If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (10 & 11 November) 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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The Berkshire Christmas Festival 2018
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November 2018
This year’s Berkshire Christmas Festival takes place on 10 and 11 November 2018 at Newbury Showground in Thatcham, including the ever popular Festival of Dogs at this show with something for everyone.
There will be plenty of activities for all the family, with rural crafters and plenty of independent trade stands offering you the chance to purchase some truly unique Christmas gifts. There will be free entertainment throughout the day and there is always the opportunity to sit and take it all in with great local bands and community groups providing the musical/dancing/entertainment/circus acts. There will be free entertainment throughout the weekend including a special show Circus coming to town. And there’s also the opportunity to sit and take it all in with great local bands and community groups providing the music and dancing entertainment.
For real foodies, The Berkshire Christmas Festival will have festive themed cookery demonstrations running across both days, where some of the best chefs from the region will be showing you how to make their favourite Christmas foods and offering you tips and advice for holding your own Christmas parties.
There will be a separate dedicated area for children with Father Christmas, real reindeer, Punch & Judy and a petting zoo, so you know they’re going to have a fantastic time too, and the whole family can enjoy getting ready for Christmas together. Combine all of this with a fantastic selection of food and drink on offer and you have a fantastic family friendly weekend event that you won’t want to miss!
Tickets: On the gate – Adults £10.00, Concessions £8.50, Children £5.00 (5 – 13 years), under 5s FREE. Save money and book online in advance – Adults £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children £4.00 (5 – 13 years), under 5s FREE.
To find out more and to book your tickets, click here.
Lions Firework Spectacular 2018: Newbury Racecourse
Saturday 10 November 2018
This year’s firework spectacular will take place on Saturday 10 November 2018. Enjoy a fun evening with a great display including; bar, funfair, food, entertainment, and free parking. Gates open at 5.30pm, the display will start at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are £6.00 for adults, £4.00 for children. Advance tickets will be available from October. Prices on the gate £7.00 for adults, £5.00 for children.
To find out more, click here.
The Grinch – Coming to Cinemas in Berkshire this Weekend!
The Grinch is back, and he’s had a revamp! Everyone’s favourite Christmas baddie is set to return this weekend from 9 November, and is guaranteed to have little ones (and bigger ones) chuckling into their popcorn.
The Grinch lives alone in a cave, and he likes his peace and quiet. When his neighbours’ Christmas celebrations threaten to disrupt his tranquillity, there’s only one option: to steal Christmas. They’re going to make this Christmas three times bigger than usual, so the Grinch’s only choice is to be even more mean to teach them a lesson. And so he disguises himself as Father Christmas to carry out his scheme…
Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of ‘The Grinch’ in this retelling of the classic story from the creators of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Sing’.
Book your tickets now to see The Grinch at one of the following Berkshire (and just beyond) cinemas: Empire Slough, Odeon Maidenhead, Bracknell Odeon, Vue Reading, Showcase de lux Winnersh, Vue Newbury, Vue Staines, Vue Camberley, Cineworld High Wycombe, Cineworld Bracknell.
You can watch the trailer here…
Big Dog Little Dog Parent & Child Yoga at Norden Farm, Maidenhead
Sunday 11 November 2018
Big Dog Little Dog are yoga sessions for parents and children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga. Bring one yoga mat per pair and a blanket each. Suitable for children age 4 – 8 years and must be accompanied by an adult. Session runs Sunday 11 November 10.00am – 11.00am. £15.00 per pair (1 adult & 1 child). Click here to find out more and book.
Sunday Stories at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Sunday 11 November 2018
Bring the kiddies to Norden Farm this Sunday 11 November for interactive storytelling in the magical story den. Parents can join in or unwind in the café with a cuppa and the Sunday 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.
Nick Cope Family Music at Corn Exchange Newbury
Saturday 3 November 2018, 10.30 – 11.30am
This Saturday 3 November join Nick Cope for his ever popular interactive music sessions with songs about everything from counting to how plants grow. Nick’s family music sessions have proved very popular so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. The session will run from 10.30 – 11.30am at Corn Exchange Newbury. Suitable for ages 8 years and under. Tickets are £4.00 per person. To find out more and book now, click here. These sessions runs every Saturday until 17 November 2018.
The Dinosaur Show at The Lookout Bracknell
Saturday 10 November 2018
Give us your best dinosaur roar as you become part of the herd. Guide the dinosaurs through the challenges to help them survive. It’s so REX-citing!
Runs on Saturdays from 10 November 2018 – 6 January 2019, and during Bracknell school holidays. Show times are: 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm & 3.15pm.
Shows are suitable for primary school aged children. To find out more about this show, click here.
Best Places for a Family Walk this Autumn 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 this Autumn!
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.
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 just beyond, click here.