A to Z Guide – Family Fun around Newbury

Struggling to find something to do in Newbury or it’s surrounding areas of Berkshire?  Check out our A-Z Guide below, of action packed family fun and adventures, in and around Newbury…

A-Z Guide – Family Fun around Newbury

Arlington Arts Centre – the choice for live music in West Berkshire.

Bucklebury Farm Park – great day out for the whole family.

Bucklebury Park Farm

Corn Exchange –  presenting theatre, dance, music, film, comedy and visual arts.

Donnington Castle – a ruined medieval castle, situated in the small village of Donnington.


Eddie Catz – childrens soft play centre.

Four Kingdoms Adventure Park – adventure park and family farm.

Greenham Common – Greenham and Crookham Commons form the largest continuous tract of open heath in Berkshire.

Highclere Castle – beautiful building and surrounding gardens and grounds.  Also home to the famous Egyptian Exhibition and TV’s Downton Abbey.

Ice Skating Rink – Planet Ice – public skating (with weekly disco sessions), ice hockey, ice dancing and parent & toddler sessions.

Ice Skating Newbury Basingstoke

Jubilee Boat Cruises – a traditional narrowboat purpose built for carrying passengers.  Crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust – Boat trips, steam engines, museum, shops, cafe and tea rooms.

Leapfrog Ceramics – Create and paint your own ceramic masterpiece.

MFA Bowl and Soft Play – Tenpin Bowling and soft play centre.

Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido – leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool and 72m outdoor swimming pool. A 63 station gym, sports hall, 2 squash courts, and onsite café.

Organic Research Centre – UK’s leading independent research, development and advisory institution for organic agriculture.  Based on Elm Farm.

Pilot Hill – a hill on the Hampshire/Berkshire border perfect for active walking and climbing.  Stands at 286 m (938 ft) and is the highest in the county.

Quasar Elite – Laser Tag soft play edition at MFA Bowl.

Ridgeway National Bridleroute – a walking route some 87 miles long.  Britain’s oldest road, The Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes through downland, secluded valleys and woodland.

Snelsmore Common – contains a range of habitats including heathland, wet mires and woodland.  Home to nationally rare bird species including nightjar, woodlark and tree pipit.


The Living Rainforest –  home to 700 species of plants and animals. Look out for free roaming lizards, birds and butterflies.

UK Wolf Conservation Trust –  works for the protection and conservation of wild wolves and their habitats.

Victoria Park – has a host of leisure and amenity facilities for all the family.  Includes The Boating Pond, children’s playgrounds, The Splash Park, The Skate Park, The Bandstand and tennis courts.

Victoria Park Skate Park

West Berkshire Museum – a modern, community museum housed in two of Newbury’s best loved historic buildings.

X‘ Marks The Spot – How about a spot of Geocaching? – Explore, find and log geocaches.  There are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them.

Yoga – classes for babies and children. Tatty Bumpkin develops flexibility, enhances creativity, aids development and promotes wellbeing.

Zip Wire (Go Ape Bracknell) – take on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings.  Located in the Swinley Forest tree tops of Bracknell.

See also our previous post Entertaining Babies and Toddlers in Newbury for some more ideas.

Lisa x

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  • Reply
    Amy @ Arty apple
    June 1, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Newbury – now firmly on my list of places to visit with the family x

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    Plutonium Sox
    May 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    What a brilliant resource, I’ll remember that next time we head down that way. Perfect for anyone who is in the area during half term!

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