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Maidenhead

Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

A couple of years ago we experienced the Chinese New Year celebrations in Maidenhead which then marked the Year of the Dog. The sun shone as the Chinese Dragons danced their way down the high street after starting the procession with firecrackers, drums and dancing. There was a great atmosphere in the town as the Chinese Dragons, a symbol of China, which are believed to bring good luck to people, made their way along the procession route - it was fantastic to watch. This year, 2022, marks The Year of the Tiger and Maidenhead celebrate again on Saturday 5th February…
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Grenfell Park in Maidenhead

Grenfell Park in Maidenhead

Grenfell Park in Maidenhead is located in just around the corner from Maidenhead Train Station and town centre. The park was donated to the town in 1897 by Lord Desborough (William Grenfell) to mark Queen Victoria's Dimond Jubilee. Grenfell Park is surrounded by banks which are covered in trees, plus a large open flat space. What is at Grenfell Park? There are two play areas, one which is packed full of play equipment including a range of climbing frames for older and younger children, monkey bars, zip wire, slide, seesaw, spring toys, obstacle course and toddler swings. You will also…
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(AD) Review of Kipper’s Snowy Day at Norden Farm

(AD) Review of Kipper’s Snowy Day at Norden Farm

(AD Disclaimer) We were kindly gifted tickets to do a 'Review of Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm'. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. A huge thank you to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for inviting us to watch Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. We have missed visiting this family friendly theatre in Maidenhead and it was fantastic to finally be back! The Performance Mick Inkpen's Kipper's Snowy Day at Norden Farm was a puppet show, which only involved 3 actors who cleverly brought the puppet characters Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold…
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Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead

Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead

Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead is a lovely location for families to visit and just up the road is Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island which also has plenty on offer for the family.   What is at Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead? At Riverside Gardens you will find Jenners Riverside Cafe plus crazy golf which is run by the cafe. The crazy golf is £2.50 for children and £3.50 for adults.  Alongside the cafe and crazy golf there is also a large playing field and a large play area with sandpit with picnic benches.   The River Thames is also on…
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Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are both fantastic places to visit as there is plenty to see and explore, with the added bonus that it is all free. There was a public car park just up the road from Boulters Lock, you have to pay for it but it isn't too expensive. What is at Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island? Boulters Lock is a fantastic place to watch boats going in and out of the lock. Boulters Lock is right next to Ray Mill Island, so you just need to cross over the bridge to get onto the…
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Boyn Grove Park in Maidenhead

Boyn Grove Park in Maidenhead

Boyn Grove Park in Maidenhead is a play area situation on Boyn Grove (Punt Hill). There is 2.8 hectares of open green space to enjoy. What is in the play area? The play area is has a fence around it and sits at the top of Punt Hill near Boyn Grove Library. The play area is advertised as being suitable for children aged 4-12 years and is a dog free area. There are swings and plenty of climbing equipment at the park. The open space is a large open field based on a hill with a lovely oval bench in…
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Walks in Windsor and Maidenhead

Walks in Windsor and Maidenhead

Family friendly walks in Windsor and Maidenhead The Copper Horse, The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park The walk to the Copper Horse along The Long Walk is a wonderful flat walk, it is long as the name suggests! However, the views of Windsor Castle are fantastic once you reach The Copper Horse and it feels like an achievement reaching the landmark. Walking from Bath Island to Windsor Bridge This is a walk with lots to see including great view of Windsor Castle. Don't forget some food to feed the birds on the River Thames. The walk is Buggy Friendly. Braywick…
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AD – Gifted Tickets // Review – Maidenhead Mini-Golf

AD – Gifted Tickets // Review – Maidenhead Mini-Golf

We were delighted to be invited to Maidenhead Mini-Golf to have a go on their brand new 18 hole, dinosaur themed, mini-golf course and were thrilled it was dry and sunny after a very wet week! It was a perfect way to enjoy a Friday Half Term afternoon. We received a very warm welcome, were given size appropriate golf clubs and picked a different coloured ball each, had a quick safety briefing and headed out onto the course. The mini-golf course was busy which was great to see, but the rounds flowed nicely with us only having to wait for…
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AD – Gifted Tickets // Review – Concertini & The Brass Funkeys

AD – Gifted Tickets // Review – Concertini & The Brass Funkeys

Berkshire Mummies were invited by Conertini, to attend one of their concerts and we picked to go to their New Year show with The Brass Funkeys and I have to say it was a really positive and upbeat way to start a Sunday morning at the beginning of January, so thanks for having us Conertini. I took my eldest with me and we will definitely be booking tickets to another one of your concerts in the not too distant future. The Brass Funkeys were an 8 piece brass band, they were fantastic with the audience, educating us about their different…
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Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade returns to Maidenhead for the 10th time!

Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade returns to Maidenhead for the 10th time!

The annual Lantern Parade takes place on Saturday 8th December 2018. The parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall at 4.30pm and is free to attend. Celebrations including live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Photo Credit: Luminous Photography You can get involved at one of Norden Farm's, Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November 2018 and December 2018. At the workshops you will create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade. A retrospective…
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