Places to Shop

(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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Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

Visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop

We have always enjoyed visiting Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop and Farm Shop, it's a brilliant place for families whether you are going for a family brunch at the weekend, going out for lunch or meeting friends for a coffee, cake and playdate. What's at Fernygrove Farm? There is a farm shop and butchers which sells meats which are home produced and locally sourced. The shop also sells a selection of cheese, bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables plus more. You will also find the coffee shop, which has seating for both indoor and outdoor eating plus a good selection of food…
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Grays Farm Fruit Picking in Wokingham

Grays Farm Fruit Picking in Wokingham

*Please click here to read about Grays Farm Fruit Picking policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.The fruit picking farm opened for picking season on 10/06/2021. Click here to see what is available to be picked. The below post was written when we visited the Grays Farm back in June 2018 but not too much has changed, apart from some covid-safety measures e.g. one person per family in the barn where you collect your picking punnet and pay for your pickings and one way arrows on the main footpaths. Last weekend we headed to Grays Farm to ‘pick your own’. I have…
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Visiting Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream

Visiting Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream

It’s worth visiting Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream in Burnham, Slough if you fancy a treat. Not only is the ice cream delicious there is also the opportunity to eat your ice cream whilst watching some farm animals which are in the paddocks next to the ice cream shop. When we visited we saw sheep, lambs, turkeys, chickens and cows. Where do you buy the ice cream from?  Once parked, you head over to the hatch at the ice cream shop where you will find a list of all the ice cream flavours on offer, plus the prices. Then you order…
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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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The Egg Shed at Stokes Farm in Wokingham

The Egg Shed at Stokes Farm in Wokingham

The Egg Shed at Stokes Farm in Wokingham is a fantastic concept which gives you the opportunity to go and select your free range eggs at the farm in a Covid secure way. We visited The Egg Shed and really enjoyed the experience, in my eyes it's one of Berkshire hidden gems! We also went for a walk at Piglittle Field and Keephatch Park Nature Reserve which are just down the road from the farm after visiting the shop. How does The Egg Shed work? The Egg Shed has a selection of free range eggs including hens, duck and quail.…
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Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets in Berkshire

Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets in Berkshire

We love a Farm Shop, there is something satisfying about buying fresh produce and picking the quantity you want, whether it’s eggs, bread, meat, cheese or chutneys. Below is a list of Farm Shops and Farmers' Markets in Berkshire. Please click on the links for the Farm Shops to see their opening times and services throughout the Global Pandemic. Farm Shops Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen, Hungerford, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP. Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen, Englefield, Wickcroft Farm Cottages, Pangbourne Road, Theale, Reading, RG7 5EA. Saddleback Farm Shop, California Farm, Brightwalton, RG20 7HR. The Egg Shed, Stokes Farm,…
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A visit to Bracknell Market

A visit to Bracknell Market

If we are at The Lexicon in Bracknell we will often go for a visit to Bracknell Market and purchase some fresh fruit, generally strawberries because we can’t resist the look of them when we walk past! The fruit stall always looks so appealing and there is always a great selection of fruit and vegetables on offer. The market is set up outside Princess Square and has a range of traders including bakery items, meats, fresh cut flowers and more. There are also catering vans set up so you can buy a range of cuisines including Indian, Jamaican, Italian and…
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A visit to Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham

A visit to Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham

We enjoy a visit to Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire is made up of a range of independent retailers. We have visited the craft village before to go to Brickies Club and have a go at their summer activities. The shops are all set in converted barns and include Pottery Pals, The Sweet Cabin, Enchanting Glass Designs and Sewisfaction who alongside selling fabric run a number of creative craft classes for both children and adults. We haven’t eaten there yet but have heard great things about the craft villages cafe; The Grange Chocolate Cafe. Holme Grange Craft Village…
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Fletchers Greengrocers in Wokingham

Fletchers Greengrocers in Wokingham

*Please note this blog post was written pre Cover-19 and the photos were taken before the pandemic. Fletchers Greengrocers in Wokingham is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with box collections currently on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check out their facebook page for latest opening times. Whilst visiting Ashridge Manor Garden Centre and The Farm Cafe for brunch we then looked around some of the independent retailers shops. One of the shops we visited was Fletchers Greengrocers. The shop was brilliant with a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Plus a good selection of Field Fare frozen food…
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