Located in the South East of England, Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957, because of the presence of Windsor Castle. With magnificent castles, horse racing, festivals and beautiful landscapes, Berkshire has something for everyone. If you’re with the family, there are great days out for the kids and plenty of attractions to keep them entertained.
Tourists visit Berkshire as it has some of the best horse racing in the country, with its leading racecourse being Ascot – known throughout England as being one of the most glitzy sporting events in the UK. Every year, The Royal Ascot is attended by members of the Royal Family, celebrities and the general public.
Families will enjoy a day out at LEGOLAND, which is a child-orientated theme park and resort in Windsor. The park’s attractions consist of a mixture of Lego-themed rides, models and building workshops. The park is a wonderful day out for the whole family, with many of the facilities targeted at children between the ages of three and twelve.
For those looking to explore the outdoors, Windsor Great Park is a beautiful deer park stretching across more than 2,000 hectares. The majority of the park is open to the public, free of charge, although there is a charge to enter Savill Garden. The park is Grade 1 listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Further information on why you should visit Berkshire can be found here. Alternatively, take a look at our comprehensive guide on Things to Do in Berkshire.