***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.
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What’s on this Christmas
Lantern Making Workshops host by *Norden Farm and led by Same Sky. 25th November 2020 – 11th December 2020. You book your lantern making kit, £10 per lantern which you can collect from Norden Farm Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm and Fridays 4pm – 5pm between 25th November – 11th December. You will then be given access to an ‘on-demand’ workshop. Click here to book a Lantern Making Workshop.
The Lexicon Elf Trail, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 2nd December 2020 – 6th January 2021. Click here for more information.
Cinderella, Theatre Royal Windsor, 3rd Decemeber 2020 – 10th January 2021. Click here for more information.
Aladdin, The Corn Exchange Newbury, 4th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021. Click here for more information.
Windsor Elf Trail, 5th – 20th November 2020, trail maps are £2 and can be purchased from Windsor Library or by downloading a map online.
Santa’s Grotto at Daniel Department Store, Windsor, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December 2020. Monday to Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm and Sundays 12pm-4.30pm. Entry £7 per child and includes a gift. Advanced booking is not available, you just turn up on the day. Covid-19 guidelines apply and a perspex screen will be in place. For more information click here.
Children’s and Adult’s Christmas Afternoon Tea from *Robyn’s Nest Cafe, Moss End Garden Centre, Warfield. Children’s Afternoon Tea £8.50, Adults Afternoon Tea £12. Available to takeaway and eat in (when lockdown ends). Click here for more information.
(AD) Children’s Christmas Eve Gift Box from *The Grazing Board Company. The box contains a decorated gingerbread man, best ever cookies for Santa, Chocolate Snowman Bark, Chocolate Dipped Meringue Kisses with Sprinkles, Snowday Snack Mix, Candy Cane & Rudolf Brownie, plus a message from Father Christmas himself. Delivery throughout Berkshire, £18 per box, £35 x 2 boxes. Click here for more information.
The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Trail by *Norden Farm, Maidenhead Town Centre, 5th – 12th December 2020. Free Event. For more details please click here.
Socially Distanced Breakfast with Father Christmas, Crocus at Dorney Court, 5th, 12th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd December 2020, 8.30am – 10.15am, £14.95 per child, £10.95 per adult (at least one adult required per group). Click here for more information.
Magical Winter Trail, Nine Mile Ride, 12th – 28th December 2020, £2 per map. Click here for more information.
Windsor Carriages’ Christmas Experience, Windsor, 5th and 6th December 2020, 12th and 13th December 2020, 19th December 2020. £200 for 4 adults and small children go free on laps. Click here for more information.
Reading Twilight Trail, Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, 8th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021, 4pm – 10pm, with bookable time slots between 4pm – 8.40pm. Accessible Evening – 21st December 2020. Tickets £9 for adults, £8 for children, u2’s free, Family Ticket £30 (2 adults, 2 children). Click here for event details.
Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee, River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, 10th December 2020 – 4th January 2021. Click here for more information. When we visit Henley-on-Thames we love a walk by the river and play in the park – this is where we go just by the River and Rowing Museum.
The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 10th December – 12th December 2020, 11.30am and 2pm. View in person or via live stream online. Suitable for children 3+ years. Click here for more information.
Cookham Dean glowing for Christmas Trail, 12th – 24th December 2020. Click here to download a map. Suggested minimum donation £3.
*Dodgem Experience, Carters Steam Fair, Maidenhead. 12th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021, 12pm – 8pm, 30 minutes slots. Must pre-book. Click here for more information.
Afternoon Tea with Santa, Trunkwell House, Reading, 12th December 2020 and 22nd December 2020. £20 per child, £5 per adult, family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £45. Click here for more information.
Outdoor Festive Market, Sunday 13th December 2020, 12pm – 3pm, Highfield Prep School, Maidenhead. Click here for more details.
Wokingham Vegan Market, 13th December 2020, 10am – 2pm, Market Place outside Wokingham Town Hall. Click here for more details.
Christmas Story Time, Bracknell Forest Library, 15th December 2020, 11am – 11.30am, Age: pre-school children, Online Event. Click here to book your space.
Christmas Story Time, Bracknell Forest Library, 17th December 2020, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, age: pre-school children, Online Event. Click here to book your space.
Winter Night Market, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 18th December 2020, 6pm – 9pm. Click here for more information.
Winter Wonderland including a chance to say hi to Santa Claus in his grotto plus a children will receive a selection box from the elves, The Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell, 18th, 19th and 20th December 2020, 10am – 5.30pm, 60 minute slots per family which must be pre-booked. £20 per adult, £25 per child. Click here for more information and how to book.
North Ascot Christmas Wreath Hunt, 18th December 2020 – 4th January 2021, make a donation for a map. Click here for more details.
Strawberry Moon Cinemas – Drive in Cinema, 19th – 21st December 2020, Windsor. Click here for more information.
Christmas Fair, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 19th December 12pm – 3pm. Click here for more information.
The 12 Days of Christmas Family Trail, Windsor Great Park. 19th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021, 9am-4.30pm. Starting at The Savill Building, follow the trail through Windsor Great Park to spot the difference between the Gingerbread men as well as fill in the gaps for the Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas. Estimated time, one hour. £3 per person with treat (subject to availability), £1.50 per person without a treat. Buggy and Wheelchair friendly. The Savill Garden, The Savill Building and the Carousels are closed on 24th and 25th December 2020. Click here for more information.
Christmas Carousels from Horton’s Steam Fair, The Savill Garden, 19th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021, 9am-4.30pm, closed 24th December – and 25th December 2020. £2.50 each ride per person (large carousel), £2 each ride per person (toy roundabout). Click here for more information.
A Yuletide Storytelling Experience with Once Upon A Bus, The Weir Bank, Riverside Estate, Bray-on-Thames. 19th December 2020 – 24th December 2020, shows are at 9am – 11am, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 4pm – 6pm. Table of 4 people £82 + £6.98 booking fee, Table of 6 £124 + £10.42 booking fee. Click here for more information.
Jack and the Bean Stalk, Baylis Theatre at Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead, 19th December 2020 – 24th December 2020. Click here for more information.
A Christmas Eve Escapade with Master Builders Club, 19th December 2020, 1.30pm-3.15pm. Suitable for ages 5-11 years. Woodcote Village Hall. £15.65. Click here for more information.
Christmas Party with Trainmaster Berkshire, Thatcham, 2.10pm-3.10pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm. £7 per child (sibling discount applied). Click here for more details.
Crafty Kids at Christmas – Santa’s Workshop run by Made By Tamalia, Caversham 21st and 23rd December 2020, £15 per person or £25 for two children. Click here for more details.
Virtual Christmas Drama Workshop with Sideways Drama, 21st December 2020, 2pm – 2.40pm, 5-9 years, £5 per child. Click here for more details.
Breakfast with Santa at The Jelly Lounge, Windsor, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December 2020 (21st and 22nd December SOLD OUT), 9.30am – 11am, £15.95 per person. Click here for more information.
Santa Afternoon Teas, Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2020, Adult – £22 per head, Children – £15 per head (including gift from Santa). Click here for more information.
Pinocchio, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 22nd December – 24th December 2020, 11.30am and 2pm. View in person or via live stream. Suitable for children 4+ years. Click here for more information.
Father Christmas will be travelling around towns and villages in Berkshire. He will be visiting Windsor (between 4th December 2020 – 20th December 2020), Reading (between 7th December 2020 – 22nd December 2020) and Binfield on 20th December 2020. He will be visiting the following roads in Windsor, Reading and Binfield.
Why not get outside for a family walk this festive season. Click here for lots of family friendly walks in Berkshire and have a look at these buggy friendly walks if you have younger children. You might like to feed the ducks during the festive period and here are some popular duck feeding spots which you might find of interest.
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