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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Down to the Woods Today

If you go Down to the Woods Today Our regular walk in the woods has been a favourite since we first discovered it a year ago. We were introduced to Mill Pond (not to be confused with its more urban namesake 2.5 miles directly North West) by the book Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. This is a […]

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
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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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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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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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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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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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