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

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

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend (please, please let there be a lie in), there’s lots of fun stuff happening in Berkshire for families. Here’s our guide to all the best, not-to-be-missed bits.

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Mums get in Free at Beale Park this Sunday

Sunday 11 March 2018

Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park set within 30 acres of beautiful park land next to the River Thames in Pangbourne, Berkshire. It’s home to an exciting mix of animals and attractions and is a great destination for a day out with the kids. What’s more, in celebration of Mother’s Day, Beale Park will be letting mums in for free (when accompanied by a full paying child) this Sunday 11 March. You can read our review of Beale Park here.

Address: Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, RG8 9NW.

For more information and to visit the Beale Park website, click here.

Concertini: Music for Mother’s Day with Mairi Cowieson at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Sunday 11 March 2018

Bring the whole family to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts this Mother’s Day and singalong to 45 minutes of music from stage and screen. Including favourites from Mary Poppins, Matilda and Frozen, all performed by West End Singer Mairi Cowieson and friends. Children can come in fancy dress, or grab something from the costume box before the performance. Shows run at 11.30am and 2.00pm, the 11.30 show is a relaxed performance ideal for children with SEND.

Tickets are £10.00 per person, or £32.00 friends and family ticket (4 people).

Address: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Apple Store Free Events for Children – The Oracle, Reading

How to Program Robots with Swift Playgrounds

Saturday 10 March 2018, 9.30 – 10.30am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

Bring robots to life in a hands-mon session featuring MeeBot and Swift Playgrounds. Learn coding concepts and explore how to program MeeBot robots using Swift Playgrounds – an app for iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with real Swift code. Bring your own iPad, running iOS 10 or later, or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 12 years and up.

Kids Hour – Making Movies Together

Sunday 11 March 2018, midday – 1.00pm – For more information and to sign up, click here.

This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. We’ll start with brainstorming ideas. Then kids will practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their iPad or we’ll bring one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Kids Hour – Creating Music with GarageBand

Saturday 10 March 2018, 10.30 – 11.30am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday 11 March 2018, 11.00am – midday – For more information and to sign up, click here.

The Kids Hour celebrates music by teaching kids how to create exciting tunes and beats using GarageBand on iPad. First we’ll cover rhythm basics, and kids will get hands-on with creating their own drum beats. Then we’ll show them how to use Live Loops to make their very own Rock, Hip Hop, or EDM track. Kids can bring their own iPad, or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years.

Kids Hour – Sphero Maze Challenge

Saturday 10 March 2018, 9.30 – 10.30am – For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday 11 March 2018, 4.00 – 5.00pm – For more information and to sign up, click here.

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.

World Book Day at Windsor Castle

Saturday 10 March 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Bring your children along to Windsor Castle this Saturday to listen to special stories in the State Apartments with our storyteller, Olivia Armstrong, and come dressed as your favourite book character to claim a memento. You’ll also be able to see some of the finest books at the Castle displayed throughout the State Apartments.

All activities are included with standard admission to Windsor Castle. Residents of the RBWM with an Advantage Card can get free entry to the Castle.

For more information, click here.

Orchestras Live Sound Around with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hexagon, Reading

Saturday 10 March, 11.00am

Join the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a fun-filled, relaxed concert for everyone, especially children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments or learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted. A 25 piece orchestra will introduce the world of orchestral music through classical masterpieces, well known TV and film themes, sing-alongs, interactive games, and more. This concert is relaxed, so it’s perfect for anyone who may need to move around, vocalise, or take a few minutes’ break in a quiet space. At the end of the main concert you’ll be invited to take part in optional activities, moving around the venue to try out musical instruments, meet musicians and even learn how to conduct!

Address: The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA.

Tickets are £9.00 for children and £11.00 for adults. For more information and to book yours, click here now.

Mother’s Day at The Jelly Lounge, Windsor

Sunday 11 March 2018

This Mother’s Day, The Jelly Lounge in Windsor is offering a special afternoon tea with a complimentary glass of prosecco for mums! Prices are £16.00 for adults and £7.00 for children. Call 01753 290175 to find out more and book your table now. For more information on The Jelly Lounge, click here.

Address: 29 -33 William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BB.

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.

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.

Family 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.

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.


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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