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What’s On Guide – October Half Term & Halloween 2020

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The What’s On Guide

Halloween Haunted House Experience, Daniel Department Store, Windsor, 24th – 31st October 2020, Open all day, Free entry.

Halloween face painting, Daniel Department Store, Windsor, 31st October 2020, 12noon – 4pm at a small cost. 

Binfield Scarecrow Hunt 2020, Binfield Village, 24th October 2020 – 1st November 2020. Maps at £3 each, available from Crema Coffee Shop, Foxes’ Den Cafe and Binfield Village Stores. Click here for more information.

Halloween Scarecrow

St Michael’s School PTA Scarecrow Trial, Sunninghill, 26th October 2020 – 1st November 2020. Event sponsor *Little Muddy Boots. Click here for more information. 

Crowthorne Marvellous Music Trail, 24th October 2020 – 30th October 2020, 9am – dusk. Maps £2. Trail maps can be purchased from Pinewood Bar and Cafe and Co-op Food. Click here for more information.

Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross Halloween Trail, 26th October 2020 – 31st October 2020. Click here for more information.

Pangbourne Scarecrow Trail, 26th October 2020 – 1st November 2020, 10am-4pm, Trail map £2 for sale at the Rhubarb Tree, Little Labels and Garlands. Click here for more information.

Cheapside Pumpkin Trail, 31st October 2020, 4.30pm – 7pm. Trail is around Cheapside Village, starting at Cheapside School. £3 donation with all proceeds going to the school and you will receive a goodie bag to enjoy as you walk round the school. There will be a word search dotted around the village.

The Hero Scarecrow Trail, 22nd – 30th October 2020. Find Scarecrows around Jennett’s Park, map available from Sears. Minimum donation £2. Click here for more information.

Spooky Halloween Trail, Finchampstead, 28th October – 1st November 2020. Trail maps £1.50 and can be ordered online. Money raised will go to The Friends of Nine Mile Ride PTA.

Crocus at Dorney Court Events:

  • Decorate a gingerbread skeleton, 21st October 2020 – 1st November 2020, 9.30am-4.30pm, £4.75 per skeleton. 
  • Children’s Pumpkin Carving, 26th October 2020 – 30th October 2020, 9.30am-11.30am, £4.95 per pumpkin.
  • ‘Owl’oween Birds of Prey, 28th October 2020, 9.30am – 3.30pm, £2 to handle a bird.
    Click here for more information about the events taking place at Crocus at Dorney Court. 

Bracknell Vegan Market, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 25th October 2020, 11am-5pm. Click here for more information. 

Zoolab Presents: Zoo on the Broom at Bracknell Library, 29th October 2020, 10am-11am. Online event. Click here for more information.

The Magic Lamp, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 28th October – 31st October 2020, 11.30am and 2.30pm performances. Suitable for aged 4+. Click here for more information.

Spooky Sing Along *Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Rob Castell, *Norden Farm, Maidenhead, 31st October 2020, 4pm, Click here for more information. Pre-covid we attended a Concertini Concert, click here to read about our visit.

Halloween Fun at Jake’s Mini Farm, Sandhurst, 3rd October 2020 – 1st November 2020. Click here for more information.

Half Term Musical Theatre Workshop – Shrek with the Berkshire Theatre Company, 26th – 30th October 2020, 6-16 years, 10am-3pm, The Old Court, Windsor. Click here for more information.

Cats, Bats and Pointed Hats: Halloween and the history of witchcraft with Helen Parish, Professor of History at University of Reading, Virtual Event, 28th October 2020, 4pm. Click here for more information about the event and how to register.

Kid’s Halloween Quiz, Live on Stage at the New Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead. 24th October 2020, 1pm or 4pm. £30 per table, maximum 6 per bubble. Click here for more information and to view a Covid-19 guidelines video for the event.

Dodgem Experience at *Carters Steam Fair, Maidenhead, 24th October 2020 – 1st November 2020, 12noon – 8pm daily, pre-booking essential. For more details click here.

(AD) Why not book a Halloween Children’s Afternoon Tea pictured below at *Robyn’s Nest Cafe, available to eat in or take away. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment. 

(AD) Why not try a Halloween grazing box ‘The Spooky One’ from The Grazing Board Company? Click here for more information including prices about the grazing board pictured below. Free collection from Mortimer. Limited delivery slots to RG postcodes.

Halloween Grazing Box

Cantley House Hotel, Spooktacular Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea followed by a Halloween Trail. For more information click here. To book call 01189 895100, quote ‘Halloween Afternoon Tea’ when booking.

Available from Monday 26th October through to Saturday 31st October 2020. Feast on a spooktacular Halloween themed afternoon tea in our 17th century converted barn followed by a Halloween trail for all of the kids. Enjoy an eerie twist on the traditional afternoon tea; freshly prepared by our talented in-house kitchen team. Just £22 per adult and £12.50 per child (including a gift for each child after the trail).To book call our reservations team on 01189 895100. Quote ‘Halloween Afternoon Tea’ at the time of booking.

Newbury’s Fun Half Term Halloween Trail, 26th – 31st October 2020, Parkway Shopping Centre. For more details click here.

Monsterheroes, Monster Villan Safari, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 14th October – 1st November 2020. Click here for more information.

Where’s Wally? Museum Search, Reading Museum, 14th October – 31st October 2020. Click here for more information.

Virtual Storytime with Bertie Badger run by Reading Museum. 28th October 2020, 10.30am. Click here for more information.

Dr Choc’s Windsor Chocolate Factory, Windsor Halloween Chocolate Workshops, 11am – 4pm, Click here for more information.

If your children are fans of The Gruffalo why not visit The Gruffalo Trail at Alice Holt Forest. Click here to read about our visit (pre-covid).

The Gruffalo's Child

Alternatively, why not visit Kew Gardens and take part in their Gruffalo Adventures which is running between 17th October 2020 – 1st November 2020. Click here for more information.

You might find the Berkshire Mummies PYO Pumpkin post and also the Berkshire Trails post both useful.

Why not go on a family friendly walk in Berkshire, click here for lots of inspiration. If you are looking for Buggy Friendly Walks, click here

For Halloween Craft and Activity ideas and recipe inspiration to do at home, click here.

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All of the information about these events are correct to the best of my knowledge when published on 01.10.2020. Before travelling to an event please check that it is still on, for ticket prices, parking information, T&Cs and Covid-19 policies. Please follow Government Guidance with regards to Covid-19 at all times. Berkshire Mummies takes no responsibility for any of these events being cancelled, altered, fully booked or postponed.

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