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Half Term Activities

Keep the kids busy this February half term with these fun activities and events at nature reserves, museums, leisure centres and theatres in Berkshire. Whether your children like crafts, discovering animals, drama, bushcraft or puppet shows; whether they’re arty, sporty or budding actors there’s something for all. Saturday 11th Feb Beale Park opens its gates […]

February 9, 2012 1
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Best Places to Live in Berkshire

Berkshire has much to offer the young family, with beautiful countryside on the doorstep, commuting distance from London, Swindon, Oxford and within easy reach of Hampshire and Bucks. Also, LEAs boasting some of the best schools and GCSE results in the country. Children in Berkshire will love Legoland and the locality to Thorpe Park and […]

February 5, 2012 2
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Driving Tour of the Thames Valley

The Thames starts near the Cotswolds and enters the North Sea some 346 kilometres away. It has a staggering catchment area of almost 13000 km². There’s plenty to see and do in the area and it certainly makes for an interesting driving excursion. For activities to keep the kids occupied in the car, see our […]

February 4, 2012 0
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Sledding Fun

Which are the best hills for sledging in Berkshire? Here are some of our favourites: Hyde Lane, opp White Hill, Kingsclere (near Royal Oak Pub); Punt Hill, Maidenhead; Woodford Park, Woodley; South Hill Park, Bracknell; Finchampstead Ridges. Of course, always watch out for trees and follow sledding safety advice. Author: Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles for […]

February 3, 2012 1
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Great Ideas for Long Journeys

Keeping kids amused on long journeys is half the fun of a road trip. So, what kind of activities and games will keep them occupied without resorting to the DVD player or DS? It’s important to judge the children’s abilities, whether they enjoy competition or prefer quiet contemplation – getting the balance right can help […]

January 25, 2012 1
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Stargazing Live in Berkshire

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain have spent the last 3 nights showing us the wonders of the sky at night and encouraging astronomers young and old to get out our telescopes or binoculars and try stargazing for ourselves. The final episode broadcast on the BBC last night, but it’s not too late to join […]

January 19, 2012 0
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Cheap Family Fun

Cheap Holiday Fun for Your Family Never mind the weather, instead of pulling your hair out at the state of the awful weather, or the fact your wallet is really hurting in this horrible climate, financial or climatic. Here are 5 differing solutions for a family day out, so in fact you can add your […]

January 5, 2012 2
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