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With the British summer holidays fast approaching have you considered visiting some of the many attractions available for the entire family in the Thames Valley area, just minutes away from our serviced apartments?

When the kids break up from school or if you are simply looking for some downtime, there are plenty of things to do and see whilst staying with House of Fisher.

Serviced apartments are a particularly popular alternative for families, due to the spacious area they provide, with up to three bedrooms and the option of a fold out bed* or sofa bed* (*subject to availability). They will undoubtedly ensure ultimate relaxation as well as saving you money, as you experience a ‘home from home’ holiday giving you as much freedom and flexibility as possible.

Our living areas contain Sky TV package (including sports) and speedy Wifi, allowing you to truly unwind after a long day of activities. With a full kitchen and cooking facilities, you have the option to either cook in the comfort of your apartment or treat yourself to a delicious meal out with exceptional restaurants within walking distance. That’s the luxury of our serviced apartments; you get a choice!

Our portfolio of serviced apartments in 13 locations across Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke, Camberley and Farnborough, offers great transport links via road, being close to the M3 and M4 motorways and fantastic train links to London. Perfect if you fancied a day out in the big city or just exploring a new town or local sight, with a peaceful place to come back to!

We have collated some of our personal recommendations from each of our seven locations:


Things to do in Reading whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer three locations of serviced apartments within Reading, including our flagship 100 Kings Road, apart-hotel. We offer studios, one-bed, two-bed and three-bedroom apartments. Full details can be found here.

  1. The Oracle shopping centre

Open 7 days a week and until 8pm weekdays (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 5pm), the Oracle is a renowned place to shop with people travelling to experience the wide range of shops including a fantastic John Lewis. The Oracle is surrounded by a fine selection of restaurants and bars, catering for all tastes, many of which look directly onto the beautiful River Thames. There are many other activities, including a central VUE cinema.

  1. Reading Sport + Leisure

With a range of sporting activities to get involved in from tennis, football, swimming and exercises classes, you won’t struggle with finding something to do.

  1. Reading Museum

Open Tuesday to Saturday (10am – 4pm) with free admission (suggested £5 donation).

  1. Thames Lido

On a hot day there is nothing finer than taking a dip in an outdoor pool! The Thames Lido pool is heated throughout the year to a temperature designed to leave you feeling fresh! Fully renovated the Reading Lido offers fine dining and full spa treatments, allowing visitors to enjoy a truly relaxing experience.


Things to do in Newbury whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of one and two-bed serviced apartments located at Central Gate, Newbury. Full details can be found here.

  1. Highclere Castle

A fantastic and interesting visit, particularly for fans of Downton Abbey as this is where it was filmed! Tours including castle and Egyptian exhibition entry are available, along with walks amongst its stunning grounds. Make the most of the opportunity and broaden your Carnarvon history knowledge! The summer public opening 2019 is from Sunday 7th July to Tuesday 3rd September (the castle is closed on Fridays and Saturdays of each week).

  1. Newbury Races

A stunning racecourse that provides various meets throughout the year and plenty of evening concerts, a day beyond just horse-racing. From concerts to parties to Gin festivals, there are plenty of activities this summer for all of the family at Newbury Racecourse.

  1. Shopping

Newbury has an array of shops, bars and restaurants to experience. Parkway Shopping Newbury, brings more than 475,000 square feet of modern shopping to a historical environment. Parkway offers an exceptional mix of high street retail and unique boutique stores.


Things to do in Bracknell whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of one to two-bed serviced apartments located at Beneficial House, Bracknell. Full details can be found here.


One of the most popular local attractions locally, Legoland is a fantastic visit that encapsulates the imagination of all ages. With constant reinvestment, the park is continually improving and becoming more impressive every year. If you are planning a visit, do explore their website for early booking deals, saving significantly compared to purchasing ‘on the day’.

  1. The Lexicon, Bracknell

Core to one of the biggest town centre regenerations in the UK, the Lexicon (launched in 2018) boasts over 70 new shops and restaurants for the entire family to enjoy. It includes a 12 screen 4DX cinema for a totally immersive film experience including seat motion, weather effects, scents, lights and more!

  1. The Look Out Discovery Centre

A brilliant range of activities for children including – The science exhibition, play areas, shows (suitable for primary school age children) and Swinley Forest. The grounds have renowned cycle tracks, with colour coded routes for beginners through to advanced riders.

  1. Go Ape

The opportunity to climb high up along courses, finished by a thrilling zip wire back down to the ground!

  1. Bowling

Open seven days a week, this pastime is popular amongst the entire family. Lane ramps are available, providing great competition amongst adults and children! On site is a range of restaurants and bars, perfect for unwinding following some excellent games of ten pin bowling!

  1. John Nike Leisuresport

A range of activities including an ice rink and dry slopes for skiing, snowboarding, tubing & tobogganing.

  1. Ascot Races

A stunning racecourse that provides various meets throughout the year, a day beyond just horseracing. It is well worth a visit and seeing some the events including music, beer or food festivals and other activities for the year ahead.


Things to do in Maidenhead whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of two-bed serviced apartments located at two locations within Maidenhead. Full details can be found here.

  1. Windsor Castle

Surrounded in History, Windsor Castle is a very popular tourist attraction, with visitors flocking from around the world. There are many tours available to witness and truly maximise this Royal experience.

  1. Windsor Duck tours

Starting off on land, before driving straight into the River Thames, is a fun experience for all involved! Hop on board the Road, river splash tour which circles the castle and the crown estate.

  1. Odds Farm

Brilliant opportunity for children to develop an understanding and love for animals. Also available at the farm are outdoor adventures, indoor play and animal demonstrations, ensuring a fun filled experience.


Things to do in Basingstoke whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of one and two-bed serviced apartments located across two locations within Basingstoke. Full details can be found here.

  1. Milestones Museum

A popular museum, turning back the clock to give an exciting and educational experience. Many features include recreations of real life historic streets.

  1. Basingstoke Leisure Park

Home to a vast range of activities including the Aquadrome, Odeon Cinema, Planet Ice (Home to Basingstoke Premier league ice hockey team ‘The Basingstoke Bisons’), Hollywood Bowl, Basingstoke Buzz Bingo, Indoor Bowls and IFLY (Indoor Skydiving Centre)

  1. Active Nation (trampolining)

An indoor trampoline park, perfect for lots of fun and unleashing lots of energy!

  1. Golf Centre

Perfect for all levels with a 9 hole par 3 course, driving range, putting green and mini golf


Things to do in Camberley whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of studio and one-bed serviced apartments located at Central House, Camberley. Full details can be found here.

  1. Gravity force

With 50 interconnected trampolines, you can literally bounce off the walls! Also in this arena of fun is a huge foam pit, basketball lanes and dodgeball courts.

  1. The Atrium

Plenty of activities featuring a VUE cinema, tenpin bowling, Magic Castle (soft play area), Pure Gym and a large selection of dining options including Nandos, Wagamamas, Frankie & Benny’s, Bills, Bella Italia, Creams and Prezzo

  1. Horseshoe Lake

Fun outdoor water sports and activities including canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, dragon boating and raft building


Things to do in Farnborough whilst staying in our Serviced Apartments

House of Fisher offer a range of one and two-bed serviced apartments located across two locations within Farnborough. Full details can be found here.

  1. Go Karting

Great fun for the family and all Lewis Hamilton wannabes! There are some great offers available, making this an affordable option for the family.

  1. Aldershot Lido

Again with this amazing weather, what better way to spend a summer day in Britain than at a Lido! With sunbathing areas, outdoor pools and a range of slides, this is a favourite pastime for the whole family.

  1. Active Nation (Aldershot)

Learn to ski or snowboard with a range of starter instruction packages. There are plenty of other activities available, include the fast and fun donutting down the slopes!

  1. Air Sciences Trust Museum

With free admission, this is an excellent day out for the family. With a museum and a range of aircraft, it is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about the aviation world both in the past and future.

House of Fisher is a huge advocate for the Thames Valley area and with such a vast range of local activities and excellent connections to London, we are confident that our serviced apartments are a great option for families during the summer holidays. So, make the most of the glorious weather!