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RIVERSIDE by the River Thames and River Kennet Thameside Promenade, Caversham. Riverside walks and slipway. Caversham Court, 19A Church Road, RG4 7AA. Quiet riverside garden and riverside walks. A 3 mile loop walk around Reading incorporates the towpaths of both rivers. For boat trips on the Thames – see Transport section STRATFIELD SAYE HOUSE, Stratfield Saye, near Reading, RG7 2BT The house (viewed by guided tour only) and home of the Duke of Wellington is set in extensive grounds. Open Easter weekend and most of August at 11.30am (10.30am weekends and Bank Holidays). Admission charge Tel: 01256 882694 or view: THE HERB FARM, Peppard Road, Sonning Common, RG4 9NJ Comprehensive collection of herbs, cottage garden, plants and roses. Display gardens and Saxon maze (open summer only). Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11am4pm. No admission charge Tel: 0118 972 4220 or view: THE MAD HOUSE PLAY AND PARTY WORLD, 240 South Oak Way, Lime Square, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UL. Soft play centre open daily from 9.30am. Height restriction 1.45m tall. Admission charge Tel: 0118 975 5455 or view: WELLINGTON COUNTRY PARK, Odiham Road, Riseley, near Reading, RG7 1SP Meadow, trails and lake, animal farm, miniature railway and play areas. Events programme and children’s activities. Open daily February to end of October from 9.30am. Admission charge Tel: 0118 932 6444 or view:

WOKINGHAM CALIFORNIA COUNTRY PARK, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, RG40 4HT 40 hectare site of rare ancient bog land and lowland heath. Café, pay & play paddling pool and play area. Weekend and school holiday events. No admission charge. Car parking charges, 8am-6pm Tel: 0118 934 2016 or view: COUNTRYSIDE PARKS Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood, Wellingtonia Avenue, Finchampstead, RG40 3SY and RG45 6AE. Walks and views over Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey from the Ridges Heathlake, access from Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham. 7 acre acid lake, woodland and walks HOLME GRANGE CRAFT VILLAGE, Heathlands Road, Wokingham, RG40 3AW Shops and workshops. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Free car parking View: INFORMATION CENTRE, Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham. RG40 1AS Tel: 0118 978 3185 or view: KIDS’N’ACTION, 680 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, RG41 5TS Indoor play and party centre open daily, 9.30am-6pm for ages 0-12 years. Admission charge Tel: 0118 968 0983 or view: MONKEY MATES, Toutley Barn, Old Forest Road, Emmbrook, Wokingham, RG41 1JA Activity barn. Open daily, 9.30am-6pm (Sunday, 10am-7pm) for ages 0-12 years. Admission charge Tel: 0118 989 2111 or view: SUPERBOWL, Wellington Road, Wokingham, RG40 2NJ Tenpin bowling alley. Laser quest for ages 6+ years. Open daily, 10am-late. Admission charge Tel: 0118 978 4147 or view: WOKINGHAM FAMILY GOLF Adventure mini golf, big hole golf, driving range and pitch and putt. Open weekdays, 9am-9pm and weekends, 8am-8pm. Admission charge Tel: 0118 979 5657 or view: 19

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