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Where to Hold a Children’s Party in Berkshire

Where to Hold a Children’s Party in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer: Berkshire Mummies has previously been gifted tickets to visit the following venues, these are marked with a *.Venues with a ** have listings on the Berkshire Mummies Directory. Please note Berkshire Mummies have not attended birthday parties at the venues listed below). Finding somewhere unique and different for a children's birthday party can be a daunting task. We have put together some ideas of places you can hold a children's party in Berkshire to try and help make that choice a little easier! If you find this blog post useful make sure you sign up to the mailing list and…
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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. This blog post was updated on 17/5/2022, 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 - Berkshire Mummies can't be held responsible for a…
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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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Easter Holiday Camps in Berkshire

Easter Holiday Camps in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer: Berkshire Mummies has perviously worked in paid partnership with the businesses marked with a *. Businesses marked with a ** have a paid listing in the Berkshire Mummies Directory). Below is a list of Easter Camps in Berkshire. At the end of each Easter Camp mentioned, you will find a clickable link to the provider's website. If you find this blog post useful please make sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. Activity Camps and Clubs in Berkshire *Ultimate Activity Camps: Provide outstanding Ofsted – registered activity day camp childcare where the children will…
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Lambing Season 2022

Lambing Season 2022

(AD Disclaimer: Bucklebury Farm have gifted Berkshire Mummies visited to their farm) As Spring arrives the lambing season is rapidly approaching. Here is a list of places you could visit some lambs this springtime. Bucklebury Farm Park: Keep an eye on the farms social media for updates about bottle feeding the lambs. Fleecy Frolics: Are holding their lambing weekend at Merrist Wood College on the 23rd April 2022 (12-4pm) and 24th April 2022 (10am-4pm). Visitors can meet the lambs, watch countryside craft demos and falconry displays and shop from homemade crafts and stalls. For an extra fee you can partake…
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Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire

Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer) I have previously worked with the businesses marked with a * in a gifted capacity and work in paid partnership with Pop Up Play Village Ascot, Wokingham and Henley who are listed in the Berkshire Mummies Directory. Children of all ages seem to love dinosaurs and fortunately there are plenty of places around Berkshire where you can find them. Here we have listed some places where dino-fans can spot some of their favourite creatures. Where to Find Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire Oaktree Garden Centre: See if you can find the dinosaur hidden amongst the plants on your…
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(AD) Review of The Window Seat Guide – Windsor Walking Tour

(AD) Review of The Window Seat Guide – Windsor Walking Tour

(AD Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with The Window Seat Guide. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies). We are regular visitors to Windsor and have explored much of the town before, so when I was asked if I would review the Window Seat Guide - Windsor Walking Tour I did wonder if I would learn or see anything new, but we did and plenty of it! How does the app work? You simply download the app - The Window Seat Guide from the App Store / Google Play. It is free to download and…
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A visit to West Berkshire Museum in Newbury

A visit to West Berkshire Museum in Newbury

During a family visit to Newbury we decided to go and have a look around West Berkshire Museum which is free to visit. It was a lovely museum to explore which is a short walk from Newbury Wharf and the Kennet and Avon Canal.  What’s at the Museum?  The museum is split over two floors, on the ground floor you will find a cafe and gift shop plus the welcome desk. You then follow the museum along the ground floor where you will find a permanent exhibition which tells you all about the story of West Berkshire past to present. From…
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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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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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