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What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 24 & 25 November 2018

What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 24 & 25 November 2018

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (24 & 25 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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Windsor on Ice 2018

17 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

Windsor on Ice Berkshire Christmas 2018 Little Ankle Biters

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit with the kiddies to an ice rink, showing the world you still have your Jayne Torvill moves. Ahem. And if that doesn’t quite materialise, there’s always the trusty penguins to scoot around on. Or the bar for a mulled wine or three. This year Windsor On Ice returns to Alexandra Gardens from 17 November 2018 – 6 January 2019. And we’re very excited to see it back again.

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


Wokingham Winter Carnival 2018

Sunday 25 November 2018

Wokingham Winter Carnival 25 november 2018 berkshire

Bring the family along again this year on Sunday 25 November 2018 for the Winter Carnival. The theme this year is ‘Love Wokingham: A Winter Wonderland’. It starts at 11.00am and finishes around 6.00pm.

The Carnival is a free community event held in the town centre with entertainment for all the family. Attractions for the day include fun fair rides, over 125 food, craft and charity stalls, non-stop free entertainment including a magic show, Punch & Judy, comedy jugglers, clowns, Morris dancers and other special entertainers.

Santa will also be in his Grotto in the warmth of the Library from 11am – 3pm. Younger visitors are very welcome to come and visit and share their Christmas present lists with him.

To find out more about this year’s wonderful event, click here.


Bracknell Christmas Lights at The lexicon

Sunday 25 November 2018

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This year, the Christmas celebrations at The Lexicon will begin on Sunday 25 November, with the Christmas Lights switch on and an afternoon of music and entertainment.

Join in the fun at Princess Square at 4pm for a performance from Vocalese choir, followed by members of the Bracknell Gymnastics Club switching on the lights inside. Later, head down to Union Square for 5.15pm to watch the magical Snow King and Queen illuminate the Christmas tree and the surrounding lights throughout the centre! The evening entertainment continues in The Avenue down to Bond Square at 5.15pm with performances from Spark! a spectacular LED drummer band.  At 6pm there will be snow and a lightshow, finished off with a performance by the Reading Gospel Choir at 6.10pm, who are back by popular demand! Throughout the evening in Bond Square, Nando’s will be handing out their beloved chicken hot wings!

From midday, you can also pick up a limited edition branded Christmas baubles for £2, with all money raised being donated to charity of the year, Bracknell Gymnastics Club. To find out more, click here.


What’s on this weekend at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Saturday 24 November 2018

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The Fir Tree – Norden Farm’s beautiful Christmas show, The Fir Tree, will be showing on Saturday 24 November at 11.00am and 1.00pm. Featuring live puppetry and music, this show is suitable for ages 3 years +. To find out more and book tickets, click here.

The Carnival of the Animals: Lantern Making – Get involved at Norden Farm’s Lantern Making workshops. This weekend Sunday is now sold out, but there’s still availability for Saturday 24 November in Maidenhead Town Centre. Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade on 8 December. Workshops are £4 per person. To find out more and book now, click here.

Arts & Crafts Sessions – Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this festive season. Runs Saturday 24 November at 3.15pm. Suitable for ages 5 – 8 years. £5.00 per child. To find out more and book now, click here.


Woodley Christmas Lights 2018

Saturday 24 November 2018

Woodley Christmas lights 24 november 2018 berkshire

At 4.30pm on 24 November will be the switch on of the Woodley Christmas lights with the Tree of Light from the Woodley and Earley Lions. This year by the centre stage near Cozze. There will be Carols with Woodley Churches, The Reading Operatic Society & The Woodley Concert Band. With mince pies, mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts this is a family event not to be missed!

To find out more, click here.


Maidenhead Lights Switch On

Saturday 24 November 2018

Christmas lights switch on berkshire maidenhead 24 november 2018

This year’s Christmas lights in Maidenhead will be switched on on Saturday 24 November. Throughout the day in Maidenhead there will be a Christmas Market with a fabulous selection of stalls and street food as well as children’s funfair rides.

At 4.30pm entertainment begins on the stage at the Town Hall followed by the official countdown and lights switch on at 6pm. After the lights go on there’s a spectacular fireworks display from the roof of the Town Hall. More information on events and activities to be announced soon, click here.


Newbury Artisan Christmas Market

Sunday 25 November 2018

Newbury Artisan christmas Market 25 november 2018 berkshire

Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets this Sunday 25 November. 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.


Sandhurst Christmas Lights Switch on 2018

Saturday 24 November 2018

Sandhurst christmas lights switch on 24 november 2018

Join in the fun when the Mayor of Sandhurst will switch on the Christmas Tree Lights on Saturday 24 November at Sandhurst Memorial Park from 6.00pm. Come along and sing Carols with the Sandhurst Choir and Sandhurst Community Brass Band. There will be mulled wine, squash and warm mince pies served by your Town Councillors.

To find out more, click here.


The Grinch – At Cinemas in Berkshire this Weekend!

The Grinch is back, and he’s had a revamp! Everyone’s favourite Christmas baddie is set to return to cinemas 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…


The Dinosaur Show at The Lookout Bracknell

Saturday 17 November 2018

dinosaur show the lookout discovery centre bracknell berkshire

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.


Where to Meet Santa this Christmas in Berkshire

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Santa is making lots of special and exciting appearances across the county. We’ve got a great round-up right here of all the best places to take the kiddies to meet the big man and his entourage this festive season. Click here to find out more and book tickets.


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

Eating out with the children in berkshire this weekend

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.



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