Donnington Castle, West Berkshire
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Free Activities for Summer 2015 in Berkshire

During these times of austerity, recreational activities can be the first part of the family budget to take a hit. While it seems that most of Berkshire is spending long hot summer days roller-coastings at Legoland and swimming-the-rapids at Coral Reef, the outlook for some can feel bleak. Without the funds for theme parks and […]

July 24, 2015 0
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Family Walking in Berkshire

“There’s nothing for kids to do around here”. How many times have we heard this? Once you’ve done the theme parks, bowling and cinema, what’s left? From the North Hampshire Downs in West Berkshire through Swinley Forest to Windsor Great Park in the East. There are so many places to discover and hours of walking, […]

June 11, 2014 0
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Braywick Nature Reserve

Hidden between the M4 and Maidenhead town centre is the lovely Braywick Nature Reserve and playground. A short walk of the area can be found in Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. It gives a great introduction to the reserve, taking you through all the best the park has to offer. On the map you will see “V” […]

July 20, 2012 0
Climbing Wall, Bracknell's Summer of Fun
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Free and Frugal Summer Activities

With many of us hitting on hard times, the outlook for the summer holidays may look bleak. However, there are so many places in Berkshire offering free activities for children that there really should be enough to keep us all occupied for the whole of July and August! The best places to check out are […]

July 17, 2012 0
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Dorney Olympic Rowing Lake

Accomodation Timetable of Events Nearby Attractions Eton Dorney Lake construction work for the London 2012 Olympics is expected to be completed on time and on budget. The venue of the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and flat-water canoeing events near Windsor in Berkshire/Buckinghamshire is expected to attract 30,000 visitors a day. A visit to Dorney Lake […]

February 19, 2012 0
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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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Favourite Places to Meet

The results are in – it’s official – our favourite places to meet up with friends and kids are: Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre In West Berkshire, between Newbury and Thatcham, this is a great place for a day out. Even on cold winter days, just wrap up warm and the kids will love walking around […]

January 15, 2012 0
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Replanting Swinley Forest

Last spring, wildfires devastated over 170 hectares of Swinley Forest, causing damage to over 700 hectares of woodland and destroying important areas of habitat for local wildlife, including rare birds. Over the next few days hundreds of people, including foresters from the New Forest, members of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and local volunteers […]

January 13, 2012 1
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Country Parks and Nature Reserves

Berkshire is dotted with many Nature Reserves and Country Parks, not only in rural areas but nestled in the most unexpected places, such as Jubilee River, between Slough and Maidenhead, or Swinley Forest which virtually surrounds Bracknell. Our county is a uniquely picturesque place with many beautiful areas ripe for exploring, from The North Wessex […]

January 6, 2012 9
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