Wokingham enjoys excellent transport links to Reading and Bracknell. This being so, it makes it a perfect area to commute from. It is ideally placed to jump straight onto the M4 and the M3 – providing easy routes to the entire country. Getting around on public transport is easy. there are excellent rail links between Wokingham and other parts of the country. The local bus service is frequent and of a good standard.
Sport and Leisure.
Originally built within the boundaries of Windsor Forest, Wokingham is surrounded by beautiful countryside, meaning that you are only a short distance away from stretching your legs and breathing in some fresh air. Within the town itself there are a number of parks including Barkham Road, Cantley, Chestnut Park, Elizabeth Road, Elms Field, Riverside Walk and Waverley. A new scheme began in January 2010, and runs until March 2011 – entitling under 16s and over 60s to free swimming. This takes place at Bulmershe Swimming Pool, Loddon Valley Leisure Centre and Carnival Pool. To get involved, contact the pools direct, or speak to Wokingham Council for the appropriate registration forms. There is a nine hold course at Hurst Golf Course for the golfing enthusiasts, estimated at a par 70. You can simply turn up and play – or you can book up to 6 days in advance.
Food and Drink.
Eating and drinking is a breeze in Wokingham, as there is a plentiful supply of bars and restaurants available for you to choose from. Everything from Indian cuisine to pizzas and from Chinese food to traditional English menus. Most places in the town are within easy reach of somewhere to enjoy a cold pint, a chilled glass of wine, and/or a plate of something suitably tasty. Of course there is also a healthy number of takeaway restaurants, and the expected international fast food chains too.
Schooling and Education.
Wokingham offers many opportunities for education. For youngsters, there are 60 maintained schools in the borough – 49 primary, 8 secondary, 2 special schools and 1 nursery. This is also a good selection of preschools for the tiny tots. There are plenty of opportunities for Adult Education for those seeking an extra skill or a change of career direction, via such centres as Bracknell & Wokingham College, Earley Crescent Community Resource Centre, Karten CTEC Centre, and of course LearnDirect.
Although Reading offers more in the sheer quantity of retail outlets… Wokingham can certainly hold its head up high. With everything from major High Street stores such as Boots and Marks & Spencers – to the independent retailers, still carrying out thriving trade despite the recent economic downturn.
Within Wokingham itself there are over 120 places of worship, covering many many faiths. This wide and diverse mix provides Wokingham with a magical blend of peoples, cultures and personalities. Anglican, Catholic, Buddhist, Islam, Mormon – the list goes on.
Wokingham really does have something for everyone – and what better company to speak to about renting a property in the town than Garabys. Based in Wokingham itself, Garabys has first hand knowledge and vast experience of the area – giving them the expertise to help you find your perfect home.