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
Pumpkin
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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
Morris Dancers
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May Day Fairs in Berkshire

Home of the maypole and morris dancing – what better way to spend the first bank holiday in May than at a quintessential May country fayre in pretty rural Berkshire? Bracknell Wokingham Winkfield Row Crowthorne Henley Bracknell Ben & Holly (Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom) will be located in Princess Square and appearing at various […]

May 3, 2013 0
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Lambing Weekend

Following a very cold start to the year, things are finally warming up. As the temperature rises and grass starts to grow, this is the time of year when farm animals tend to give birth. Several farms in Berkshire offer the public admission, to allow viewing of sheep who will commonly lamb over the March/April […]

April 25, 2013 0
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February 2013 Half Term Activities

Keeping the kids busy in the holidays is no easy task. So, take heart from this extensive list of fun activities in Berkshire including crafts, sport, nature discovery indoors and out. Libraries and museums are always fun whatever the weather and with extra events organised over the half term toddlers, tweens and parents will all […]

January 9, 2013 0
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Lookout Discovery Centre

PLEASE NOTE: The Lookout is closed for maintenance 14 – 18 January 2013 Nestled in the edge of Swinley Forest on the outskirts of Bracknell is possibly the best indoor day out in Berkshire. Toddlers, teenagers and Science Geeks alike will love The Lookout Discovery Centre. The log cabin look of the building is deceptively […]

January 8, 2013 0
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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