Wellington Country Park
near Reading, Berkshire
Average time spent – 3+ hours.
Things to do at Wellington Country Park review
This is the largest outdoor play space in Berkshire and you can easily spend the entire day there! What’s wonderful about this beautiful country park is that it gets the kids outdoors whatever the weather.
In the summer the splash pad can keep the kids happy for hours, with lots of exciting jets of water, plus an adjacent picnic area where parents can sit and watch children play. There are various different play areas dotted around the park, including one for toddlers, a larger adventure playground featuring large slides and climbing frames, and a hilltop “snakes and ladders” play area with lots of huge slides for kids to play on.
One of the highlights of visiting Wellington is the dinosaur statues, which are huge! There are around 20 different statues to explore on the dino trail, including a huge T-Rex and triceratops.
For fans of fairy magic, there is a fairy woodland featuring lots of little wooden playhouses to climb in and out of, plus fairy doors dotted around on the trees.
The animal farm has a range of farm animals including chickens, goats, horses, pigs and sheep. Kids can buy animal food from reception and feed the animals, plus there are petting sessions every day where kids get the chance to get up close with the animals.
The team at Wellington update the exciting things to see along the miniature railway ride every year. There are dinosaurs, animals, fairies and letters of the alphabet to spot! The park runs themed events throughout the year, including a fantastic Halloween week, plus themed weekends over the school holidays. It’s a brilliant day out for children, from babies to age 10.
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Important Information Wellington Country Park
Eating – There is a cafe in the main reception building serving hot and cold food and drink. You can picnic in the park.
Facilities in brief – Huge outdoor play area, summer splash pad, adventure play areas. Plus an animal farm, dino trail with 20 different dinosaurs, fairy woodland and a miniature railway. There are toilets on-site and a cafe. They also have camping and caravan pitches.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Low season it costs £10.95 per adult or child. Under 3’s are free. High season it costs £13.95 per person.
Opening: Wellington country park is open from mid-February until early November. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are permitted on a lead but are not permitted in the playground or animal farm.
Address: Odiham Rd, Riseley, Reading RG7 1SP, Berkshire, England. Phone: 0118 932 6444
Guest post with thanks to Vicky Smith, blogger at The Mummy Bubble www.themummybubble.co.uk
Category – Great outdoors suitable for all ages.
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