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
Family car journey
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Where to Stay in Berkshire

Welcome. Bienvenue. Powitanie. Willkommen. Bienvenida. Velkommen… In any given month WtgiB receives thousands of visits from readers in over 40 countries. If you are visiting WtgiB with a view to travelling here to Berkshire then I know you will receive as warm a welcome in the UK as you do on our website. Whether you […]

June 23, 2015 0
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Roman Silchester Open Day

Updated information for 2015: There is no Open Day this year University of Reading – Roman Silchester Open Days.   The amphitheatre and walls of Roman Silchester are open to visitors all year round. You can follow the wall around for approximately two miles and also take a small detour to the amphitheatre. Silchester is […]

June 30, 2014 0
indoor climbing
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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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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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