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Thames Rivercruise Boat Trips | A diferent View

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The fact of the matter is that a trip to Reading Reading West is never completed without a Thames Rivercruise Boat Trips.

Thames River Cruise was established in 1974 when it all started very simply with one small open launch operating boat trips from Caversham to Mapledurham.

Things have moved on considerably. All their vessels are of the finest standing on the Upper Thames and are constantly being updated to meet the most stringent of standards. Their staff and crew are trained not only to the exacting requirements of Boatmanship expected by the Marine Safety Agency, but also in customer care to ensure that they provide the highest level of service.

Their in-house catering can provide anything from sandwiches to a complete banquet. They have an extensive range of menus and can alter the cuisine to suit your individual requirements.

They are able to combine with local hotels and attractions such as Mapledurham House or Beale Park for other land-based activities.

The range of entertainment on board is almost endless with Jazz bands, Rock Bands, String Quartets, Karaoke, Discos and Casino Tables, to suit all ages and tastes.

Their main aim is to provide the perfect venue for your occasion, supplemented with suitable entertainment, a superb standard of food and excellent service.

Whether you just get a 30 minutes round trip or enjoy the delicious two course Sunday roast, Thames Rivercruise Boat Trips will be an unforgettable experience.

River Trips Weekend River Trips and Days Out on the Thames. 30, 45 and 80 minute round trips, cruise to Goring or Beale Park.

Afternoon Tea Tea on the Thames, prepared by an artisan baker, served on vintage crockery and enjoyed with a beautiful Thames backdrop.

Sunday Lunch Cruise the Thames and enjoy a two course Sunday roast. Selected Sundays until mid December. Three hour cruise, choice of menu & full bar onboard.

Thames Rivercruise Boat Trips is located at Pipers Island, Bridge St, Reading RG4 8AH
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Lousehill Copse | Well Hidden Local Nature Reserve

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A remnant ancient woodland that has been dated back to over 300 years ago, in the residential area of Tilehurst, In 1992 site was designated a Local Nature Reserve.

Lousehill Copse is dominated by a broadleaf canopy and mixed shrub layer. A circular path takes you round the wood with several spur paths connecting to local neighbourhoods. The wood includes steep slopes but as a result you do get a canopy eye view of the woodland!

The nature reserve is 13.03 hectares (32.2 acres) in size, and is under the management of the Reading Borough Council. The majority of the site comprises natural mature woodland surrounded by housing and featuring a pond, whilst the northern section of the reserve, also known as Comparts Plantation, is a grassy meadow area. To the south the reserve is crossed by Dee Road.

Along with Blundells Copse & McIlroy Park, Lousehill Copse forms part of West Reading Woodlands.

Lousehill Copse is located at Tay Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4DR

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Clayfield Copse | Reading’s first Local Nature Reserve

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A large, mainly natural open space consisting of fields and native woodlands adjoining the Oxfordshire countryside. Two fields are recreational areas. Some woodland is being actively managed as hazel coppice, and traditional dead hedging defines some of the ancient woodland areas. A wild flower meadow and other fields are being left to regenerate woodland. Beautiful bluebells spot in bluebell season.

Designated as a Reading Nature Reserve in 1991 (and was Reading’s first Local Nature Reserve). Clayfield Copse also features a Sculpture Trail (suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs) and two of the fields are recreational areas with a skate park.

Popular site for family walker, dog walkers

Clayfield Copse is located at Caversham Park Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6R

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Basildon Park | An Unmissable Berkshire Heritage Site

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If you’re looking for an amazing family fun walk, Basildon Park is the one. With 400 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside for the dogs to run around in and seasonal trails to keep the kids entertained, Basildon is a true gem. Also take advantage of the National Trust property by exploring the stunning 18th century house – it’s a true beauty and the decoration has been restored from how it would have been back in it’s day.

There are many things to do & explorer at Basildon Park

The house
Explore Basildon Park, a stunning Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland. Once the home of Lord and Lady Iliffe, it played host to many glamourous parties in the 1950s.
Also if you are fan of Downton Abbey you would like to know that in this house is where the interiors of Grantham House are set.

The garden
With an impressive restoration story of their own, find out what the gardens of Basildon Park have been through to be where they are today.

The parkland
Explore over 400 acres of parkland. With plenty of walks and family fun to be had, you’ll enjoy celebrating the outdoors here, whatever the season.

Basildon Park is located at Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
Note: As Basildon Park is owned by the National Trust, there is a charge

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