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Berkshire Mummies

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Snowdrops in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Snowdrops in Berkshire and the surrounding area

Snowdrops often give an early indication that spring is on it’s way and the delicate white flowers are just beautiful to see during a walk. There are a few places where you can see snowdrops in Berkshire and the surrounding area, below are a few locations: Welford Park’s Snowdrop Season, Newbury, RG20 8HU. Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - Sunday 6th March 2022, open Wednesday - Sunday (closed Mondays & Tuesdays), 11am - 4pm. Tickets available online - £9 for adults, £7 for concessions, £4.50 for children over 4 years, free for children under 4 years and £25 for a family…
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Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

A couple of years ago we experienced the Chinese New Year celebrations in Maidenhead which then marked the Year of the Dog. The sun shone as the Chinese Dragons danced their way down the high street after starting the procession with firecrackers, drums and dancing. There was a great atmosphere in the town as the Chinese Dragons, a symbol of China, which are believed to bring good luck to people, made their way along the procession route - it was fantastic to watch. This year, 2022, marks The Year of the Tiger and Maidenhead celebrate again on Saturday 5th February…
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Cheapside Recreation Ground Play Area

Cheapside Recreation Ground Play Area

Have you been to Cheapside Recreation Ground Play Area? It is a generous sized play area which has a whole range of equipment great for younger and older children. The play area has a grass floor and is all enclosed.  There are have been a number of new pieces of play equipment which were added to the playground in 2021 and there is plenty of variety. What’s in the play area? In the play area you will find a zip wire, rope swing, climbing frames with slides, swings (both toddler and swings for older children), a mini train, trampoline, wendy…
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Review of The Bailiwick in Englefield Green

Review of The Bailiwick in Englefield Green

(AD Disclaimer) Berkshire Mummies was gifted lunch at The Bailiwick in exchange for an honest review. Views are those of Berkshire Mummies. We were kindly invited to review The Bailiwick in Englefield Green and my husband and I took the opportunity to have a child-free lunch, which was such a treat. We thank Steven and Ami Ellis for a wonderful lunch. The Bailiwick is a classic country pub nestled on the gates of Windsor Great Park, with a beautiful terrace overlooking the ancient deciduous woodland. The Bailiwick Free House is run under the leadership of Steven Ellis previously of The Oxford…
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A visit to the Natural History Museum in Eton

A visit to the Natural History Museum in Eton

We recently took a visit to the Natural History Museum in Eton which is part of Eton College and spent a very enjoyable hour at the museum, which is free to enter. The museum is open on Sundays between 2.30pm-5pm. What is at the museum?   The museum is set on two levels and is packed full of items from the natural world. You will find glass cases full of interesting artefacts and historic items all to do with the natural world and it is a great place to take anyone with an interest in animals and dinosaurs! In the…
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Walking to Marsh Lock in Henley on Thames

Walking to Marsh Lock in Henley on Thames

Walking to Marsh Lock in Henley on Thames is a flat walk along the River Thames which takes you over a long boardwalk, situated above the water and takes you to Marsh Lock and Weir. If you decided to, you could continue the walk along the Thames Path in the direction of Lower Shiplake and Wargrave. Tell me about the walk? We started the walk at Mill Meadows in Henley-on-Thames, however you could also do this walk from Henley town centre (from the town centre just make sure you turn right at Henley Bridge and walk past The Angel on…
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Tree Tots Toddler Event at St Andrew’s Pangbourne

Tree Tots Toddler Event at St Andrew’s Pangbourne

AD Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with St Andrew's Pangbourne. St Andrew's Pangbourne are hosting a free Tree Tots Toddler event on Friday 4th February 2022 between 9.15am - 10.45am and it's going to be an action packed morning. What will happen at the Tree Tots Toddler Event? During the event, you and your child can enjoy a tractor ride from St Andrew's Coffee Shop to the on-site Forest School. Upon arrival at the Forest School, you will take part in a number of activities, including making nature crowns, colourful wands using toddler friendly paints, and…
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Hawley Park Farm Country Park in Hampshire

Hawley Park Farm Country Park in Hampshire

Hawley Park Farm Country Park is a new green space (SANG) in Hawley, Hampshire. Not too far from Camberley, Frimley and Blackwater. What is at Hawley Park Farm Country Park? At Hawley Park Farm Country Park you will find open fields with hard standing paths running through the green space. At the car park you will find a map of the site and there are sign posts dotted around too. Up on the hill you will find the play area which is made up of a range of wooden play equipment. The play area is not enclosed. There is a…
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A visit to Black Park Country Park in Wexham

A visit to Black Park Country Park in Wexham

We went for a visit to Black Park Country Park in Wexham near Slough on a very wet, soggy January Saturday - the bonus for us was it was very quiet and the play area empty. Upon arrival we put the car registration into the car parking machine and went off on our adventure.  Where did we go when we visited Black Park Country Park? From the car park we walked passed Go Ape and the cafe near the car park and then walked with the lake on our right-hand side. We then picked up signs which took us around the…
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Holme Grange School host parent conference; Healthy Me, Healthy Planet

Holme Grange School host parent conference; Healthy Me, Healthy Planet

(AD Disclaimer) This blog post has been written in paid partnership with Holme Grange School, Wokingham. Holme Grange School, Wokingham host their 3rd biennial conference; Healthy Me, Healthy Planet on 29th January 2022. The event is perfectly timed to resonate with personal New Year resolutions and goals which you may have set yourself. The event takes place between 9am - 4pm and is a great opportunity to have a day out for yourself, listening to quality key note speakers and taking part in a number of workshops. The conference is based at Holme Grange School a thriving Independent co-educational school…
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