Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park, Reading: Hours, Address, Wellington Country Park Reviews: 4/5

Wellington Country Park
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Welcome to Wellington, where memories are made. Follow your outdoor imagination and begin a safe adventure with us. Wellington Country Park offers an open air, fun-filled venue for children up to the age of 8 years old. Visit our website for full details.
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More than 3 hours
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ellythemoo
Cheltenham, UK46 contributions
Wow! What a place
Sep 2021
We had my niece's birthday party at the park. It was well-organised and great fun, with fantastic party bags and a great room close to loos and an adventure playground.

The park itself is extraordinary: there is so much to do, we spent all day there and only saw half of it. It was hugely enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Highly recommended.
Written September 13, 2021
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Hi Ellythemoo, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are really pleased to hear that your niece had a great party with us and that everyone enjoyed the Park. We will be sure to pass your kind comments to our Birthday Party team. We hope to welcome you and your family back to the Park again in the future. Many Thanks WCP
Written September 16, 2021
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Hel
6 contributions
Amazing day out.
Sep 2021 • Family
Brilliant day out. There is so much to do. It’s well organised and plenty of staff. They always build and create more fun spaces for children. We love it here.
Written September 12, 2021
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Hi happyhel38, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are really pleased to hear that you had a brilliant day out with us and thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Park with your family again. Many Thanks WCP
Written September 16, 2021
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janinetaylor2000
Oxfordshire, UK3 contributions
Fantastic day
Aug 2021 • Family
Loved this place was pleasantly surprised how much there was to do. We spent the whole day there. My son - whos 7 especially loved driving the car round the track, the bouncy pillow and the tyre that spins round and round and round and searching for gems.

There is a huge sandpit. Where ever you look theres something for the kids to do. My son loved the train and searching out the fairy doors.

It was all great, i found the shop quite reasonable priced. The main restaurant had a good choice. We ate by the sandpit cafe, there are loads of places if you bring a picnic.

Already planning our next visit, probably Halloween
Written August 31, 2021
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Hi Janinetaylor2000, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are really pleased to read that you had a fantastic day with us and that your son enjoyed the Park. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Park again in the future. Many Thanks WCP
Written September 16, 2021
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MumtoMorgan
Woking10 contributions
Happy but Tired Campers
Aug 2021
Camping
5 star scenery and pitches - the woodland scenery is beautiful
2 star facilities - the ONE toilet block is centralised. It is cramped and not enough by half to serve the full campsite. So if you are close to it, you get noise and light from those trying to find it in the dark, and if you are far you better run if you need a wee as it'll take you ages to get there and there will be a queue! Total nightmare, especially for older kids who would otherwise be able to take themselves as here they cannot reach the soap / open the heavy door / be trusted not to get in peoples way
- Wifi/phone signal is dismal
- Loud groups are allowed to continue being antisocial way past the suggested 10.30pm quiet time
- Although there are some beautiful trails and woodland to explore and you have the amazing Welly Park facilities on your doorstep, there is no open space for kids to meet and play in open space the camping area. Just road/unclear paths and other peoples pitches - which is a big shame.

The lake and park are outstanding though, all the staff are super friendly and everything is kept in tip-top condition. We did not mind at all paying a few quid extra for the train - if it was free you'd be queuing all day long for it!!!

All in all, a lovely trip but sleepless nights (one from from rave music until 5.30am one night) very nearly ruined it. Maybe it was from Reading Festival, I don't know - unlikely, but it is not what you want or expect camping in private woodland setup for families.
Written August 31, 2021
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Hi MumtoMorgan, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read your kind comments with regard the location and upkeep of both the campsite and the Park overall, as well as your kind comments with regard to the staff which we will certainly pass on, so thank you for that. There is no doubt that with the major uptake in camping this year and with many more family groups camping, we have struggled with our facilities and we are looking as to what we can do to alleviate that next year. With bigger groups, it has also been a noticeable increase in noise issues. You are always hoping that campers will be respectful of each other in terms of space, noise, etc and whilst we have been able to control this on the majority of occasions, we are very sorry to hear this may not have been the case during your visit. Unfortunately, the rave that was taking place during your visit was in a private location and whilst the noise level was reported, there is very little we could do. I am glad to say that this is definitely not a regular occurrence. We do hope that despite this, we will see you again soon. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
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SPD
London, UK22 contributions
Expensive for what it is
Aug 2021 • Family
For the price of the tickets, we were underwhelmed. The play areas are decent, but not worth it for us as our local playgrounds are as good and free. The train ride was again underwhelming- we were expecting to at least see some animals along the ride, like at Beale Park. Personally, we found it too expensive for an afternoon out. Food in the cafe was nice.
Written August 30, 2021
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Hi SPD_2012, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to read that you were underwhelmed with you visit. There is no doubt that some public parks have similar play areas and offer some great play facilities but we believe the selection, amount and variety of play equipment we have to offer in one place, way outweighs any local park. Add to that all the other facilities and play equipment we have to offer such as the many sand pits, enchanted forest, dinosaur trail, the big adventure playground, pirate ship, mini golf, animal farm and of course the splash, we feel the price we charge is more than value for money. We are a privately run Country Park and therefore have to charge to generate our revenue for the upkeep and operation of the Park and whilst the public parks are free, we do actually all pay through council funding. Even Beale Park which you mention is a charitable trust which allows for some financial benefits. Our Park is aimed at children from 0 – 8 yrs old and all the facilities offer play and entertainment for that age range and the train is one of those where we balance the ride and its operation through the age groups. Of course, it very much depends on the child as to what excites them and whilst we try to provide for all, we are very sorry to hear that on this occasion, it may not have been for you. We do however appreciate you visiting. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
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SM_PSM
Fareham, UK65 contributions
Disappointing site
Jul 2021
This site is great for small children and all the staff are very friendly. The pitches are good and the grounds well maintained. So why disappointing! The WiFi is available but we were on a pitch right next to the facilities where the router/transmitters were located and though the WiFi is available at off peak times it is appalling the majority of the time which leads me to think there is insufficient band width to cope with the demand. I tried moving around the site to various locations but it didn’t improve. Plus, there is no phone signal on the site so no access to your data. The facilities consist of one block and though it is fairly new and in good condition it falls woefully short on capacity. There is a small freezer that cant cope with the demand. Only 3 showers to cope with all the pitches available and the shower doesn’t stay on before you have to restart the flow (20-30 button pushes per shower!). Due to the heavy foot fall and the muddy site, the facilities need constant cleaning which doesn’t happen. Even with double the facilities, this place would struggle. Very disappointing.
Written August 25, 2021
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Hi Steve M, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear of the issues you had with regard the wi-fi and phone signal. We do mention on our website that the site is not served well by either and with trees sprouting throughout the year, what can be ok in one area, can be of no service two weeks later. We have several transmitters around the campsite but I am afraid we have always struggled to offer a good Wi-Fi/TV/phone signal. We do have a payphone on site for any emergencies and Wi-Fi is available in some areas of the Park and main reception building for anyone who has to keep in touch. Some people enjoy the excuse of not being able to be contacted but we are very sorry if this caused you an issue. With regard to the facilities, there is no doubt that with the major uptake in camping this year and with many more family groups camping, we have struggled and we are looking as to what we can do to alleviate that next year. I hope despite this that you enjoyed your stay and use of the Park and its facilities and that we may see you again soon. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
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hollyReading.Berks
Wokingham, UK901 contributions
Overpriced
Jun 2021 • Family
Visited for the first time with my 3year old, I couldn’t believe the price but kept an open mind as had been recommended by others to visit.
It’s a lovely spacious place with lots of parks, sand pits, splash pad etc but really just a glorified lake with parks that your paying a high price for.
The train was extra and had to buy the tickets on arrival which seems a bit crazy with what we have been charged already.
We decided to eat at the cafe and the sandwiches were lovely and not a bad price.
The best part was the splash pad, but it was very busy with school trips! We visited in term time so guess it’s a school hotspot.
All in all a nice visit but I can go to a theme park for the same money which would be a much more enjoyable experience for my pre-schooler! I’m glad we made the visit but the hype did not live up!
Written August 15, 2021
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Hi Hollyreadingberks, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed many aspects of the Park and in particular the splash area. It is unfortunate on the day of your visit that the school used the splash as on most occasions, they do not have time to use that facility. We are a privately run Country Park and therefore have to charge to generate revenue for both the upkeep and operation of the Park but we do believe that with the selection, amount and variety of play equipment we have to offer in one place along with all the other facilities and play equipment we have to offer such as the many sand pits, enchanted forest, dinosaur trail, the big adventure playground, pirate ship, mini golf, animal farm and of course the splash, we feel the price we charge is more than value for money. Our Park is aimed at children from 0 – 8 yrs old and all the facilities offer play and entertainment for that age range. Of course, it very much depends on the child as to what excites them and whilst we try to provide for all, we are very sorry to hear that on this occasion it may not have been all you were expecting. We do however appreciate you visiting and hopefully we may see you again in the near future. Kind regards WCP.
Written September 7, 2021
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A I
10 contributions
Pleasant Day out
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited the park on a very hot day, with a 5 and 2 year old.

They had a great time, exploring the dinosaurs and enchanted play area.

There was plenty of picnics spots and areas to take a break.

They also enjoyed the adventure play area a lot and could of stayed there for hours.

Staff seemed very helpful and friendly.

Only complaint would be the prices for ice cream and drinks as they were way over priced and on a hot day we had no choice but to indulge.

We bought our own picnic otherwise it would of cost a good £35 plus just for lunch.

It wasn't busy on the day we visited and would definitely visit again.
Written July 22, 2021
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Hi ai938, Thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear that you had a great time exploring the Park. Thank you for your kind comments about our team and we will be sure to pass on your feedback with regards to catering prices to our catering team. We hope to welcome you back to the Park in the future. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
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Richard K
Burnham, UK55 contributions
Why have I never been before?! What a great place for kids!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Amazing day out, friendly staff, wonderfully clean and lots to see and do. This park is better value than other attractions I have been to recently. The farm was a hit with my nieces and they loved the slides and dinosaur park. We even spotted the red deer in the Antler park. Will definitely return.
Written July 18, 2021
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Hi RichardK658, Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We are really pleased to hear that you had an amazing day out at the Park and we hope to welcome you back to the Park in the future. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
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dsykes
London, UK43 contributions
Highly recommend
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic! We have just spent a long weekend here camping and I cannot praise this park enough. The campsite is amazing, secluded in the woods with the whole park available to campers after it officially closes - kids heaven. The park itself has been beautifully designed to sit in with the large lake and nature and there is something for everyone - dinosaurs, carts, bouncy pillows, lake walks, crazy golf, several playgrounds, petting farm, miniature train plus cafes. Our children (aged 6yrs through to 9yrs) really enjoyed themselves and so did the adults. All the staff, from booking the camping (James) to staff working in the park were friendly and helpful. A particular thanks to train driver Hugh who my son spent a lot of time talking to and waving at. My son gave him a drawing and Hugh put it on display during the day and told my son he would then store it safety in the train shed - it absolutely made his day! Thank you.
Thoroughly recommend for a fun but gentle day out.
Written July 6, 2021
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Hi dsykes, Thank you for your review and we are really pleased to hear that you had a great time camping with us at the Park. Thank you for your kind words about our team, we will be sure to pass them on to James and Hugh. We hope to welcome you back to the Park with your family soon. Kind regards WCP
Written September 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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