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

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

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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Bring on the Battle this Weekend – 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.

Family Movie Evening, Thatcham

Saturday 24 February 2018

Bring the kiddies down to Moorside Youth & Community Centre in Thatcham this Saturday for their monthly Family Movie Evening. This month they’ll be showing the Emoji Movie.

Doors open at 5.40pm and the movie will start at 6.00pm. Entry requires a minimum £2.00 donation per person. There’s a tuck shop at the centre selling popcorn, snacks and drinks. Entry is limited in the hall, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, click here.

Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham – Kids Eat Free

Throughout February enjoy a delicious Sunday roast in Miltons Restaurant at Cantley House Hotel and children will eat for free! For more information, 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.

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.

Apple Store Free Events for Children – The Oracle, Reading

Kids Hour – Sphero Maze Challenge

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.

Saturday 24 February 2018, 9.30am – 10.30am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday 25 February 2018, 11.00am – 12.00pm – For more information and to sign up, 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 this Weekend 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.

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.


Something slightly further afield this weekend…


Butterflies in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden Wisley

Escape to tropical climes at RHS Garden Wisley this weekend for Butterflies in the Glasshouse which ends 4 March 2018. Seek out more than 50 vibrant species of exotic butterflies as they fly freely among the tropical zone of the cathedral like glasshouse. These beautiful butterflies will showcase their magnificent colours, patterns and form among lush plantings such as palm trees, bananas, bromeliads and climbers, as well as aquatic plants that thrive in the warm jungle pool. Don’t forget to explore the interactive, family-friendly Education Zone.

The Glasshouse is open 9.00am – 4.00pm (last entry 3.30pm). Book your tickets in advance and save 10%.

Address: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

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

The Jungle Book, Wycombe Swan Theatre

Saturday 24 February 2018

An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book, comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Goodnight Mister Tom. Loved as a wild and fun tale of family, belonging and identity, this production is packed with memorable characters, new songs and brilliant storytelling.

The show runs on Saturday 24 February at 2.30 and 7.30pm. Suitable for children aged 6 years +. Running time is 2 hours 15 minutes, including an interval. Tickets from £16.00.

For more information and to get your tickets, 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.

Fresh February Fun

From mid February, come and bottle feed kid goats and meet adorable baby lambs. Runs throughout half term and selected dates in February. Check details with the Farm to see if this is happening before you travel in case dates change.

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 days out with the kiddies in Berkshire and beyond, click here.


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