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  • Fiona
    Newbury, UK2 contributions
    I visited Basildon Park on a recent day off I had from work. I took my dog (they are allowed on leads within the park, and in some areas allowed off lead in the grounds). It was the most gorgeous day and it was just a beautiful place to be especially as it was mild and the sun was shining. I paid entry in order to enter the park, which includes entry to the house, but because I had my dog I didn't go in. I would like to come back and have a look around the house some time.

    Had a coffee at the little cafe. All round lovely day and I look forward to going back.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Eric D
    Wokingham, UK183 contributions
    Very nicely laid out and very tidy but with poor signage and no printed map on arrival. . This is a mixture of gardens, the Japanese was the best formal one, activity playgrounds and animals. The area is quite large and requires a good deal of walking to most of the animals, but they can also be seen from the train.

    Our 7 year old enjoyed the playgrounds most, because the animals are often too far way or hiding in the undergrowth,. We saw the Lynx being fed while we were their which was interesting. Length of sty 3=4 hours.

    Food from the snack bar was pretty good and not overpriced. Don't think it would be very good on a wet da as everything is in the open.

    Not bad for the proce but the toilets could be better.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Sittinaroundoinuthin
    Hong Kong, China62 contributions
    We stayed at the campsite, which backed onto the park. As a campsite ‘resident’ you can enter the park 24 hours (although the farm/train/cars etc close at 5pm). Beautiful place, established foliage campgrounds, clean toilet/shower facilities. Nearest shop ten minutes drive. Camp wifi intermittent, no BT phone coverage. It’s good overall.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • 522Susie
    West Bromwich, UK68 contributions
    Impressive remains of a walled Roman town. A bit muddy in places on the footpaths. Carpark is poor and very potholed. Site also would benefit from toilet facilities. But the remains are impressive just need to go prepared.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • darkdave25
    Lynton, UK17 contributions
    What a gem of a place! Not the sort of place you expect to find tucked away in Reading, and much bigger than it looks from the road.
    We got into the main car park, so we had no worries about parking, and then spent nearly 4 hours happily wandering through the museum.
    The staff were cheerful, friendly and welcoming, and contributed to the nice atmosphere of the place.
    The museum itself was fascinating, with a great collection of tools, objects, photos and artwork - we thought we’d seen everything there was to see before we found out there was an upstairs!!
    The cafe is really good too - we got a very reasonably priced pot of tea for two, with plant milk, and in proper tea cups! Lovely!
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Brianthelion
    Birmingham, UK2,237 contributions
    As stations go this rebuild was a very good one. Pub on site, food available and lots of concourse space and info boards.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • fleming47
    Alton, UK154 contributions
    I have been wanting to revisit for years, particularly to visit the Silchester Gallery and see the replica Bayeux Tapestry. Also enjoyed the Abbey Ruins and Forbury Park nearby
    Written 23 October 2020
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  • Lexy m
    Bracknell, UK6 contributions
    Relaxing and peacful walk. The path takes you across the whole of Reading and is a really nice place to walk with the kids or a dog.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • CarltonA10
    Stoke Poges, UK382 contributions
    I combined a visit to the Abbey Ruins with a walk through this area. It is a relaxing public space with some interesting features. There is a civil war defensive mound as well as a splendid memorial to those who fell in a 19th century conflict in Afghanistan.
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • Pippa
    Windsor, UK99 contributions
    We visited for the Stranglers gig this week - normally there is a cloakroom at the Hexagon and there was nothing on the website saying there wouldn't be one. When we arrived we went to the normal place, nothing, so then went around asking staff who weren't sure. Finally we found the manager who apologised, took on board the fact that either perhaps they should reopen now that Covid rules have changed, or they should state on their website that there will be no cloakroom - and then he offered to put our coats in his office. Without that the gig would have been pretty dreadful for us since we come to dance and would have been really hampered holding coats and scarves. So a very big thank you to him! It is sadly so rare nowadays that you meet a can-do rather than a can't-do attitude at gig venues, and he was very kind and polite, even when one of us became rather agitated (let's say) at the idea she wouldn't be able to dance! On the basis of that we would absolutely recommend - lovely staff and a very happy venue. Long bar queues, but that's often par for the course nowadays!
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • MissBusy22
    London, UK263 contributions
    Ruins were very interesting not far to walk from the centre one of the highlights of reading. There is a nice greenary area to sit and you can walk into spaces and touch the rocks. They also have rocks from the past
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • Nikki F
    Newtown, UK171 contributions
    Great weekend away, we booked the tickets for the foo fighters, twenty one pilots and bowling for soup and everything else was a bonus! Heard loads of amazing bands and had a blast.

    However, past the arena the camp sites are a bit rough. Also, the Sunday night we ended up leaving at 3am due to kids setting fire to aerosols, jumping on tents (whether occupied or not) and trashing the place. Nothing was being done by the staff either. A real shame to end a really good weekend.
    Written 11 October 2019
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  • leoglutten
    14 contributions
    The museum is packed with exhibits. Outside a couple of planes are parked.
    The volunteer staff are welcoming and ready to guide you around.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Emma H
    Reading, UK96 contributions
    Interesting timeline of residents of Caversham Court. Small but lovely with grassy area for picnics.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Mark W
    Oxford50 contributions
    A fun couple of hours with the kids. It's free, so don't expect Alton towers but it kept our little ones amused. Thumbs up!
    Written 4 June 2022
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