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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Free Fun at the Fair

The season of country fetes and May Day fayres is fast approaching. As family days out they can be enormous fun but often cost a small fortune. Yet with a little careful planning you can have a recession-proof frugal, or even free, bank holiday and not lose out on any of the fun. Whether you […]

May 2, 2012 0
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Blog Spot

The blog will become a regular feature to introduce you to the wide variety of fun and interesting places there are to visit in Berkshire. Most places we visit are free. Even in the rain, the country parks, nature reserves, woods and hills of Berkshire can be such exciting places. My boys love being outdoors […]

April 24, 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
Coloured Balls
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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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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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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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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 […]

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