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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. Also do check out the Summer Holiday What's on Guide in Berkshire and the Summer Camps in Berkshire Blog post - both which you might find useful. 1. Go for a picnic along the River Thames. Click here for 20 places to picnic in Berkshire. 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…
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Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets in Berkshire

Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets in Berkshire

We love a Farm Shop, there is something satisfying about buying fresh produce and picking the quantity you want, whether it’s eggs, bread, meat, cheese or chutneys. Below is a list of Farm Shops and Farmers' Markets in Berkshire. Please click on the links for the Farm Shops to see their opening times and services throughout the Global Pandemic. Farm Shops Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen, Hungerford, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP. Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen, Englefield, Wickcroft Farm Cottages, Pangbourne Road, Theale, Reading, RG7 5EA. Saddleback Farm Shop, California Farm, Brightwalton, RG20 7HR. The Egg Shed, Stokes Farm,…
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(AD) The Greyhound in Finchampstead

(AD) The Greyhound in Finchampstead

AD Disclaimer: I was kindly invited for a family meal at The Greyhound in exchange for an honest review of our experience. The Greyhound in Finchampstead has recently been bought and refurbished by Brucan Pubs, which is owned by James Lyon-Shaw and Jamie Dobbin. We have previously reviewed sister pub, The Greene Oak in Windsor which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting and we couldn’t wait to try out The Greyhound. The Dining Experience at The Greyhound Upon arrival at The Greyhound we were taken to our table in the garden, as I had requested dining outside. My husband, toddler and I…
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Parks and Playgrounds in Windsor

Parks and Playgrounds in Windsor

There are a number of Parks and Playgrounds in Windsor, which all vary in design and setting. Berkshire Mummies has visited them and written blog posts and shared photos plus locations for each of the play areas which you can read about below by clicking on the links below. Each blog post will give you the address for the park including parking information. If you have find this blog post useful why not check out the Parks in Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Borough. Three of the playgrounds in Windsor currently don't have Berkshire Mummies blog posts, but they are the…
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Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor

Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor

Vansittart Recreation Ground in Windsor consists of an open field with a football pitch, play area and skate park. The play area is suitable for 3-12 year olds. There is limited free parking which was slightly tricky to find, however head to the 'parking' section on this blog post where you will find more details of parking suggestions. What is in the play area at Vansittart Recreation Ground? There were swings for both toddlers and older children, plus several climbing frames. One climbing frame was small for little ones and the others were suitable for older children including the large…
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Christmas Markets and Fairs in Berkshire

Christmas Markets and Fairs in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer: I have worked with the organisations marked with a * before, they have gifted me tickets). It is so exciting to see in person Christmas Markets and Fairs in Berkshire taking place again this year. I have put a link to each of the Christmas Markets and Fairs below so you can easily find more information about the events. If you have find this blog post useful why not join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and follow on Instagram and Facebook? Christmas Markets and Christmas Fairs Berkshire Craft, Food and Gift Fair, Newbury Showground, 6th November 2021, 10am…
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Datchet Village Hall Playground

Datchet Village Hall Playground

Datchet Village Hall Playground is part of Datchet Recreation Ground which just not far from Datchet town centre. There is a large open field with football pitches, tennis courts and an outdoor 'green gym'. When we visited Datchet Village Hall Playground I was impressed by the size of the play area and the amount of play equipment which was there. There was also accessible play equipment in the play area What is at Datchet Village Hall Playground? There is loads of play equipment at Datchet Village Hall Playground, suitable for all ages. There is a play area for younger children…
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Halloween and October Half Term Trails in Berkshire

Halloween and October Half Term Trails in Berkshire

There are some fantastic 'Halloween and October Half Term Trails in Berkshire' taking place in October 2021. I have also included at the bottom of this post some permanent trails in Berkshire which you can also explore. If you would like to PYO Pumpkin this blog post gives you information on where you can pick one. If you find this post useful makes sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and follow Berkshire Mummies on Facebook and Instagram. Also, share with friends and family who might find it useful. Where are the Halloween and Half Term Trails?  St Michael's School…
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15 things to do outside this Autumn

15 things to do outside this Autumn

(AD Disclaimer - This blog post contains an affiliate link marked with a *.) Here are 15 things to do outside this Autumn with the kids. There is plenty to do outside to keep the kids busy, playing and discovering. Here are some ideas which you might like to try. 15 things to do outside this Autumn Do a walking trail. There are several permanent family friendly walking trails in Berkshire, click here to find out where they are. Why not have a go at a *Treasure Map Trails in Windsor, Eton, Maidenhead or Marlow. Click here to view where…
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Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

(AD - Disclaimer for blog post Santa's Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire, I have worked with the business marked with a * before as they have kindly gifted me tickets to their venue). Here is a list of Santa's Grottos in Berkshire this year, more grottos and Santa Experiences will be added to the list as and when venues and retailers share details of them, so do keep checking back. Click on the links below to find out more details about each grotto. If you find this blog post useful make sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list, follow…
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Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Pumpkin picking is becoming more and more popular each year. Here are some places in and near Berkshire where you can go and pick a pumpkin. Some of the venues have not release tickets yet, so make sure you keep an eye on their websites so you don't miss out - all websites are linked below. If you have found this blog post useful make sure you join the mailing list, follow Berkshire Mummies on Facebook and Instagram and share with friends and family who might also find it useful. If you would like to have a go at some…
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Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Sensory trays are a great way to get your child using there fine motor skills and also using there imagination. This Halloween Mini Sensory Tray is a bit of seasonal fun. What do I need to make the sensory tray? A tray or box Recycled pots and containers (I used 3 that would fit inside the tray)Black Permanent Marker Pen (adults only)Split Red Lentils Children's tweezers and spoon How do I make the sensory tray? Sprinkle lentils so that they cover the bottom of the tray or box. Decorate your recycled pots for halloween using a the permanent marker (adults…
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