Maidenhead & Windsor
The Royal borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is crowned by stunning Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen’s favourite weekend home. Linked by the beautiful River Thames, the Royal Borough has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun which makes it one of South East England’s most popular destinations.
The town of Windsor was the perfect setting for two royal weddings in 2018 and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex love the area so much they chose Windsor as their family home where you can witness the colourful and very ‘British’ spectacle of the guards marching through the streets of Windsor for the Changing the Guard ceremony within Windsor Castle’s walls.
Close to Heathrow and less than an hour by public transport to the capital, the borough boasts that they are London’s country estate and the perfect place from which to enjoy the city and the countryside!
Families head to Windsor to visit LEGOLAND® situated just outside the town centre. Others are inspired by beautiful parks and gardens such as the Savill Garden, part of Windsor Great Park and the National Trust’s gardens at Cliveden, near Maidenhead, offering year-round interest.
Get Active in Windsor and Maidenhead
If you are visiting this area and want to get a bit more active during your visit, there are several options available to suit every age group.
Bungee Jumping is the most adrenaline-fuelled activity in this area and you need to be at least 14 years of age and in good health to take part. The height of the drop is 160ft and you will be dropping over water on a tandem jump, so you’ll need to get another adrenaline junkie to join you.
Segway Driving in this area takes place by the beautiful lakeside and through picturesque wooded areas where you will ride this amazing machine alongside others. The minimum group size is two people for any booking, but you only need to be 11 years of age to take part, so this can be a real family outing. No experience is required as full training is given and you will be accompanied by an expert at all times.
Shred it up on a Shredder. These crazy machines are a combination of a tank, skateboard and motocross bike. After a briefing and attaching your comms headset, as your guide will be in touch at all times, get ready to shred-it like a demon. The controls are easy to master with the ride being similar to a jet ski. Then you can open-up the throttle and find out first-hand just what these mean machines can really do.
If you are in the area as a group, such as a stag party, or on a hen do, or maybe a corporate event, then Bubble Football will tick all the boxes for adrenaline-fuelled and huge amounts of fun. This manic activity will make you laugh like you’ve never laughed before. Your group are given huge zorb balls to wear over the top part of your body with grip straps inside. Now try and score a goal or dribble the ball down the pitch. You’ll be fine if no one tackles you, but if they do, you’ll both end up rolling on the ground helpless with laughter.
Another group activity in the area is Combat Archery, which is also known as bow and arrow tag and battle archery. Whatever it is called it has turned regular archery into a fun-filled, adrenaline-pumping competitive group game that is a fantastic option for groups such a group of friends, stag party or a corporate team-building event. The game’s rules closely resemble dodgeball with the game beginning with a number of arrows in the centre of the arena. At the whistle, players race to collect them, before firing them at one another across the playing field. A player is eliminated if struck by an arrow, and a player can bring an eliminated teammate back into play by catching an arrow. Click the link above to see more and to book.
Just outside of town and you can go horse riding an activity for anyone above the age of 8 years of age, so definitely one for a family group. The horses are all chosen to be good-natured and are used to complete beginners. You will learn the basics including trotting, canter and how to control the horse. This is a great introduction to horse riding or you can book into our 30 Minute Horse Ride that will see you trekking across some picturesque countryside atop one of our magnificent horses.
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