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Free things to do in Berkshire this Summer

Free things to do in Berkshire this Summer

Below are some ideas of free things to do in Berkshire this Summer. 1. Go for a picnic along the River Thames. Click here for 20 places to picnic in Berkshire. Why not have a picnic on the longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood? 2. Feed the Ducks, Geese and Swans. Click here to find out where are good duck feeding locations. 3. Have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge. 4. Visit a playground - there are many fantastic parks in Berkshire, so there are plenty to pick from. 5. Have a go…
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Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst

Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst

Visiting Jakes Play World in Sandhurst is highly recommended, it's a fantastic place, especially for toddlers and pre-schoolers to explore, with a soft play, mini farm and a number of other attractions to keep the little ones entertained, plus beautiful lakes to admire and walk around. Jakes Play World is a wonderful place to play, see lots of different types of animals and discover the world of role play. What can I expect from a visit to Jakes Play World? You book your tickets online (more details below) and then once parked in the free car park you queue by…
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Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

We have always enjoyed visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop, it's a brilliant place for families whether you are going for a family brunch at the weekend, going out for lunch or meeting friends for a coffee, cake and playdate. What's at Fernygrove Farm? There is a farm shop and butchers which sells meats which are home produced and locally sourced. The shop also sells a selection of cheese, bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables plus more. You will also find the coffee shop, which has seating for both indoor and outdoor eating plus a good selection of food…
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(AD) The power of one-to-one tutoring

(AD) The power of one-to-one tutoring

AD Disclaimer: This blog post 'The power of one-to-one tutoring' is a sponsored blog post written by Tutortoo Slough. Wanting the best for your child’s education is a powerful instinct, but knowing what this entails can be challenging. While you may instinctively know that having extra time with a tutor is a positive, you might wonder if it is the right thing to do. There are all sorts of reasons why you might be considering tuition. It could be that your child is struggling to keep up or they are a little bored at school and need stretching. It might…
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(AD) Family Sunday Lunch at The Bird In Hand

(AD) Family Sunday Lunch at The Bird In Hand

(AD) This blog post 'Family Sunday Lunch at The Bird In Hand' in Knowl Hill is written in paid partnership with The Bird in Hand who kindly invited Berkshire Mummies to review Sunday Lunch at the pub. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. A little bit about The Bird in Hand The Bird In Hand is a 14th century inn which is located in Knowl Hill not far from Maidenhead, Henley on Thames and Hurley. The pub and restaurant also has accommodation so a great option if you have a friends or family visiting the area. The pub…
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(AD) Best in Berkshire, St Bernard’s Preparatory School

(AD) Best in Berkshire, St Bernard’s Preparatory School

(AD) This blog post has been written in paid partnership with St Bernard's Preparatory School, Slough. St Bernard’s Preparatory School is Berkshire’s best-kept secret. Tucked away behind the better-known St Bernard’s Grammar school in Slough, it boasts huge playing fields, tennis courts and an impressive academic record. Consistently voted as the best prep school in Berkshire by The Sunday Times (currently 16th Top Prep School in England), St Bernard’s Prep offers a stellar education, with a broad and rich curriculum that is reflected in their results at Key Stage 1, 2 and 11+. Small class sizes, dynamic teachers and a focus on…
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Grays Farm Fruit Picking in Wokingham

Grays Farm Fruit Picking in Wokingham

*Please click here to read about Grays Farm Fruit Picking policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.The fruit picking farm opened for picking season on 10/06/2021. Click here to see what is available to be picked. The below post was written when we visited the Grays Farm back in June 2018 but not too much has changed, apart from some covid-safety measures e.g. one person per family in the barn where you collect your picking punnet and pay for your pickings and one way arrows on the main footpaths. Last weekend we headed to Grays Farm to ‘pick your own’. I have…
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The Children’s Garden at Kew

The Children’s Garden at Kew

The Children’s Garden at Kew is located within Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, which is home to over 50,000 living plants and a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry to the gardens is paid for, if you think you might go a few times it is potentially more cost effective to buy their membership. Once inside the Children’s Garden is free, you will need to book your time slot in advance and this can be done at the same time as booking your tickets. These book up pretty quickly so I would try and book as far in advance as…
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A walk at Frost Folly

A walk at Frost Folly

*The photos in this blog post were taken in July 2019. Please note, this year some of the footpaths are currently fenced off to protect the nesting birds but you can still witness the beautiful daisies. Frost Folly Country Park is part of the Warfield Parish in Bracknell Forest and consists of wildflower meadows, ponds and the opportunity to walk to Warfield Church if desired, otherwise there are plenty of paths to explore within the meadows themselves, we really enjoy a walk at Frost Folly. The Spring and Summer months are a great time to explore the country park as…
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Walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock

Walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock

We love walking at Hurley and Hurley Lock, it's one of our favourite places to visit in Berkshire along the River Thames. We enjoy taking a picnic, feeding the birds, walking the Thames path and watching the boats go in and out of the lock. The village of Hurley is picturesque and there is a stunning church in the village called St Mary The Virgin, Hurley. Where do you walk? Once parked, walk out of the car park and turn left walking away from the Hurley High Street. The is a narrow footpath which has brick walls and bushes either…
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