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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 7 – 8 April 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 7 – 8 April 2018

The Easter holidays are in full swing and you’ll be glad to hear there’s loads of fun events and days out for families in Berkshire this weekend. So here’s our handy guide to all the best bits happening 7 – 8 April 2018. Have fun!

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Carters Steam Fair at Prospect Park, Reading

Head down to Prospect Park in Reading for all the fun of the fair this Easter. Running from 30 March to 8 April 2018, Carters is an amazing experience run by a local family that’s been entertaining families in Berkshire for 40 years. This will be the first fair of the season and you can expect loads of fun from the World’s largest vintage travelling funfair.

The fair is free to get in to, and the rides operate on a token basis. You can buy tokens on the day at the fair, or online here now. You’ll also find plenty to fill tummies with food and drink vans, candy floss and sweets and treats. For families with slightly older children there’s a not-to-be-missed free fireworks display at 9.00pm on Saturday 31 March and 7 April. The fair will be open from midday – 8.00pm everyday, and midday – 10.00pm on the Saturdays.

For more information, click here.

Puddle Jumping Fun Day, Newbury

Sunday 8 April 2018

Get ready to make a splash this weekend in the Market Place, Newbury! Bring the family down from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday 8 April to join in the muddy puddle event. There will be rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and of course puddles! Rainbows of Newbury will be there keeping kiddies entertained with some great art activities, like making a rainbow windmill or a collage puddle. Glitter and sequins guaranteed!

For more information on this event, click here.

Easter Fun at Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor

Free Easter Egg Hunt – 30 March – 8 April 2018

Keeps the kiddies entertained this Easter break with a egg hunt at Oakley Court Hotel. The Easter bunny has hidden clues across the hotel and the grounds and your little ones need to help to solve the puzzle. Pick up your clue sheet from Reception, and off you go! A delicious treat will be waiting for children who solve the puzzle. Best of all there’s no charge to take part. Winner!

For more information, click here.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Basildon Park, Reading

Come along to Basildon Park this weekend and pick up an Easter Trail from the visitor reception (in the stables near the car park) this bank holiday weekend. Children will love following the trail and having a go at solving the clues, before collecting a chocolatey treat at the end! You’ll also learn lots about the animals at Basildon Park and the habitats they live in.

The trail costs £3.00 per child and runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

For more information, click here.

What’s on this Weekend at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Saturday 7 April 2018

There’s a packed agenda on Saturday at Norden Farm. Why not take the kiddies down to get involved in an arts and crafts session based on Peter and the Wolf. The session starts at 10.30am and is £5.00 per child. Suitable for 5 + years, click here to book your place. Or how about a trip to Norden’s Big Screen for the kiddies to see Tad the Lost Explorer at 11.30am, tickets are £5.00 and can be booked here. There’s also storytelling at 1.30 and 3.30pm suitable for children 3+ years and £2.00 per child click here to book.

Sunday 8 April 2018

Children can watch Early Man (PG) on Norden’s cinema screen at 11.30am with tickets from £5.00, to book tickets click here. Or why not come down for the Family Ceilidh with a live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter on a Sunday afternoon. This starts at 2.00pm and is £10.00 a ticket. For more info and to book, click here.

Binfield Easter Egg Hunt

This weekend will be your last chance to catch the Binfield Easter Egg Hunt, now in its third year! There are 33 eggs to be found with maps available for £2.00 each from Crema Coffee Shop or Binfield Village Stores. Return your maps at the end to whether you bought it (however many you spot) to collect your reward!

For more information, click here.

Easter at Bucklebury Farm

There will be plenty of fun on the farm this Easter weekend at Bucklebury Farm. Throughout the Easter holidays they will be running the Great Easter Egg Hunt, where little ones can go off in search of the giant Easter Eggs. You can also get involved in lamb feeding, where kiddies can get hands-on and help feed the orphan lambs at Bucklebury Farm.

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.

Best Places for a Family Walk this Easter in Berkshire

We love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air 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 just beyond.

Eating out with Children this Weekend – 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.

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.


Fancy Something Slightly Further Afield…


Easter at Cliveden National Trust

Running from 30 March and all over the Easter holidays, bring the little ones to Cliveden National Trust this Easter for a Spring themed trail around the estate, and a chocolate treat at the end! There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy all that Cliveden has to offer. As well as the trail there’s a children’s play area, a maze and café & restaurant if you want to grab a bite to eat too.

The trail will run daily from 30 March – 15 April 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm. It’s £3.00 per child and you can get your trail sheet from the information centre by the main car park.

For more information, click here.

Spring into Easter this Weekend at Odds Farm Park, Bucks

From 30 March and over the Easter weekend and holidays, join the Easter Eggs-Scavenger Hunt taking you throughout the Farm Park, enjoy daily shows with the Oddsocks Family and Spring-themed arts, crafts and games.

Plus, there’s the opening of our new Water Play attraction!

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

Savill Garden this Weekend, Windsor Great Park

1 – 15 April 2018

Bring the children to Savill Garden this Easter for The Windsor Great Park Spring Trail. Have family fun as you explore the gardens and learn about the history and natural surroundings of The Great Park. Follow the trail, unscramble the Easter message, before returning to the Savill Building to collect your prize. The trail runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm and trail sheets cost £3.50 each (collect and pay at the main reception in the Savill Building.

For more information, click here.

A Big Day out with Peter Rabbit, Kew Gardens

Starting on 30 March and running over the Easter weekend and holidays, come to a fun-filled Peter Rabbit themed Easter at Kew Gardens with entertainment for the while family from 30 March to 15 April. Join in this Easter to take part in an exciting adventure featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. Take part in games and find out about the vegetables that Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden. Follow a trail based on Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter characters.

Discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters.

These activities are all free with your admission to Kew Gardens (adults £17.75, children 4 – 16 years £4.00, children under 4 years free).

For more information and opening times, 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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