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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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Soft Play Centres

Berkshire’s indoor soft play activity centres are great places for family adventures on cold rainy days. Children love sliding into ball pools and bouncing off those padded walls and bouncy castles! Parents can enjoy their share of climbing and chasing – if your kids are past the toddler stage then you may even get a […]

February 7, 2012 0
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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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Theme Parks

Of course you will find the ever popular Legoland in Windsor, with its white knuckle rides, water fountain area and rides to suit all adventure seekers! Venture further afield for Thorpe Park where tickets for 2012 are currently available at 2011 prices.

January 25, 2012 0
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Sport and Adventure

Swinley Forest, near Bracknell, is the perfect place to start your adventure. Mountain bikes are available for hire, if you don’t have your own. There are several miles of mountain bike trails and nice straight paths for more leisurely cycling. The forest is also the home of Go Ape where, if you’re brave enough, and […]

January 25, 2012 0
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A Quick History

Berkshire is one of the country’s oldest counties and is steeped in history. Royal Residence, historic houses, iron age fort, Roman Amphitheatre, museums – plenty to suit history nerds young and old! Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is famous as the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. The castle is open to visitors throughout the […]

January 25, 2012 0
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