Serviced Apartments in the Thames Valley are Proving a Popular Summer Holiday Choice

Serviced Apartments in the Thames Valley are Proving a Popular Summer Holiday Choice

With the summer holidays under way, we are seeing an increasing number of leisure enquiries across our Thames Valley portfolio. Serviced Apartments are becoming a popular alternative to hotels for both leisure and business travellers.

Serviced Apartments are a particularly attractive proposition for families, allowing all members to stay within one spacious apartment, with up to 3 bedrooms and the option of a fold out bed or a sofabed. Serviced Apartments offer a cost effective and more relaxing solution for the family group, providing a true ‘home from home’ experience and giving the family their ‘own space’.

With separate living areas containing full Sky TV packages (including TV and Sports) and fast WiFi the family have a large space to truly unwind following a long day. With a full kitchen and cooking facilities, significant money can be saved with home cooking or ordering a takeout meal.

As a summary choosing a Serviced Apartment provides flexibility, a home from home experience, increased space and complete convenience.

Our portfolio of Serviced Apartments in 13 locations across Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke, Camberley and Farnborough offer great transport links via road, being close to the M3 and M4 motorways and superb train links to London. This proves popular with families, providing an excellent base and cost savings.

We have collated some of our personal highlights and recommendations for families from each of our seven locations:


The Oracle is a popular attraction for visitors to Reading

House of Fisher offer four locations of Serviced Apartments within Reading, including our flagship 100 Kings Road, Aparthotel. We offer Studios, 1bed, 2bed and 3bedroom 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.

2.       Reading Museum -

Open Tuesday to Saturday (10am – 4pm) with free admission, this is popular choice for lots of school groups.

3.       Reading Climbing Centre -

A great facility for both experienced climbers and complete novices. An intro to Climbing course over 3 days is available (aged 7-17 year olds) at £90 per course, giving the perfect chance for children to sample this adventurous activity. For more experienced climbers a range of Holiday Kids Clubs are available at just £12 (4-6 year olds), £15 (7-11 year olds) or £15 (11-17 year olds) per session.


Highclere Castle is a popular attraction for house of Fisher guests in newbury

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 Downtown Abbey as this is where it was filmed! Tours including castle and exhibition entry are available in the morning and afternoon, along with walks amongst its stunning grounds.

2.      Newbury 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 and activities for the year ahead.

3.      Shopping -

Following a significant recent investment, Newbury has an array of shops, bars and restaurants to experience.

4.      Newbury Theatre -

A great selection of daytime and evening shows and performances available


LEGOLAND is a must for House of Fisher guests and located very close to our bracknell 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.

1.       LEGOLAND -

One of the most popular local attractions, 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 take advantage of their early booking deals, saving up to 25% off admission.

2.       The Look Out Discovery Centre -

A brilliant range of activities for children including - The science exhibition, Play areas and Shows (suitable for ages 3-11) e.g. Dinosaur show, fire and light. The grounds have renowned cycle tracks, with colour coded routes for beginners through to advanced riders.

3.       Go Ape -

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

4.       Bowling -

Open seven days a week, this past time 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!

5.       John Nike Leisuresport -

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

6.       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.


Experience road and river during Duck Tours whilst staying at House of Fisher Maidenhead 

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.

2.       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.

3.       Odds Farm -

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


Experience the thrill of skydiving without the plane or heights!

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.

2.       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 Bison’s’), Hollywood Bowl,

Gala Bingo, Pitch and Putt, The Academy Snooker Club and IFLY (Indoor skydiving Centre)

3.       Jump Factory -

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

4.       Golf Centre -

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


Bounce off the walls whilst staying with House of Fisher in camberley!

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.

2.       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

3.       Horseshoe Lake -

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

4.       Jakes Indoor Softplay and Mini Farm -


Could you be the next Lewis Hamilton? Find out and try Go Karting when staying at house of Fisher Farnborough

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.

2.       Aldershot Lido -

If the weather is fine, 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.

3.       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!

4.       Air Sciences Trust Museum -

With free admission free 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 are huge advocates for the Thames Valley area and with such a vast range of local activates and excellent connections to London we are confident that our choice of Serviced Apartments are a great option for families during the summer holidays.

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