If you’re looking for inspiration on the great things to do in Windsor, read on. In addition to its iconic castle, Windsor has, of course, a range of indoor home activities. The status of the city as a major tourist attraction means that children are well taken care of, so you will find a lot of fun on a rainy day.
Windsor is full of beautiful green areas and outdoor activities. From the beautiful grounds of the famous castle to the winding walks along the River Thames. Chessington World of Adventures, one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, is just a 40-minute drive away. Worth a visit if you want to explore outside the city.
Without delay, let’s make a plan to visit Windsor. Trust me you are going to have a lot of fun here. So without talking much, read this post from beginning to last.
1. Hands-on Art Adventures
Get your hands dirty and unleash your child’s inner creative genius at this great art studio in Old Windsor. Children will love to play with clay and canvas, create their own masterpieces or paint pre-made pottery. A great opportunity to engage in activities as a family, there is something for all ages and abilities. In addition, you will take home a great souvenir – we bet you will use this hand-painted mug for years to come!
2. Absolute Karting Maidenhead
Adrenaline enthusiasts or any car children will love this two-level go-kart track in Maidenhead, just 10 miles from downtown Windsor. Children’s go-karts are suitable for children from the age of 8 and are the perfect vehicle for all beginner racers to find out how fast they can cross the track. This exciting activity is guaranteed to put the whole family in a great mood.
3. Slough Ice Arena
Skating is not just for Christmas! It’s a fantastic way to exercise as a family and spend quality time with your offspring. You can practice your pirouettes all year round in the Slough Ice Ice Arena, less than 5 miles from Windsor. In addition to the ice rink, there is also a brand new climbing wall and a recently renovated café, where you can then warm yourself with hot chocolate.
4. Jelly Lounge
This “family club”, founded by local mothers Jenny and Tamar, who had their teeth full of the same old soft players, focuses on parents as well as children. On the one hand, adults can enjoy delicious locally sourced food and great coffee in stylish lounges. On the other hand, children can let off steam in a soft children’s corner or make friends in a shelter on the treetop.
Daily events include arts and crafts, mini chef classes, pottery workshops, yoga for babies and children, and much more. The Jelly Lounge, recommended by Hello magazine and the Muddy Stilettos blog, proves to be a huge success due to its truly relaxing atmosphere for parents.
5. Salt Hill Activity Center
The Salt Hill Activity Center offers hours of indoor fun for the whole family. Facilities include a truly tenth bowling alley, adventure soft play zone, rope center, indoor cave center, and trampoline park. It’s a great choice for active kids who are sure to be tired after so much excitement!
6. Windsor Castle
Number one on our list must be the almighty Windsor Castle – home of our monarch and the largest inhabited castle in the world. This stunning building, steeped in royal history, could definitely take you all day to explore, including the beautiful grounds (Windsor State Park), which cover an area of almost 5,000 acres. And most importantly, children will be happy to see the changing of the guard ceremony. It happens at 11:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
BabyBreaks Tip: This activity involves a lot of walking, so don’t forget to plan to rest in the cafe or park if you have children. It is possible to use prams on the castle grounds, but it is necessary to check-in near the entrance to the State Apartments. Baby carriers and hip seats can be rented free of charge, subject to availability.
Not only for Lega lovers, but this amusement park also has more than 55 rides, shows, and attractions that children can discover. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12, they can see London in miniature in Miniland, ride the rapids on a Viking ship, obtain a driving license at a driving school and conquer a kite in the Knights Kingdom. You will be guaranteed a great day in Windsor with your children.
At Legoland Hotel you can even spend the night in themed rooms if you want to make a weekend out of it. Good discounts are often available for stay-and-play guests, so be sure to check out the latest deals on the website.
8. Thames Cruise
Explore the royal city of Windsor from a spectacular angle on a 40-minute boat ride along the River Thames. This short cruise sails upstream to Boveney Lock and returns through Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse, and Brocas Meadows. The length of the trip makes it popular with families with small children. Boats leave often during the day, so it’s easy to choose the time that suits you. Home Park is close to where you get off, where you will find a children’s playground and picnic facilities.
9. Alexandra Gardens
A beautiful park that is popular with families and locals, Alexandra Gardens is above all an oasis of peace in a bustling city. There are many facilities such as a playground and mini-golf, as well as plenty of greenery and fountains to play with. Why not take some local food and have a picnic? In addition, the park hosts a number of events throughout the year, such as a summer amusement park and a winter ice rink.
10. Cliveden House Gardens
This National Trust-owned site is a great place to visit in the spring or summer when the ancient forests and landscaped lawns overlooking the River Thames are sunlit. Cliveden House itself is a luxury hotel, but the beautiful grounds are open to all. Get lost in the maze, observe the wildlife on one of the forest walks and enjoy lunch at the Orangery Restaurant or Dolls House Café.