5 things to add to your day out in Maidenhead

5 things to add to your day out in Maidenhead

It may be your first time to Maidenhead or a seasoned visitor, but here are five things that you could add to your day out with us.
If you depart from Maidenhead for a cruise, then these are all within five miles and could be fitted into your day out whilst making the most of Maidenhead.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre explores the river, roads and railway to tell the story of Maidenhead and the part it played to the nearby villages and towns.
Important historical figures and many celebrities have called Maidenhead their home, leading to scandalous accounts.

The Air Transport Auxiliary collection is not to be missed and includes a Spitfire simulator which you can experience becoming a pilot during the 1940s for yourself.

Visit maidenheadheritage.org.uk for more details.

Their address is 18 Park Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SL.

Featured in productions such as Inspector Morse, Poirot and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, this grade 1 listed house and gardens are worth visiting. This 15th century Tudor Manor House has been a family home to the Palmer’s for over 450 years. So when visiting, expect a warm welcome and easy charm about the place. Dorney Court is one of Englands most fabulous stately homes.

The grounds have acres of mature parkland and beautiful gardens. The lawns are divided by Ancient yew hedges and herbaceous borders. Also, St James the Less church is nearby with its Tudor tower and Norman front.

Visit dorneycourt.co.uk for more details.

Their address is Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP.

Home to over 100 species, many of which are at risk, BCA ZOO is a rare treat. Part of the college’s 400-acre campus, the zoo is primarily used to train students studying various animal management courses. As the zoo is a training venue, public encounters and events must be pre-booked and are only available during term breaks, weekends and bank holidays.

The zoo plays host to Squirrel monkeys, Meerkats and Lemurs, and includes a nocturnal room where you will find Spotted genet and an Armadillo living there.

You can also book a Reptile encounter to get closer to the animals, but the Elongated tortoises and Cuban rock iguana our included in the public displays. 

The amphibian room is not to be missed as it is unique and is home to the bizarre Titicaca water frogs and endangered Lemur leaf frogs.

Visit zoo.bca.ac.uk for more details. 

Their address is Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QR.

Stanley Spencer was born in the picturesque village of Cookham, where he spent most of his life painting. The Museum is housed in a building from 1962. Ten years ago, it was transformed into the magnificent modern art museum, home to the world’s most extensive collection of Spencer drawings, paintings, personal letters, press cuttings, photographs, and books.

Spencer’s relationships with Hilda Carline and Patricia Preece dominates most of his works creating a marvellous story. 

Highlights are self-portraits of Hilda Carline’s, Patricia Preece and Dorothy Hepworth.  

Groups are welcome, and guided walks and talks can be arranged, including the countryside and village where Spencer painted.

Visit stanleyspencer.org.uk for more details.

Their address is Cookham High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SJ.

Cliveden plays host to stunning gardens, peaceful woodlands and majestic Thames riverbank. Miles of walks that will delight all thought the seasons will entertain all ages, especially if you find the giant maze.

Adults, children and families will find fantastic all-year-round events hosted by the National Trust at Cliveden. There are tree-climbing adventures, acres of gardens, open-air theatre and much more to explore on a day out to Cliveden.

Groups are welcome at Cliveden, and you should allow two to three hours to take it all in. Tours are available if pre-booked.

Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden for more details.

Their address is Cliveden, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS.


Which cruise could we add these too?

Our daily afternoon tea cruise would be a perfect fit for a family after a busy morning sightseeing. 

If you are a group organiser, then one of our day excursion trips would be ideal. Follow the links below to find out more. 

Enjoy A Meal With A View As We Cruise The Thames

Our daily cruise offering departs from Maidenhead but must be booked in advance. You can choose between lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.  This way you are booking a table and not the whole boat. Make the Georgian your new favourite restaurant.

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Quality You Can Trust For Your Event

Get out of the office for your next corporate event and spend the day on the Thames. The Georgian has a versatile layout making her ideal for team building, product launches, and board meetings. We also have a number of packages to help you stick to your budget.

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Create Everlasting Memories On The Thames

The Georgian is a superb venue for your wedding party or celebration, such as birthdays, anniversaries or even a school prom. Above all else we want you to enjoy your special occasion, so we are here to help make your event one to remember.

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Plan Your Perfect Day Trip Out Afloat

Enjoy a premium day out on the Thames with your group. Each trip includes a food element and a live commentary or entertainment—also, the all-important cup of tea or coffee. Minimum group numbers apply; however, you will have full private use of the vessel.