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What’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families: 25 & 26 November 2017

What’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families: 25 & 26 November 2017

Here’s the Little Ankle Biters guide to all the coolest, not-to-be-missed things happening this weekend in Berkshire for families. It’s a bumper issue this week so grab a cuppa and have a read. Maidenhead Christmas Lights & Fireworks Saturday 25 November 2017 The Christmas lights […]

Black Friday 2017 – the Best Deals for Families

Black Friday 2017 – the Best Deals for Families

We love a good deal as much as the next person, so we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Net and will be bringing you the best of the best when it comes to Black Friday hot deals for kids and families. Black Friday is […]

Windsor On Ice & a Bite to Eat

Windsor On Ice & a Bite to Eat

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit with the kiddies to an ice rink, showing the world you still have your Jayne Torvill moves. Ahem. And if that doesn’t quite materialise there’s always the trusty penguins to scoot around on. Or the bar for a […]

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas 2017 at Waddesdon Manor: 11 November 2017 – 2 January 2018 (markets run from 15 November – 10 December). If you’re not yet feeling the festive tingles, then get yourself over to Waddesdon Manor and prepare to be dazzled. We went after the sun […]

What’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families: 18 & 19 November 2017

What’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families: 18 & 19 November 2017

The weather’s getting crisper and the days are getting shorter, but the weekends are just as action packed as ever. Here are the Little Ankle Biters top picks for what’s on this weekend for families in Berkshire.   The Borrowers Christmas 2017, The Watermill Theatre, Newbury Thursday 16 November – […]

Best Board Games for Families: Christmas 2017

Best Board Games for Families: Christmas 2017

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of ‘good natured’ boys v girls competition in the form of board games. And it doesn’t stop there, you’ll be spoilt for choice for the children too. Whether you like a good bit of rivalry, or just want […]

Christmas Traditions for Families

Christmas Traditions for Families

Christmas traditions are a lovely way of bringing the family together, creating some magic, and memories that will last a lifetime. As well as maintaining some of the traditions we always had as a family growing up, I’ve now added to these with my own children. […]

Children’s Christmas Pyjamas – our top picks

Children’s Christmas Pyjamas – our top picks

Like many families, it has become a Christmas tradition in our home to open one present on Christmas Eve, and we love giving them new festive pyjamas to get snuggly as they wait for Santa. We’ve put together our top picks of children’s pyjamas to gift this […]

Itsy Bitsy Bakers – children’s cookery classes, Berkshire

Itsy Bitsy Bakers – children’s cookery classes, Berkshire

We are very excited to be opening Itsy Bitsy Bakers in your area. Itsy Bitsy Bakers is a new parent and toddler cookery class for 2 – 5 year olds. Our classes are all about the children getting stuck in and enjoying the experience of […]

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend for Families: 11 & 12 November 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend for Families: 11 & 12 November 2017

There’s loads going on in Berkshire this weekend for families and children, including yoga, ballet, sports, music and more. Check out our list of what not to miss. Big Dog Little Dog Parent & Child Yoga, Maidenhead Sunday 12 November. A unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and […]

Letter from Father Christmas Workshops

Letter from Father Christmas Workshops

The magic of Christmas starts for little children when you sit down and write their letters to Father Christmas. And what better way to do this than on a special ‘Letter from Father Christmas Workshop’. Children will come and write their letters to Father Christmas […]

Beauty & The Beast on Ice – John Nike Leisuresport, Bracknell

Beauty & The Beast on Ice – John Nike Leisuresport, Bracknell

If you’re looking for a really magical experience this Winter for the little ones, why not take them to the John Nike Leisuresport in Bracknell to see a pantomime on the ice! This years Pantomime is none other than Beauty and the Beast and runs from 13 […]

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend for Families: 4 & 5 November 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend for Families: 4 & 5 November 2017

Remember, remember, it’s fun in November. There’s loads going on this weekend in Berkshire for families. Needless to say, we’ve a jam-packed fireworks schedule. But there’s loads more to the weekend than ohhhs and ahhhhs. Here are our highlights to get your weekend off with a […]

Little Cooks Co – Cookery Kits for Children

Little Cooks Co – Cookery Kits for Children

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re big fans of healthy eating for children, so we were really excited to get a lovely looking package through the letterbox from Little Cooks Co. Little Cooks Co is a monthly subscription cookery kit for children. Their mission is to help inspire […]

Christmas Lights Switch On Events, Berkshire 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On Events, Berkshire 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, here are the dates, times and every last twinkly detail for all the Christmas lights switch on events in Berkshire 2017. Bracknell Christmas Lights, The Lexicon Saturday 18 November 2017 Christmas at The Lexicon will start on Saturday 18 November 2017, when the […]

Pantomime in Berkshire Christmas 2017

Pantomime in Berkshire Christmas 2017

Who can resist the lure of a traditional Christmas Pantomime? Men dressed as women, sweets hurled in to the audience, no one frowning over your rowdy children, and some risqué gags for the parents thrown in for good measure.  What’s not to love. We pulled together a […]

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families: 28 & 29 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families: 28 & 29 October 2017

The last weekend of October is upon us, Halloween is reaching it’s climax and Fireworks weekend is on it’s way. But, before that, here’s a summary of what’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families. Creepy Cruises for Halloween, Newbury Wharf The Ghost Ship Jubilee will […]

Our Top Children’s Books Christmas 2017

Our Top Children’s Books Christmas 2017

Books make fantastic presents and stocking fillers for children at Christmas. We have put together a list of children’s books that have made it on to our Christmas list this year.   1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls What if instead of dreaming to marry […]

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids 2017

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids 2017

We’ve been channelling our inner Santa and have got the top Christmas gifts for children this year. So grab a cuppa and your purse, and have a look below. Cry Babies These cute onesie wearing babies are taking the toy market by storm. We have 2 already […]

Squidgydoodle Craft Boxes – 10% off

Squidgydoodle Craft Boxes – 10% off

We had a lovely package through our letterbox this week and wanted to share a review with you to spread the word. Squidgydoodle is a company based in Beaconsfield who produce craft boxes for children aged 3 – 8 years. If, like me, you’re not particularly creative and […]

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families: 21 & 22 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families: 21 & 22 October 2017

Here’s your weekly hotlist of what’s on in Berkshire this weekend for families. We’ll be kicking off the start of half term with lots of fun for all ages. Mortimer Scarecrow Trail This weekend grab your wellies as the Mortimer Scarecrow Trail returns along with this […]

Things to do in Berkshire in the Rain

Things to do in Berkshire in the Rain

With the storm season well underway, and summer all but a distant memory, we started thinking about all the things you can do in Berkshire on those wet and miserable days in the rain. And the good news is, there’s a lot. Here are our top picks if you’re feeling […]

Busylizzy Reading

Busylizzy Reading

Busylizzy Reading brings fitness & fun for mums and little ones! Attending classes and fun events with your baby is easy at last.  All of the benefit. None of the bother. Join the revolution that’s opened the doors to savvy parents on maternity/paternity leave. Say […]

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave, Wycombe Swan

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave, Wycombe Swan

Big Fish Little Fish – Saturday 25 November 2017, 2.00 – 4.00pm – Old Town Hall, Wycombe Swan Award winning, bonkers family fun with Big Fish Little Fish family rave as they return to High Wycombe after their first sold out show for a ‘Once […]

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend – 14 & 15 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend – 14 & 15 October 2017

Here it is, your weekly guide to what’s not to be missed this weekend in Berkshire for families. Carters Steam Fair, Holyport This weekend Carters Steam Fair is coming to Holyport Green on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October. The fair is free to get in […]

Carters Steam Fair, Holyport Village – 14 & 15 October 2017

Carters Steam Fair, Holyport Village – 14 & 15 October 2017

Carters Steam Fair is a magical and exciting experience for children (and if you’re like me, adults too). And just in case you’ve somehow managed to miss all the signs going up around town it’s coming to Holyport Village Green on Saturday 14 and Sunday […]

The Lantern Parade, Maidenhead: 9 December 2017

The Lantern Parade, Maidenhead: 9 December 2017

This year Norden Farm’s much-loved lantern making sessions and annual lantern parade will return to Maidenhead. In these sessions families will be shown how to make beautiful lanterns from willow which you will weave and decorate, inspired by the animal world. Once the lanterns have […]

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend: 7 – 8 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend: 7 – 8 October 2017

Due to the success of last week’s post (thanks for reading and sharing the love), we’ve decided to make this a weekly feature on Little Ankle Biters Berkshire. So, here’s your reminder of all the fantastic things taking place for families in Berkshire this weekend. […]

The Furze Bush Inn, Newbury

The Furze Bush Inn, Newbury

The Furze Bush Inn in Newbury is a fantastic pub in Berkshire offering family friendly dining and lots of space for children to burn off some energy. Nestled in the stunning North Wessex Downs, and just 4 miles from Highclere Castle, there are lots of […]

October Half Term Harvest Fun 2017, Savill Garden

October Half Term Harvest Fun 2017, Savill Garden

Visit the Savill Garden at Windsor Great Park for a feast of harvest family fun activities this October half term. From gigantic pumpkins, free children’s crafts and special children’s tours, there’s so much fun to be had in the great outdoors. From the 21 – […]

Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell

Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell

After 18 months and £13m, the doors to Bracknell’s Coral Reef have opened again to the public. And what’s inside is well worth the wait. We went down for a nosey the day before it opened to the public and already can’t wait to go […]

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend, 30 September – 1 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this Weekend, 30 September – 1 October 2017

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re all too aware of how quickly the week goes and how precious the weekends are with our families. To help make things a bit easier we’ve pulled together a list of the best things going on in Berkshire and […]

Meet Santa this Christmas in Berkshire – our top picks

Meet Santa this Christmas in Berkshire – our top picks

Meet Santa this Christmas 2017 in Berkshire. What better way to add some sparkle to Christmas for your little ones than by booking to meet the big man himself. Santa’s a pretty busy man at this time of year, but has freed up some space in his […]

Stick Man Live Show – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Stick Man Live Show – Leicester Square Theatre, London

If your children loved reading this Julia Donaldson favourite or watched Stick Man on TV, then you’re going to love this live adaptation. Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back at the Leicester Square Theatre in […]

Christmas Markets 2017

Christmas Markets 2017

There’s not much beats the smell of Christmas markets with all those yummy food stalls, mulled wine and Christmas scented goodies, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. We’ve pulled together a list of the best Christmas markets in England to make it that bit […]

Miki – Christmas 2017 – Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Miki – Christmas 2017 – Norden Farm, Maidenhead

This Winter don’t miss the beautiful story of Miki, the hit show which debuted at Norden Farm in 2011 and is now making a popular return. The theatre show will run from Tuesday 21 November – Saturday 30 December 2017, and you can book your […]

Apple Weekend at Cliveden – 7 & 8 October

Apple Weekend at Cliveden – 7 & 8 October

Apples make cider. They taste great with a pork roast dinner. They make the best kind of crumble. They can be bobbed. They’re the forbidden fruit. Newton got hit on the head by one. Steve Jobs. The Big Apple. The toffee apple. Enough said. Apples are […]

Cinemas in Berkshire – what’s on for kiddies

Cinemas in Berkshire – what’s on for kiddies

We love a trip to the cinema on a wet and grey day. But, it can start to leave a bit of a hole in your pocket if you aren’t careful. That’s when we say hurrah for special kids club screenings at cinemas across Berkshire. […]

Bracknell Trampoline Centre, Berkshire

Bracknell Trampoline Centre, Berkshire

Trampolining is not only great fun for little ones (and adults), but it’s also great for their fitness and co-ordination. The Bracknell Trampoline Centre is a purpose built trampoline facility for elite trampoline training, recreational classes for children and adults, and energetic birthday parties. Preschool […]

Christmas in Berkshire

Christmas in Berkshire

It’s not just Santa who’s working hard behind the scenes… We’re currently pulling together the best of Christmas 2017 in Berkshire and will be bringing you our recommendations, and what not to miss, soon! In the meantime, if you’re looking for ideas for what’s on in Berkshire and […]

Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure 2017

Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure 2017

If you’re looking to bring a sprinkle of magic for your little ankle biters this Christmas, then look no further than the incredible Disney on Ice. Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with your children’s favourite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey, […]

Halloween in Berkshire 2017

Halloween in Berkshire 2017

This October there are lots of ghastly Halloween activities taking places across Berkshire and the surrounding areas for kiddies of all ages. So grab your broomsticks and cat ears, we’ve pulled together a list of our top picks for you to try out, if you dare… […]

Fireworks in Berkshire 2017 – Our top picks

Fireworks in Berkshire 2017 – Our top picks

My second favourite night of the year (what could beat Christmas Eve) is just around the corner, and the excitement is building already. Fireworks Night is all about wrapping up in chunky knits, funfair rides, wellies, naughty food, glow sticks and of course that amazing smell […]

Bouncy Baileys, Hare Hatch

Bouncy Baileys, Hare Hatch

Bouncy Baileys is a fantastic new soft play venue between Maidenhead and Reading. Set within Ladds Garden Centre in Hare Hatch, you’ll find a safe and fully enclosed area for kiddies to let off some steam and have a lot of fun in the process. The play […]

The Pineapple, Dorney

The Pineapple, Dorney

The Pineapple in Dorney is sandwich heaven. I’ve never had a better sandwich, it really is that good and it has the accolades to prove it. If you’re a fan of the two chunks of bread with yumminess in the middle kinda lunch, then you need to […]

Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Live Show – High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Oxford

Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Live Show – High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Oxford

Here at Little Ankle Biters we love a trip to the theatre as much as the next person; the red curtain, the lights, the ice cream, muddy puddles… If you have a Peppa Pig obsessed little one at home then you need to make sure […]

Tummies Restaurant & Bar, Cippenham

Tummies Restaurant & Bar, Cippenham

Tummies restaurant first opened it’s doors back in 1988 and since then has been a favourite eatery, not just in Slough, but in the surrounding areas too. And it’s well deserved. As well as being a fantastic restaurant and bar (it’s our favourite brunch meet […]

Runnymede National Trust & Pleasure Grounds

Runnymede National Trust & Pleasure Grounds

Ok, so strictly speaking Runnymede doesn’t fall within the glorious Berks boundary but it’s just outside and we think Surrey’s pretty special too, plus it’s a real family favourite of ours. Runnymede sits on the River Thames and is part of the National Trust, although historically Runnymede […]

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

A visit to Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe is like stepping back in time, and it’s something the whole family will enjoy. Now part of the National Trust, Hughenden was home to Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli between 1848 and 1881. Later on the Manor […]


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