Woodley - a lively town with a friendly community
Woodley is the largest suburb in Reading, Berkshire. Its name is derived from the Old English meaning for 'clearing in the woods' and was once a quiet village, until the 1930s, when an aerodrome was opened and several famous pilots visited, including Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson and Douglas Bader, who lost his legs in an accident on the airfield. The airfield was closed in the 1960s and the village grew into the town it is today, chock full of high-street retailers and independent shops.
Woodley's past at the Museum of Berskire Aviation
Aviation left its mark on Woodley, so the Museum of Berkshire Aviation is a must-see if you're visiting the area. Located in the site of the original airfield, and features restored and reconstructions of vintage aircraft that would have been seen in the skies there, as well as archive material linked to the former local industry.
Enjoy the great outdoors at Dinton Pastures Country Park
Less than three miles from Woodley in neighbouring Wokingham, the 450 acres of Dinton Pastures Country Park provide the setting for a family day out to remember. Whether it's a relaxing stroll in beautiful surroundings you're looking for, or you want to be all at sea and hire a boat, the park has it all.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Woodley? Travelodge Winnersh Triangle Hotel is the place to be, and under two miles from the town. Travelodge Reading Central Hotel and Travelodge Reading Whitley are less than five miles distance.