Tel 0800 150 3333


Tel 0800 150 3333

10am-5:30pm Mon to Fri only

The Sanctuary

Lower Farm, Hambridge Lane, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5LZ

Top Attractions

Berkshire’s array of genteel attractions makes it an ideal destination for holidays with family, friends or that special someone. Whether it’s relaxation, culture, adventure, or perhaps a bit of everything that you’re looking for, there’ll be plenty to keep you happy.

Newbury Racecourse

With over 30 fantastic fixtures each year and a host of additional entertainment on offer, this is Berkshire’s premier racecourse. Whether it’s for just a few hours or a whole day out with friends or family, you’re guaranteed a great time. To make your visit that bit more special, you can even book a private area with a balcony overlooking the track. (Distance from park: 3.2 miles)

4 Kingdom’s Farm and Adventure Park

Set in 40 acres of lovely countryside on the Berkshire/Hampshire borders, this family-run farm provides the ideal day out for the whole family. There’s an entrance fee which gives you access to a wide range of facilities including go-karts, pedal cars, train rides, a giant slide, a laser arena, bouncy castles, climbing frames and crazy golf. Kids can play at being a shopkeeper or postman in the model village, and there’s also an animal petting area. (Distance from park: 6.3 miles)

Amners Farm

This farmland is part of the Englefield Estate and covers approximately 360 acres of arable and grassland with converted farm buildings housing a small number of diverse businesses. There’s a great miniature railway here with a track that weaves its way around the farmland. You can visit on lambing weekends which is great fun for the whole family, and there is a broad range of events held at certain times of the year. During the Christmas period, free range turkeys are reared here. (Distance from park: 15.9 miles)

Basildon Park

Set amid 400 acres of parkland, this pristine 18th century English Country House plays host to fascinating exhibitions. There’s also a tea room, a National Trust shop and a number of marked walking trails. (Distance from park: 14.6 miles)

Beale Park

Located on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire, here you’ll find many species of rare and endangered birds, as well as monkeys, prairie dogs, meerkats and wallabies. This is the ideal place to bring the children and they’ll love the adventure play areas and the Little Tikes Village. The Jubilee Water Gardens make for an enjoyable walk, and you can stop for lunch or dinner at the Peacock Restaurant. (Distance from park: 16.3 miles)

Bucklebury Farm Park

Situated in the stunning Berkshire countryside, this park offers plenty to do in a peaceful, tranquil setting. There’s an excellent indoor and outdoor play area for children, or why not take one of the daily tractor rides around the deer park where you’ll find four species of deer? Kids can also learn about animal care on a farm and can even get special passes that enable them to go behind the scenes and help to look after the animals. (Distance from park: 7.4 miles)

The Corn Exchange

Located in a fabulous Grade II listed building in Newbury, the Corn Exchange offer a variety of theatre productions, pantomime and comedy, and there’s also a cinema and an art gallery. This is the perfect venue for catching some live entertainment and indulging in some culture during your visit. (Distance from park: 2.4 miles)

Cullinghood Equestrian Centre

Located on a 400-acre farm near Newbury this is a fabulous place to enjoy a horse riding lesson or go out on a hack or trek. It’s an incredibly attractive site with a number of period buildings and a charming mews style courtyard. (Distance from park: 12.9 miles)

Donnington Castle

A four-towered gatehouse and the surrounding earthworks are all that is left standing of this once magnificent 14th-century medieval castle near Newbury. Take a step back in time by exploring them at your leisure. Distance from park: 3.9 miles)

Eddie Catz

Billed as a new concept in children’s entertainment, there’s something for all the family at this award-winning play centre. For babies and toddlers, there are rides, soft and padded play areas, and dressing up area. For older children, there’s a giant play frame, video games, a reading zone, disco, basketball court and football pitch, plus regular shows and events. While the kids are running riot, adults can enjoy tea, coffee and snacks in a comfortable lounge area with magazines, newspapers and free WiFi. (Distance from park: 2.7 miles)

MFA Bowl and Soft Play

This modern, multi-purpose children’s entertainment venue gives kids the chance to try their hand at bowling, while there’s also a soft play area featuring ball pools, slides, climbing walls and sports court. (Distance from park: 2 miles)

The Living Rainforest

A tropical rainforest contained within a giant glasshouse with beautiful and exotic plants and animals. Explore the rainforest and look out for lizards, butterflies and birds. You’ll also see plants that grow bananas, cocoa, ginger, coffee and vanilla. This venue is open all year round. (Distance from park: 9.9 miles)

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Home to expansive grounds, this is recognised as one of the country’s finest clay pidgin shooting schools. There are several professional instructors on hand to show you the ropes and help you learn the technique required to be a successful shooter. (Distance from park: 13.7 miles)

Canal and Tipi Experience

Here you can hire a narrowboat for the day and embark on a voyage along a wide choice of routes, including the Kennet and Avon, The River Thames, Thames Ring and Oxford Canals. Before your journey, professionals will be on hand to teach you how to operate your vessel. (Distance from park: 16.3 miles)