Wellington Country Park near Reading in Berkshire is just WOW. No pictures can do justice to it and I can not possibly review the whole place. It literally has everything you or your child would ever hope for, so well worth the drive from Oxford. Entrance ticket is not cheap at £15.95 in low season and £18.95 in the high season for anyone age 2 years and above , but you will spend the entire day here and there is a LOT to do for children of all age.
Wellington Country Park is situated around a lake. As you walk around, there is something new to explore after every few yards. There are many outdoor adventure play areas (with humongous climbing frames), enchanted forest with dinosaur and fairy door trail, lake, huge sandpit with diggers and water play, huge jumping pillows, indoor soft play, walk through farm animals and feeding as well as Barn with parrots , mice, rabbits etc and nature walk and woodland trails. A splash park also operates in season with toilets and changing rooms alongside it.…… Phew! That’s a lot… well no.. Miniature train which takes you around track where you could spot miniature places and alphabets, Pedal go-kart and Mini golf are also available for extra charge (SEE THE VIDEO ON IG HERE).
On top of all this, Wellington Country Park events calendar is jam-packed. We visited for the Dino weekend. The costumes of the dinosaurs were so real. Different dinosaurs came out at different intervals throughout the day and interacted with the audience. Ay wanted to catch triceratops by his tail (Watch his video HERE) It was awesome!
☀️ Arrive as early as you can
💦 Head straight to the splash area at the time of its opening (10.30am when we went) or when there is part of an event going on. We had the splash pad almost to ourselves. You need to jump on the purple buttons to turn the fountains, which took us a while to understand!
🧺 The food is expensive, so I would suggest taking a picnic to keep overall cost down. There are many places to stop, sit for a while and have a picnic or watch your children play.
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🗺 Address: Wellington Country Park, Riseley, RG7 1SP
📅 Running many interesting weekend events throughout the season (please see website for details)
🚘 Free parking
🎟 Ticket price applies (please see website for updated prices)
🚻 Toilets and baby facilities on site
🍕 Refreshments on site
🐕 Dogs allowed in some parts