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BASILDON PARK, Lower Basildon, Reading, RG8 9NR Georgian mansion set in parkland with gardens and parkland. Open daily; grounds, 10am-5pm or dusk if earlier and house from 12 noon. Admission charge Tel: 0118 984 3040 or view: www.nationaltrust.org.uk BEALE PARK, Lower Basildon, Reading, RG8 9NH Wildlife park and gardens with miniature railway, indoor soft play area and outdoor play areas. Open February-November from 10am, closing times vary. Admission charge Tel: 01189 767480 or view: www.bealepark.co.uk BUCKLEBURY FARM PARK, Bucklebury, Reading, RG7 6RR Red, fallow, sika and axis deer and other farm animals. Open daily from early spring to late autumn, 9.30am-6pm (5pm November-January). Admission charge Tel: 0118 971 4002 or view: www.buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk CHRISTCHURCH MEADOWS, George Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8BY Promenade park between Reading and Caversham Bridges. Play area, paddling/boating pool, riverside walks and sports facilities (fishing, football and tennis). Car park in Hills Meadow View: www.reading.gov.uk DINTON PASTURES COUNTRY PARK, Davis Street, Hurst, RG10 0TH 135 hectare site of 7 lakes including Lavell’s Lake nature reserve, 2 rivers, bird hides, nature trails, adventure play area and café. Weekend & school holiday events. Car parking charges, 8am-6.30pm Tel: 0118 934 2016 or view: www.dintonpastures.co.uk FEATHERS AND FUR FALCONRY CENTRE at Ladds Garden Village, Bath Road, Hare Hatch, RG10 9SB. Hawks, falcons and owls. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm (Saturday 5.30pm) No admission charge (charges for experience sessions and courses) Tel: 07812 171709 or view: www.feathersandfur.co.uk FORBURY GARDENS, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3BB. (located between Reading town centre and the ruins of 11th century abbey). Victorian town garden with Maiwand Lion statue, war memorial and bandstand with concerts every weekend in summer View: www.reading.gov.uk LOSTOPIA ADVENTURE GOLF, Level 1 Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QA Open Thursday-Friday, 12-6pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Admission charge Tel: 0118 950 8670 MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE AND WATERMILL, Mapledurham, near Reading, RG4 7TR Elizabethan mansion and watermill in unspoilt village by the River Thames. Open every Sunday from Easter Sunday-October and Bank Holidays (not August B.H.) from 2pm. Admission charge Tel: 0118 972 3350 or view: www.mapledurham.co.uk MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE (MERL), The University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX. Rural history centre with family activities and events. Open Tuesday, 9am-5pm, last Thursday in the month, 9am-9pm and weekends, 10am-4pm. No admission charge Tel: 0118 378 8660 or view: www.reading.ac.uk PALMER PARK, Wokingham Road, Reading, RG6 1LF Parkland, football/athletics stadium, velodrome, all-weather multi-sports adventure play areas Tel: 0118 901 5080 or view: www.readingleisure.co.uk PROSPECT PARK west of town centre, vehicle access via Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2DX. Parkland with views of the Kennet valley. Children's play area and outdoor sporting facilities READING MUSEUM, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH Local history, art gallery, full size copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and children’s activities. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. No admission charge Tel: 0118 937 3400 or view: www.readingmuseum.org.uk RIVERSIDE MUSEUM at Blake's Lock, off Kenavon Drive, Reading, RG1 3DH Tells the story of Reading's two rivers: the Kennet and the Thames. Open daily, 10am-4pm. No admission charge Tel: 0118 937 3400 or view: www.readingmuseum.org.uk 18

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