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What’s on in Berkshire this weekend: 7 – 8 October 2017

What’s on in Berkshire this weekend: 7 – 8 October 2017

Due to the success of last week’s post (thanks for reading and sharing the love), we’ve decided to make this a weekly feature on Little Ankle Biters Berkshire. So, here’s your reminder of all the fantastic things taking place for families in Berkshire this weekend.

Autumn Deer Safaris, Bucklebury Farm Park

7, 8, 14, & 15 October 2017. Make an early start for one of the highlights of the year in the deer park, the autumn rut… Hear the stags roaring and glimpse the clash of antlers through the morning mist. The early start and fresh air will make that Full English breakfast taste all the better! Tickets are priced £30 per adults and £15 for under 16s. You need to pre-book tickets for this, for tickets and more information click here.

Carters Steam Fair, Prospect Park, Reading

7 & 8 October 2017. This weekend the fun of the fair is coming to Prospect Park in Reading. Carters Steam Fair is a vintage steam fair with fantastic rides, food and drink. It will open both days from midday – 10.00pm and admission is free, you just pay for tokens for the rides in there. There’s also a free fireworks display on the Saturday night at 9.00pm. For more information and to save money by buying tokens online in advance, click here.

Reading Mela 2017

This weekend on Saturday 7 October come down to Palmer Park in Reading from 11.00am – 7.00pm for the Reading Mela 2017. This will be a fun event with friends and family to celebrate the festive season with lots of activities for the entire family. There will be food from different corners of the world, shopping stalls, fun fair rides, a kids corner with a variety of free shows, cultural programs including Bhangra, a Live DJ and amazing Bollywood performances. Tickets are £2.50 each if booked in advance, or £3.00 on the door.

For more information click here.

Apple Weekend, Cliveden

From Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 October 11.00am – 3.00pm, Cliveden National Trust will be celebrating the Apple Weekend. Bring the family along for a chance to taste some of Cliveden’s apples, and try out some local cider. You can also take part in a range of apple themed activities, including the Round Garden explorer sheet designed for little ones. This promises to be a fun weekend for adults and children alike, and it’s a free event (normal admission to Cliveden applies unless you have your National Trust Membership, in which case it’s totally free).

For more information on the Apple Weekend at Cliveden, click here.

The Big Draw at Windsor Castle, Saturday 7 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 standard entry ticket.

For more information click here.

Dogs Unite Berkshire, Snelsmore Common, Newbury

On Sunday 8 October come to Snelsmore Common Country Park in Newbury for a walk in support of Guide Dogs.
This will be a tail-wagging day of fun for all the family – especially those four-legged members!  The day runs from 10.00am – 4.00pm and admission is £10.00 for 2 adults and up to four dogs (children under 16 are free). It’s a jam-packed day featuring a sponsored dog walk, dog demonstrations, an exciting array of stalls to browse and fun dog shows to see. You may even have the chance to meet some lovable guide dog puppies. For the walk you can choose between an approx. 1km walk with a treasure hunt and quiz, or a 5km mire trail – or you can just come along for the fun!

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


Something slightly further afield…

Day out with Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire

7 & 8 October 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Meet Thomas and his friends and The Fat Controller, who will be keeping an eye on everything happening. Enjoy rides all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running on his Branch Line and his friends are running on the Main Line. During the day, colourful ‘Professor Crump’ will be clowning around the Centre and ‘Twistina and Twistopher’ will be balloon modelling. Thomas story readings will be held hourly from 11.00am in the Imagination Station. Don’t forget to collect your souvenir ‘Day Out With Thomas’ Certificate signed by The Fat Controller. For more information and to book tickets, 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.


We hope you liked this post and found it useful. If you’re looking for a child friendly restaurant for the weekend have a look here.


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