Outside Of Berkshire

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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Family Friendly Walks in Surrey

Family Friendly Walks in Surrey

As well as our family friendly walks in Berkshire we have also enjoyed and explored a number of Family Friendly Walks in Surrey just across the border, which are shared below. Click on each walk below to take you to a blog post all about the walk which we have tried and tested. Family Friendly Walks in Surrey Walking at Hindhead Common and The Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey Hills There are a number of walking routes to take from the car park. You can select a route suitable for your level and also get fantastic views of The Devil's Punch…
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Play Area at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

Play Area at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

There is a bright and good sized enclosed play area at Windlesham Field of Remembrance. The play area is set in a large playing field and next to a woodland walk. What is at the Play Area? The play area at Windlesham Field of Remembrance is full of a wide range of equipment. It is good for both younger and older children. There are two climbing frames, one smaller than the other. There are swings for toddlers and older children plus a see-saw, obstacle course and more. You can see the play area across the fields from the car park.…
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Walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

Walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance

We recently went walking at Windlesham Field of Remembrance and it is a lovely location for a family morning or afternoon out. Windlesham is in Surrey and sits just over the border from Berkshire. What is at Windlesham Field of Remembrance? At Windlesham Field of Remembrance you will find large open fields surrounded by established trees plus a woodland walk, a play area and Fieldhouse Coffee which is a coffee shop and cafe. The cafe is open inside, for takeaway or click and collect. When we visited due to Covid restrictions you couldn't sit inside so we were served via…
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Role Play Centres near Berkshire

Role Play Centres near Berkshire

AD Disclaimer: I have previously been gifted experiences from Little Street, Frimley and Pop Up Play Village Wokingham, Henley and Ascot. Pop Up Play Village Wokingham, Henley and Ascot are also listed on The Berkshire Mummies Directory. Role play centres are a fun way to explore the world of play and imagination. There are some fantastic Role Play Centres near Berkshire listed below. Click on the links for each venue and check out what they offer, opening times and their booking policy etc. Role Play Centres near Berkshire  Imagination, 28abc, Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP - Re-opening 17th May…
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Walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

Walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

There are plenty of walking options when walking at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl which is a National Trust site in the Surrey Hills countryside. There are spectacular views overlooking the Devil's Punchbowl, wooden obstacles to climb, picnic benches, a cafe and toilet. Where did we walk?  From the car park we initially went straight ahead to look at the view over the Devil’s Punch Bowl the view is spectacular and I don’t think the photos do it justice. The top of the Devil’s Punch Bowl is easily accessed from the car park and there is a map of…
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The Cheese Shed in Nettlebed

The Cheese Shed in Nettlebed

The Cheese Shed in Nettlebed is certainly worth a visit in our opinion and we can't wait to go back and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience which is based on the same site as the Nettlebed Creamery. All about The Cheese Shed The Cheese Shed is set in an open sided barn with extra seating outside the barn. There are straw bales and long tables to sit on made out of scaffolding plus festoon lighting and a sparkling light up 'The Cheese Shed' sign. The decor certainly added to the ambience. You will find menus on the tables and at…
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