Places to feed the Ducks in Wokingham
Feeding the ducks is a great activity to do with the kids - it's a lot of fun for children of all ages, and it's free! If you are looking for new and different places to feed the ducks in Wokingham, then look no further! We have gathered together all of our duck feeding places to share with you.
Did you know too much bread is bad for ducks? So instead of bringing bread to feed the ducks, why not try something different? Scroll to the bottom of this guide to see some suggestions.
Places to Feed the Ducks in Wokingham
Dinton is a beautiful spot to feed the ducks with the kids, there are so many different types of ducks and swans, it’s a popular place for bird enthusiasts! With plenty of benches around the edge of the lakes it’s a great spot for a picnic too!
There is a large carpark, charges may apply
Address Dinton Pastures Country Park Davis Street, Reading RG10 0TH
California Country Park
This is one of our favourite places to feed the ducks locally. The ducks enjoy waddling along the promenade waiting for you to feed them so you can get really close!
Jacksons Café is a good spot for a snack while you’re there, and the brand new playground is opening very soon!
There is plenty of parking, charges my apply
Address: Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham RG40 4HU
Heath Pool at Simons Wood
Heath pool is a beautiful area in the middle of Simons Wood. Surrounded by Woodland it’s a great place to walk and feed the ducks. There are plenty of benches near to rest those little legs!
Parking is free
Address: Wellingtonia Avenue, Finchampstead RG45 6AE
The stunning health lake in Finchampsted is home to plenty ducks. There is a small carpark but it does get busy, so it’s best to avoid peak times if you can. As this is located in a woodland its not ideal for buggies.
Parking is free
Address: Belmont Road, Crowthorne RG45 6SA
Did you know there is a small duck pond near the Wokingham council offices at Shoot End? This is a popular spot to visit after a bite to eat in town or a visit to Elms field playground. If you look carefully there are several terrapins in the pond keeping the ducks company!
Parking is available in the town centre, charges may apply
Address Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WN
Maiden Erlegh Lake
Maiden Erlegh Lake is just a short drive outside of Wokingham. This large lake is in the middle of 12 acres of Woodland and Park land. There are plenty of places here to get up close to the ducks!
There is free on street parking nearby. We recommend parking on Chelwood Road, but please park considerably as it is a residential street.
What should we feed the ducks?
Did you know bread is bad for ducks? Bread doesn't have much nutritional value and fills ducks up so they don't forage for foods they would naturally eat. So instead of bringing bread to feed the ducks, why not try something different?
- Sweetcorn - It turns out that ducks are quite partial to a sweetcorn - tinned, frozen or fresh.
- Lettuce - As a nation we’re guilty of throwing away a vast amount of lettuce, especially the bagged variety. Instead of consigning it to the bin, rip it into pieces and treat your local ducks. Rocket, Kale and Iceberg are all great choices.
- Frozen peas - There’s no need to cook them but make sure you defrost them first!
- Oats - Flapjacks, rolled oats and even instant porridge oats will be a huge hit with ducks.
- Seeds - Whether you buy bird seed or seeds from the healthy aisle in the supermarket – the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles.
- Rice - Wild ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. You can also use uncooked rice, both are fine.
We hope you have found some great places to feed the ducks in Wokingham, and you find somewhere new to explore!