Wellington Country Park: Have An Adventure With Your Family

Zachary Macpherson
Feb 02, 2024 By Zachary Macpherson
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2020
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If you're ready for a fun family day out to the country, or even an exciting overnight stay, Wellington Country Park may be right up your street.

This gigantic country park and campsite in Berkshire has a whole host of activities and things to do for families. With its outdoorsy focus, you can rest assured that Wellington Country Park is a great option for a family adventure.

There are plenty of options for family days at the weekends, be it a country park or wild day out. Perhaps you fancy a taste of adventure at one of the many theme parks that have reopened? Or, if you'd prefer something more tranquil that rivals Wellington Country Park, check out nine great sculpture parks across the UK.

Where Is Wellington Country Park?

You can find Wellington Country Park on Odiham Road (postcode RG7 1SP). The park is situated near the village of Risely in Berkshire. The huge 500-acre Wellington Country Park is only a 20-minute drive from Reading, Berkshire. There's plenty of parking available on-site (parking is also free). Public transport is also available to get to Wellington Country Park in Berkshire. From Reading train station, the no. 7 bus will take you directly to the country park.

A little girl chasing bubbles in Wellington Country Park

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What Can You Do At Wellington Country Park?

Wellington Country Park in Berkshire has loads of choices for keeping kids entertained. The park has been able to reopen with almost all of its features, although there is a lower capacity than usual to make sure everybody can social distance safely.

Meet The Animals: One of Wellington Country Park's best attractions is the brilliant animal farm. Unfortunately, the country park is currently not able to provide its usual petting activities. However, you can buy animal feed or duck feed from the main reception and feed the residents of the country park yourself. The animals include ducks, goats, and ponies, and is currently open from 10:30am to 5pm every day.

Take A Ride: Another great thing to do at Wellington Country Park, Odiham is to take a ride on their very own miniature train! The train ride takes around five minutes and has lots of interesting things to see. The ride costs £1 for anyone aged three or above and runs from 10:30am to 5pm each day.

Two girls playing in Wellington Country Park

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Splash In The Country: On a hot summer's day, there's nothing better than cooling off in the splash zone at Wellington Country Park. Open until the end of September, the water play areas at Wellington are great for kids. The splash zone is open from 10:30am to 5pm every day during the summer months. It's sure to make a splash with your little ones!

Get Driving: Vroom vroom! Watch your kids hop on a mini automated jeep at Wellington Country Park. It costs £3 for two laps and is open from 10:30 am to 4 pm during the summer holidays. Other super fun attractions at Wellington Country Park include their mini-golf course, the adventure play area, the immersive dinosaur experience, the pirate ship playground, fishing activities, and the snakes and ladders playground.

Learn About Nature: Wellington Country Park also has a number of exciting nature trails that you and your family can take part in. The nature trails go all around the country park. The nature trails let you see some of the most interesting plant and animal life that this Berkshire park has to offer. If you're looking for a great afternoon of fun with your kids aged from babies to ten-year-olds then Wellington Country Park could be a great option for you.

During summer, prices for Wellington Country Park are £15 for an adult ticket, £15 for a child aged between 3-15, and kids under the age of two go free. Tickets can be bought online at the Wellington Country Park Berkshire website.

 

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Written by Zachary Macpherson

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Politics and Modern History

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Zachary MacphersonBachelor of Arts specializing in Politics and Modern History

Zachary's bold move to New York at the age of 15 opened doors to incredible experiences and strengthened his relationships with his younger siblings. Now back in the UK, he has discovered his passion for writing and music. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester, Zachary showcases his dedication to personal growth and learning.

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