0118 973 0028
Woodlands and lake, play area and paddling pool. Free entry, open daily dawn to dusk.

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