Herschel Park is an exciting, family-friendly place to explore. With Victorian features and extensive wildlife and plants, there’s always something new to discover.

Find out more about the park’s nature, history and the people who used it by downloading these exciting family resources:


Three family friendly trails have been created which explore the Trees, Natural History and History of Herschel Park. These trail guides are available at both Slough Museum and Herschel Park.

Outdoor Play Activities

Activity ideas to encourage outdoor play. Although activities were designed for use in Herschel park  can be used in any park. Click on the links below to download the activity sheets.

Photo Hunt

Sound hunt

Make a Crazy Clay Creature

Audio resource

The audio resource explores historical characters connected to Herschel Park, including Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens. Download the character map to take to the park and then simply find the character location on the map, go to it, and listen to the characters’ stories!

Download The character map

Charles Dickens

Dirty Dick

George Bentley

Henrietta Ward

James Bedborough

Joseph Paxton and Benjamin Baud

Lucy Bentley 1

Lucy Bentley 2

Queen Victoria

Reg Harrison

Richard Bentley aged 6

Richard Bentley Inventions

Richard Bentley the eccentric

Richard Bentley Transport

The Maid

William Herschel

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