Today we took a trip into Bracknell. The outing was planned as there were a few advertised activities taking place in and around the town and I thought it was a great opportunity to get out of the house during half term, without spending a fortune.
We parked in The Avenue car park at The Lexicon and paid £2.50 (charge for 1-2 hours parking). Firstly, we headed to Bracknell Library as there was a free Guide Dog Event. The library was busy with families visiting and we got the chance to meet 5 guide dogs – there were puppies who were in training and working adult guide dogs. It was a great opportunity to meet the dog’s owners and trainers and really interesting to find out a little bit more about the dogs and the amazing work they do. There was also a colouring area and also a table of glasses which allowed you to experience what it was like to have visual impairments of varying degrees. The event was really informative and it was great to see it so well attended.
We then went a did a bit of shopping in the new shopping centre and also took a trip on The Lexicon Express which had been put on for the half term holidays. We paid £1 each to go on the train, with the money raised going to The Lexicon’s Chairty of the Year, Bracknell Gymnastics Club. My little one really enjoyed the train ride and had a great time waving to the shoppers whilst we travelled around The Lexicon. The train also proved popular with parents, grandparents and children and our ride was full.
One of the shop fronts in The Lexicon had also been turned into a giant piano, so we enjoyed playing some music and look forward to attending future events at both the library and shopping centre.
*I was not paid to write this post, we just had a lovely morning so I thought I would share our experience* Click to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.