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10 things to do this Spring in and around The Runnymede

With longer days and brighter skies just around the corner, we share our ten favourite things to do in and around The Runnymede this spring.

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1. Spring saunters

With wildlife waking up, flowers starting to bloom and the sun cracking a ray or two – spring is a picture-perfect time of year to take a walk from The Runnymede. Enjoy direct access to the River Thames towpath from the hotel and take a wander up to the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds for a particularly pretty stroll.

2. A little court action

Enjoy some fresh air along with a friendly match on one of our tennis courts. Ideal for brushing up on your skills ahead of Britain’s tennis season, running around on our courts promises a little fun exercise.

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3. Boating-on-Thames

Our riverboats come out of their winter hibernation in spring – perfect for exploring the river on your own terms. Grab some goodies to-go from our Lounge and stop for a picnic along the way too! Keep an eye on our social accounts for opening times.

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4. Windsor wandering

Make the most of the milder spring days with a spot of sightseeing in royal Windsor via our complimentary shuttle service that transports residents to and from the Runnymede several times a day. Take a stroll around the town’s pretty streets for shopping, enjoy some royal sightseeing or catch a show at the Theatre Royal.

5. Search for spring blooms

A carpet of daffodils emerges in the Valley Gardens, Savill Garden, during a window of just a few weeks so be sure to catch a glimpse of this gorgeous sight. The woodland around the Magna Carta memorials on neighbouring National Trust land is also the perfect place to see bluebells in all shades of purple and blue.

6. Afternoon tea with a view

Celebrate the changing season by tucking into an indulgent afternoon tea treat. Now served in the Riverside Conservatory, our towers of fine finger sandwiches, sumptuous scones and perfect pastries can be enjoyed overlooking the charming River Thames.

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7. Race days at Ascot

Have a flutter and soak up the feeling of spending a little time at one of the Royal family’s favourite race courses! Spring brings a variety of racing events at Ascot, including Betfair Chase Raceday, Spring Family Raceday and Royal Ascot Trials on 1st May.

8. 100th anniversary of Queen Mary’s Doll’s House

This year, the Royal Collection Trust will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle, the largest and most famous dolls’ house in the world. Many of the dolls’ house’s miniature marvels – including a tiny concert grand piano and mini crown jewels – will be on view in a special centenary display in the grand Waterloo Chamber.

9. Relax at our outdoor pool

The countdown to our outdoor pool opening is on. Spend all afternoon here soaking up the spring rays or just come for a quick dip. Keep an eye on our social pages for our re-opening date in May.

10. Adrenaline-fuelled day out at Thorpe Park

We are just a seven minute drive away from Thorpe Park where you can enjoy a adrenaline-fuelled day out when the park re-opens on the 24th March. New for 2024 is the much-anticipated Hyperia ride — the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster, reaching heights of 236ft and speeds of over 80mph!

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