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 year’s autumn half term holiday. Running from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October 2017, the scarecrows will be on show daily from 9am to dusk each day. The trail finishes at 4.00pm on Sunday 29 October. This year’s theme, One Of a Pair, is based around famous and infamous pairs i.e. Beauty and the Beast, Bonnie and Clyde, Posh and Becks! As in previous years, it will be an excellent way of keeping the kids – both small and not so small – entertained during the half term week. Trail followers will be able to vote for their choice of scarecrow in each one of three winning categories and have the chance to win £50 in the trail competition. The “Just For Fun” quiz will be about the ‘pairs’ themselves – make sure you are armed with paper and pen! Costing just £1, trail maps will be available from Budgens and Dads Shop from Thursday October 19 October. For more information, click here.
Loddon Valley Inflatable Play Centre, Earley
Come down to Loddon Valley Leisure Centre on Saturday 21 October from 11.45am – 1.15pm. Your children will discover a whole wonderland of inflatables such as Bouncy Castles, Giant Slides, Obstacle Courses, Disco Castles, Bounce & Slides, Multiplay Castles , Soft Play, Ride-Ons and much more! £5.50 per child for 1 hour 30 minutes. This is a ticket only event and suitable for children 18 months +. To buy your tickets for this weekend, click here.
Legoland Ninjago Fireworks Spectacular & Brick or Treat, Windsor
This October half term bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and get into the Halloween spirit with our Brick or Treat event. With many fun spooktacular activities plus over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is an awesome day out for all the family. For more information and to book tickets, click here. Brick or Treat is on from 14th – 30th October, book now before those naughty LEGO® ghosts beat you to it.
And there’s more… Get ready to experience the amazing 2017 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Fireworks show, where you will join the LEGO® NINJAGO® heroes and Master Wu in an epic pyrotechnic celebration of the elements. Watch the stunning show after a day at the Park for Brick or Treat and feel the full power of the masters of Spinjitzu through our enlightening display. Fireworks are held on 21, 22, 27 & 28 October. To get your tickets, click here now.
Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park set within 30 acres of beautiful grounds. There are gardens and a deer park, as well as over 20 species of animals including alpacas, meerkats, monkeys and lemurs. There’s a great adventure playground, sand pit and a Little Tikes outdoor village which the little ones will love. And if rain makes an appearance there’s also a Little Tikes under 5’s indoor soft play area. From 20 to 31 October there’s a special pay-on-the-day promotion where one child goes free in fancy dress when accompanied by one full paying adult. This promotion is not available on-line. For more information and to plan your visit click here.
Hallo’welly’ween at Wellington Country Park
Head down to Wellington Country Park with your little ghouls from 21 – 29 October for a ‘Spook’tacular week of fun. There will be lots of events and activities taking place including storytime, monster’s mischief and magic shows, a creepy craft room, scary face painting, a haunted Halloween train ride, pumpkin carving and much more! For more information and to book your tickets, click here.
Cliveden National Trust
This half term there are some spooky Halloween happenings down in the woods at Cliveden! Bring your little ones to Cliveden National Trust between 21 and 29 October, anytime from 11.00am – 2.30pm for a fun Halloween trail around the grounds of stunning Cliveden. £3.00 per child. Fancy dress is completely optional, but much more fun with it (who can resist a little witch in wellies!) For more information click here.
The Big Draw at Windsor Castle, Saturday 14 October
This October, children can take part in the World’s biggest festival of art and drawing at Windsor Castle. After being inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Castle, come along to our drop-in art workshop and create your own masterpiece to take home. The sessions run from 11.00am – 4.00pm every Saturday in October and Half Term. The event is free with a standard entry ticket.
For more information click here.
Something a bit further…
Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream Shop – Halloween Ice Cream
Hitcham Dairy is an ice cream shop based on Lent Rise Road in Burnham. As well as yummy ice cream all year round, they also have a great outdoor play area for children. This Halloween the Wizards have been at work and something strange has happened to their ice cream… Dare you try their spooktastic new ice cream flavours; Vampire Cookies, Herman Monster, Bat Droppings, Spiders Web and Toffee Apple. Be sharpish though, these are limited edition flavours around from now until Halloween. For more information, address and opening times (please check before travelling), click here. Please note this is a cash only site, so make sure you bring some money!
Halloween Festival at Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common
This Half Term from the 21 – 31 October, get ready for stacks of Halloween fun at Odds Farm! Enjoy fun Halloween entertainment, dress up in your creepiest costume to take part in the twice-daily fancy dress competitions and carve a pumpkin to take home with you! How spooky will you make yours? Plus, new for 2017, take part in the Crafty Trick or Treat Walk. For more information click here.
Bog Trotting Baddies Party, The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden
Sunday 22 October 2017, 11.30pm, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm.
Come to The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden on Sunday 22 October and celebrate Roald Dahl’s funny but bad characters as we play baddy bingo and other party games. £2 per participant. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop. Recommended for children age 4 years +. For more information and to book your tickets for this weekend, click here.
We really hope you found this post useful for what’s on this weekend. For ideas on days out in Berkshire, click here.