If you’re looking for the ideal location for a holiday in Berkshire, look no further. Set within 20 acres of natural beauty and a 360-degree view of beautiful countryside, Cherry Bird Country Park is truly a 5-star park for those looking for the finer touches. Our community provides a true haven for those to enjoy breathtaking views and surrounding conservation and wildlife.
Close to London but situated near the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Park is tucked away while being a convenient base to explore the vibrant surrounding areas. For golf and horse racing enthusiasts, Newbury Racecourse and Newbury and Crookham Golf course are positioned either side of the Park. They are both famous and iconic venues for their respective sports. With events running throughout the year, they make for wonderful days out with friends or family.
However, if the sport isn’t your thing, there are plenty of alternative activities close by. Visit Highclere Castle (the set of Downtown Abbey for a taste of period drama), Windsor Castle’s royal residence or discover the animal kingdom at Beale Park. In fact, London is only a short drive away and makes for an exciting day out. With incredible shops, theatre shows and restaurants, you will be able to taste all that the Capital has to offer. Furthermore, there are plenty of on-water and waterside activities for you to enjoy with the Thames estuary never far away.
A great location makes Cherry Bird Country Park ideal for those who want to try a bit of everything on their holiday. Peaceful and hidden from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but close to vibrant tourist areas, you will be able to change the tempo of your holiday.
Best things to do
The area is full of places to visit and explore and has a wealth of ancient sites and natural history to see. Not to mention some great countryside walks.
A day at the races
Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse and events venue in the civil parish of Greenham, adjoining the town of Newbury.
It has courses for flat races and over jumps. It hosts one of Great Britain’s 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the Lockinge Stakes.
If your lucky enough, there may be a festival or concert on too whilst your visiting Cherry Bird!
Visit Donnington Castle
Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle, situated in the small village of Donnington, just north of the town of Newbury in the English county of Berkshire.
It was founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386 and was bought by Thomas Chaucer before the castle was taken under royal control during the Tudor period.
During the First English Civil War the castle was held by the royalist Sir John Boys and withstood an 18-month siege; after the garrison eventually surrendered, Parliament voted to demolish Donnington Castle in 1646.
Shop local markets
Every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.
Newbury Market has a long history and it is believed to have been around since Anglo-Saxon times. We have a wide variety of goods, with traditional stalls alongside plants & flowers, craft items, clothing and local produce.
Specialist markets also take place in Newbury. The Framers market is the first Sunday of the month and the Artisan market is the last Sunday of the month.
Take it in your stride
Newbury has many boasts a number of countryside walking trails.
Whitehill and Hannington Circular is a 10.5 kilometre loop trail located near Newbury, that features a river and is rated as moderate.
The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.