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Days out for small children in/near Henley on Thames anyone?

(9 Posts)
lummox Tue 12-Aug-08 11:31:37

Have got a week with the MIL and two littlies (3 and 18 months) in Henley on Thames.

Any tips for things to do?

lummox Tue 12-Aug-08 21:01:04

hopeful bump

Lilymaid Wed 13-Aug-08 18:01:54

Beale Park aka Child Beale near Pangbourne.

lummox Wed 13-Aug-08 18:31:30

That looks fantastic. Thank you very much!

milge Wed 13-Aug-08 18:41:26

wellington country park

odds park farm

dinton pastures

are my three staples in that neck of the woods. hth

TheMadHouse Wed 13-Aug-08 18:41:51

There is also The Mad House in Reading if the weather is bad.

Nice walks and park by the river in Henley

Wellington Country Park

Goring and streetley are nice to walk with the children too

Child Beale is Fab - used to live really near and I loved it

DrZeus Wed 13-Aug-08 18:46:44

Bit further afield is The Look Out in Bracknell. Big play area, forest walks and indoor science discovery centre. Does get busy but there is usually space to have a picnic and play in the woods.

lummox Wed 13-Aug-08 21:04:12

Thank you all - wellington park looks particularly good and great to have a fall back in case the weather stays this bad.

Am really grateful.

cmotdibbler Thu 14-Aug-08 20:50:18

Beale park is great for under 5's - remember swimming stuff for the paddling pool. Have been going there since I was tiny myself, and DS had a whale of a time when we went recently with my parents.

Wellington Country park was great too - huge picnic area, but not well endowed with toilets.

Theres a free riverside paddling pool in Wallingford, and an open air swimming pool.

The Shire horses are back at the centre in Maidenhead too

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