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Outside Of Berkshire

Where to go to the Beach from Berkshire

Where to go to the Beach from Berkshire

If you're thinking of planning a day out in the sunshine with some therapeutic 'vitamin sea' then please read on to discover our list of some of the best beaches to visit from Berkshire. We live in a land-locked county so each one is a little drive but well worth it for the fun that will be had. Mudeford Beach, Dorset A sandy beach with great views of Christchurch Harbour. The nearest car park is a 15min walk but there is also a train which runs from Hengistbury Head car park to Mudeford Sandbank. You will find refreshments at The…
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Museums in Berkshire

Museums in Berkshire

We have a huge variety of museums in and around Berkshire - there really is something for everyone. Here are some of our favourites. Museums in Eton Eton College Natural History Museum: The only dedicated natural history museum in Berkshire. This family-friendly museum is free to visit and home to over 16,000 specimens from the natural world. Find out more from our visit here. Eton College Natural History Museum Eton Museum of Antiquities: The museum is free to enter and houses many different exhibits from the ancient world. There are also lots of hands on learning activities for children. Museum…
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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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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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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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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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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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(AD) The Children’s Shop Henley-on-Thames

(AD) The Children’s Shop Henley-on-Thames

Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with The Children's Shop Henley-on-Thames. Views however are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. Katie and Hannah, sisters and both first time mums have produced the most wonderful space for parents and families in Henley-on-Thames and I went to have a look around The Children's Shop during their first week of opening. When you are in Henley make sure you pop in and have a look around whether you are looking for a new item of clothing for your own child, a gift idea or party decorations, the shop has a…
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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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