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Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

Santa’s Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire

(AD - Disclaimer for blog post Santa's Grottos and Experiences in Berkshire, I have worked with the business marked with a * before as they have kindly gifted me tickets to their venue). 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…
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20+ activities to do with the children between Christmas and New Year

20+ activities to do with the 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 - especially as Berkshire is in Tier 4. Hopefully you will find some inspiration in this blog post '20+ Activities to do with the children between Christmas and New Year'. Make sure you are following Berkshire Mummies on Facebook and Instagram. 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…
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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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Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

Christmas What’s On Guide in Berkshire

***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. 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…
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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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