Remember, remember, it’s fun in November. There’s loads going on this weekend in Berkshire for families. Needless to say, we’ve a jam-packed fireworks schedule. But there’s loads more to the weekend than ohhhs and ahhhhs. Here are our highlights to get your weekend off with a bang.
Letter From Father Christmas Workshops, St Edmund Campion School, Maidenhead
Sunday 5 November, midday, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Children will come and write their letters to Father Christmas and then decorate them, before posting them in a very special letterbox. After that there will be a craft activity, which this year will be decorating a mason jar which can be used to either hold reindeer food or a Christmas Eve hot chocolate! The children’s letters will then be taken away and carefully looked over. They will then receive a handwritten reply from Father Christmas. Each letter is unique to each child and will include snippets of information passed on by the child and parent (parents will receive a short questionnaire to make these letters as individual and special as possible).
Each session lasts 45 minutes and takes place at St Edmund Campion Primary School, Maidenhead. Workshops cost £10.00 per child. For more information, or to book your child’s place now, click here.
Mindfulness for Children, Norden Farm, Maidenhead
Saturday 4 November
Helping to improve concentration and learning for children. The course teaches skills for coping with stress and anxiety. It helps children to feel happier and more fulfilled as they make their way in life. Perfect for children aged 5 years + and costs £10.00 per session or £36.00 for 4 sessions.
For more information and to book, click here.
The Fire & Light Show, Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell
As well as the usual fun to be had at the Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell (click here to read our review), this weekend bring your children along to the Fire & Light Show. This show is full of fantastic demonstrations to FIRE your imagination. Can we create light? Watch out for the tornado of fire! The show costs £1.95 per person (on top of your admission). Shows run at; 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm, 3.15pm. They don’t need to be pre-booked, just book at reception when you arrive.
For more information, click here.
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio – Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
Sunday 5 November, 3.00pm
One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Odds Farm, Wooburn Common
Every weekend in November, enjoy the fun and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s Exciting Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included in entry!
For more information, click here.
Fireworks in Berkshire 2017
For a full listing and details, click here to check out our fireworks post. Here are our top picks for this weekend*
Friday 3 November 2017
Datchet Cricket Club – Gates 6.00pm, Fireworks approx. 7.30pm. For more information, click here.
Burnham Football Club – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.15pm. For more information, click here.
Saturday 4 November 2017
Upton Court Park Slough – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.45pm. For more information, click here.
Royal Windsor Racecourse – Gates 4.00pm, Fireworks 7.30pm. For more information, click here.
Boyne Hill & Carters Steam Fair – Gates 1.00pm, Fireworks 7.30pm. For more information, click here.
Wokingham Fireworks – Gates 6.00pm, Fireworks 7.30pm. For more information, click here.
Cookham Dean Fireworks – Gates 4.00pm. For more information, click here.
Mortimer Fireworks – Gates 5.00pm. For more information, click here.
Lions Fireworks Newbury Racecourse – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.30pm. For more information, click here.
Ascot Racecourse – Gates 10.45am, Fireworks 6.30pm. For more information, click here.
Maidenhead United Football Club – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.00pm. For more information, click here.
Reading Abbey RFC Fireworks – Gates 6.00pm, Fireworks 8.00pm. For more information, click here.
Cookham Scouts Group Fireworks – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.00pm. For more information, click here.
Sunday 5 November 2017
Chieveley Village Fireworks – Gates 6.15pm, Fireworks 7.45pm. For more information, click here.
Thameside Firework Feista – Gates 5.30pm, Fireworks 7.00pm. For more information, click here.
Bracknell Rugby Club – Gates 5.00pm, Fireworks 6.00pm. For more information, click here.
*Please check all details before travelling in case of changes or cancellations.
We hope you found this post useful and have a great weekend. If you’re thinking ahead to Christmas, we have a whole section with posts on panto, Christmas lights, meeting santa, top gifts and more. Click here.