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What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 15 & 16 December 2018

What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 15 & 16 December 2018

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (15 & 16 December) 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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Festival of Light Lantern Procession, Newbury

Sunday 16 December 2018

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Join the Corn Exchange Newbury for their annual Festival of Light Lantern Procession, a stunning winter event that brings the community together to celebrate the festive season on 16 December 2018 in Newbury town centre.

Join in or just admire and soak up the atmosphere as the candle-lit procession travels along Northbrook Street to the Market Place. Meet at the Methodist Church on Northbrook Street from 4pm to take part, or 4.30pm to watch.

To find out more about the lantern procession, click here.


Christmas Elf Academy, The Lexicon Bracknell

Saturday 15 December 2018

Christmas Elf academy lexicon bracknell berkshire december 2018

Bring the kiddies to the Lexicon in Bracknell this weekend for the Christmas Elf Academy as children get the chance to become certified elves by completing arts and craft tasks set by the Head Elf. Children aged 3 – 10 are invited to come along to The Avenue next to Charles Tyrwhitt at The Lexicon Bracknell, on Saturday 15 December.

Cost is £2 per child (plus 30p booking fee). To find out more, see time slots, and book now, click here.


Windsor & Eton Living Advent Calendar

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December 2018

Windsor and eton living advent calendar 2018 berkshire

Don’t miss getting involved in the Windsor & Eton Living Advent Calendar this weekend. Every day up until Christmas Eve a ‘door’ will be opened at 6.15pm at a different business or location in Windsor and Eton. There will be a surprise 15 minute performance for families to enjoy in the build up to the big day. To see full details on the schedule and locations each day, click here.


Christmas at The Oracle, Reading

Saturday 15 & 22 December 2018

Christmas at the oracle reading berkshire december 2018

Something exciting is coming to The Oracle Riverside this Christmas…

Bring the family to The Oracle shopping centre in Reading this Christmas, something exciting’s coming! Come down on Saturday 15 and 22 December from 5 – 7pm for a spectacular LED Christmassy parade of ice kings, swans, snow lions and an aerial acrobat performance!

The event is free and there’s no need to book – simply turn up and enjoy the festive fun. The parade will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm around the Oracle Riverside. To find out more, click here. Wrap up warm and enjoy!


Dinton Christmas Fair 2018

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December 2018

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The Dinton Christmas Fair is open this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.

Stalls located in the large marquee selling a range of exciting products will be open during these hours. There will also be a selection of hot and cold food available. Visit the Dragonfly Café (open from  8.30am to 7pm) for breakfast, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and winter specials, along with hot and cold drinks. Evening service will include the full range of hot/cold drinks, confectionery, hot sausage rolls, paninis and cakes. Bespoke caterers selling festive hot food, drinks & treats as well as mulled wine, gins and beers for the adults will be open throughout.

There will be an Information Tent in the main car park for purchasing tokens for the Fairground Rides and booking your sessions on the climbing tower. As well as rides and a climbing tower there will also be; Christmas rhyme time (£2), Reindeer stories and crafts (£2), Dinton Santa Dash, Snowy Tales (£2), Meet Santa in his Grotto (£3) and Reindeer Meet and Greet (£4).

To find out more, click here.


Santa Sleigh Route, Maidenhead Christmas 2018

11 – 24 December 2018

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Once again Maidenhead Round Table will be running the annual Santa Sleigh on the streets of Maidenhead this Christmas. This year there’s a slightly revised route so we’ve included details on the link below so you can be sure to get the children out to catch Santa! You can also follow on Twitter @maidenheadrt for livce updates, letting you keep in the warm as long as possible.

This weekend Santa will be visiting Asygarth/Springfield Park on Saturday and Larchfield on Sunday. To see the full schedule and further details, click here.


Wokingham Living Advent Calendar 2018

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December 2018

Wokingham Living Advent Calendar Christmas 2018 Berkshire

Each weekday at 6.00pm and weekends at 4.00pm from 1 December to Christmas Eve, a venue around the town will host a FREE performance lasting approximately 20 minutes. This weekend come to Martin & Co on Saturday and Howard Palmer Gardens on Sunday.

To find out more and check out the full schedule, click here.


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.


Legoland at Christmas, Windsor

15 – 23 December 2018

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What better way to get the Christmas festivities started than with a visit to see Father Christmas at Legoland Windsor Resort. Things kick off Saturday 1 December 2018 and run on selected dates until Sunday 23 December 2018. Wonder at the twinkling lights, snow dusted pine trees, exciting seasonal festivities and see the Park as you’ve never seen it before… all with a sprinkling of Lego magic! There will be over 30 rides, shows and attractions, Christmas at Miniland, and much more. Then take the kiddies to see Santa through the snow covered trees and receive a special Lego gift to take home. On your way to the big man, help the elves to build Lego gifts and write a letter to Santa.

For more information on Legoland at Christmas and to book your tickets now, click here.


What’s on this weekend at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December 2018

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The Fir Tree – Norden Farm’s beautiful Christmas show, The Fir Tree, will be showing on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Featuring live puppetry and music, this show is suitable for ages 3 years +. To find out more and book tickets, click here. If you’d like to read our review of the show, click here.

Storytelling – Join the storytellers in the magical story den for more Moomin adventures this Saturday at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years, £2.00 per person. To find out more and book, click here.

Arts & Crafts Sessions – Crafts activities will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at 3.15pm to keep the little ones entertained this festive season. Sessions last 45 minutes and are suitable for 5 – 8 year olds. To find out more and book your places, click here.


The Dinosaur Show at The Lookout Bracknell

Saturday 15 December 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.


The Grinch – At Cinemas in Berkshire this Weekend!

The Grinch is back, and he’s had a revamp! Everyone’s favourite Christmas baddie is back at cinemas now, 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…


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 Winter in Berkshire

Walks in Berkshire for families post

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 Winter!

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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