Bracknell Things to Do

  • Front view of the mansion
    Front view of the mansion
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  • The forest in summer
    The forest in summer
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    The Old Manor Bracknell
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    Granite Ball

    by mariegriffiths Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Spinning Marble Ball Bracknell

    Outside the Bull pub in the center of Bracknell is a large granite ball suppended on water. Give it a roll. Watch out for it trapping toddler's fingers.

    I have created a website for the ball.
    Probably the dullest thing on the internet.

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    Countryside close to home

    by miniman2804 Written Oct 11, 2009
    The forest in summer

    The Lookout is a hands on science display aimed at kids, adjacent to a good adventure playground and cafe.

    Its appeal to the grown ups is that it is in Bracknell Forest, which is a large unspoilt area. It provides much needed outdoor activity space, and at weekends the car park is full with dog walkers and mountain bikers.

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  • Lily Hill Park

    by nemesiz Updated Mar 29, 2005

    Lily Hill House is a prime example of later Georgian architecture built in the early Nineteenth Century. Originally the residential home of Henry and Isebella Vincent in 1817 and their decendants, the Lanes, but in 1955 the house was bought by Bracknell Development Corporation. Currently the house is privately owned and used as offices.

    The adjoining Lily Hill Park estate, is an perfect example of the Victorian intuitiveness and grandeur, as the original estate included landscaped park and woodland. Today Lily Hill Park is undergoing an extensive renovation project funded by an 1.2 million pound Bracknell Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund grant to return the gardens and surrounding area to it's original condition.

    Lily Hill Park is a perfect place to escape the busy, hectic lifestyle of the Twenty-First century. Experience the tranquil wooded surroundings, and reminisce with friends of past times, with an relaxing stroll through the park . Once the restoration plan is completed, hopefully it will return the park to it's former Victorian splendour, and the visitors can once again experience the gardens and woodlands in it's original setting.

    A guided walk of the Lily Hill Park estate, is available every last saturday of the month. For more information, contact richard.scrivener@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or 01344 351758

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    The LookOut

    by easyoar Written Oct 16, 2004

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    The Lookout in Bracknell

    Now this really is worth visiting.

    If you like the outdoors and like walking, mountain bike riding, orienteering or geocaching (see www.geocaching.com), then the LookOut is outstanding. Especially for Mountain Biking as it has some specially built areas. If England gets the Olympics in 2012, the the LookOut will be staging the Mountain Bike event - it really is that good.

    The LookOut also features some nature type events for kids, a good playground a nd a tower that can be climbed up. Recently (summer 2004) a climbing adventure assault course has been built there too (see http://www.goape.cc/Sites.asp?M=1&E=1&Site=1)

    Checkout the website below for more info.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park
    • Cycling

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    The Water Clock

    by easyoar Written Oct 16, 2004

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    The Water Clock in Bracknell

    This is in Bracknell Town Centre too, and is Bracknell Town Centre's other 'Must See' site.

    When it is working it is a water clock that tells the time by spraying out jets of water - soaking anyone who happens to be walking over it at the time.

    It is not uncommon to see the local lads in the summer time waiting for a wet T-shirt moment...

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    The spinning ball

    by easyoar Updated Oct 16, 2004

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    Bracknell's spherical object

    If there is such a thing as a 'Must See' in Bracknell Town Centre, this would probably have to be it.

    I don't think anyone really knows exactly what it is supposed to be, other than a large marble ball that is supported by water pressure and can be spun around by passers by. Not sure what the point of it actually is. The Bracknell residents weren't quite sure what it was either when they got their itemised tax bill and saw how much they had paid to hyave it built.

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    The Point

    by Synch_X Written Aug 9, 2003

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    View of The Point from car park

    This is Bracknell Town Centre's cinema, bowling and meeting point, it also has good parking. Theres a pyramid shaped thing on the roof which lights up at night. It also houses two restaurants and a bar.

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    The Lookout Discovery Centre

    by Synch_X Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    The Lookout through the forest

    The Look Out Discovery Centre has so much to offer:

    - Hands on Science and Nature Exhibition
    - Gift Shop
    - Coffee Shop
    - Tourist Information Centre
    - Picnic Area
    - Free Children's Play Area
    - Free Car Parking
    - Mountain Bike Hire (Tel 01344 874611 for further details)
    - Disabled Access

    There are 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland with walks, trails and orienteering adjoining the centre.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Cycling

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    South Hill Park Arts Centre

    by Synch_X Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Front view of the mansion

    For over twenty-five years, South Hill Park Arts Centre has offered a year round programme of theatre, music, dance, film, exhibitions, workshops and courses, in its magnificent 18th Century mansion and modern Theatre. Its name has been synonymous with exciting ground breaking programming since it began.

    For years major London productions have begun tours here, whilst artists, theatre companies, comedians and bands have used the Park as a testing ground for new material.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Theater Travel

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    The Old Manor Inn

    by mariegriffiths Updated Mar 17, 2003

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    The Old Manor Bracknell

    The Old Manor Pub is the oldest building in Bracknell dating back to 1760. It has ghosts from the days of Catholic persecution. These days it is part of the Wetherspoon chain so provides cheap beer and reasonable food.
    It has nice gardens in the summer, due to it's popularity avoid friday lunchtimes.

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