Go back in time to Ashdown House or behind the scenes of TV’s Downton at Highclere. Watch the horses on the Lambourn gallops or peruse the pots and paraphernalia at the Hungerford Arcade. Kids can meet, feed and pet the animals at Roves Farm or brave the outdoor pool at Northcroft Lido.
Choose between the slow meandering of the motor barge and the sedate drifting of the horse drawn barge. Whichever takes your fancy, Kennet Horse Boat Company can offer you a great day out.
Make the most of being in the Valley of the racehorse and head to one of the local stables. Learn some basic show jumping, trek the Berkshire countryside or just trot around the village of Lambourn.
Discover the wonders of the rainforest as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds at The Living Rainforest.
Looking for a peaceful and attractive Riverside Park; with lots of green space for playing and has fully equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track, then head to the Northcroft and Goldwell Parks, a day out for young and old alike.
Just a short drive from Ridgeway House you’ll find Farmer Gows Activity Centre. A real hands on experience for all the family, including lamb feeding, egg collecting and ferret walking, the little ones will love getting stuck in.
For the Grown Ups
The perfect country stroll to a traditional pub, The Wheelwright Arms. Great ales and a warm welcome for all visitors.
Relax with a day on the River Lambourn. Whether fly fishing or on a row boat, the flow of the river will bring the relaxation to your big weekend.
Leave the cars at Ridgeway House and explore the Berkshire hill sides on horseback. Windsor Stables will keep you kitted out so you can just sit back and enjoy the views.
Get a real taste of the country life with an afternoon clay pigeon shooting, Four Counties Clay Target Club located in the village of Lambourn has a long history of shooting and can offer tuition for beginners and freedom for regular shooters.