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Victoria Park in Newbury

Victoria Park in Newbury

Victoria Park can be found next to the Kennet and Avon Canal and just near Parkway Shopping.  What is at Victoria Park? In Victoria Park you will find tennis courts, Newbury Bowling Club, the bandstand plus a Community Cafe (we visited during a weekend in January and it was closed).  There is loads of open green space plus a boating pond and large skate park.  You will also find a good sized play area in the park. There are two giant helter-skelter slides, an obstacle course, swings for toddlers and older children, zip wire, see-saw, roundabout, small climbing frame and…
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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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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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Foxley Fields Play Area in Binfield

Foxley Fields Play Area in Binfield

At Foxley Fields in Binfield you will find two play areas, a hard-surfaced games area, tennis courts and a large playing field. There is also a 'teenage shelter' next to the games area. At Foxley Fields you will also find Foxes' Den Cafe and the Binfield Parish Offices. What is at Foxley Fields Play Area? There are two play areas at Foxley Fields in Binfield. The first is an enclosed play area which is next to the a multipurpose games area and tennis courts. At the enclosed play area you will find a climbing frame with slide, see-saw, swings including…
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The Green Man Sculpture Trail at Tarman’s Copse, Jennett’s Park

The Green Man Sculpture Trail at Tarman’s Copse, Jennett’s Park

Hidden within Tarman's Copse, which is situated in Jennett's Park, Bracknell you will discover several pieces of wooden artwork which make up The Green Man Sculpture Trail. Some of the sculptures are found along the paths but others are tucked away in trees - make sure you look up high and low! A bit about Tarman's Copse Tarman’s Copse is a 24 acre (9.68 hectare) area of ancient woodland. The woodland has been in continual use for over 400 years and would have once been part of the Easthampstead Park estate. Where do you go to find The Green Man…
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