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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
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Braywick Nature Reserve

Hidden between the M4 and Maidenhead town centre is the lovely Braywick Nature Reserve and playground. A short walk of the area can be found in Kiddiwalks in Berkshire. It gives a great introduction to the reserve, taking you through all the best the park has to offer. On the map you will see “V” […]

July 20, 2012 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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Free Fun at the Fair

The season of country fetes and May Day fayres is fast approaching. As family days out they can be enormous fun but often cost a small fortune. Yet with a little careful planning you can have a recession-proof frugal, or even free, bank holiday and not lose out on any of the fun. Whether you […]

May 2, 2012 0
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Blog Spot

The blog will become a regular feature to introduce you to the wide variety of fun and interesting places there are to visit in Berkshire. Most places we visit are free. Even in the rain, the country parks, nature reserves, woods and hills of Berkshire can be such exciting places. My boys love being outdoors […]

April 24, 2012 0
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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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Great Ideas for Long Journeys

Keeping kids amused on long journeys is half the fun of a road trip. So, what kind of activities and games will keep them occupied without resorting to the DVD player or DS? It’s important to judge the children’s abilities, whether they enjoy competition or prefer quiet contemplation – getting the balance right can help […]

January 25, 2012 1
Stargazing Live Satellite
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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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