If you’re looking for things to do this weekend (12 & 13 January) with the kiddies in Berkshire and just beyond, then 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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Paddington’s First Concert, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Saturday 12 January 2019
Following their sell out concerts last year, Chamberhouse Winds are back with a delightful performance. This is concert for families and children to join Paddington at his first classical concert – with disastrous results!
Specially arranged for wind quintet and narrated by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins. A New Year treat for the whole family!
Age guidance 3+ years. Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music. Runs at 11.30am & 2.00pm. Tickets are £10 each, £8.00 for under 16s, or £32 for a family ticket. To find out more and book, click here.
Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Sunday 13 January 2019
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 mat per pair and a banket each. Suitable for children age 4 – 8 years and must be accompanied by an adult. Session runs Sunday 13 January 10.00am – 11.00am. £15.00 per pair (1 adult and 1 child). Click here to find out more and book.
Second Sunday Craft Drop In, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Sunday 13 January 2019
Drop in between 11.00am – 1.00pm each second Sunday of the month and enjoy a different activity based on various themes related to The MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) and its collections. Why not bring a picnic, or you can enjoy lunch in The MERL Café.
This month’s craft is all about wool. What can we make with wool? This wonderful material has lots of fun and creative uses. Have fun making your own wool creations like colourful pipe cleaner letters, shapes or maybe a sheep. We provide the woolly materials; you provide your imagination and create.
Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 12 years (adults must stay with their children). All craft materials provided. Booking not required, just drop-in. Costs £2.00. To find out more, click here.
Wassail, The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham
Sunday 13 January 2019, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Come to the Nature Discovery Centre this Sunday for the annual celebration of the orchard and the New Year. You will help to bless the trees, drink their health and frighten away evil spirits, as you sing, bash pans, and make as much noise as you can. Wrap up warm, bring your family, and be prepared for some traditional New Year fun. If you play a musical instrument, bring it along, or bring pots and pans to bash. You’ll be walking around the orchard blessing the trees and making as much noise as possible! There will be cake plus mulled cider and apple juice to toast the trees and quench the thirst after all the singing and pot bashing.
This is a free event but any donations to the centre are gratefully accepted. It will run from 2.00 – 3.00pm. To find out more, click here.
Best Places for a Family Walk this Winter 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 Winter!
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.