May Half Term is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for things to do with the kiddies over the school holidays then have a look at our handy guide to all the best bits in Berkshire this half term 27 – 31 May 2019.
What’s on at Norden Farm this Half Term, Maidenhead
27 – 31 May 2019
This May Half Term there’s loads of fun to be had for families at Norden Farm. Here’s a look at our suggested highlights, click the links for more info and to book where needed.
This half term sees the return of time travelling magicians Morgan & West with their Magic Show for Kids and Childish Grown-Ups. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, this is a show for all the family. Get tickets for Monday 27 May at 11.30am and 2.00pm, click here to find out more.
On Tuesday 28 May grab your tiny dancers and join vintage local harmony band The Polka Dots as they bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics – plus some modern numbers with a retro twist, at Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots. Shows run at 11.30am and 2.00pm and last 45 minutes, suitable for ages 0 – 8 years. To book your tickets and find out more, click here.
Daily arts and crafts and storytelling sessions will be taking place to help keep children entertained over the school holiday. The arts and crafts sessions vary so you can create something new everyday. Sessions last 45 minutes and are for ages 5 – 8 years, find out more and book here. Storytelling runs daily at 11.00am and 1.30pm and is for ages 3 – 7 years. Find out more and book here.
To see the full schedule of events at Norden Farm this May Half Term, click here.
Nature Explorer Week at Wellington Country Park, Odiham
27 – 31 May 2019
May half term is Nature Explorers Week at Wellington Country Park. Bring the kiddies down to celebrate all things nature with a host of activities to enjoy. Activities vary over the week but include; a mud kitchen, stick whittling wands, make a bird feeder, pebble painting, make a stick person, bug hunting, and much more!
To see the full schedule, click here.
World Horse Trail, Windsor Town Centre
Now until 31 July 2019
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.
Half Term fun at Cobbs Play Barn, Hungerford
29 & 30 May 2019
This half term at Cobbs Play Barn in Hungerford it’s bake off time! Come down from 1.00pm on Wednesday 29 May to spend the afternoon making chocolate chip cookies. After creating the cookies little ones can burn off some energy in the indoor play area while the cookies bake and cool. Then either enjoy them in the play barn or take them home for the whole family to enjoy. All equipment and ingredients will be supplied. Runs 1.00 – 3.00pm and costs £12 per child. Click here to book now, places are limited.
Barn Bears Summer Party takes place on Thursday 30 May at Cobbs Play Barn. Spend the afternoon creating your very own barn bear with children stuffing and sewing them and getting their birth certificate, before heading up to the farm for a teddy bear hunt. £16.00 per child which includes making their own bear, the hunt, snacks and a play in the play barn. Runs from 1.00 – 3.00pm. To find out more and get your tickets, click here now.
Victoria and Albert 500 at Windsor Castle
Saturday 11 May 2019, 11.00am – 4.00pm
This May marks exactly 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birthday. Bring the children down for a host of celebratory activities, including a sneak preview of some of the exciting attractions lined up for the family festival on 14 September. Children can create a colourful collage of Queen Victoria or Prince Albert in an art workshop.
On 27 May settle down in the State Apartments for a brand new story from the Castle’s favourite storyteller Olivia Armstrong. Learn about Queen Victoria’s momentous reign, and maybe even try on one of the spectacular new Victorian costumes. Storytelling takes place at 11.30am, 1.30 and 2.30pm.
For more information and to book tickets to the Castle, click here.
May Half Term at Basildon Park National Trust
27 – 31 May 2019
By May Half Term Spring has most definitely sprung all over Basildon Park National Trust. Get outdoors into the fresh air and enjoy the stunning grounds with a half term trail and why not bring a picnic if the weather’s good, or head to the café if not. Trail leaflets are £2.00 each and can be collected from the visitor reception on arrival. Normal admission applies, free with National Trust membership. To find out more, click here.
Toy Box Explorers Show at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell
6 April – 7 July 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.
What’s on this half term at Corn Exchange Newbury
29 May – 2 June 2019
On Wednesday 29 May Singalong Concertini is at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. Bring the whole family and sing along to a fabulous 45 minutes of music from stage and screen, including songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda and Frozen, all performed by West End singers Mairi Cowieson and Adam Linstead. This is a great relaxed environment where children can enjoy the music, get up and dance and sing and use the fancy dress box. Suitable for ages 0 – 8 years, sessions runs at 11.30am and 2.00pm and last 45 minutes. Tickets from £11.00. To find out more and book now, click here.
Dinosaur World Live is coming to the Corn Exchange on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2019! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorers across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. There will also be a special meet and greet after the show. The show runs at 11.00am and 2.00pm and lasts 50 minutes plus a 15 minute meet and greet, tickets £14.00. Suitable for ages 3 years +. To find out more and book your tickets now, click here.
Treasure Ireland at Theatre Royal Windsor
Monday 27 May 2019
This half term bring the kiddies to the Theatre Royal Windsor to see Treasure Island. Children’s TV stars Callum Donnelly and JezO invite fun-seekers to come aboard as they set sail for Treasure Island – prepare yourselves for a very funny, big, bright and breezy swashbuckling time on the high seas. Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years and the shows runs at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Tickets from £13.00. To find out more and book now, 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
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.