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What’s on this Easter in Berkshire 2018

What’s on this Easter in Berkshire 2018

If you’re looking for things to do with the kiddies over the Easter school holidays in Berkshire, we’ve got good news. There’s absolutely loads happening, and we’ve got a handy guide to all the not-to-be-missed bits right here. We’ll also be adding to this as more is announced so make sure you keep checking back.

 

Jump In! Family Arts Festival at Norden Farm this Easter, Maidenhead

30 March – 14 April 2018

Kicking us off with a packed Easter holiday agenda is the fantastic Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead. And you’re really going to be spoilt for choice with films, workshops, craft and storytelling. Here’s our top picks.

  • Little Ankle Biters highlight – Give it a Go, Friday 30 March 2018. This is a day of over 40 workshops for children and their families to have a go and experience new things. All are £4.00 per person, and include things like circus skills, drama, yoga, chocolate making, magic and Ukulele workshops. Fun! For more info and to book, click here.
  • Norden Farm will be showing a range of fantastic kids films over the Easter holidays. Tickets are £5.00 for children and £7.00 for over 16’s. Click on the film to check dates, times and to book your tickets: Disney’s Coco, Early Man, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, Tad the Lost Explorer and Paddington 2.
  • Easter arts & crafts sessions. Bring the kiddies to Norden Farm from 2 – 14 April at 10.30am for daily craft activities. The crafts vary so you can create something new each day. £5.00 per child and suitable for ages 5 + years. For more info and to book your places, click here.
  • Morgan & West More Magic for Kids – The time travelling magicians bring a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old and everyone in-between! Monday 2 April, 11.30am and 2.00pm. Tickets are £8.00 for children, £10 for adults. Suitable for 5 years +. To book your tickets, click here.

To find out what else is going on at Norden Farm this Easter for kids, click here.

Easter Holiday Workshops at The Jelly Lounge, Windsor

There’s loads going on down at the fabulous Jelly Lounge in Windsor town centre this Easter with an action packed agenda of workshops and camps. You can expect sessions like; Mini Chef, Little House of Science, Tween Yoga, Graffiti and Yogi Kids. Plus over the Bank Holiday weekend children can make Easter bunny ears and explore an Easter trail with every soft play entry.

This family club has an impressive soft play and café area where parents can relax serving a great range of healthy food (and even enjoy a cheeky G&T), so there really is something for everyone.

To see full details on the workshops and camps running over Easter, click here.

Carters Steam Fair at Prospect Park, Reading

Head down to Prospect Park in Reading for all the fun of the fair this Easter. Running from 30 March to 8 April 2018, Carters is an amazing experience run by a local family that’s been entertaining families in Berkshire for 40 years. This will be the first fair of the season and you can expect loads of fun from the World’s largest vintage travelling funfair.

The fair is free to get in to, and the rides operate on a token basis. You can buy tokens on the day at the fair, or online here now. You’ll also find plenty to fill tummies with food and drink vans, candy floss and sweets and treats. For families with slightly older children there’s a not-to-be-missed free fireworks display at 9.00pm on Saturday 31 March and 7 April. The fair will be open from midday – 8.00pm everyday, and midday – 10.00pm on the Saturdays.

For more information, click here.

Easter at Bucklebury Farm

30 March – 16 April 2018

There will be plenty of fun on the farm this Easter at Bucklebury. Throughout the Easter holidays they will be running the Great Easter Egg Hunt, where little ones can go off in search of the giant Easter Eggs. You can also get involved in lamb feeding, where kiddies can get hands-on and help feed the orphan lambs at Bucklebury Farm.

For more information, click here.

Easter Events at Wellington Country Park

30 March – 15 April 2018

The Big Top is coming to Welly Park this Easter, and there’s an absolutely jam packed agenda crammed with family fun over the school holidays. Here’s a taster of what you can expect.

  • 4 – 5 April – Family Circus Skills – come and try your hand at a range of circus skills with the Circus Wellingtonia team. Can you master plate spinning, juggling or even the Diablo? Can you hula with 8 hula hoops or do you have the balance to take on the mini tightropes. 10.30am – 4.30pm.
  • 7 – 8 April – Circus Wellingtonia presents the UK African Acrobatic Team. Be entertained with shows at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Shows last 45 minutes.
  • 10 – 12 April – Noisy Oyster Puppet Theatre Company presents the Da Silva Circus Marionette Troupe. This traditional family show, now in its second generation, has been brought right up to date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus. Shows at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • 14 – 15 April – The Big Foot and PeteZa Show, come and join the fun family show at 11.00am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Shows last approximately 45 minutes.

For more information on Wellington Country Park and their Easter schedule, click here.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Basildon Park, Reading

30 March – 16 April 2018

Come along and pick up an Easter Trail from the visitor reception (in the stables near the car park) at Basildon Park, Reading. Children will love following the trail and having a go at solving the clues, before collecting a chocolatey treat at the end! You’ll also learn lots about the animals at Basildon Park and the habitats they live in.

The trail costs £3.00 per child and runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

For more information, click here.

Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny – Wyevale Garden Centre

19 March – 15 April 2018

Hop along to your local Wyevale Garden Centre and meet the Easter Bunny! Tuck in to a delicious meal, and enjoy a bunny hunt and chocolate treats. Children will receive a cuddly toy and an activity sheet, afterwards they’ll get to decorate their own Easter cookie. Costs £10.95 per child and is suitable for children 3 – 8 years.

Participating garden centres in and around Berkshire: Binfield, Hare Hatch, Heathlands Wokingham, Marlow, Sherfield on Loddon, Thatcham, Windsor and Winnersh.

For more information and to book online, click here.

Arts & Crafts Ideas for the Easter Holidays – Baker Ross

Because we can’t be out everyday of the holidays, Baker Ross is an absolute life saver when it comes to ordering arts and crafts activities and goodies for the house. As well as coloured paper, card, paints, glue and decorations, they also sell ready to go activities. Some of the Easter activities include; basket kits, card making, dotty art, Easter cross stitch kits and much more. To have a look at the range and shop online, click here to head to the Baker Ross site.

Windsor Castle

Dates between 4 – 13 April 2018

Bring the family to Windsor Castle over the Easter holidays for Fabulous Fashions! Follow an Easter activity trail and take part in the art workshop inspired by royal fashion throughout history. And why not combine your visit with catching the Changing of the Guard, for times and details click here.

This will run on 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 April 2018, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Activities are free with standard entry to the Castle. Remember, if you have a RBWM Advantage Card, admission to the Castle is free too.

For more information, click here.

Easter at Beale Park, Pangbourne

28 March – 16 April 2018

Easter Trail – 28 March to 16 April, 10.00am – 4.00pm – Bring the children down to have a go at the special Easter Trail at the park over the holidays. For just 50p per child, follow the trail and find 10 answers dotted around the park. Once you’ve finished, hand your answers in to the Gift Shop for your chance to win some fantastic prizes. You may even get a chocolate treat at the end of the trail!

Meet the Bugs this Easter – 28 March, 4 April & 11 April –  Animal keepers are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the residents that live at the park. So if your little ones would like to experience the world of giant insects, meet a snake, touch a giant African snail, or get close to a tarantula, then pop along to the Education Building from 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Build a Mini Bug Hotel Workshop – 28 March, 4 April & 11 April, 10.30am to 12.30pm – With more than 10 million insects in the world, all of which need somewhere to live, come down and join in at the park helping bugs to be snug by building them a mini bug hotel, giving them somewhere to eat, sleep and be safe. If you want to help bugs in your own back garden, staff will be on hand to help wannabe bug hotel builders make their very own bug hotel to take home. At a cost of £5.00 per hotel it’s a great way to help eco-systems and habitats in your own back yard.

For more information on these events and on Beale Park, click here.

Easter at Cliveden National Trust

30 March – 15 April 2018

Bring the little ones to Cliveden National Trust this Easter for a Spring themed trail around the estate, and a chocolate treat at the end! There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy all that Cliveden has to offer. As well as the trail there’s a children’s play area, a maze and café & restaurant if you want to grab a bite to eat too.

The trail will run daily from 30 March – 15 April 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm. It’s £3.00 per child and you can get your trail sheet from the information centre by the main car park.

For more information, click here.

Easter Fun at Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor

Free Easter Egg Hunt – 30 March – 16 April 2018

Keeps the kiddies entertained this Easter break with a egg hunt at Oakley Court Hotel. The Easter bunny has hidden clues across the hotel and the grounds and your little ones need to help to solve the puzzle. Pick up your clue sheet from Reception, and off you go! A delicious treat will be waiting for children who solve the puzzle. Best of all there’s no charge to take part. Winner!

For more information, click here.

Best Places for a Family Walk this Easter in Berkshire

We love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air with the kiddies and the pooch. The more muddy puddles the better. There are loads of amazing places to go for a family walk in Berkshire, and we’ve pulled together our favourites here for you. From the Long Walk, to the Kennet and Avon Canal, Berkshire is bursting with stunning places to be walked upon!

Click here to check out our suggestions for Berkshire, and just beyond.

Eating out with Children this Easter – Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire

Fancy getting a bite to eat while you’re out and about over the holidays? All these activities should help you build up an appetite. If you’re looking for a fantastic family friendly restaurant in Berkshire we’ve done a lot of research (tough job, but we took one for the team), check out our guide to eating out with kids in Berkshire, click here.

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

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

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

For more information, click here.

 

Fancy Something Slightly Further Afield…

Easter Egg Hunt at  HENLEY RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Henley River & Rowing Museum are holding daily Easter Egg Hunts over the Easter Holidays.

Date: 29 March – 15 April 2018

For more information click here.

Birds of Prey at HENLEY RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Meet the magnificent birds from Millets Farm Falconry and get up close to hawks, eagles and owls.

Enjoy nature themed art and craft activities – watch out for the vultures!

Date and time: 5th April 2018 at 10:30am – 4:00pm.

For more information click here.

 

Spring into Easter at Odds Farm Park, Bucks

30 March – 15 April 2018

Join the Easter Eggs-Scavenger Hunt taking you throughout the Farm Park, enjoy daily shows with the Oddsocks Family and Spring-themed arts, crafts and games.

Plus, don’t miss the opening of the new Water Play attraction at Odds Farm!

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

Easter at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

30 March – 15 April 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

Head down to Waddesdon Manor this Easter to take part in a fun Easter egg hunt around the grounds. The rare and exotic birds of Waddesdon’s Aviary need your help, help bunny find the eggs before it’s too late!

This egg trail costs £3.00 per child and starts and finishes at the North Front. It will run from 30 March – 2 April 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm. No need to book, just turn up and play!

For more information, click here.

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Wild Weather Trail

Don’t get blown away! Follow the wet and wild sensory trail around the grounds at Waddesdon.

The trail costs £3.00 per child and runs from 4 – 15 April 2018, 10.00am – 2.30pm. No need to book tickets for this event.

For more information, click here.

Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park

1 – 15 April 2018

Bring the children to Savill Garden this Easter for The Windsor Great Park Spring Trail. Have family fun as you explore the gardens and learn about the history and natural surroundings of The Great Park. Follow the trail, unscramble the Easter message, before returning to the Savill Building to collect your prize. The trail runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm and trail sheets cost £3.50 each (collect and pay at the main reception in the Savill Building.

For more information, click here.

A Big Day out with Peter Rabbit, Kew Gardens

30 March – 15 April 2018

Come to a fun-filled Peter Rabbit themed Easter at Kew Gardens with entertainment for the while family from 30 March to 15 April. Join in this Easter to take part in an exciting adventure featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. Take part in games and find out about the vegetables that Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden. Follow a trail based on Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter characters.

Discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters.

These activities are all free with your admission to Kew Gardens (adults £17.75, children 4 – 16 years £4.00, children under 4 years free).

For more information and opening times, click here.

 

 

We really hope you found this post useful in planning your Easter activities. For other ideas on what’s on for families in Berkshire, click here.

 

 



2 thoughts on “What’s on this Easter in Berkshire 2018”

  • Hi, could you include a reference to the Binfield Easter Egg Hunt in the above article please? There are 33 novelty eggs to come and find throughout the village. Buy a map for £2 from Crema Coffee Shop or Binfield Village Stores and have an enjoyable walk around the village spotting the creative eggcellence on display.

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