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Half Term in Berkshire – What’s on for Families

Half Term in Berkshire – What’s on for Families

There’s loads going on in Berkshire this February half term for families. If you’re looking to plan your week, here’s our guide to the best bits.

Yucky You Show at The Lookout, Bracknell

In this disgustingly entertaining live science show you can find out all sorts of things like:

  • why mucus is snot a bad thing
  • what happens to the food we eat
  • how long your hair can grow

Our shows run at the weekends and in Bracknell school holidays. Shows cost £1.95 per person, on top of your entry fee. You don’t need to pre-book tickets to our shows, just buy them from reception on the day. Show times are everyday at; 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm, 3:15pm.

Shows are suitable for Primary school age children. A good guide is whether a child can sit still for around 40 minutes, however our presenters are very good at tailoring the content to the show audience. Please note, all shows need at least 10 people to run.

Address: Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW

For more information, click here.

Valentine’s Bake & Play – Cobbs Play Barn, Hungerford

Come along on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 1.00 – 3.00pm, to bake and decorate heart shaped cookies for your Valentine! Spend the afternoon mixing, sifting and creating your own heart shaped masterpieces, before burning off all that extra energy in the fantastic play barn while your cookies bake. All the ingredients and equipment will be supplied, you just need to bring yourself and your adult. Sessions are £12.00 per child and include your play time in the barn and your cookies to take home.

Address: Bath Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SP

Booking for this is essential as spaces are limited. Click here to book now!

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Arts & Crafts Sessions – 12 – 17 February 2018

Activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term. Crafts vary so you can create something new every day. 10.30am, £5.00 per child.


Ferdinand – 12, 14 & 15 February 2018

Come and see the fantastic new children’s film, Ferdinand, during half term. £5.00 per child.


Storytelling – 12 – 17 February 2018

Come and join our storytellers in the magical storytellers den this half term. £2.00 per person.


Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Other Furry Tails – 13 & 14 February 2018, 11.30am & 2.00pm

Do you really know what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs? What about Goldilocks – why was she walking in the woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll? All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props. Suitable for ages 3 years +. £10.00 per person.


For more information on all of these great events, and to book your tickets, click here.

Reading Museum

Reading Abbey Fun Day – 13 February 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm

Celebrate the opening of our new Reading Abbey Gallery on the ground floor of the Museum, part of the preparations leading up to the opening of the Abbey Ruins in summer 2018. Take part in activities throughout the galleries, including:

  • trying out our virtual reality headsets
  • dressing up
  • handling real Abbey artefacts
  • stained glass craft
  • badge making
  • meet a medieval monk
  • Abbey trail, and more!

Costs £5.00 per person. For more information, click here.


Make & Take: Medieval Tile Decorating – 14 February 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Brilliant hands-on fun! Use our special ceramic pens to design a tile fit for Reading Abbey. Take inspiration from tiles in the new display or create your own design. Set the design by baking your tile in the oven at home.

Cost £1.00 per child. For more information, click here.

Address: Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

Build a Bird Box this Half Term at Beale Park

In support of National Nest Box Week, Beale Park will be making bird boxes on Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. For just £5.00, you can make your very own bird box to take home. Why not pop down and join us!

Normal Park admission charges apply. Parental supervision required. Event operated on a first come, first served basis.

Address: Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 9NW

For more information, click here.

Bring on the Battle, Windsor Castle

Head to Windsor Castle over half term with the kiddies for a really fun day out. Discover Windsor Castle under siege by taking part in our art workshop and trying on the costumes and armour on display.

When: Every Saturday in February and during half term, 11.00 – 3.00pm.

Cost: Free with standard entry ticket.

For more information on this event, click here.

Squires Garden Centre, Windsor

Keep the little ones entertained this half term with our February Create & Grow event! Drop in from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February 2018 to enjoy daily activities between 10.00am & 4.00pm.

Terracotta bee plant holder/pen pot. Get busy this half term and paint a beautiful bee which can be used as a plant pot or pen holder for your desk – £4.50 per child.

There will also be a FREE colouring competition and garden treasure hunt for you to take part in where you will receive a sticker and a chance to win a prize!

Address: The Willows, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5UB

For more information, click here.

The Jelly Lounge, Windsor

One of our favourite new Berkshire hangouts has got a packed agenda for half term. As well as the incredible soft play facilities and delicious café at this family club, you’ll also find the following sessions during half term; Mini Chef, Mini Matisse, Magical Movement, Rhyme Time & Singalong workshops. The exact schedule hasn’t been announced yet but we’ll update you when it has. All sessions must be booked in advance.

Address: 29 – 33 William Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1BB

For more information, and to book a place, click here.


Something a little further afield this half term…

Superhero Week at Waddesdon Manor

What is your ‘ikigai’? This is a Japanese concept meaning your ‘reason for being’ and we’ll help you discover what your mission is! Have a go at our superhero trail, solving the clues and riddles to claim your reward.

Dates: Sat 10 – Sun 18 February 2018 – 11.00am – 3.00pm

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

Click here for more information.

Fresh February Fun at Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

Meet lots of fleecy and furry friends this February Half Term at Odds Farm. From Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 February 2018.

Bottle Feed Kid Goats – The ever-popular bottle feeding activity returns from February Half Term. Make sure you hold the bottle tight!

Meet Adorable Babies – With plenty of bouncing lambs and lots of cheeky kid goats, there are so many adorable babies to meet!

Entertainers and More – Throughout Half Term, enjoy the fun and excitement of the Entertainers and why not get creative by making various Arts & Crafts!

Location: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 0LX

For more details click here.


We really hope you found this post useful and have a great half term break. For more information on days out in Berkshire for families, click here.


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