We hope you’ve had a good week and everyone’s made it back to school with their sanity in check (just about here). March is imminent and if you’ve got a spring in your step, you’ll find plenty of things to do this weekend (2 & 3 March) with the kiddies in Berkshire. 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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A Thousand Years of Stories: World Book Day at Windsor Castle
Saturday 2 March 2019 & every Saturday in March
Family Saturdays this month at Windsor Castle focus on World Book Day. On Saturday 2 March, join storyteller Olivia Armstrong for special stories in the state apartments. Dress as your favourite book character to claim a special memento for your visit. Storytelling sessions will take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm.
Early Birds at the MERL, Reading
Sunday 3 March 2019, 10.00 – 11.00am
A quieter hour for visitors with autism and other sensory conditions at the Museum of English Rural Life. Early Birds is a quieter hour which provides an atmosphere in which to explore the museum, sensitive to the needs of visitors with autistic spectrum or other communication or sensory conditions. This session takes place on the first Sunday of every month from 10 – 11am, during the museums usual opening hours. The session is FREE. To find out more, click here.
Thatcham Roller Disco
Saturday 2 March 2019
Thatcham Roller Disco is returning on Saturday 2 March 2019 at the Kennet Leisure Centre. Resolution Active will again be on hand providing skates, music and help for those new to skating. The skating runs from 5.00 – 7.45pm and is split in to two sessions; 5.00 – 6.15 & 6.30 – 7.45. Admission is £5 per skater, including skate hire. Tickets can be ordered online in advance, or if you buy them on the door please note this is cash only.
To find out more and book your tickets, click here.
Snowdrops at Welford Park, Newbury – Last Chance
30 January – 3 March 2019
Why not pay a visit to Welford Park in Newbury, home of Great British Bake Off don’t cha know, to see their stunning snowdrops in the woodland area and along the River Lambourn. The 2019 snowdrop season runs from 30 January – 3 March. Welford Park is open from 11.00am – 4.00pm. You’ll also find a tea room serving homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and light lunch options. You may even be walking in Paul Hollywood’s footsteps…
Prices: £8.00 adults, £4.00 children (4 – 16 years), children under 4 are free. Dogs kept on leads are welcome. Donations go to West Berkshire charities. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Address: Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU
For more information, click here. Please check details before travelling.
Under the Sea at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell
19 January – 24 March 2019
Enter the magical world of the ocean as we take a journey through the wonders of the deep. Discover the creatures that live there and help protect them through different challenges. Can you help us save our seas? Shows run at the weekends and during the February Half Term school holiday at 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm and 3.15pm. The show costs £1.95 per person on top of your admission fee to The Lookout. Shows are suitable for primary school aged children and don’t need to be booked in advance, just buy your tickets from reception when you arrive.
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.