Wonderful days out in Berkshire and beyond

De Vere Wokefield Estate stands proudly in the heart of one of England’s most fascinating and diverse counties. In the surrounding area, you’ll find a wealth of wonderful opportunities for days out – and De Vere Wokefield Estate makes for the perfect base for exploration.

From world-famous attractions like Highclere Castle and the Wellington Estate, to iconic sporting destinations to shopping centres and breweries, the area’s got it all. We hope you enjoy our guide to some of our favourite places to go and things to do.

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Highclere Castle

AKA Downton Abbey, this stunning Jacobethan English manor house is open to the public, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the fictional Crawley family and their staff.

20 miles / 40 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Lockey Farm

Farmyard fun is guaranteed at this award-winning family destination where you can get up-close and personal with a wide variety of gorgeous animals. A visit to the first-rate café and farm shop is a must.

7 miles / 15 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Wellington Estate

A day out that’ll entertain the whole family. The Duke of Wellington’s family home is fascinating and the surrounding country park is fun-filled. Lovely farm shop, too.

3 miles / 8 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Madejski Stadium

The location of De Vere Wokefield Estate makes it easy to take in some top sporting action, at the home of Reading FC and London Irish RFC.

4 miles / 10 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Silchester Roman Town

Walk in the footsteps of Romans around the walls and foundations of this incredibly well-preserved Roman town. A fascinating experience.

5 miles / 10 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Reading Climbing Centre

If you're a first-time climber or you've done it before, the Reading Climbing Centre caters for all. A fantastic place to spend half a day ascending and descending. Great café on-site, too.

6 miles / 18 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

The Oracle Shopping Centre

Over 80 big-name shops as well as loads of fine bars and eateries – and a very smart multiscreen cinema. A visit to The Oracle is a must, if retail therapy is your thing.

7 miles / 22 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Aldermaston Wharf

A lovely thing to do on a warm summer’s day, with picturesque walks along the Kennet & Avon Canal, boats and barges to admire, as well as a museum and tea room.

7 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

The White Lion Antiques Emporium

A wonderland for lovers of antiques, vintage clothing and all things retro and nostalgic. When it’s time for refreshments, the café-bar is very agreeable.

11 miles / 20 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Binghams Brewery Tour

One for the grown-ups, this fascinating brewery tour shows you how the delicious beers are made and, crucially, offers many tastings along the way. A visit to the excellent shop is a must.

12 miles / 30 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Beacon Hill Iron Age Hill Fort

It’s well worth the challenging climb up this 261 metre ancient hill fort for the countryside vista from the top. There’s no finer view of the North Wessex Downs.

18 miles / 34 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Windsor Castle

Official home to Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. An utterly captivating, must-see British landmark.

23 miles / 33 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Newbury Racecourse

Newbury racecourse boasts a full calendar of first-class racing fixtures, some of which are family-friendly – and regular pop concerts featuring top acts.

24 miles / 30 minutes’ drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

Bicester Shopping Village

One of the UK’s most visited designer shopping destinations. Over 130 shops are yours to browse and there’s a choice of excellent, family-friendly restaurants.

56 miles / 1 hour’s drive from De Vere Wokefield Estate

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