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What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 6 & 7 October 2018

What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 6 & 7 October 2018

Happy October! If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (6 & 7 October) with the kiddies in Berkshire and just beyond, there’s loads happening and we’ve got all the best, not-to-be-missed bits right here for you. So, grab a cuppa and read on.

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Carters Steam Fair at Holyport Green

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2018

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Carters Steam Fair is a magical and exciting experience for both adults and children, and it’s coming to Holyport Green on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018. 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 why not save money by buying them in advance 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 6 October. Open: Saturday 6 October 11.00am – 10.00pm; Sunday 7 October 11.00am – 7.00pm. Free admission; Dogs welcome.

Find out more here.


Newbury Apple Day 2018

Saturday 6 October 2018, 9.00am – 3.30pm

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Newbury Apple Day 2018 will take place on Saturday 6 October from 9.00am – 3.30pm in Market Place. This promises to be a fun day for all the family. Bring along your apples and turn them into juice. There will also be; an abundance of apple cakes and goodies for sale, apple themed competitions for children, and find out all about Newbury and Berkshire’s orchards and apple varieties.

To find out more, click here.


Big Fish Little Fish at The Hexagon, Reading

Sunday 7 October 2018, 2.00pm

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Big Fish Little Fish is thrilled to be coming back to the wonderful Hexagon on 7 October 2018 with a SPACE IS THE PLACE themed rave with Chad Jackson (DMC World champion) and Bunf from Super Furry Animals DJ-ing. Grab your little cosmonauts and space cadets and come see what all the fuss is about! Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents, helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013! Multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, dancefloor effects, giant balloons and parachute dances. Child led craft station with sculpture making, giant colouring mural and playdoh table. Play area with tents and tunnels, ball pools and soft play. Licensed bar, free glowsticks and transfer tattoos. Face painting, photo booth and more! Optional but encouraged fancy dress- Space is the place! Most suitable for ages 8 years and under, although all ages are welcome. Tickets from £8.50 and must be purchased in advance as the event is likely to sell out.

To find out more and book your tickets now, click here.


What’s on at Norden Farm this weekend for families

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2018

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Harry Hill’s Kidz Show – How to be Funny for Kids! – On Saturday 6 October Harry Hill will be at Norden Farm offering hints, tips and anecdotes for children who fancy themselves as a bit of a comic. This family show is jam packed with laughs, so kids, bring your best jokes and if you’re sitting near the front, bring your umbrella! The show runs at 11.00am and is suitable for ages 6 – 16 years. Tickets are from £10.00. To find out more and book, click here.

Sunday Stories – Bring the kiddies to Norden Farm this Sunday 7 October 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 11.30am and last 45 minutes. £3.00 per child. For more information and to book your place, click here.


Splash, Bubbles & Balloons Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2018

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Bring your little ones to The Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell from 5 September – 28 October 2018 for The Splash, Bubbles & Balloons Show. This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed. Can you really make water disappear? Can you make a fire balloon? Come and find out in this fun show. Shows run at the weekends and during Bracknell school holiday times, at 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm, & 3.15pm. Finishes Sunday 28 October.

For more information, click here.


Family Saturdays at Windsor Castle: Drawing Inspiration

Saturday 6 October 2018, 11.00am – 4.00pm

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Every Saturday throughout October and during the Half Term break, bring the kiddies to Windsor Castle for Drawing Inspiration. Take part in a special event celebrating art and drawing. After being inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Castle, come along to the drop-in art workshop and create your own masterpiece to take home.

This event is free with a standard admission to the Castle. Castle entry is free to families with a RBWM Advantage Card (residents of Windsor & Maidenhead). To find out more on admission costs to the Castle, click here.

To find out more about events at Windsor Castle for families on Saturdays in October, click here.


Best Places for a Family Walk this Autumn in Berkshire

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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 this Autumn!

Click here to check out our suggestions for Berkshire, and just beyond.


Eating out this Weekend – Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire

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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.


Apple Weekend 2018 at Cliveden

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2018

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Apples make cider. They taste great with a pork roast dinner. They make the best kind of crumble. They can be bobbed. They’re the forbidden fruit. Newton got hit on the head by one. Steve Jobs. The Big Apple. The toffee apple. Enough said. Apples are pretty great. And from Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 October 11.00am – 3.00pm, Cliveden will be celebrating this epic fruit with the Apple Weekend 2018.

Bring the family along for a chance to taste some of Cliveden’s apples, and try out some local cider. You can also take part in a range of apple themed activities, including the Round Garden explorer sheet designed for little ones. This promises to be a fun weekend for adults and children alike, and it’s a free event (normal admission to Cliveden applies unless you have your National Trust Membership, in which case it’s totally free).

For more information on the Apple Weekend at Cliveden, 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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