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Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

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 the Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide featuring 20+ small fantastic Berkshire Businesses. What's on this Christmas Lantern Making Workshops host…
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Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Berkshire

Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Berkshire

Here are a list of Pantomimes and Christmas Shows taking place in Berkshire during 2020. This year is obviously slightly different to ‘normal’ with Covid-19 secure policies in place, please read the theatres Covid policy on their websites. Below are shows and performances you can see if person. A couple of them can also be watched virtually. What shows can I see? Aladdin, The Corn Exchange Newbury, 4th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021. 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…
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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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Christmas Star Decoration

Christmas Star Decoration

Here is how you can make a Christmas Star Decoration for your Christmas Tree or to gift to family and friends. Alternatively, you could stick the star onto a piece of folded card to make a Christmas cards to give to loved ones. What do I need to make a Christmas Star Decoration?  PVA Glue.Yellow lolly sticks (paint the lolly sticks yellow if you don’t have pre-coloured ones). You will need 6 lolly sticks per Christmas Star Decoration. Colourful Sequins. Coloured Wool. How do I make the Christmas Star Decoration? Glue three lolly sticks together into a triangle shape and let the…
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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops

These Fruit and Nut Chocolate drops are very simple to make, tasty yummy and would make a lovely homemade gift for a special occasion. What ingredients do I need?  100g chocolate (dark, milk or white). 25g dried fruit and 25g nuts (I used unsalted peanuts and raisins). If allergic to nuts you could replace with another dried fruit - eg. apricots, cranberries.A sheet of tin foil / baking paper. How do I make Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops? Break the chocolate up into small pieces into a bowl and melt the chocolate. I melted ours for a minute on high in…
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Things to do in Berkshire with the family between Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Things to do in Berkshire with the family between Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

The time between Christmas and New Year is one of my favourite times of the year, for us it’s time to spend some quality family time together. Alongside catching up with friends and family we always try and fit in a good family walk or two and get outdoors. There is plenty of choice for family friendly walks in Berkshire and the surrounding area, we enjoy visiting Boulters Lock, Runnymede and Lightwater Country Park and also the beach, despite the drive, we think it’s worth it. Click here to see a list of Berkshire walks which might be of interest.…
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Pantomimes in Berkshire 2018

Pantomimes in Berkshire 2018

Here is a list of some of the Pantomimes taking place in Berkshire during December 2018 and January 2019: Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal, Windsor, Windsor, 23rd November 2018 – 6th January 2019 Jack and The Bean Stalk, The Corn Exchange, Newbury, 30th November 2018 – 6th January 2019 Dick Whittington and his Cat, Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell, 30th November 2018 – 5th January 2019 Aladdin, Hexagon Theatre, Reading, 8th December 2018 – 6th January 2019 Sleeping Beauty, Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead, 12th December 2018 – 16th December 2018 Beauty and The Beast, The Curve, Slough, 15th December 2018 –…
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