Attractions for children in Windsor
The Number One attraction for kids is LEGOLAND, just south of Windsor. Open from March to October. You can get there by car or by bus.
Another big attraction is the Windsor Leisure Centre, with a leisure pool and excellent sporting facilities, a great gym, badminton courts, kids play area, creche and snack bar. There’s always something going on at Windsor Leisure Centre for all ages. Also see events for details of seasonal events and activities.
Extreme Motion – Crazy Golf and Bungee Jumping – there is a fabulous crazy golf course and Bungee Jumping contraption (good for kids of all about 5 + as they go onto a trampoline) at Alexandra Gardens. They also do Cycle Hire Windsor and there’s a coffee shop onsite too. Not open all year though – contact them for details.
If it’s raining try Hands On Art Adventures in Old Windsor – for Kids and Adults – arts crafts pottery and mroe – see their website for details.
History On Wheels in Eton Wick – only open a few select days each year this exhibition of wartime motors from 1900’s to 1950’s. Worth a visit if you are in the area when they open.
Cinema – the Old Court regularly hosts cinema evenings – see more on their website
Other places to go include:
- Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe – sheep, pigs, horses, goats, and other animals, plus tractor rides, picnic area, play area and other attractions – a great afternoon out for young children!
- Coral Reef, Bracknell, 01344 862525 – fun leisure pools, with pirate ship, slides and rapids.
- The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell, 01344 868222 – science discovery centre, with adventure playground and walks in 2600 acres of woodland.
- Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield, 01494 672919 – the oldest model village in the world, dating from the 1930s, with a model railway and airfield.
- Thorpe Park, Chertsey, 0871 663 1673 – top theme park with exciting rides, including Thunder River, Dino Bumpers Boat Ride and Dare Devil Drivers.
- Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, 01235 817200 – steam engines on display, with rides and Thomas Teas for children.
- Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, 01494 872163 – 30 historic buildings, including a reconstructed Iron Age house and a Victorian farmyard.
- Beale Park, Reading, 0118 9845172 – 30 acres of landscaped gardens, including a Willow Maze, rare and exotic birds, pets’ corner, farm corner, deer park and adventure playground.
- Marwell Zoological Park, near Southampton – birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, fish and plants from around the world, plus free road train, adventure playground, picnic areas and refreshment stops.
- Woburn Safari Park, near Milton Keynes (Junction 13 of the M1; about one and a half hour’s drive) – lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, etc.
Accommodation near Legoland:
Family-friendly guest house located centrally in Windsor in a leafy residential street:
Also a great Central Windsor Hotel called Goswell House that is perfect for larger groups wanting to stay in the centre of town