Wokingham is a market town in the county of Berkshire that is just 30 miles from London, and offers excellent rail services to the capital that make it popular with commuters.
The town has a long industrial history that was formerly based around the brick making industry, one long since driven into the ground by cheaper foreign imports. It is interesting to note that a recent survey by a major UK estate agent put the town at the number one spot in a list of places to live in Britain.
Historically Wokingham can be traced back to Saxon times although it is likely there was a settlement on the location before then, and among the notable buildings that can be seen today is the neo-gothic Town Hall, a red brick building that is ornate and decorative and rather beautiful. Most of the town is very much of the mid to late 20th century, but that does not stop it having a certain charm of its own and being of interest to the visitor.
Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW (01344) 354400
Situated in just under 2,500 acres of Crown Estate woodland four miles from Wokingham, the Look Out Discovery Centre exhibits over 90 interactive science and nature displays for children of all ages.
While the kids can build simple circuits and solve maths puzzles, mums and dads can explore the many nature walks and cycle trails that surround the centre.