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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 10 & 11 February 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 10 & 11 February 2018

Love is in the air, and we’re feeling the Valentine’s tingles here at Little Ankle Biters. If you want to kick start Valentine’s with a fun packed weekend with the little loves in your life, then we’ve got your back.

If you’re looking for things to do with the kiddies, here’s our guide to what’s on this weekend in Berkshire for families.

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Maidenhead Farmers’ Market & Petting Farm

Sunday 11 February 2018

Come down to Grove Road Carpark in Maidenhead on Sunday 22 February from 10.00am – 1.00pm for the Maidenhead Farmers’ Market. As well as all the usual fresh, locally sourced food and products available, there will also be a petting farm for the kiddies where they can meet hamsters, rabbits, goats and ferrets, all under supervision from Appreciating Animals. There’s free parking opposite in the Town Hall Carpark.

For more information, click here.

Wellington County Park Reopens

Wellington Country Park has been having some well deserved R&R over the Winter and will be opening it’s doors again on Saturday 10 February 2018.

As well as all the walks, play areas and bouncing pillows that you love, there’s a brand spanking new adventure playground to discover! Buy tickets now online in advance and save money.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Snowdrops at Welford Park, Newbury

Why not pay a visit to Welford Park in Newbury, home of Great British Bake Off don’t cha know, to see their stunning snowdrops in the woodland area and along the River Lambourn. The 2018 snowdrop season runs from 31 January – 4 March. Welford Park is open from 11.00am – 4.00pm. You’ll also find a tea room serving homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and light lunch options. You may even be walking in Paul Hollywood’s footsteps…

Prices: £7.00 adults, £3.00 children (4 – 16 years), children under 4 are free. Dogs kept on leads are welcome. Donations go to West Berkshire charities.

Address: Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU

For more information, click here.

Sunday Stories at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Sunday 11 February 2018, 11.30am

Poet Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot again with another spoken word special!

Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest AF Harrold, poet and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series.

Age Guidance: 4-11 years. £3 per person.

For more information and to book online, 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.

Peter Rabbit at The Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre, Slough

Saturday 10 February 2018, 11.00am – 3.30pm

The beloved children’s character Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm to meet shoppers at the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre in Slough.

Plus, see him during the special Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at midday and 2.00pm. All for FREE!

For more information, click here.

Bring on the Battle – Windsor Castle

Bring on the Battle will be taking place every Saturday throughout February and during half term at Windsor Castle. This Saturday 3 February come down from 11.00am – 3.00pm and discover Windsor Castle under siege by taking part in an art workshop and trying on the costumes and armour on display.

Activities are free with your standard entry ticket. For information on ticket prices for Windsor Castle, click here. Admission on the day is free to residents of Windsor and Maidenhead with an Advantage Card.

For more information, 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 Kids Club films and to get your tickets.

Winter Walks in Berkshire

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.


Something slightly further afield this weekend…

Snowdrop Walk, Cliveden National Trust

If you fancy getting out and about this weekend with the little ones, why not head over to Cliveden National Trust for their self-led snow drop walk. Follow the snowdrops around the estate, the best clusters are expected at Blenheim Lawn, Stable Bank and Ilex Grove. Pick up your trail sheet from the information centre. This trail is free of charge (normal admission to Cliveden applies, free entry with National Trust membership).

Please call in advance to confirm the status of the snowdrops.

For more information, click here.

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods

10 & 11 February 2018

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Wendover Woods.

Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story! Packs are available from the visitor centre for just £3.00.

Location: Wendover Woods, Bucks. HP22 5NQ

For more details click here.

Superhero Week at Waddesdon Manor

What is your ‘ikigai’? This is a Japanese concept meaning your ‘reason for being’ and we’ll help you discover what your mission is! Have a go at our superhero trail, solving the clues and riddles to claim your reward.

Dates: Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 February 2018 – 11.00am – 3.00pm

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

Click here for more information.

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 ideas for eating out with the kiddies in Berkshire and beyond, click here.


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