It may be cold outside, but we’ve got loads of hot ideas to keep you entertained this January. If you’re looking for ideas for what’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families and children, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our recommendations.
Sunday Stories at Norden Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead. Parents can join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years. Takes place Sunday 14 January 2018, 11.30am. The session is £3.00 per child and lasts 45 minutes.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
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 out what’s showing and get your tickets.
Indoor Inflatable Fun Day, Newbury College
Saturday 13 January 2018, 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
For the first time in Newbury, Newbury Bouncy Castles are holding an inflatable fun day. This will be held at the Sports Hall at Newbury College (Monks Lane, Newbury, RG14 7TD).
The sessions are for children aged 2 – 14 years. There will be lots to do on the day, for toddlers we will have a play park, soft play area, ball pond, space hoppers & much more. For older children there will be a big selection of bouncy castles, slides, assault course and sumo suits.
The price will be £7.00 per child for 3 hours, and sessions will run from 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Online booking is recommended as spaces will be limited. Refreshments will be available on the day. For more information, click here.
Apple Store Free Events for Children – The Oracle, Reading
Kids Hour – Making Movies Together – free session
Saturday 13 January 2018, 9.15 – 10.15am
This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. We’ll start with brainstorming ideas. The kids will practise basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their own iPad, or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years. For more info, click here.
Kids Hour – Book Club
Saturday 13 January 2018, 4.00 – 5.00pm
In this Kids Hour, we’ll be reading The Three Little Pigs on iBooks. We’ll celebrate the magic of storytelling through creativity and play. Kids will get hands-on with drawing characters and scenes, creating their own book cover and more using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. They can bring their own iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 4 – 10 years. For more info, click here.
Kids Hour – Sphero Maze Challenge
Sunday 14 January 2018, 11.30am – 12.30pm
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. For more info, click here.
Pop Up Play Village, Peppa Pig – Eye and Dunsdan Village Hall
Saturday 13 January 2018, 9.45 – 11.00am
Pop Up Play Village is an exciting play experience for children who love to role play. This will be a Peppa Pig themed play session with a Peppa Pig Toy shop and a Peppa Pig hunt! The play village features the following rooms: Library, Café, Construction Site, Peppa Pig Toy Shop and Hospital.
The session takes place from 9.45 – 11.00am on Saturday 13 January. The cost is £6.50 per child (or £5.00 for a sibling). Please note: Adults and pre-walkers are free when purchasing a child ticket! To book your tickets now, click here.
Address: Eye and Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, Reading, RG4 9QG.
Winter Walks in Berkshire
New Year’s ressie to shed some pounds or get out in the fresh air more with the kiddies? We can help there. 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.
Something slightly further afield…
The BFG in Pictures, River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
From now – 21 January 2018
Everyone’s favourite giant comes to Henley in this magical exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations.
Curated by Quentin Blake, the exhibition includes unpublished illustrations which have never been exhibited in public before. Enjoy 40 of Quentin Blake’s original artworks for the story that has enchanted generations of children and adults. The exhibition includes Blake’s first designs which weren’t included in the book, and provide a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…
Families can curl up with a book in our story corner, or enjoy some magical craft activities!
For more information, click here.
Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common – Exciting Entertainers
As well as all of the fun of the farm and it’s numerous activities and play areas, this weekend you can also enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included with your entry.
For more information, click here.
We hope you found this post useful and have a great weekend. If you’d like to see other ideas for days out with the kiddies in Berkshire, click here.