Whether you’re booking a romantic getaway for two, the next action-packed family holiday or an unforgettable staycation with friends, there’s a lodge with a hot tub
in Berkshire for you. Known for the stunning scenery and sights as well as the majestic Windsor Castle, the county is one of the must-visit places in England. The county has a wealth of towns, villages and countryside with a rich historical and cultural background.
Why Berkshire Makes For The Ideal Hot Tub Break
Taking a break in the UK has many advantages compared to going abroad. Not least you can pack as much as you want, including lots of goodies to enjoy when you get there. There are some great days out for families, friends, and couples and the area has many parks, woodlands, and places to take dogs.
Whether you’re taking a hot tub holiday with your family, friends, or your other half, Berkshire is packed with unforgettable days out, with things to do for those looking for adventure, fine-dining or just some serious chilling out. There are a good selection of self-catering accommodation near Windsor and Reading, complete with private hot tubs.
A visit to the Virginia Water Lake located in the Windsor Great Park and the River Thames which meanders from west to east is highly recommended.
Best Pet Friendly, Romantic & Luxury Berkshire Lodges
Marwell lodges offer another good base to explore Berkshire. Set a short car ride away from Berkshire in Owslebury, the park enjoys a beautiful setting on the edge of South Downs National park. There are numerous activities to do on site like the indoor play area for children, aerial adventure courses, archery, climbing, an obstacle course and a bistro.
The Typhoon Lodge is perfect for a romantic hot tub break with one master double, open plan living room and outdoor decking with a private hot tub.
Whereas, the Hurricane lodge is ideal for a family break sleeping 6 with two bedrooms, an outdoor hot tub and decking. Located in Winchester, this park gives you the opportunity to explore both the counties of Berkshire and Winchester with numerous attractions on the doorstep.
Towns to visit during your holiday, and our favourite things to do there
- Windsor – Explore the magnificent Windsor Castle, one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world. Admire its stunning architecture, historic State Apartments, and the beautiful St. George’s Chapel. Also take a trip to Windsor Great Park, a sprawling parkland surrounding the castle where kids an let of some steam! Think picnics, wildlife and a gorgeous green playground.
- Reading – Here you’ll find the Abbey Ruins, where you can immerse yourself in the history of the remains (one for history fans!) Reading Abbey, a medieval monastery founded by Henry I. Another recommended stop-off is Forbury Gardens, a lovely Victorian formal garden complete with flower displays, ornamental ponds, and a central bandstand. Fresh air, ice cream and a good free stop-off.
- Ascot – Best known for Royal Ascot Racecourse. Take a look around or experience the excitement of the world-famous Royal Ascot event. Ascot High Street is also worth your time. Explore the picturesque high street, lined with boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. It’s a great place to shop, dine, or just to soak up the local atmosphere.
- Newbury – Not as famous but Newbury Racecourse also hosts horse racing events and is a gorgeous scenic location. You can also take a trip to Highclere Castle, the iconic filming location for the TV series “Downton Abbey.” Enjoy its stunning architecture, beautiful landscaped grounds, and exhibitions.
- Maidenhead – The River Thames flows through this town and you can enjoy its scenic beauty in style. Good for walks along the riverside, boating, or simply relaxing by the water’s edge. Also check out Cliveden House, a very grand estate, with jaw-dropping gardens and woodlands to explore. This National trust property boasts impressive architecture, art collections, and scenic viewpoints.
Some Royal Reasons To Venture Out From Your Log Cabin
With its close proximity to London, Berkshire is easily accessible. The Windsor Castle, the oldest occupied royal palace in Europe is a sight to behold with its 5000-hectare great park. The surrounding town of Windsor also has much to offer including Christopher Wren’s 17th century Guildhall and various pubs and shops to enjoy.
The historic town of Newbury with grassy towpaths on Kennet and Avalon Canal offer wonderful walking trails to take in the countryside.
Fans of Downton Abbey might love to visit the majestic stately home of Highclere Castle where the show was filmed. The culinary town of Bray is also a charming stop while in Berkshire for those who want to taste the dishes that 2 Michelin stars restaurants in the county have to offer.
The Cherry Bird Country Park is the perfect holiday park to enjoy your Berkshire holiday. Tucked away in 25 acres of countryside, the park has fishing lakes and 360-degree green views of stunning scenery.
Newbury Racecourse and Newbury and Crookham golf course are located on either side of the park. The platinum Spa Six with its 3 bedrooms, open plan living and dining area is a cosy and comfortable lodge. The outdoor hot tub and deck are the best place to relax and unwind after a day out exploring.
Some ideas for days out on family lodge breaks
There’s always plenty to see and do for families in Berkshire. Here’s a run down of some things you can see and do when you’re ready to venture away from your hot tub.
- Windsor Great Park – Berkshire is perfect for nature lovers with walking trails in this absolutely huge park with many walks, trails, and gardens. If you’re taking a dog-friendly holiday, pets are welcome here and can have all the exercise they need too.
- Legoland Windsor – resort is amazing for families with children. The park is a mixture of rides, models and building workshops. Perfect if you’re on a short break or just looking for somewhere the children will really remember.
- The Beale park and Wildlife Gardens – located in Lower Basildon is a home to exotic small animals, farm animals and birds and landscaped gardens and woodlands complete with a children’s play area. Children will also the toy exhibition onsite. Open 7 days a week so you can call in any day of your holiday for some fun.
- Dinton Pastures Country park – has numerous lakes where you can indulge in various activities like canoeing, kayaking, and angling. and a good-sized children’s playground. But it’s not all action here and there are plenty of places to get away from it all and chill out too.