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 the surrounding area this weekend.
Bucklebury Beerfest 2017
This promises to be a fun day out for all the family. Bucklebury Beerfest returns on Saturday 30 September from midday – 6.00pm at Bucklebury Village Recreation Ground. There will be a great selection of regional beers and ciders and delicious local food cooked on the BBQ. Have a look around the trade stalls and food market, and for the kiddies there will be plenty of entertainment and live music. Once again there will be a dog show, so make sure you bring along your prize winning pooches.
This is a free event, for more information click here.
Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell
This week we were lucky enough to be invited to have a look at the new and improved, oh-so-shiny Coral Reef Waterworld ahead of the crowds. It’s been a firm favourite with Berkshire families over the years, and now after 18 months and a pretty impressive £13m makeover, it’s reopening to the public. Doors officially open on Friday, but this Friday, Saturday and Sunday is strictly pre-purchased tickets only. It’s selling out quickly so get online to grab yours now.
For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Newbury Apple Day
This Saturday is the Newbury Apple Day from 9.30am – 3.30pm at the Market Place. People living in the area are encouraged to bring any surplus apples to be used on the day. Come down and help pressing the apples, making them in to juices to be tasted. There will also be apple related activities for children going on.
For more information click here.
Sunday Stories Spoken Word Special, Norden Farm Maidenhead
Poet Simon Mole is taking over Sunday Stories at Norden Farm this Sunday 1 October at 11.30am, with a spoken word special! Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest, singer-songwriter, Gecko (Glastonbury, Bestival and BBC Radio 1). Age guidance 4 – 11 years. £3.00 per child and the session lasts 45 minutes. Parents can join in, or chill out in the café with a cuppa and the Sunday papers.
For more information and to book tickets click here.
Illuminated Woodland Walk, Basildon Park, Reading
As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will last until January this year so you can enjoy the illuminated woodland walk throughout the winter as well. Sunday 1 October, 10.00am – 5.00pm.
For more information click here.
Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common
Just across the border in to Buckinghamshire you’ll find Odds Farm Park. Great fun for kiddies and adults alike, and this weekend is Grandparents Day Weekend. To celebrate National Grandparents Day they’re inviting a Grandparent to visit for FREE with a full paying child, and a printed copy of the voucher on the link below, on Saturday 30 September or Sunday 1 October. Click here for the voucher.
For more information on Odds Farm Park, click here.
Autumn Water Festival, Oxfordshire
Just outside of Berkshire, on Sunday 1 October, the annual Autumn Water Festival will take place. Come down to the Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, from 11.00am – 4.00pm. There will be lots of wonderful watery activities to be enjoyed this year including; water rockets, sustainable water play, apple pressing, clay creatures, make a mini raft, a pumpkin hunt and aquatic quiz. Poem Tree Café will be open, plus there will be a BBQ available on the day. Tickets are £5.00 for an adult and £2.00 for a child if bought in advance online.
Click here for more information and to book your tickets.
Kiddies Cinema Showings at Odeon
This weekend Odeon Kids are showing Boss Baby, Cars 3, Captain Underpants and The Emoji Movie on Saturday and Sunday morning. Odeon Cinemas in Berkshire are in Maidenhead and Bracknell, and tickets are £3.25 each. And you get somewhere in the region of 100 minutes peace and popcorn. Perfect!
To book tickets now click here.
**Please check details before travelling in case of changes or cancellations**
For more information on days out in Berkshire with the kiddies, click here.
If you’re looking for a child friendly restaurant for the weekend have a look here.