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Dark Skies of Berkshire

Dark evenings and clear skies make this the perfect time of year for stargazing. But, with Berkshire being so close to London and having several large towns of its own, it can be hard to find a good spot that isn’t affected by light pollution. The International Dark Sky Association has named Exmoor as a […]

February 15, 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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Berkshire’s own Rainforest

The Living Rainforest in Thatcham, has to be one of the county’s most exciting attractions! In the heart of Berkshire lies 700 acres of rainforest waiting to be discovered. Lizards, birds, monkeys, a crocodile, butterflies and snakes all roam free in their own natural habitat (OK, so maybe the crocodile and snakes don’t roam free!) […]

January 6, 2012 4
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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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