The changing seasons of Berkshire

With the changing colors of the leaves and noticeable drop in temperature, there is no doubt that autumn is well underway. There is still plenty to do in the local area on the days where you don’t fancy facing the elements and solely enjoying what nature has to offer.

Windsor Castle showcases the perfect blend of architecture and grandeur and is the largest and oldest occupied, working castle in the world. Follow in the footsteps of royalty with a tour of the castle, some of the highlights including St Georges Chapel, the staterooms, and Queen Mary’s Dolls House.

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is managed by Reading University and “provides an insight into how the skills and experiences of farmers and craftspeople, past and present, can help shape our lives now and into the future.” The galleries, café, shops, and gardens are all currently open to visitors.

Eton College Natural History Museum is the only one in Berkshire and is regarded as a hidden gem. This is a family-friendly museum and home to over 16,000 specimens.

Visit Basildon Park, the house of Lord and Lady Iliffe. You are invited to explore this National Trust property and gardens, which were lovingly restored in the 1950s.

Wherever you may choose for your day out, you will always enjoy returning to the comfort of your home at Walnut Tree Farm!