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What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 14 & 15 July 2018

What’s on this Weekend in Berkshire for Families: 14 & 15 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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David Walliams’ Awful Auntie, The Hexagon Reading

11 – 15 July 2018

David Walliams’ incredible Awful Auntie is coming to the live stage this weekend at The Hexagon Theatre in Reading. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets for this great show that’s guaranteed to have your children in hysterics throughout.

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!

From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! The show runs in Reading from 11 – 15 July 2018. To get your tickets, click here.


Summer Mile Family Race Day, Ascot Racecourse

Saturday 14 July 2018

This is a fixture at Ascot Racecourse that caters for everyone. As well as the usual racing for the adults to enjoy, there will also be live music to keep you entertained throughout the day. There will also be a new dedicated family area with a host of attractions to thrill 4 – 15 year olds, with all under 18s tickets free!

Family entertainment is all free, and includes; fairground rides including tea cups, mini jets and helter skelter, clip clop pony rides on the lawns, inflatable obstacle courses, football competition, dancing workshops, or why not join in the educational vlogging workshops.

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


Bastille Day Festival 2018, Reading

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July 2018

This weekend bring the family to Forbury Gardens in Reading for Bastille Day Festival 2018. After 6 years of continued success, this great event for all ages will return for yet another weekend of fun, relaxation and laughter. You can expect great entertainment, live music and dancing, and a range of delicious food and drink stands, all celebrating French culture for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information, click here.


St Edmund Campion School Summer Fun Day, Maidenhead

Sunday 15 July 2018, midday – 3.00pm

The St Edmund Campion Primary School Summer Fun Day will take place in Maidenhead on Sunday 15 July 2018. The fun will kick off at midday and ends at 3.00pm. Available on the day:

  • Bouncy castles
  • Face painting
  • Mett Elsa and Spiderman between midday and 2.00pm
  • Slime & squishes
  • Penalty shoot out
  • Stalls including: Plants, toys, and more
  • BBQ, cakes, ice creams
  • Raffle
  • Pimms, locally made cider, beer
  • Electric cars
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Obstacle course

Everyone is welcome for what promises to be a great family day out! For more information, click here.


Royal Windsor Summer Show 2018, St George’s School

Saturday 14 July, 11.00am – 5.00pm

This will be a family friendly garden party featuring baking, art, fruit and veg growing and craft competitions, demonstrations, lots of entertainment for children, afternoon tea, food stalls, and much more! Bring the family down to enjoy this great afternoon out at St George’s School, Windsor Castle. £6.00 entry on the door for adults, £3.00 for children or £15.00 for a family ticket – or you can get tickets in advance, here.

For more information. click here.


The Slime Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 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.


Parkway en Provence, Newbury

Saturday 14 July 2018, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Bonjour! Come down to Parkway Shopping Centre in Newbury to celebrate Le Fete du 14-Julliet, or simply Bastille Day. There will be great French inspired food including; PAUL bread market and samples and M&S cheese and wine tasting. Visitors can see the free caricaturist and get their picture to take home with them, as well as mime artists and accordion players to help set the scene. Plus wear a striped t-shirt or beret and get a free croissant from PAUL with any purchase.

For more information, click here.


Race for Life Reading 2018

Sunday 15 July 2018

This Sunday 15 July is Race for Life at Prospect Park in Reading, Berkshire. Raise money for this amazing charity as a family and get out in the fresh air having fun together at the same time. There will be a 5k and 10k race where you can run, jog or walk your way around the route, so there’s something for all abilities. There will also be stalls and catering on site so bring your supporters down with you to cheer you over the finish line.

Prices are £10.00 entry for children, £14.99 entry for women, and under 6 years (girls and boys) entry is free and no registration needed. Both races start at 11.00am.

To find out more and to register for this event, click here for 5k, or click here for 10k.


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.


Incredibles 2 – out at Cinemas this Weekend!

The eagerly awaited launch for the Incredibles 2 is Friday 13 July 2018. You can catch it at your local Berkshire cinema this weekend. It’s time to get back to being incredible… We can’t wait! Why not book your tickets now at one of our great local cinemas: Empire Slough, Odeon Maidenhead, Odeon Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell, Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading, Vue Reading, Vue Newbury.

You can watch the official trailer here now:


Nick Cope Family Music, Corn Exchange Newbury

Saturday 14 July 2018, 10.30 – 11.30am

Join Nick Cope for his ever-popular interactive music sessions for families, with songs about everything from counting to how plants grow. Nick’s family music sessions have proved extremely popular over the past few months, so book in advance to enjoy this great morning session at the Corn Exchange Newbury – winner of the Little Ankle Biters Best Local Theatre award for 2018.

Suitable for ages 8 years and under. Tickets are £4.00. To find out more and get your tickets now, click here.



Fancy something a little further afield…



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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