Here’s your weekly guide to all the best bits happening in Berkshire this weekend for families. You’ll find plenty of things to do this weekend (6 & 7 April) 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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Early Birds at the MERL, Reading
Sunday 7 April 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.
Carters Steam Fair at Woodford Park, Woodley
6 & 7 April 2019
Head down to Woodford Park in Woodley for all the fun of the fair this weekend. Running from 6 to 7 April, Carters is an amazing experience run by a local family that’s been entertaining families in Berkshire for 40 years. The fair season may have just kicked off, but you can expect loads of fun from the World’s largest vintage travelling funfair.
The fair is free to get in to, and the rides operate on a token basis. You can buy tokens on the day at the fair, or online here now. You’ll also find plenty to fill tummies with food and drink vans, candy floss and sweets and treats.
For more information, click here.
Windsor Great Park Wildlife Trail, Savill Garden
6 – 22 April 2019, 9.00am – 5.00pm
This Easter, use all your senses to become nature detectives and learn more about the treasure trove of plants and wildlife that makes Windsor Great Park their home. Working alongside Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust come on a journey to discover the amazing local wildlife. Starting from the Savill Building, follow the trail and use your detective skills to look for clues in nature, whilst enjoying the beauty of the Great Park around you.
The trail is suitable for all ages as well as being suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and at approx. 2km should take about an hour. The trail costs £3.50 per sheet and there’s a small prize available at the end of the trail.
To find out more, click here.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Basildon Park
6 – 23 April 2019, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Hunt for clues around the Estate to win a Cadbury chocolate prize, with two separate trails this year. Pick up a trail map from the visitor reception area for £3 per child. Suitable for children of all ages.
To find out more, click here.
Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny ay Wyevale Garden Centres
5 – 28 April 2019
Hop along to your local Wyevale Garden Centre and meet the Easter Bunny! Tuck in to a delicious meal, and enjoy a bunny hunt and chocolate treats. Children will receive a cuddly toy and an activity sheet, afterwards they’ll get to decorate their own Easter chocolate. Costs £10.95 per child and is suitable for children 3 – 8 years.
Participating garden centres in and around Berkshire: Hare Hatch, Heathlands Wokingham, Marlow, Sherfield on Loddon, Thatcham, and Winnersh.
For more information and to book online, click here.
Easter Events at Wellington Country Park
6 – 21 April 2019
There’s absolutely loads going on at Wellington Country Park over the Easter holidays for families. Here are the highlights:
6 & 7, 13 & 14 April – The PeteZa & Big Foot Show
10 & 11 April – Bubble Fun interactive, hands on sessions
16 & 17 April – Family Circus Skills and Trapeze Workshops
18 – 22 April – Circus Wellingtonia Easter Circus Spectacular
21 April – The Mega Egg Hunt and Easter Crafts
To find out more about all of these family days, click here.
Inside the Royal Wardrobe at Windsor Castle
Every Saturday in April and during the Easter Holidays 6 – 17 April 2019
Easter activities looking at 300 years of royal fashion. Become a dedicated follower of royal fashion by making your own hat or headdress in an art workshop. On 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 ,17 April you can also listen to an interactive talk and children can transform themselves into a Tudor, Stuart or Georgian Monarch. Talks will take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
For more information and to book tickets to the Castle, click here.
Cadbury’s Easter Trail – Springing into Life at Cliveden National Trust
6 – 23 April 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Explore Cliveden’s Spring gardens on the annual Easter Trail where children will leap into spring with an interactive, nature-themed Easter trail. At the end of the trail children will receive a special Cadbury chocolate egg, or a non-sugary alternative.
The trail runs from 6 – 23 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm and costs £3.00 per child. No need to book, just turn up, collect your trail map from the visitor centre in the main car park and enjoy the great outdoors. To find out more now, 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.