Woodley has been named in the top 20 UK towns to bring up a family by Family Friendly Hotspots Report from Family Investments* due to low crime rates and schools with excellent Key Stage 2 and GCSE results. Historically it was second home to Henry Addington, Speaker of the House of Commons and then Prime Minister. It was not until the 1930’s when it came to prominence due to the establishing of an airfield and flying school. Woodley was home to the production of the Miles Hawk aeroplane until the 1960’s.
Where is it
Woodley is situated to the East of Reading and North West of Bracknell, with both larger towns, home to many multinational companies and business parks.
A regular bus service operates into Reading. Train commuters have the choice of the Paddington Line with stations at Twyford & Reading or the Waterloo line with stations at Earley & Winnersh Triangle. The A329M & M4 links are just a short drive away.
The pedestrianised shopping centre has a variety of shops such as Waitrose, Lidl, Boots & Iceland, along with a weekly Farmers Market and a Marks & Spencer Food Hall on the Woodley/Earley borders.
Recreation & Leisure
There are a number of parks with Dinton Pastures being the most visited. There is a leisure centre at Bulmershe and the highly rated Nirvana Spa in Sindlesham just a short drive away. A members golf course is situated in nearby Sonning and pay & play at Dinton Pastures. Woodley is well known for its links to the aviation industry and has a small aviation museum.
As previously mentioned, Woodley fares well with a variety of good quality schools in the area. We also have the famous University of Reading on our doorstep.