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What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 22 & 23 December 2018

What’s on this Weekend for Families in Berkshire: 22 & 23 December 2018

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (22 & 23 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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Christmas Cracker at Windsor Royal Station

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018

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Join Windsor Royal Station for a magical weekend of Nutcracker inspired activities on the 22 and 23 December from 12pm-4pm. Take some fantastic festive selfies with the giant nutcrackers. Take part in the children’s Nutcracker trail for the chance to win gift cards from Windsor Royal Station restaurants. Enjoy live ballerina performances* on the magical music box.

There will even be delicious festive treats available to purchase including mulled wine. To find out more, click here.

*Performance times 12pm, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 1pm, 1.20pm, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3pm, 3.20pm & 3.40pm.


Windsor & Eton Living Advent Calendar

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018

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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 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 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!


Christmas at Windsor Castle

1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

Windsor Castle Berkshire Little Ankle Biters Christmas 2018

This winter, all the family will enjoy exploring the Christmas display at Windsor Castle, including a striking Nordmann Fir tree which forms the centrepiece of the festive display at the castle. 

For the children – Also every Saturday in December bring the kiddies to the Castle for fun festive activities which will help bring Christmas to life with art and craft workshops. Make your own Christmas tree decoration to take home. These activities are included in your standard admission to the castle. Runs 11.00am – 3.00pm.

For more information, 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 Wessex Way on Saturday 22 and Cranbrook Drive on Sunday 23. To see the full schedule and further details, click here.


Wokingham Living Advent Calendar 2018

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 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 The Queens Head on Saturday and Bush Walk Shops 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.


A New Coat for Christmas, Reading Rep Theatre

18 – 30 December 2018

A new coat for Christmas reading rep theatre december 2018 berkshire

A New Coat for Christmas is a heart warming festive treat for children aged under 6 and their families taking place at Reading Rep Theatre from 18 – 30 December 2018.

Snowflakes are falling and Anna needs a coat to keep her warm and snug. But times are hard, so Anna and Mummy set out to make a new coat – with a little help from their friends.

A New Coat for Christmas is inspired by a true tale of finding friendship in the most surprising circumstances. Following the success of Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas last year, Reading Rep bring this enchanting story to the stage with music, fun and a flock of very fluffy sheep. The perfect festive treat! To find out more and book your tickets (£10 or £30 for families), click here. Running time 1 hour. 


Mother Christmas: Cliveden’s Festive Trail

Mother Christmas festive trail cliveden national trust december 2018

This festive period at Cliveden children will help Mother Christmas prepare for the Yuletide season with this fun festive trail. There are challenges set up around the estate for little ones to help prepare Father Christmas for the big day. The event is suitable for children age 3 – 13 years and costs £5.00 per child (normal National Trust admission applies). Dogs on leads are welcome. Pay and pick up your trail at the event tent set up next to the visitor information centre in the main car park. As this trail is all outside please make sure to dress for the weather and bring wellies if it’s been wet as parts will be muddy.

The festive trail runs from 20 – 23 December 2018. Runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm. To find out more, click here.


The Dinosaur Show at The Lookout Bracknell

Saturday 22 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

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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 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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