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Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

This Christmas What's on Guide in Berkshire is packed full of festive events taking place throughout the festive season. Those events marked with a * are events I have been gifted tickets to attend or businesses I have worked in paid partnership with. 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. What's on this Christmas Changing of the Guard, Windsor takes place throughout December. Click here to view when it is scheduled for. December timings still…
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Christmas Lights at Kingfisher Chase, Jennett’s Park, Bracknell

Christmas Lights at Kingfisher Chase, Jennett’s Park, Bracknell

The Christmas Lights at Kingfisher Chase in Jennett's Park, Bracknell are just fantastic to see. I think it is the fact that all the lights are white makes them feel so magical and beautiful to see. Kingfisher Chase put in so much effort to their display. People drive and walk around the lights and the first year we saw them it was pretty busy, so it's worth being mindful of this if you visit. Are the lights raising money for charity? Yes, the lights are fundraising for charity and you will find QR codes around Kingfisher Chase which you can…
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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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Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

Here is a list of Santa's Grottos in Berkshire this year. More grottos and Santa Experiences will be added to the list as and when venues and retailers share details of them, so do keep checking back. Click on the links below to find out more details about each grotto. If you find this blog post useful make sure you join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list, follow Berkshire Mummies on Facebook and Instagram and share with friends and family who might also find it useful. Experience the Magic of Christmas at Legoland, Windsor. This festive event transforms the Park into…
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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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Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in Berkshire

Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer) I have been gifted tickets by the theatres marked with a * before. Oh yes it is! Here is a list of Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in Berkshire taking place between November 2021 and January 2022. If you have find this blog post useful why not join the Berkshire Mummies mailing list and follow on Instagram and Facebook? Jack and the Bean Stalk, Theatre Royal Windsor, Windsor, 26th November 2021 – 9th January 2022. Tickets from £18.50. Click here for more details. Cinderella, The Corn Exchange, Newbury, 26th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022. Tickets £27.50 - £16.50. Click here for more details.…
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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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20+ activities to do at home with your children between Christmas and New Year

20+ activities to do at home with your children between Christmas and New Year

The excitement of Christmas Day is now over and you might be looking for a bit of inspiration to keep the children busy at home. Hopefully you will find some inspiration in this blog post '20+ Activities to do at home with your children between Christmas and New Year'. Make sure you are following Berkshire Mummies on Facebook, Instagram and join the mailing list. Activity ideas to do at home; Do some cooking - how about making Lockdown Yeast Free Pizza, Oatmeal Pancakes, Homemade Butter Bean Dip and Rainbow Frozen Chocolate Bananas Make a firework chalk picture in preparation for…
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35+ activities to do with the children at home this Christmas

35+ activities to do with the children at home this Christmas

As Berkshire is now in Tier 4 restrictions over the festive season I thought it might be useful to share 35+ activities to do with the children at home this Christmas. If you find this blog post useful don't forget you can also follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. You can also join the mailing list. 35+ at home activities Read books together - we have been reading 'The Christmasaurus' by Tom Fletcher throughout December and highly recommend it. Bake Christmas Food. Here are the recipes for Christmas Marzipan Treats, Festive Rocky Road and Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops. Make…
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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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