Days Out

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

Visiting The Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal makes a brilliant family day out with plenty to do and see - it is certainly worth visiting The Basingstoke Canal if you are looking for a free or low cost day out, depending on what you decide to do whilst you are there. Basingstoke Canal What's at The Basingstoke Canal There is loads to do when visiting The Basingstoke Canal including a play area, walks along the canal, boat trips, cafe, visiting the Basingstoke Canal Centre and gift shop. When we visited we parked the car (details below) and then went for a walk along the…
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The Berkshire Staycation – 25 places you should visit

The Berkshire Staycation – 25 places you should visit

There are many wonderful places to visit in Berkshire, many of which you can find on this blog, so make sure you have a good look through the blog posts and see what you can discover. Also, follow on Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook to see our adventures, which are regularly shared. Below you find some places we recommend for a summer holiday in the Royal Borough - The Berkshire Staycation - 25 places you should visit. The Berkshire Staycation - 25 places you should visit Windsor Castle, Windsor Windsor Castle is home to HRH The Queen and the…
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Visiting Aldershot Lido

Visiting Aldershot Lido

We love visiting Aldershot Lido but haven't been since before the global pandemic and look forward to returning soon. It's a fun place to spend a day, especially on a sunny hot day. What's at the Lido At the lido there is a large pool plus another section of the pool for lane swimming. There are 2 slides and a driving board (open subject to availability) plus changing rooms, a cafe and plenty of room to ‘set up camp’ around the pool area.  How much is the lido and do I need to book? You can either book in advance,…
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Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead

Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead

Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead is a lovely location for families to visit and just up the road is Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island which also has plenty on offer for the family.   What is at Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead? At Riverside Gardens you will find Jenners Riverside Cafe plus crazy golf which is run by the cafe. The crazy golf is £2.50 for children and £3.50 for adults.  Alongside the cafe and crazy golf there is also a large playing field and a large play area with sandpit with picnic benches.   The River Thames is also on…
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Great Hollands Recreation Ground

Great Hollands Recreation Ground

Great Hollands Recreation Ground is a brilliant facility for families, with open space, woodland, a play area, splash pad, tennis courts, cafe and free parking there is lots on offer. What is at Great Hollands Recreation Ground? There is a wooden play area next to the Great Hollands Pavilion. It includes a wooden climbing frame with two slides, one for younger children the other for older. There are also wooden spring animals and a mini wooden spring see-saw and then a range of swings and a roundabout. Next to the play area is a splash pad which according to Bracknell…
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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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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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Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire

Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire

Here is a list of Splash Pads, Paddling Pools, Lidos & Aqua Parks in Berkshire and the surrounding area. If you find this post useful make sure you follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram, Facebook and join the Mailing List. Please check if the Splash Pad or Lido is open prior to visiting, especially with regards to Covid-19. Follow government guidance. This blog post was updated on 14/7/2021, giving dates of when Splash Pads / Paddling Pools are open / will be open again, the information supplied is to the best of Berkshire Mummies knowledge and could change at anytime -…
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Half Term What’s on Guide in Berkshire

Half Term What’s on Guide in Berkshire

AD Disclaimer: This Half Term What's on Guide in Berkshire mentions businesses I have previously worked with in a gifted capacity. These are marked with a *. It also includes an affiliate link marked with a **. As ever there are many fantastic events taking place in Berkshire and the surrounding areas during the May / June Half Term 2021. Do share with friends and family who may also find this What's on Guide useful and don't forget to follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. You can also join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list by clicking here. What's On…
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