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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 24 & 25 March 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 24 & 25 March 2018

Spring has officially begun and we’re kick starting this glorious season with a packed guide for the weekend. Here’s your Little Ankle Biters weekly round-up of what’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families, 24 and 25 March 2018.

Also, don’t forget this weekend the clocks go forward, yes that time all parents dread when we lose a precious hour of sleep has arrived.

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Baby & Children’s Market, St Piran’s School, Maidenhead

Saturday 24 March 2018, 2.30 – 4.00pm

The Baby & Children’s Market is a top quality pop up, nearly new market and this Saturday it’s going to be at St Piran’s School in Maidenhead. Head down and check out the fantastic range of stalls selling quality second hand children’s clothes, toys and equipment from birth to 8 years. Entry is £1.50, or £1.00 for the last hour and children are free. Plus there’s plenty of free car parking and food and refreshments on sale.

Address: St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, SL6 7LZ

For more information, click here.

Newbury Artisan Market

Sunday 25 March 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

We love taking the kiddies to local food markets, and this Sunday is Newbury Artisan Market. Taking over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of every month, think quality produce, original art, designer crafts and sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities in the Kids Corner, music and more.

Address: Northbrook Street and surrounding roads, Newbury Town Centre

For more information, click here.

Spring Family Raceday, Ascot Racecourse

Sunday 25 March 2018, 11.00am – 5.30pm

On 25 March Ascot racecourse opens it’s gates for the first family raceday of 2018. This family friendly event is free for under 18’s and there will be something to keep everyone happy on and off the race track.

Headlining this year’s entertainment is a dog agility competition that the whole family will enjoy, plus the chance to meet Peter Rabbit. There will be loads of other free activities including; ferret racing, falconry displays, a petting zoo, pony rides, climbing wall and high ropes course, shooting gallery, bush craft survival skills workshops, face painting, arts and crafts and live music.

Adults tickets from £25.00, children under 18 are free.

For more information, click here.

Bunny Mask Making, Nicolson Centre, Maidenhead

Saturday 24 March 2018, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Bring the kiddies down to the Nicolson Shopping Centre in Maidenhead on Saturday 24 March, from 11.00am – 3.00pm. Take part in free craft sessions to make and decorate your own bunny masks, which can then be taken down to the Easter Fun Day at Grenfell Park on Saturday 31 March 2018.

For more information, click here.

Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny, Wyevale Garden Centres

19 March – 15 April 2018

Hop along to your local Wyevale Garden Centre this Easter and meet the Easter Bunny. Tuck into a delicious meal and enjoy a bunny hunt and delicious treats. Children will receive a cuddly toy and an activity sheet as well as decorating their own Easter cookie. Cost £10.95 per child. Sessions last around 90 minutes and are suitable for 3 – 8 year olds.

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 your tickets, 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

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.

**CANCELLED** Family Fun Day, Ockwells Park, Maidenhead

**Unfortunately due to the recent poor weather and damage to the ground this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.**

Bring the family down to Ockwells Park this Sunday for a family fun day starting at midday. There will be fun, games, dancing and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you bring some cash for the great stalls, refreshments and tombola on the day as there’s no cash point at the park.

Address: Ockwells Park, Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3AA

For more information, click here.

Apple Store Free Events for Children – The Oracle, Reading

Kids Hour – Sphero Maze Challenge

Saturday 24 March 2018, 9.00 – 10.00am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

Kids Hour is designed to spark imagination and creativity through fun, hands-on projects. Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their robot through the obstacles. Kids can bring their own iPad and Sphero Sprk+ robot, or we’ll provide them. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Kids Hour – Making Movies Together

Saturday 24 March 2018, 10.30 – 11.30am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. We’ll start with brainstorming ideas. Then kids will practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their iPad or we’ll bring one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Kids Hour – Creating Music with GarageBand

Sunday 25 March 2018, 11.00am – midday – For more information and to sign up, click here.

The Kids Hour celebrates music by teaching kids how to create exciting tunes and beats using GarageBand on iPad. First we’ll cover rhythm basics, and kids will get hands-on with creating their own drum beats. Then we’ll show them how to use Live Loops to make their very own Rock, Hip Hop, or EDM track. Kids can bring their own iPad, or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Kids Hour – Making Movies Together

Sunday 25 March 2018, 3.30 – 4.30pm – For more information and to sign up, click here.

This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. We’ll start with brainstorming ideas. Then kids will practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their iPad or we’ll bring one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Odeon Kids Club, Berkshire

Fancy snuggling up with the kiddies in the cinema with a tub of popcorn? It’s a great way to spend a cold morning, and the Odeon make it even easier with their Kids Club. Fantastic films at a fraction of the usual price.

Odeon cinemas can be found in Maidenhead and Bracknell. Click here to check Kids Club films and to get your tickets.

Family Walks in Berkshire this Weekend

We love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air at the weekend 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 beyond.

Eating out with Children – Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire

Fancy getting a bite to eat out and about this weekend? 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), and you can check out our guide to eating out with kids in Berkshire, click here.

 

 

We hope you found this post useful and have a great weekend. If you’d like to see ideas for days out with the kiddies in Berkshire and beyond, click here.

 



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