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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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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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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
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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
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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
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