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Low-Cost things to do this Christmas in Berkshire (£5 and Under)

Christmas can be a very expensive time of year. Berkshire Mummies has put together a list of low-cost things to do to keep you and your family entertained this festive season – and they won’t cost more than £5 each!

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Low Cost Things to Do This Christmas in Berkshire

The Eco Elves Tree-Cycle, Eden Shopping Centre, 10am – 5pm every weekend in the run up to Christmas plus daily from 16th – 24th December 2023. Just £3 plus booking fee per person. Click here for more details.

Garter Tower Christmas Illuminations, Windsor Castle, 18th November 2023 – 5th January 2024. Click here for details.

VR Sleigh Ride, Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot, 23rd November 2023 – 24th December 2023. £5pp. Click here to book.

Twinkle Trail, The Lexicon*, Bracknell, 25th November 2023 – 7th January 2024. Free Event. Find the hidden baubles around the town centre. Pick up a trail leaflet from retailers, the leaflet stands within Princess Square and the welcome hall on The Avenue. Completed leaflets can be entered for a prize. Find out more here.

The Glow Room, The Lexicon*, Bracknell, 25th November 2023 – 2nd January 2024. Prices from £3.50pp. Click here to find out more and to book.

Christmas Let Us Entertain You, The Lexicon*, Bracknell, Select dates between 25th November 2023 – 23rd December 2023. A mix of local choirs and singers will be performing throughout the town centre. You can find out more details here.

The Light Pool, The Lexicon*, Princess Square, Bracknell, 25th November 2023 – 2nd January 2024 (select days only). Free but donations Bracknell Food Bank are welcomed. Click here for details and to book.

Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar, Various Locations around town centre, 1st – 24th December 2023. Click here for details.

Newbury Living Advert Calendar, various locations. Until 24th December 2023. Click here for details.

Aladdin Lamp Trail, Windsor Yards and Royal Station Windsor. Find the 11 lamps in shop windows. Click here for details.

Christmas Crazy Golf, The Square, Camberley, 1st – 24th December 2023 (select dates). £2pp. Click here for details.

Santa’s Grotto, The Square, Camberley, 2nd, 3rd, 16th – 24th December 2023. £2 per child. Click here for details.

Spencer’s Wood, Three Mile Cross and Shinfield Charity Christmas Trail 2023, 15th – 30th December 2023. Collect a free map from your local Budgens, Robyn’s Nest and One Stop from the 9th December 2023 and find all the houses on the map. Money raise will go to local charity The Cowshed. You can find out more here.

Free craft session. Windsor Library, 18th December and 21st December 2023, 10.30am. Suitable for age 8 and under. Click here for details.

Free craft sesssion, Datchet Library, 19th December 2023, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Age 4 – 11 years. Click here for details.

Free craft sesssion, Cookahm Library, 21st December 2023, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Age 4 – 11 years. Click here for details.

Free craft sesssion, Cox Green Library, 21st December 2023, 11am – 12 noon, Age 4 – 11 years. Click here for details.

Free craft sesssion, Old Windsor Library, 20th December 2023, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Age 4 – 11 years. Click here for details.

Family Christmas Choir Workshop, Reading Museum, 21st December 2023, 10.30 – 11.30am. Free. Click here for details.

Movie in the Hall – Polar Express, Shaw House, Newbury, 22nd December 2023, 10.30am – 12.10pm. £3-£5pp. Click here for details.

Father Christmas Visits Reading, Reading Town Centre, 24th December 2023, 12 – 2pm. Click here for details.

Reindeer Picture Trail, Oaktree Garden Centre, Bracknell, until 24th December 2023. Pick up a trail sheet by the singing reindeers and find the 6 pictures hidden around the garden centre. Post your trail sheet and collect a packet of sweets.

Christmas Lights on Longhill Road, Ascot. FREE (donations to charity are welcomed). Click here to read more.

Christmas Lights in Kingfisher Chase, Jennett’s Park, Bracknell, from 26th November 2023. Taking donations in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Click here for details. Click here for the fundraising page.

Christmas Lights Longhill Ascot

Visit Riverways Farm in Twyford, you may be lucky and see the reindeer, pigs, goats and alpachas. Click here for more details.

Englefield Estate Snowman Trail, Englefield Estate. There are 19 wooden snowmen to find in the woods. Runs until 8th January 2023. Click here for more details.

More Ideas

There are a number of permanent Walking Trails in Berkshire – you can find our list here.

Museums are a great place to visit with children and many have FREE entry. Here are some of our recommendations.

We are fortunate to have a huge variety of Parks in Berkshire. Click here to find some of our favourites. You can find even more parks here.

Click here to read some of our top Winter Walks ideas. You can find plenty more walks here.

Don’t forget the Changing of the Guard in Windsor will also be taking place throughout November and December. Click here to view when it is scheduled for.

Why not have a go at some Christmas crafts and Christmas recipes?

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