Wellington Country Park describes itself as Berkshire’s largest playground and it lives up to it. The country park has so much to offer and you can definitely spend a full family day here. I visited with a group of friends and our kids first in 2016. We camped at the Wellington Country Park campsite and then were able to wander in for the day. We had such a great time, we’re booked again to return this summer.
The country park has so much space that even on a busy day, you can still find a quiet spot. It’s great for a walk about and enjoy the views over the lake or take advantage of all the attractions on offer.
Wellington Country Park Attractions
Most attractions are included with entry except for the miniature railway and the car driving ‘whelly wheels’.
- Play Areas – there are lots of play areas scattered throughout the park and tailored to different age ranges and interests. The large adventure play areas are great for the older kids and there are also great toddler play areas, a lovely big sandpit and play houses. One area is called snakes and ladders with big long ladders to climb up a hill and then a curly wurly slide to descend.
- Animal Farm & Petting – If your kids love animals they will have a great time meeting the farmyard animals with everything from Shetland ponies to pigs and chickens.
- Jumping Pillow – there’s something about a massive inflated colourful pillow to jump on that kids just love and it’s a great way to ensure they’re fully tired out by the end of the day!
- Splash Park – if it’s a warm day, don’t forget to bring a spare change of clothes. The splash park is a good size with water jets and water pumps.
- Indoor soft play – there’s an indoor soft play area for under 2s only.
- Miniature Railway – my kids and their friends loved the mini railway. It’s an extra £1.50 to take a ride.
- Mini Golf – budding little golfers will enjoy this 12 hole course.
- Adventure Trail – step back in time to the Jurassic period and see how many dinosaurs you can spot.
Eating & Drinking at Wellington Country Park
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes throughout the park where you can pick up lunch, ice cream or a hot cuppa. There are picnic benches and open spaces if you want to bring your own food. I also spotted some BBQ pits last time too.
Wellington Country Park Opening Times & Admission Prices
Low Season 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 11th February – Friday 31st March
Monday 25th September – Friday 20th October
Monday 30th October
|Child (3 – 15 years)||£7.25|
|Children 2 and under||FREE|
|Family Ticket (2A + 2C)||£28.50|
|Family Ticket (1A + 3C)||£27.50|
High Season 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 1st April – Sunday 24th September
Saturday 21st October – Sunday 29th October
|Child (3 – 15 years)||£10.00|
|Children 2 and under||FREE|
|Family Ticket (2A + 2C)||£39.50|
|Family Ticket (1A + 3C)||£38.50|