Christmas

20+ activities to do with the children between Christmas and New Year

20+ activities to do with the children between Christmas and New Year

The excitement of Christmas Day is now over and you might be looking for a bit of inspiration to keep the children busy at home - especially as Berkshire is in Tier 4. Hopefully you will find some inspiration in this blog post '20+ Activities to do with the children between Christmas and New Year'. Make sure you are following Berkshire Mummies on Facebook and Instagram. Activity ideas to do at home; Do some cooking - how about making Lockdown Yeast Free Pizza, Oatmeal Pancakes, Homemade Butter Bean Dip and Rainbow Frozen Chocolate Bananas Make a firework chalk picture in…
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Christmas and New Year Walks in Berkshire

Christmas and New Year Walks in Berkshire

***Please follow Government Guidelines with regards to Tier 4 restrictions due to Covid-19 if going on Christmas and New Year Walks in Berkshire***. Walk suggestions: Dinton Pastures, Wokingham A family walk around Dinton Pastures Lake with a fantastic large play area and cafe. The Copper Horse, The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park An opportunity to walk to a well know landmark in Windsor great park. The walk is flat but long and feels like a real adventure. Buckler's Forest, Crowthorne Buckler's Forest covers 100 acres of forest, grasslands, heathland and ponds. The site was once the former Transport Research Laboratory…
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Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

***Please check directly with the event organisers/websites to see updates on the below events as Berkshire is in Tier 4.*** Disclaimer: This What's On Guide includes businesses which I have previously worked with in gifted or paid partnership capacity. These businesses are marked with a *. Please follow government guidance re Covid-19, lockdown and tier restrictions. If you find this Christmas What's On Guide in Berkshire useful and informative make sure you sign up for the Berkshire Mummies Mailing List. Also, follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. If you are looking to do some online Christmas shopping here is…
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Ten Top Tips to help your child sleep on Christmas Eve

Ten Top Tips to help your child sleep on Christmas Eve

Thank you to guest blogger Michelle Brown from The Baby Sleep Expert for sharing her 'Ten Top Tips to help your child sleep on Christmas Eve'. Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house – not a creature was EVEN THINKING ABOUT SLEEPING – not even a mouse.  Most parents know that 24th December is one of the hardest nights to get your child to sleep. There is so much excitement and anticipation of the big day that the last thing your child wants to do is lie still and go to sleep. So how do you help your…
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Christmas Marzipan Treats

Christmas Marzipan Treats

I have always found when we make a Christmas cake we always have some marzipan left over so I have always created something with the left over marzipan. Here are some simple Christmas Marzipan Treats which could make a great gift or tasty treat over the festive season. What do I need to make the marzipan treats? Christmas themed cookie cutters A sprinkling of icing sugar A rolling pin150g marzipan 50g chocolate Bowl and spoon Grease proof paper A baking tray How do I make the Christmas marzipan treats?  Sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar onto a flat surface and on your rolling pin. Roll out your…
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Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide

Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide

(AD) Disclaimer: I have been gifted the items which appear in this Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide. I have worked with businesses that have a * as a paid partnership. I am very excited to share with you the first ever Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide which showcases 20 fantastic Berkshire Small Businesses. It is a privilege to be able to use this platform to support small and local businesses during this global pandemic and I am on a mission to promote Berkshire's small businesses. If you would like to support small Berkshire Businesses please give the below businesses a…
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Cardboard Gingerbread People

Cardboard Gingerbread People

Making Cardboard Gingerbread People can be lots of fun as the imagination can flow. You could build a whole village of gingerbread people. They can all have different personalities and different clothes etc.  What do I need to make the people? Cardboard (we used corrugated cardboard) from a packing boxGingerbread Cookie Cutter ShapesA Pencil Scissors Colouring Pens Googly Eyes and glue to stick them onMaterials to decorate your gingerbread people with examples include sequins, beads, buttons, wool or ribbon. How do I make the Cardboard Gingerbread People?  Lay your cardboard out on a flat surface.Then draw around your gingerbread people cookie cutters (if you…
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Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations

Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations

Here is how we made some little vibrant homemade Christmas tree decorations. They are great for sticking on to Christmas cards to give to loved ones or can be made into Christmas decorations for your own tree or gifted to friends and family.  What do I need to make Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations? PVA Glue.Green lolly sticks (paint the lolly sticks green if you don’t have pre-coloured ones). You will need 3 lolly sticks per Christmas tree. Green pipe cleaners - one per Christmas tree.Small colourful pom poms. How do I make the homemade Christmas trees decorations? Glue three lolly sticks…
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Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper

Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper

Something I do every year is make homemade Christmas Cards with my children. On occasions we have made homemade Christmas wrapping paper before and this year, especially with the November lockdown have used this as one of our activities to keep us busy. What do I need to make Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper? Brown Paper Poster paint (Christmas Colours) Paint brushChristmas cookie cutters - Christmas trees, angel, snowman, stocking, gingerbread man, star etc. How do I make Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper? Put your paint onto a flat surface, I use plastic container lids. Cut a length of brown paper and…
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Festive Rocky Road

Festive Rocky Road

I decided to create a Festive Rocky Road recipe which has had the thumbs up from the whole family. The Festive Rocky Road would make a delicious treat to share over the festive season or you could gift it as a homemade treat for friends and loved ones. What do I need to make Festive Rocky Road? 300g chocolate (I used milk chocolate but you could use a mixture of dark and milk depending on personal taste). 90g butter. 2 tbsp golden syrup. 25g shelled, chopped pistachio nuts (remove if allergic to nuts, you could replace with marshmallows). 75g glace…
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