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Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire

Bike rides are a lovely way to spend time together as a family; providing time away from screens and giving the opportunity to make some memories outside in the fresh air together. You can always combine the bike ride with a stop off at a park or café to break up the journey for little legs. We have put together some family friendly places to go for a family bike ride in Berkshire. Swinley Forest Swinley Forest in Bracknell has 24km of purpose built bike trails for all ages and abilities. There are 3 main routes, with the Green Trail…
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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events in Berkshire

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer: I have previously worked with the businesses marked with a * in a gifted capacity) If you find this blog post 'Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events in Berkshire' useful make sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and also follow on Facebook and Instagram for lots more helpful information. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrates the Queen's 70 years of service to the country and there are some fantastic events planned during the four-day Bank holiday weekend as well as in the weeks and months leading upto and after the event. If you are organising or know of any…
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May Half Term What’s On Guide in Berkshire

May Half Term What’s On Guide in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer): I have previously been gifted tickets by the businesses marked with a *. Here is the Berkshire Mummies May Half Term What’s on Guide in Berkshire. If you find this blog post useful please share it with friends and family who may find it helpful and don’t forget to follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram, Facebook and join the mailing list. Have a great Half Term. May Half Term Events Jubilee Beacon Trail, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 3rd May - 12th June. Click here for more details. Pop Up Motor Show, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 6th May - 5th June. Click here for more details.…
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Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire

Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire

AD Disclaimer: I have been gifted tickets from the businesses marked with a *. Children (and adults!) love animals and there are lots of amazing farms, farm parks and zoos in and around Berkshire. We have listed some here. Please visit their websites for further information on what is offered, events, opening times, restrictions etc. Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire Animal Rangers: A small therapeutic farm which helps young people learn about animals. They hold children's animal parties, small animal handling sessions and you can also book to become an animal ranger for the day. *BCA Zoo: A…
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St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School is proud to be different; not merely because it is the only Roman Catholic independent boys’ preparatory school west of London, but because it is part of the spiritually and culturally rich tradition of Jesuit education. You will find St John’s nestled in the historic countryside near Windsor and Eton, set on a 70-acre country estate. The vast grounds provide endless space for exploration, sports and play; a place where boys can be boys. Since 1888, the school has developed the environment, pastoral support and learning tools that enable young men to flourish. Jesuit education centres…
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The Diamond Jubilee Fountain in Windsor

The Diamond Jubilee Fountain in Windsor

Installed in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the impressive Diamond Jubilee Fountain can be found in Goswells Park in Windsor. The Fountain was inspired by the crown jewels and features 60 different water jets. There are also lights which make it a magical site at night. There is a garden area around the fountain where you can sit and admire the fountain. What Else is There to do in Windsor? There are lots of walks to explore in and around Windsor - here are some ideas. Follow Berkshire Mummies  Have you found this blog post useful,…
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The Brick Maze at Goswells Park in Windsor

The Brick Maze at Goswells Park in Windsor

There are so many lovely things to do and see in Windsor and one of them is the Brick Maze in Goswells Park. What is the Brick Maze? The maze is made up of a three brick wide path. The centre of the maze is a mosaic representing the Round Tower of Windsor Castle. Chess pieces are also represented around the maze. You need to start at the Pawn and travel forwards to reach the castle in the centre. For an added challenge you could see if you can go through each chess piece on the way to the centre.…
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Alexandra Gardens Sundial in Windsor

Alexandra Gardens Sundial in Windsor

Alexandra Gardens in Windsor is a beautiful green open space which is within walking distance of the historic town centre. A very unique sundial can be found there. How Does the Sundial Work? Alexandra Gardens is a lovely place to explore and one of the unusual highlights is the sundial that can be found there. If you stand on the current month in the middle of the sundial circle, your shadow will be cast on either GMT or British Summer Time so you can tell the time using your body and the sun! Where can we park?  There is a…
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Brunel’s Sounding Arch in Maidenhead

Brunel’s Sounding Arch in Maidenhead

Brunel's Bridge in Maidenhead was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built in 1838. It is made up of two arches with the right arch known as the Sounding Arch because of the incredible echo that can be heard there. Where is it? The Sounding Arch is close to the Maidenhead Bridge. You can walk along the tow path and then under the Sounding Arch. Try out the amazing echo when you're standing underneath! Follow Berkshire Mummies  Have you found this blog post useful, if so why not follow Berkshire Mummies? Join the Mailing List.  Follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook, if you…
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The New Cantley Park Play Area

The New Cantley Park Play Area

We recently visited the new play area at Cantley Park in Wokingham and I have to say we were really impressed! There is a great range of play equipment for all ages (including adults!). The play area is bright and colourful with some interactive elements too. What's at Cantley Park Play Area? The park has an excellent variety of play equipment to suit all ages - it is laid out in different zones for different age groups and there is also wheelchair accessible equipment in the play area. There is lots of different swinging equipment for both younger and older…
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