Donnington Castle, West Berkshire
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Free Activities for Summer 2015 in Berkshire

During these times of austerity, recreational activities can be the first part of the family budget to take a hit. While it seems that most of Berkshire is spending long hot summer days roller-coastings at Legoland and swimming-the-rapids at Coral Reef, the outlook for some can feel bleak. Without the funds for theme parks and […]

July 24, 2015 0
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The Most Amazing Birthday Parties in Berkshire

You’ve done all the soft play, swimming and cinema parties any sober parent can handle. You’ve had your fill of picnics and pizzas, and the very thought of another bowling party is more than you can bear.  Even pottery parties and laser quest are feeling so last decade. Well lucky you – Berkshire has no shortage of exciting party […]

June 13, 2015 0
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Grays Farm Opens For Summer

It’s that time again. East Berkshire commuters, who make that regular trip down Wokingham’s Heathland Road, will have noticed the seven foot strawberry is back… and we all know what that means… Grays Farm is open for strawberry picking! Strawberries, rhubarb, broad beans, spinach and carrots are all in season at the moment, with the […]

June 11, 2015 0
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Splash Pools and Water Parks

Summer is here!  As the mercury rises, what better way to spend the day than having a paddle or just sitting back while the kids splash around in the water?  Berkshire has so many outdoor paddling pools and even open air swimming pools, you’ll find it hard to choose! Services range from totally free, including […]

June 2, 2015 0
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Family Walking in Berkshire

“There’s nothing for kids to do around here”. How many times have we heard this? Once you’ve done the theme parks, bowling and cinema, what’s left? From the North Hampshire Downs in West Berkshire through Swinley Forest to Windsor Great Park in the East. There are so many places to discover and hours of walking, […]

June 11, 2014 0
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Reading Climbing Centre

Berkshire may not be the obvious place to learn to rock climb. With it’s lack of height and shortage of mountains, there aren’t any outdoor opportunities. So, it might be a surprise to learn that in the heart of the county there is a thriving community of climbers who regularly climb – indoors! On an […]

April 17, 2014 0
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Hallowe’en Half Term Fun

Whether you want get out and about in Berkshire doing organised activities or stay at home making your own fun, you will find enough ideas here to keep you busy all Hallowe’en. From pumpkin carving and monster cookies to batty decorations and a spooky night at the museum – you’ll have so much fun you […]

October 29, 2013 0
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Donnington Castle

Just north of Newbury, in West Berkshire, is a quiet little spot that is not only a beautiful place to spend the day, but perfect for flying kites and steeped in history. Donnington Castle provides views across Lambourn Valley, including Newbury and its racecourse. Entry to the car park is (currently) free and there is […]

August 11, 2013 0
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Woodley Carnival

Woodley Community Carnival, on Saturday 8th June, kicks off with a procession through the streets of Woodley (near Reading, Berkshire). Admission cost is only £3 for adults and £1 for children. Activities range from Smiley Train, puppet show and Charlie the Clown, for little ones, to sumo wrestling, skateboard competition and bungee trampolines for the […]

June 7, 2013 0
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