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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
4:00 pm VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and French - Children Workshop! @ Vici Academy | England | United Kingdom
Learn to make French Crêpes (so practise new vocabulary), then we bake (to learn lots of action verbs), then we cook (just like French Chefs!) and of course, WE EAT (and play French shop!). The fun of the kitchen is also[...]

Tollwood Festival, Munich Germany

Tollwood Festival

Intrepid Reporter
Our Intrepid Reporter looking ‘thoughtful’

Know I you’re thinking why are you writing about a summer festival in February! Because this is a great family festival to get yourselves along too, and you’ll need some planning. So let us plan ahead ready for when the sun comes out to shine!

Richard (the techy half of 4 Points Leisure) was heading off to Munich on business (read holiday!!), as part of this ‘business trip’ he’d been invited to visit the Tollwood Festival in Munich. However let’s make use of this visit, so badgered by me, off he went with cries of camera, and don’t forget a thing, nestling in his ears!

The grand summer festival of Munich

As a result of his adventure, we have here, a small guide to Tollwood Festival (summer). Each year the festival is held, in June/July at the Olympic Park in Munich. This year it runs from 27th June to 22nd July 2018, and it’s a special 30th birthday celebration. The first Tollwood Festival took place in 1988, and in 1991 the winter festival followed. The aim of the festival (which is 70%, free of charge), is to reflect a multicultural society, with tolerance, internationality and openness being keystones. Culture for all is the philosophy.

Entrance to Tollwood Festival 2017Over 26 days, Tollwood Festival opens its gates to everyone, check in on the ‘Market of Ideas’, theatre, music groups or catch big artists, including last year,  Steve Winwood. The concept is very similar to our music festivals with crafts, art, dance, circus, drama and music.

Our intrepid reporter, eh reports……

The atmosphere was really relaxed with a chilled vibe, we visited on a mid week evening. My workmates and I grabbed a beer and wandered around the south part of the Olympic Park, which is where the festival is staged. It wasn’t overcrowded but I could imagine the weekend being more crushed. We spent about 4 hours, from early evening, and didn’t see half of the activities or stalls. I didn’t go with an idea of what I wanted see, so it was just great to immerse myself in everything. My only aim: to find different German beers! I succeeded!

Stilt Walkers Tollwood

Whats inside the festival?

Food wise, the choice was massive. You could go back every night for the whole 26 days and eat from another world. French, Indian, Irish! Peruvian, Silesian, Bavarian, Hungarian and more. Most of it was the grab and go variety, but where there was beer, there was usually seating.

As for music, our visit coincided with Blues, Rock, Dance, Silent Disco and easy listening? Certainly no oompah bands! As it was all free, you could wander in and out as you pleased. The festival is a real draw to locals; it’s a summer occasion for Munich, and we were made to feel very welcome, not treated like outsiders. My work colleagues go back several times over the month, to enjoy different music, visit stalls they hadn’t seen etc. I felt the festival was good value for money, I definitely didn’t feel like the festival organisers were trying to ‘fleece’ us.

 

Smoothie Bar

 

The ‘Market of Ideas’ showcased hundreds of craft and artisan stalls. Selling jewellery, unusual gifts such as bird wind chimes, handcrafted paper, handbags and hammocks! The variety was huge, and a spectacle in its own right. The sustainable, eco ethos of the festival was very much in evidence with recycling bins everywhere, and gifts wrapped in old newspaper. Waste was kept to a minimum.

How would you describe this festival? –  Like a Christmas market but in the summer, with the added attraction of circus acts, street performers and music.

Would you go again? – If I was in Munich I would definitely visit again.

Our reporter! returned home, full of love for the Tollwood Festival, now I just need to get there myself! Mmmmm

Until next time……. have fun and  #getoutside

Jo & Richard

4 Points Leisure
The Glamping, Camping and Festival Accessories shop, with years of camping experience

 

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