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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
Dragon Ride
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Save Money with Legoland Annual Passes

The half price offer has now expired, but you can still take advantage of 10% off annual passes by buying online and still save every time you visit Legoland! Until 31st January 2012, you can take advantage of Legoland’s fantastic deal. Premier Annual Passes are all HALF PRICE! This means you pay £49.50 for an […]

January 24, 2012 1
Stargazing Live Satellite
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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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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
Swinley Forest heather
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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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Thorpe Park BOGOF Offer!

Thrillseekers are in for a treat this summer when Thorpe Park opens one of its most exciting attractions to date! The Swarm!! From Thorpe Park‘s own website: “Be picked up and dragged on the wings of THE SWARM as you’re left exposed and vulnerable to the extreme near misses and gut wrenching inversions as it […]

January 10, 2012 0
Harlequin ballet
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Theatres

Bracknell South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA. Box Office: 01344 484 123 What’s On Wilde Theatre, Cinema, 7 Gallery Spaces, Café Atrium, Art Studios, Dance Studio, Creative Control Recording Studio, arts classes Newbury The Watermill Theatre West Berkshire Playhouse, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE. Box Office: 01635 46044 What’s On 220 seat […]

January 6, 2012 1
Monkey - Living Rainforest
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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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Libraries in Berkshire

Libraries are sweetshops for the mind! However, with an increasing number of distractions it can be difficult to interest children in reading. Yet a National Literacy Trust study showed that regular library users become better readers. Libraries are committed to encouraging children to read and a library visit will always be a worthwhile experience. Council […]

January 6, 2012 1
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