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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 7 & 8 July 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 7 & 8 July 2018

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend with the kiddies in Berkshire, there’s loads happening and we’ve got all the best not to be missed bits right here for you. Have a great weekend.


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Cippenham Community Carnival 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018, midday – 5.00pm

The Cippenham Community Carnival will take place this year on Saturday 7 July from midday until 5.00pm at Mercian Way Recreation Ground. This is a free afternoon of fun for the whole family. Here are some of the things you can expect this year:

  • BBQ and food & drink stalls
  • Basil & Crew Mobile Farm
  • Millets Falconry and Ferret Racing
  • Immortal Fitness Boot Camp Challenge
  • Children’s Fairground Rides
  • Tombola and side shows
  • Live entertainment from Swipe & the Steel Pans, Apna Virsa with Bhangra workshops, and the return of the belly dancers!

For more information, click here.


Theale Village Fete 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018, midday – 4.00pm

This weekend at North Street Playing Fields is the Theale Village Fete. Bring the children, grandparents, and friends down for this fun day out for everyone. There will be a range of activities and attractions including arena displays, fun dog show, fairground rides, and independent traders. And don’t miss the community games area, featuring the ever-popular coconut shy and soft toy tombola.

There will also be a raffle, wellbeing tent, music and entertainment from local organisations, beer tent, animal handling experiences.

For more information, click here.


Newbury Waterfest 2018, Victoria Park

Sunday 8 July 2018, 10.30am – 4.30pm

This year Newbury Waterfest will take place on Sunday 8 July in Victoria Park. This is an annual gala of boats and activities for all the family. The theme this year is ‘Reach for the Skies’ to celebrate the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force and the 80th anniversary of the Spitfire. There will be a great interpretation of this by a floatilla of boats moored alongside Victoria Park.

In addition to the many boats, there will be water based activities throughout the day, a host of trade and craft stalls, live entertainment, face painting, children’s rides, and places for food and drink. Special trip boat Jubilee will be running several trips between 11.30am and 4.30pm. Plus, not to be missed, will be the famous Duck Race at 4.15 closing the days events.

For more information, click here.


Sunday Stories at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Sunday 8 July 2018, 11.00 – 11.45am

Bring the kiddies to Norden Farm in Maidenhead this weekend for interactive storytelling in the magical story den. Parents can join in or unwind in the café with a cuppa and the papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Suitable for children age 4 – 7 years. The session starts at 11.00am and last 45 minutes. £3.00 per child.

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


Family Fun Day, Oaken Grove, Maidenhead

Sunday 8 July 2018, midday – 4.00pm

This Sunday bring the family to Oaken Grove Park in Maidenhead for a Family Fun Day. There will be loads going on for all ages. You can expect;

  • Local farm with a petting area for children
  • Tractor rides
  • Bungee & inflatables
  • Trampoline
  • Teacups
  • Zorbes
  • Face Painting
  • Stalls
  • Food and drink including a great bar
  • Raffle and a lot more.

For more information, click here.


Padworth Craft Show & Family Fun Day, Reading

Sunday 8 July 2018, midday – 4.30pm

This Sunday is the Padworth Craft Show & Family Fun Day at Padworth Village Hall, a free afternoon of fun and entertainment. Highlights include; shows by West Berkshire Gun Dogs, companion dog show, jazz band, clogg dancing, ferret racing, craft stalls. Entertainment specifically for the little ones will include children’s rides, face painting, Mr Muddle’s Magical Mayhem, and more.

Food and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, including local beer and cider bar, BBQ, tea and cakes and ice cream.

For more information, click here.


The Slime Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July 2018

Why are slugs and snails so slimy? Can you really cut, bounce or stretch slime? Come and find out in this sticky, gooey and slime filled show!

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.


Pick your Own Fruit & Veg this Weekend in Berkshire

Now’s a great time to get outside with the kids and go picking fruit and veg. Not only do you get to enjoy the sunshine, the kiddies get some fresh air and some exercise, and we’ve always found their much more likely to eat all those goodies on their plates if they’ve helped to pick them. The good news is there are loads of great places to PYO in Berkshire, click here for some of our favourites.


Best Places for a Family Walk this Summer in Berkshire

We love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air with the kiddies and the pooch at the weekend, it’s free, healthy and fun. 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 in Windsor, 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 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. From great children’s menus, to outside play areas, and entertainment at the table, there’s something for everyone.



Fancy something a little further afield…


The Cotswold Show & Food Festival, Cirencester

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July 2018

40 minutes from the West of Berkshire will take you to The Cotswold Show & Food Festival in Cirencester Park this weekend. This promises to be a great weekend of fun for all the family, and people of all ages. There’s loads taking place across the 2 days, here are some highlights for what you can expect:

  • Bremont Great War Display Team
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (Sunday 8 July)
  • Savage Skills BMX Show
  • Dog & Duck Show
  • The Poppy Parachute Team
  • Hawkeye Falconry Display
  • Entertainment, including; performances by Stagecoach Cirencester, live music
  • Dog agility, Gun Dog Training & Dancing Dogs
  • Food Festival with over 50 producers, 3 catering areas, and a cookery theatre
  • Family attractions, including; tree climbing, bumper cars, climbing wall, Punch & Judy Show, children’s go karts, inflatables and bungee trampolines.
  • Plus, much more!

Tickets on the day are £15.00 for adults, children 3 – 15 years £7.00, children under 3 years are free. Or why not book online now and save 20% on ticket prices, click here for more information and to get your tickets.


Game of Clues Murder Mystery at Cliveden National Trust

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm

A new year, a new victim, a new killer. Following last year’s crime caper, there’s 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 unsavoury character, was discovered fallen off his chair and smelling of whiskey, but how did he get there?

Follow the outdoors trail to solve the murder mystery. Costs £5.00 per trail and is suitable for children aged 8 years +. Dogs on leads are welcome. The trail runs from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

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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