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Heart Bird Feeders

Heart Bird Feeders

In the winter we always like giving the birds a bit of extra food outside to help them through the colder days. These heart bird feeders make a lovely activity, Valentines Day crafts and can make a lovely homemade gift for anytime of the year. What do I need to make the Bird Feeders? A couple of pipe cleaners Cereal hoopsA piece of string / wool / ribbon How to make the Bird Feeders? Get a pipe cleaner and bend it into a heart shape. Don't attach the two ends yet. Now thread on your cereal hoops onto the pipe…
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Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers are so effective when up on the window with sun shining through them. I found that making a number of hearts, which are different sizes look really effective once up on the window. What do I need to make a Heart Sun Catcher? Black cardPink and red tissue paperPVA glueScissors How do I make the Sun Catcher? Draw a heart shape outline onto the black card - you want to draw the heart in ‘bubble writing’ so it creates a thick border to the heart when cut out (see picture below). Roughly cut the coloured tissue paper…
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Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies make a lovely gift for a loved one, family or friends. They also make a great gift to make for valentines. What do I need to make the Chocolate Heart Lollies?  100g of milk chocolate Sprinkles Wooden Lolly Sticks Parchment Paper How do I make the Chocolate Heart Lollies? Put a piece of parchment paper across a baking tray. Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute in high, stir and repeat until it’s all melted. Don’t let the chocolate over-cook so keep a close eye on it. Now spoon melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and arrange it into a…
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Heart Jam Tarts

Heart Jam Tarts

These Heart Jam Tarts only are made using just three ingredients and make a tasty treat or gift for a celebration. What do I need to make Heart Jam Tarts? 85g Butter or Margarine 170g Self Raising Flour 1 jar of strawberry or raspberry jam Mixing bowl Rolling pin Cupcake Tray Biscuit Cutters - circle and heart How do I make Heart Jam Tarts? Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 / 190c.Weigh out the butter or margarine and self raising flour. Tip both the weighed out ingredients into the mixing bow.Mix both ingredients together with your washed hands until they come together in a ball.Now grease…
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New Years Day What’s on Guide in Berkshire

New Years Day What’s on Guide in Berkshire

Here are some events that taking place in Berkshire on New Years Day 2022. Please note I have previously been gifted tickets* to Windsor Illuminated. If you have found this blog post useful don't forget to follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook and to join the mailing list. Reading Winter Wonderland, Hills Meadow, Reading. Click here for more details. *Windsor Great Park Illuminated, The Savill Gardens. Click here for more details. Christmas at Windsor Castle, Windsor. Click here for more information.  Windsor on Ice, Alexandra Gardens, Windsor. Click here for more information. Star Trail, The Lexicon, Bracknell. Click here for more details.  Cookham Dean Primary School 12 Days of…
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What’s on Guide between Christmas and New Year in Berkshire

What’s on Guide between Christmas and New Year in Berkshire

Disclaimer: I have been gifted tickets to the events marked with a *. Here is a list of events taking place in Berkshire between Christmas and New Year. If you find this 'What's on Guide between Christmas and New Year in Berkshire' useful and informative make sure you sign up for the Berkshire Mummies Mailing List, tell a friend and tag us in your adventures. Also, follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. What’s On for the family Changing of the Guard, Windsor 28th December 2021 and 30th December 2021. Click here for more information.  Reading Winter Wonderland, Hills Meadow, Reading. 13th November 2021…
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Christmas and New Year Walks in Berkshire

Christmas and New Year Walks in Berkshire

Here are some great family friendly walks which would be great to explore over the Christmas and New Year period. If you find this post useful make sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. Christmas and New Year Walk Ideas 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…
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(AD) Review of Kipper’s Snowy Day at Norden Farm

(AD) Review of Kipper’s Snowy Day at Norden Farm

(AD Disclaimer) We were kindly gifted tickets to do a 'Review of Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm'. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. A huge thank you to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for inviting us to watch Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. We have missed visiting this family friendly theatre in Maidenhead and it was fantastic to finally be back! The Performance Mick Inkpen's Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm was a puppet show, which only involved 3 actors who cleverly brought the puppet characters Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold…
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Boxing Day Walks in Berkshire and Surrey

Boxing Day Walks in Berkshire and Surrey

Here are some Boxing Day Walks in Berkshire and Surrey which you might like to try. Boxing Day is a wonderful day to be out and about exploring and getting some fresh air after an indulgent Christmas Day. Boxing Day Walks Hurley Riverside, Hurley Hurley Riverside is perhaps one of the most picturesque places we have found to walk in Berkshire. You can walk along the tow path and enjoy watching Hurley Lock in action. Snelsmore Common, Newbury Walking at Snelsmore Common has lots of different walking route options and is made up of a range of habitats which include…
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Christmas Lights on Longhill Road in Ascot

Christmas Lights on Longhill Road in Ascot

Annually there is a fantastic display of Christmas Lights on Longhill Road in Ascot. The lights are at just one house and all behind the fence and the garden gates but you still get a great view over the fence. There are lots deer lit up on the lawn and in the little woodland plus other animal lights to see. You might even spot some helicopters 'flying' through the sky, a train and even a snowman! Are the lights raising money for charity? Yes, the lights are raising money for charity. In 2021 they are fundraising for The Guide Dogs…
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