The name Slough might not make you think of beautiful countryside, bluebell walks, historical sites and world-class attractions, but the truth is, all of this is right on our doorstep, making Blue’s Slough the perfect place for a pre or post day-out.
Please find following a list of local attractions plus a calendar of events of things happening in the local area. If you have any suggestions, please click here to send us an email notification.
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
A unique family theme park where children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety.
It has over 55 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention a staggering 80 million LEGO® bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. MORE
The CURVE Slough
Literally slap bang alongside Blue’s is this incredible arts centre and library. A celebration of creativity, the Curve offers loads of things to do from the very young to an older generation, from movies to Bollywood dancing classes, lego building to stories and crafts.
There are frequent movie nights, for those of you who prefer your movies less mainstream and more thought-provoking and the prices are pretty good too. MORE
No trip to Windsor could possibly be complete without a visit to amazing Windsor Castle, the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. The size of the Castle, 13 acres, is breathtaking, in fact it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends.
You might even time your visit when she is in residence! Look at the flag flying from the Castle’s Round Tower; if it’s the Royal Standard The Queen will be there too. MORE
Parks & recreation
Situated only 3.7 miles from Blue’s Slough is this tranquil 618 acre country park.
With a popular fishing lake, over 10 miles of well surfaced trackways suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, a children’s woodland adventure play area and miles of bike tracks, Black Park is a perfect (and inexpensive) place to spend a day out and about. Movie fans will appreciate the fact that given it’s location behind Pinewood Studios, it has been used as a set for many films, including Harry Potter, Star Wars Ep 7, Goldfinger, Captain America, Casino Royale and more. MORE…
Salt Hill Park
Salt Hill Park, Slough’s premier park for over 100 years, still keeps up with the times and offers a range of up to date facilities and educational activities in an Edwardian setting. Hosting features range from sports areas, recreation and play for local residents and visitors. The park is open 24 hours a day all year round. The ten pin bowling and tennis courts are open daily throughout the year. MORE…
Langley Country Park
This park has been carefully and sympathetically redeveloped in recent years. It provides a lovely safe walking area which is ideal for less adventurous walkers as it is reasonably level. There is a small arboretum and a cultivated rhododendron walk which is beautiful in the Spring when the blossoms are out. The grounds surround Langley Hall which is not open to the general public but is often used as a film set for the nearby Pinewood studios. There is also an ornamental lake which provides a breeding ground for a variety of wild birds. MORE…
The Jubilee River
The Jubilee River is a seven-mile long man-made flood channel running between Maidenhead and Windsor.
It provides a haven for fish, birds, animals and people including the Dorney Wetlands, an area specially created to provide a superb breeding and feeding habitat for many bird species. A well-surfaced 3-metre-wide path follows its entire length, with most of this being available to cyclists. Click here for the cycling Map.
The river is well used by walkers, runners, swimmers, wildlife enthusiasts and cyclists: a footpath combined with National Cycle Route 61 runs along virtually its entire length. A wide variety of bird life can be seen along the river, including green woodpeckers, cormorants, lapwing and red kites.
A charming local nature reserve supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna and known locally as Bluebell Wood. An interesting geological feature is the large hollow said to have been gouged out of the terrain by a glacier in the last ice age some 15000 years ago. English bluebells are the star attraction in April.
Upton Court Park
Upton Court Park is Slough’s largest park, big enough to hold large events but still having a natural rural charm in the heart of a modern bustling town. Facilities include recreation and play and cultural and educational activities for local residents and visitors:
6 Football pitches, Changing facilities, Landscaped parkland, Woodland and wetland areas, Natural areas, Streamside walks, Play areas, Large event grounds and parking, Annual bonfire and fireworks display.
There are a number of private sports clubs which use facilities in and around the park, such as the Slough Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Moto X clubs, as well as model car and aircraft clubs.
Sports & Teams
A founder member of Buckinghamshire RFU in 1949, Slough is one of 17 clubs in membership of the County, despite the 1972 boundary changes seeing the club “moved” to Berkshire. With the distinction of being the farthest east club in the South West Division, Slough offers rugby to all age groups and both sexes. The 1st XV plays in the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Premiership. The high point of the club’s recent history being semi-finalists in the RFU Junior Vase in 1996. To find out about playing, supporting or their forthcoming events, click here.
Slough Town Football Club
The club was officially founded in 1890 after the amalgamation of three local clubs, Swifts, Slough Albion and Young Men’s Friendly Society, who between them forged a new club, Slough F.C.. The club is a senior non-League football club representing Slough, England.
Nicknamed “The Rebels”, the team currently plays in the Southern Football League Premier Division.To find out about playing, supporting or their forthcoming events, click here.
Organised tours and activities
Following is a list of companies who operate tours and attractions in and around Slough. Please note these organisations are not affiliated or connected to Blue’s in any way and should not be regarded as our recommendations, they are provided to give our visitors ideas on days-out in our area.
Bray Lake Watersports
Bray Lake Watersports located 6.1 miles from Blue’s is one of the UK’s largest water sports clubs. Visitors can take part in: stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, open water swimming and more. The Centre is open 7 days a week and offers equipment hire, holiday courses and private tuition. Open to all: individuals, families, corporate and school groups and even birthday parties and stag/hen parties for groups of four or more are all welcome.
Bray Lake also offers nationally-recognised qualifications for children and adults, from complete beginner to instructor level. MORE…
Jump In features 32,000 sq ft of super springy trampolines designed to take and rebound huge weights, providing you with elevated bounce and big fun plus cool jumping activities like slam dunk basketball hoops you can hit from on high!
There’s a separate FreeJump space for toddlers which is always open so unlike some other places you’re not restricted to a certain time with the smalls from 1 to 5 years. The main FreeJump zone for the bigger kids has angled tramps at the walls so if you can organise your legs enough you can rebound from your back or feet back into the room at speed: cool! MORE
Windsor Leisure Centre
With the famous Windsor Castle nearby, Windsor Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose gym offering first-class health and fitness facilities.
There is an 8-court sports hall, fitness studios, a cycling studio and (in the likely event that your little’uns like to splash, swim and slide) there’s a leisure pool with wave machine, giant slides, water features, interactive water play feature and a spa pool where parents can relax! MORE
Windsor Duck Tours
It’s Time for Splash Down in our New Amphibious Vehicle: The road adventure begins in the heart of Windsor, the circular tour then takes in the historical sights of Windsor and it’s surrounding parkland, before ‘SPLASHDOWN’ into the River Thames travelling downstream to Windsor with unique views of Windsor Castle and Eton. !
Windsor Duck Tours operate with new 41 seat amphibious vehicles not converted wartime vehicles. MORE
Motion Simulator Room
Take control of the worlds first full motion, 200 degree wrap around screen simulator.
Their unique simulators have a range of features that deliver the ultimate life-like racing experience. Including force feed back steering, fully adjustable cockpits, professional pedals and 3 axis of motion. MORE