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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, 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.

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.

Crowthorne Late Night Shopping, 1st December 2023, 5-7.30pm.

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

Santa is on his Way – Lions Club of Reading, 1st – 19th December 2023. Santa visits various locations throughout December. Donations will go to local Reading charities. Click here for details and the route.

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.

Reading Lantern Parade, Blue Collar Corner, Reading, 2nd December 2023, from 5.30pm. Free Event. Click here for details .

Christmas Market at The Little Play Lounge, Padworth Common. 2nd and 3rd December 2023. Just for adults, £5 entrance fee. Click here to book online.

Gingerbread Trail, Shaw House, Newbury, 2nd December 2023, 11am – 2pm. £1pp. Click here to find out more.

Windsor Farmers Market, Bachelors Acre, Windsor, 2nd December 2023, 9am – 1pm. Click here for details.

Danesfield House Christmas Fair, Marlow on Thames, 2nd December 2023, 11am – 3pm. Free entry. Click here for details.

White Waltham Academy’s Christmas Market, 2nd December 2023, 4-7pm. Click here for details.

Christmas Meet and Greet – Bluey, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 3rd December 2023. Free Event. Click here for details.

Brass Band Performance, John Lewis, Reading, 3rd December 2023, from 2pm. Free Event. Click here for details.

Moss End Garden Centre Christmas Market, Warfield, 3rd December 2023, 10am – 4pm. FREE entry. Click here for details.

Cookham’s Christmas Street Fayre, Cookham High Street, 3rd December, 12-4pm. Click here for details.

*Long Close School, Slough, Christmas Stay and Play, Wednesday 6th December 2023, 10am – 11.15am. Email joinus@longcloseschool.co.uk or call 01753 309588 to book a space. FREE Event.

Cavmas – Caversham’s Christmas Market and Late Night Shopping Event, Caversham, 8th December 2023, from 5.30pm. Click here for details.

St Luke’s Christmas Tree Festival, St Lukes Church, Maidenhead, 8th – 10th December 2023. Click here for details. Donations welcomed.

Carols on the Hill, Castle Hill, Windsor, 8th December 2023, 6.15pm. Click here for details.

NHS Christmas Concert, Reading Minster, 8th December 2023, 7pm. £5pp. Click here for details.

Christmas Crafts, Reading Biscuit Factory, 9th December 2023, from 11am. Free Event. Click here for details.

North Pole Post Office at Parkway Shopping Centre, Artisans Handmade, Newbury, 9th – 23rd December 2023. Free Event. Click here to book.

Christmas Market, Burnham Park Hall, 9th December 2023, 11am – 3pm. Free Entry. Click here for details.

The Carnival of the Animals – Lantern Parade, Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 9th December 2023, from 4.30pm. Click here for details. Free Event.

Christmas Meet and Greet – Chase, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 10th December 2023. Free Event. Click here for details.

Live Music, John Lewis, Reading, 10th December 2023, 1-3pm. Free. Click here for details.

Christmas Fair, Reading School, Reading, 10th December 2023, 12-5pm. £2 – £5pp. 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.

Artisan Christmas Fair, Cordes Hall, Sunninghill, 16th December 2023, 10am – 4.30pm. Free Entry. Click here for details.

Windsor Royal Station Christmas Musical Weekend, Windsor, 16th -17th December 2023. Click here for details.

Father Christmas’ Victorian Winter Grotto, Reading Museum, 16th December 2023. £5pp. Click here for times and tickets.

Christmas Meet and Greet – Hey Duggee, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 17th December 2023. Free Event. Click here for details.

Santa’s Grotto at The Boro, Borough Arms, Hungerford, 17th December 2023, 12-4pm. £5pp. Click here for details.

Experience the Nativity, Saint Laurence, Reading, 17th December 2023, 2-3.30pm. Free Event. Click here for details.

Black Park Reindeer Trail, Black Park Country Park, Slough, 18th December 2023 – 4th January 2024. FREE. 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.

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

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.

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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