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Library activities

Saturday 21st July
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £1 per child
Drop in event – Nature detectives. Discover the clues to find out which mammals live around the lake.
Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

Monday 23rd July
Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Venue: Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road, Maidenhead. To book, please call 01628 796969.
Meet a local ranger and become a wildlife detective in your own backyard by piecing together evidence from animal remains, tracks and signs.
FREE

Tuesday 24th July
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Venue: Ockwells Nature Reserve, Ockwells Road, Maidenhead (meet in the car park behind the pavillion)
Come on a nature walk to discover the amazing variety of bugs, beetles, butterflies and other mini-beasts that live in our local parks! No need to book.
FREE

Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £1 per child
Drop in event – Family wildlife fun – animal communication. Learn about the difference between the techniques used for communication in humans and animals.
Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

Cost: Not known
Victorian Classroom
Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in our unique Victorian classroom. Who: All ages, 5+ When: 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm Reading Museum

Wednesday 25th July
Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Venue: Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre, Windsor. To book, please call 01753 743940.
Meet a local ranger and become a wildlife detective in your own backyard by piecing together evidence from animal remains, tracks and signs.
FREE

Thursday 26th July
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Venue: Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead (meet in the car park)
Come on a nature walk to discover the amazing variety of bugs, beetles, butterflies and other mini-beasts that live in our local parks! No need to book.
FREE

Friday 27th July
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre
This relaxed, informal day gives children a fantastic opportunity to explore the woodland on the common. The day will include an opportunity to build a basic shelter, learn how to have a campfire safely and cook something for lunch. Be prepared to get wet and muddy, and have a lot of fun!
Suitable for boys and girls aged 8-14 years. Please wear suitable old clothing and sturdy shoes or boots. Lunch is provided.
£8.00 per child, booking and registration essential 01635 874381

Time: 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
Family Fun Day – Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
The popular fun sessions which are run by Thames Valley Police and sponsored by many partners will have a full range of exciting activities on offer for all children, young people and families in Crowthorne.

Tuesday 31st July
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Pond dipping. Suitable for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Pond dipping
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: £1 per child
Drop in event – Recycled Raggedy Hedgehog craft activity.
Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

Time: 2.30pm
Cost: FREE
Ascot Heath Library
Colouring and crafting. Suitable for children aged under 12. Free. No booking required.

Wednesday 1st August
National Play Day
FREE All ages welcome
Time: 11am-3pm.
Wooden Hill Pavilion, Great Hollands, Bracknell.
Activities include climbing wall, bouncy castle, petting farm, reptiles, sumo suits, crafts and much more…

When: Half hour sessions between 10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: 50p per torch
Make and take olympic torch
Take a look at the Olympic torch on display in our Bikes, Balls and Biscuitmen exhibition and then have a go at making your own version. Reading Museum.


Thursday 2nd August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Mini beast Safari for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Time:10:30am – 12pm
Cost: Donation
Summer Craft Sessions – drop in sessions at Sandhurst library

Friday 3rd August
Time: 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
Family Fun Day – Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
The popular fun sessions which are run by Thames Valley Police and sponsored by many partners will have a full range of exciting activities on offer for all children, young people and families in Crowthorne.

Saturday 4th August
When:11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: FREE
Join the archaeologists from Reading University to discover what a dig is like. Explore some Roman artefacts and visit our stall for a Roman-themed activity. Silchester Roman Town, Mortimer, near Reading.

Monday 6th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Brazilian soccer – Pavillion, Lower Way, opposite children’s centre, Thatcham.
Tuesday 7th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Mini beast Safari for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Wednesday 8th August
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
Laser Tag, Bouncy Castle, Farm, Reptiles, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Rodeo bulls
Wildridings Playing Field, Bracknell.

Thursday 9th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Pond dipping. Suitable for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.
Time:10:30am – 12pm
Cost: Donation
Summer Craft Sessions – drop in sessions at Sandhurst library

Friday 10th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Graffiti art splat van – Pavillion, Lower Way, opposite children’s centre, Thatcham.

Time: 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
Family Fun Day – Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
The popular fun sessions which are run by Thames Valley Police and sponsored by many partners will have a full range of exciting activities on offer for all children, young people and families in Crowthorne.

Tuesday 14th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Pond dipping. Suitable for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Thursday 16th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Mini beast Safari for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Time:10:30am – 12pm
Cost: Donation
Summer Craft Sessions – drop in sessions at Sandhurst library

Friday 17th August
Time: 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
Family Fun Day – Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
The popular fun sessions which are run by Thames Valley Police and sponsored by many partners will have a full range of exciting activities on offer for all children, young people and families in Crowthorne.

Monday 20th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Wild Rangers for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Wednesday 22nd August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Wild Rangers for children 6 years+. At Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead.

Thursday 23rd August
Time:10:30am – 12pm
Cost: Donation
Summer Craft Sessions – drop in sessions at Sandhurst library

Friday 24th August
When: 10am onwards
Cost: FREE
Thatcham Community Day
Dunstan green, Thatcham.

Time: 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
Family Fun Day – Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
The popular fun sessions which are run by Thames Valley Police and sponsored by many partners will have a full range of exciting activities on offer for all children, young people and families in Crowthorne.

Tuesday 28th August
Time: 2.30pm
Cost: FREE
Ascot Heath Library
Colouring and crafting. Suitable for children aged under 12. Free. No booking required.

Wednesday 29th August
When: 11.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Cost: 50p donation
Make Lex’s video camera and decorate your own supporter’s foam hand! Suitable for children 5 and over. Booking required. For more information and to book telephone 01344 776431 Crowthorne library

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