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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 19 & 20 May 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 19 & 20 May 2018

Unless you’ve been holidaying on a remote dessert island for the last 6 months (in which case, lucky you), it won’t have escaped your notice that there’s a certain Royal Wedding taking place this weekend in Windsor. Whether you’re heading in to town to get front row seats, or planning something a little further away from the crowds we hope you have a fantastic weekend. Here’s a handy guide to all the best, not-to-be-missed bits happening in Berkshire this weekend for families, lots wedding related as you’d expect.

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Royal Wedding on Screen at Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead

Saturday 19 May 2018, 10.00am

Windsor is in full swing getting ready for the Royal Wedding this weekend, and there will be a giant screen set up in Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead on the big day from 10.00am. The weather is looking good so why not bring the kiddies and pack a picnic and join the celebrations. Traylens Fun Fair will be coming along with rides for the children and there will be refreshments available in the park as well as from Jenners Café.

For more information, click here.

Horrible Histories: Best of Barmy Britain at Theatre Royal Windsor

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special one-hour production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past! This brand new compilation show has never toured before and includes a special new scene featuring wordy Will Shakespeare! Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War! It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

Tickets are available for this weekend on Saturday 19 at 2.30 and 7.00pm & Sunday 20 May at 11.00am and 1.00pm. Prices from £15.00. For more information and to book yours, click here now.

Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Day, Maidenhead

Sunday 20 May 2018, 1.00 – 4.30pm

The annual Duck Derby & Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 20 May at Ray Mill Island in Maidenhead.

Festivities will kick off at 1.00pm, and you can expect fun for all the family. There’s free admission to the Island and fun day with entertainment running until 4.30pm. The following will be included:

  • Fun fair rides
  • Tombolas
  • Games of skills and chance
  • Gift stalls
  • Lions fun train
  • Punch & Judy
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Ice cream, burgers and refreshments

To find out more about this event, click here.

Royal Wedding Celebrations, The Kennet Centre, Newbury

Sunday 20 May 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Once you’ve watched the Royal Wedding on Saturday, why not bring the kiddies down to The Kennet Centre in Newbury on Sunday 20 May from 10.30am – 3.30pm to finish off the celebrations. There will be loads for children to do including arts and crafts, biscuit decorating, and balloon modelling. And what’s more, it’s all free.

For more information, click here.

Let’s Rock The Moor, Cookham

Saturday 19 May 2018

Let’s Rock The Moor will take place in Cookham, Berkshire, for an incredible 10th time on Saturday 19 May 2018. There are still tickets remaining for this family-friendly retro festival, but snap them up quickly here now. This year there’s a fantastic line up including; Adam Ant, Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley, Nick Heyward, Midge Ure, and loads more. As well as great live entertainment you’ll also find a dedicated children’s area, new for 2018 is Kids’ Kingdom is bigger and better than before. There will be loads of free stuff to keep kids entertained, with circus workshops, face painting, crafts, tricycles, local favourite Dave the Disco, and more.

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

Newbury Artisan Market

Sunday 20 May 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets this Sunday 20 May. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts and sizzling street foods, all mixed in with family activities, music and more. The ‘Feast Street’ section will get your taste buds tingling with a mouth-watering selection of locally produced dishes. The designer-makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures. The food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces , breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats. And the Kids Corner will provide activities and entertainment for the little ones while you have a well deserved coffee.

Come to Newbury Town Centre from 10.00am – 4.00pm, or for more information, click here.

The Slime Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 May 2018

Can you really cut, bounce or stretch slime? All very repulsive! Shows run throughout the day on weekends and during Bracknell school holidays. Suitable for children aged 3+ years, who can sit still for half an hour. Shows cost £1.95 on top of your admission cost to the Lookout Discovery Centre. You don’t need to pre-book tickets for the shows, just book them on the day at reception. Plus you’ll get to enjoy all the exciting activities and hands-on science exhibitions at the centre.

For more information, click here.

Family Saturdays – The Wedding Bells of Windsor, Windsor Castle

Saturday 19 May 2018, 11.00am – 4.00pm

**Note – this is still showing as happening on their website, but it will be the day of the Royal Wedding so may be cancelled, or very busy. Roads in central Windsor will be closed. Check before travelling**

This month’s family activities will be a celebration of royal weddings, past and present. Windsor Castle has been a beautiful backdrop to royal weddings over many centuries. Henry I was the first royal to marry here, almost 900 years ago! Bring the kiddies to the art workshop and create all the accessories they’ll need for their own royal wedding. Design a dazzling wedding tiara, ceremonial sword and much more. These activities are free with standard entry to Windsor Castle. To find out more on entry costs, click here. Also remember residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead with an Advantage Card can get free entry to the Castle.

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 weekend 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 Spring 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.


Fancy something a little further afield…

Game of Clues: Murder Mystery Trail at Cliveden

Sunday 20 May 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm

A new year, a new victim, a new killer. Following last year’s crime caper, we’ve created a brand new outdoor mystery for you and your family to solve. The year is 1853 and, whilst the Sutherland’s are away visiting their London abode, Cliveden’s head butler has turned up dead on the estate. Mr Butter, a rather unsavory character, was discovered fallen off his chair and smelling of whiskey; but how did he get there…?

Suitable for children approximately 8+. Dogs on leads are welcome. Costs £5 per group. Pick up the trail details from the information centre. 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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