Harry Potter's House
Both Harry Potter films start at Harry Potter's house. An average 90's house on a housing estate. In the film called Number 4 Privet Drive. The house used in the film is Number 12, Picket Post Close, Martin's Heron. This is just outside Bracknell. There isn't much to see, that was the point of it being chosen. You can get to it by alighting at Martin Heron's railway station walking past the Tescos supermarket. and carrying straight on at the roundabout opposite the bridge over the railway and finding it on the first turning on your right.
Keep your eyes peeled. This is, after all, Southern England, which to many is the most beautiful place on earth.
Between the run-down seventies houses, and preserved in the new estates by planning regs, are things of outstanding natural beauty.
Look Out Point
We visited here today, with one of our friends he has a van so we put all our bikes into his van and head off to The look out centre,which is also excellent for riding your bikes in an area totally free from cars and polution, And is excellent for the views and your surrounded by some amazing trees, It has a fantastic adventure play area which features an infant play trail which is suitable for younger children aged between 3 and 6 years old.
The play area for older children aged 7 to 11 years old has a magnificient fort as its centrepiece.
They have plenty of tables and seating which surround the area,which is perfect for picnicking in fine weather
We took a picnic rode around for a while then sat and ate and then went off again after a break it was chilly today but we where all wrapped up warm and riding our hearts out so we where nice and warm
you have to visit here
on foot with the children or you can hire a bike
or take your own
- Hiking and Walking
- Family Travel
Floating granite ball fountain
This can be found directly outside The Bull pub and just in front of Mc Donalds. It's a strange fountain of a large ball of granite which is suspended on water which you can rotate around, but when spinning it just be careful not to catch your fingers. Another fun attraction for kids to play with for a short time.
Something you can't help but notice on your travels around Bracknell is the Fountain Clock in the town centre. On hot summer days you will often see children playing here getting themselves wet, much to the annoyance of their mums. Some people don't really take much notice of this but it can actually tell the time, although in five minute increments. The display it does is very nice, it is usually best to see it on the start of a new hour.
On your travels around Bracknell you may at one time go through one of the many underpass and happen to notice the well designed murals which decorate the walls. They add a bit of life and colour to the otherwise dull underpasses of the town.
The Queen's Silver Jubilee Garden
This little place can be found a short way from Princess Square on your way towards the bus station. It is a pleasent site to see in summer time when all the flowers are out. The egg was created by Taslim Martin.
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