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What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend in Berkshire: 4 – 6 May 2019

What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend in Berkshire: 4 – 6 May 2019

Another long weekend? Oh, go on then. The first May Bank Holiday is within touching distance and there’s loads going on in Berkshire. Read on below to find out what events and activities are taking place this weekend (4 – 6 May) for families.

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Mapledurham Food Festival, near Reading

4 – 6 May 2019

Mapledurham Food Festival 4 - 6 May 2019 berkshire

This May Bank Holiday bring the entire family to Mapledurham Food Festival near Reading. There’s a jam-packed agenda over the weekend, including; top chefs, free hands on master classes, tasting sessions, live music and health and wellbeing. For the kiddies there’s children’s cookery, an egg hunt, a food lab, rides and slides, storytelling, arts & crafts and more.

Adult tickets are £5.50, children are £1.00. Open 10.00am – 5.00pm daily, free car parking available on site. Address: Mapledurham House, near Reading, RG4 7TR. There’s also an option to travel by boat from Caversham.

For more information, click here.

World Horse Trail, Windsor Town Centre

Now until 31 July 2019

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Bring the children into Windsor Town Centre to find the 10 unique horse statues around town until 31 July 2019 in the World Horse Trail. All you need to do is pick up a location map from Royal Windsor Information Centre or Windsor and Royal Borough Museum and see if you can find all ten! Each horse is unique and has their own story and design, painted by patrons and supporters of World Horse Welfare including Sara Cox and Martin Clunes. The trail is aimed at highlighting the World Horse Welfare’s work.

To find out more, click here.


Bouncy Castles in the Park, Wellington Country Park

4 – 6 May 2019

Bring the kiddies down to Wellington Country Park this Bank Holiday for Bouncy Castles in the Park and watch them bounce the weekend away. It’s an inflatable takeover with a bouncy castle, ball pond, big castle, mini obstacle course, big obstacle course, and a bungee run. Plus you can expect all the usual fun of Wellington Country Park; beautiful walks, nature trails, play areas, the animal farm and petting area, water play, a miniature train, and much more.

For more information on this event, click here.


Toy Box Explorers Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

6 April – 7 July 2019

Toy Box show lookout bracknell berkshire 2019

This fun show looks at the science behind toys! Come and help the presenter play with the toys and

Shows run at the weekends and during the 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.


Early Birds at the MERL, Reading

Sunday 5 May 2019, 10.00 – 11.00am

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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.


Big Dog Little Dog Family Yoga at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Sunday 5 May 2019, 10.00 – 11.00am

Big Dog Little Dog kids yoga classes maidenhead norden farm berkshire 2019

A class for parents / carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle yoga bedtime sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed. Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each. Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

To find out more and book now, click here.


Family Fun Day at Windsor Racecourse

Monday 6 May 2019

May bank holiday family fun day 2019

Bring the kiddies to Windsor Racecourse on Monday 6 May, for their Bank Holiday Family Fun Day! The biggest family fun day of the year returns to Windsor and you can get your tickets here now. There will be fun and games for the whole family from midday, including;

  • UK’s largest dodgems
  • Carousel
  • Zorbing
  • Buggie monster trucks
  • Bouncy Castles & bungee trampolines
  • Assault course
  • Inflatable Hose Racing
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painters
  • Live Music
  • Soft Play for the little ones
  • And much more…

This promises to be loads of fun, and it won’t break the bank either. Children under 18 go free, adults tickets are £14.00. Plus, new for 2018, all rides are free! To find out more and get your tickets now, click here.


Fairy Tales and Unicorns at 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, Newbury

4 – 6 May 2019

Fairy Tales and Unicorns weekend 4 kingdoms newbury may 2019

Head over to 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park in Newbury for their Fairy Tales and Unicorns weekend.

For more information, click here.


Best Places for a Family Walk this Spring 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 Spring!

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 kids this weekend in buckinghamshire

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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