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all-day Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various
Oct 16 all-day
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom
9 days of free arts and community events. With author talks on heritage, fiction and non fiction, music events from Cold Ash Brass Band to open mic acoustic nights, family events such as Thatcham Apple[...]
7:00 am Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street
Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street
Oct 16 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street | England | United Kingdom
Wednesday is market day in Hungerford, when cars give way to shoppers, traders and stalls filled with fresh fruit, vegetable, fish, meat, flowers, plants, clothes, fabrics, collectables and more. You’ll find the Hungerford Charter Market[...]
9:30 am Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Art Exhibition - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words… Art exhibition in the gallery: 14th October to 2nd November As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums. As writers[...]
9:30 am LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
A collection of work from the artists and authors of LiterArties. LiterArties are a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists, all published authors and exhibiting artists. Some are professional artists, others are amateurs with varying degrees of[...]
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Wednesday, 10.00am-12.00pm at Lambourn Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283  
10:00 am Thatcham Community Market @ United Reformed Church
Thatcham Community Market @ United Reformed Church
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thatcham Community Market @ United Reformed Church | England | United Kingdom
Thatcham Community Market Every Wednesday 10 – 11.30Am United Reformed Church Hall, Church Lane Thatcham Refreshments Available Home Made Bread, Cakes Incl. Lardies, Savories Fresh Farm Eggs £2.20 Dozen Books – Jigsaws – Crafts –[...]
11:00 am In the footsteps of Stanley Spen... @ Sandham Memorial Chapel
In the footsteps of Stanley Spen... @ Sandham Memorial Chapel
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
In the footsteps of Stanley Spencer; exhibition by Jen Gash - Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 @ Sandham Memorial Chapel | Burghclere | England | United Kingdom
Jen Gash, Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018, exhibits sketches and paintings showing the Macedonian landscape where Stanley Spencer served. Jen’s prize was a commission from the Imperial War Museum to create a painting[...]

Want to learn a new skill or treat yourself to some quality me-time? Browse through our easy-to-use guide to find a course starting soon near you in the Penny Post area.

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Note that we have not included details of times, dates, prices and other details which may be subject to change – please contact the organisers using the links provided.

Arts, Crafts & Sculpture

• Craft & Mixed Media

Craft workshops at Jade Bailey Interiors in Hungerford includes lampshades, macrame, arm knitting.

Craft workshops at The Wantage Mix in Wantage include crochet, mosaic, upholstery. Contact Jo at joharvey100@gmail.com  

Craft workshops available at The Hub & Library in Hungerford

Crafts workshops on a wide range of themes including copper foiling, clay and basket weaving available at The Base in Greenham – also a number of seasonal craft workshops in the run-up to Christmas. Further details here.

Crafts and mixed media classes including crocheting and seasonal Christmas crafts at The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough. For more information, visit the website or call 01672 512 071.

Large and varied programme of arts, crafts, design and floral classes at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Knit, Knot & Natter at Vale & Downland Museum Cafe in Wantage. Bring your own craft project or take tuition. 1.30pm every third Friday of the month. Free.

Introduction to Lacemaking a small group of Lace Makers demonstrate how lace is made in the Vale & Downland Museum Cafe in Wantage at 1.30pm on every second Monday of the month.

Crafty Creations at Newbury College – learn different craving techniques using a variety of materials. Click here for more information. 

Sewing and dressmaking classes at Newbury College. For more information on Advanced Dressmaking and machine Sewing for Beginners click on the links. 

Honesty Cookery School near Newbury doesn’t just offer cookery courses, but also runs craft events such as Christmas wreath making and modern calligraphy. For further information please email: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk.

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• Drawing & Painting

Art classes in Marlborough – a wide range of one-day courses (generally 10am to 4pm) is available at The White Horse Bookshop. For more information, visit the website or call 01672 512 071.

Oil-painting classes covering a range of techniques and styles take place weekly in Hamstead Marshall Village Hall for all ages and abilities. Contact Chris on 01488 658 587 or email christopherturner318@btinternet.com.

Watercolour Painting Weekend 5/6 October. Famous for her wit and inspiring techniques, Frankie Cummin’s painting weekends in Great Bedwyn ar a must for any watercolourist, however novice. Single sessions can also be booked. Contact Frankie on 01672 871 858 frankie@paintingweekends.com.

Arts, crafts, design and floral classes at New College, Swindon. Large and varied programme. Click here for details.

Drawing and painting mixed-ability course (choice of morning or eve sessions) at Grove Adult Learning Centre. Structured introduction to a range of art and design activities. Click here for course details. 

Art workshops including art journaling, painting pet portraits and painting techniques available at The Base in Greenham – also a number of seasonal craft workshops in the run-up to Christmas. Further details here

Oil & acrylics course for experienced and less experienced painters with local artist and tutor Tessa Kirby in Boxford Village Hall. Click here for details.

Art workshops at The Hub & Library in Hungerford

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• Sculpture & Pottery

Ceramic sculpture and pottery courses with sculptor Diana Pattenden in Newbury. Book a term-time course to get creative with clay and learn how to sculpt, slab, coil, throw, fire and glaze. Contact Diana on 07887 844 981, diana@dianapattenden.co.uk or click here for more details.

Large and varied programme of arts, crafts, design and floral classes at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Creative clay for beginners classes at Newbury College including hand-building and glazing techniques. Click here for more information. 

Clay workshops available at The Base in Greenham – further details here.

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• Photography

DSLR and Mobile Phone Photography/Video courses at New College, SwindonClick here for details. 
 
Photography for all ages and abilities at Newbury Photography Club. Weekly meetings with guest speakers and practical sessions. 
 
Photography for all ages and abilities at Thatcham Photo Club. Understand what all the buttons on your camera are for, improve the quality of the photographs you take, and gain confidence to experiment with new ideas.

Food & Wine

Novelty Cake Decorating for Beginners and Improvers at New College, Swindon. Learn how to produce your own show-stopper. Click here for details.

Honesty Cookery School near Newbury offers a mouth-watering range of cookery classes. Take a look at their exciting new course schedule, with courses ranging from patisserie and chocolate making through to authentic cookery from Sri Lanka and Turkey. Why not treat someone special to one of their courses or celebrate by booking an experience together? Can’t decide which course to give? Why not buy a voucher? For further information email cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

Ready to Cook with your 3-5 year old! Gruffalo-themed six-week course in West Ilsley to get your little ones confident in the kitchen, introduce healthy food in a fun way and learn where our food comes from. Book here or contact Flick at flick@ridgewaynutrition.co.uk 07799 647068. 

Wine courses (WSET Level 1) at GrapeSmith Wine Academy, Barrs Yard, Hungerford, the only local WSET-approved provider offering these internationally recognised wine qualifications. one-day WSET Level 1 courses monthly on last Sunday of the month. Wine-tasting packages also available. For more information email Polly on polly@grapesmith.co.uk, call 01488 680933 or visit the website.

Cooking and nutrition workshops at Maymessy Cookery School in West Challow for all ages, gardening and cookery life skills for disadvantaged young people. A beautiful venue over-looking the Ridgeway, Maymessy is available to hire. Please contact Anna Richards at anna@maymessy.com or 07960 489 677.

LoveFood cookery workshops in Marlborough. Fun, relaxed, small classes with Lucinda at lovefood.uk.com

Music, Dance & Drama

Music & Singing

Singing at the Corn Exchange in Newbury including community singing and lunchtime choir (for adults) and Makaton karaoke (for children and families) – further details here.

Harp Lessons with Ellie from Hands on Harps. Private tuition for ages 4+ in Hungerford. Ellie has published a book on how to play the rainbow harp, a new type of harp for anyone who thinks they can’t play a musical instrument. Contact Ellie on ellie@handsonharps.com 07388 929908 

Guitar, Bass and Ukulele lessons. Suitable for all ages and abilities, Individual and group lessons taught in a professional teaching studio in Marlborough. Visit morrissmusic.co.uk for more information or contact Daniel Morriss on 07919 288949 or daniel@morrissmusic.co.uk 

Guitar for Beginners classes available at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Family Ukulele at the Family Ukulele session at the Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury.

Beginners Accordian Course with Marlborough Accordion Orchestra  in Marlborough. 6-96 yrs old welcome. No musical experience required and accordians available to borrow.  

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Drama

Drama classes and courses are available at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. The Corn Exchange Youth Theatre has four age groups and welcomes performers aged from four to 19: there are also various classes and workshops for adults, including improv and theatre skills. 

Drama groups for all ages at The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor near Newbury. Theatre is a wonderful way to build confidence, develop performance skills and make long-lasting friendships. There are regular opportunities for all ages and abilities at The Watermill and now is the time to sign up for the autumn term. To find out more, click here or contact Emma on 01635 570934 or outreach@watermill.org.uk.

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Dance

Ballroom and Latin Dance courses from beginners to advanced at Newbury College. Step to it with a range of dance courses from beginners to advanced, including many styles from Ballroom and Latin to Charleston. Click here for details. 

Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dancing with Cheek2Cheek Dance. Friendly weekly beginners classes in Lambourn, Boxford and East Challow. Private lessons, wedding dance lessons, tea dances and Learn to Dance in Day events. Contact Alison on 07780 624784 or sign up to her Dance Lovers newsletter.

Dance – a range of dance classes catering for all ages and abilities is available at the Corn Exchange in Newbury for children and families and for adults.

Adult Ballet, Latin American & Ballroom Dancing classes available – go with the beat at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Contemporary dance, belly dance, freestyle, tap, street and ballet classes at The Beacon in WantageClick here for details (and scroll down).

Dance for Parkinson’s at the Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury is suitable for people with Parkinson’s and their carers to develop confidence, strength and relief from symptoms. Further details here.

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Stretch the Mind

Computing and digital business skills at Newbury College from September including Microsoft Excel for Beginners and Digital SLR Photography

Software training Learn how to manipulate digital images to get the best results from your photographs or improve your Microsoft Excel skills with a range of workshops designed to help you interrogate and manipulate your data. Beginners and Improvers classes available at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Hungerford University of the Third Age brings like-minded people together in small groups to explore learning opportunities in many varied subjects including languages, art, barn dancing, walking and geology. Events include regular coffee morning, speakers, theatre trips and barn dances. For more details please contact hungerfordu3a.org.uk in Hungerford

Maths e-learning courses with a personal on-line tutor for those who wish to work at their own pace on GCSE Maths or Functional Skills Maths – further details here. Newly available via the Berkshire School of English

Popular local maths tutor has vacancies for primary-school pupils, offering term-time and holiday booster sessions. Consultations and homeschooling sessions are also available. Contact Giselle Lategan on 01635 622584, text 07526 171573 or email g.hollyhock@outlook.com

Café Scientifique monthly science and engineering talks in Wantage. Explore the latest ideas for the price of a drink. Click here for details.

Bridge for for all levels with the Newbury Bridge Club – wide range of courses and competitions at Chieveley Village Hall. 

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Languages (including EFL/ESOL)

Language classes at Newbury College. Learn a new language with short courses including French, Italian and Spanish. Click here for details (select Leisure Courses).

Hola, Spanish Learning Club in Kintbury. Do you love to travel and want to interact with people you meet? Courses include New Beginner Spanish and Intermediate Spanish CoursesPrivate lessons available too.  Please contact Angela Quiroga on angela.spanishclub@gmail.com or visit their website.  

Turkish tuition available in Newbury from experienced language teacher Sena Yesirci. Choose from one-to-one, group or online sessions: specialist commercial tuition and sessions in your own home also available. For more details, visit her website or email sena@libarty.co.uk.

Great range of languages ranging from holiday tasters to conversation classes at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

French conversation morning (with coffee and croissant) last Saturday of month, hosted by Hungerford Twinning Association at the Hungerford Hub.

French Converstion at The Mix in Wantage

English as a Foreign Language at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury including EFL & Cambridge Exams Classes; subsidised ESOL English lessons in the community to build your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English with a wide range of courses; and subsidised English Employability and Progression Skills (LEAP) Courses for those looking to live and work in the UK. 

Adult Literacy classes for those struggling to read and write in English. Very small friendly groups at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury – details here. 

GCSE English Exam Preparation at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury for classes Year 9-11 pupils preparing for GCSE English. Affordable very small groups learn in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere – details here

Life in the UK (LIUK) & Citizenship Laser Progression Award for those preparing for Life in the UK Test. Classes at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury – details here.  

English e-learning courses from the Berkshire School of English in Newbury with a personal on-line tutor for those who wish to work at their own pace. GCSE English, Functional Skills English, ESOL & IELTS all available – details here.

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Skills & CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Computing and digital business skills at Newbury College from September including Microsoft Excel for Beginners and Digital SLR Photography

First-aid training in Marlborough for the confidence to step forward and help in an emergency including Basic Life Support Course (including defibrillator training) and Emergency First Aid at Work Accredited certificates available if required for your work or just come along to learn how to look after your family and friends. More details at worsleytraining.co.uk

Wide range of CPD courses including for those scared of Public Speaking or who to get to grips with their Digital Marketing at New College, Swindon. Other professional courses are on offer here.

English-language courses for professionals at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury (including English for Business Communication) for those working in a wide range of occupations – further details here.  

Train the Trainer courses at the Berkshire School of English in Newbury for those new to or interested in teaching and training or providing adult learning. Learn about the teaching and learning cycle, teaching and learning models and inclusive session planning – further details here.

Business Training courses at Newbury College covering a wide range of subjects. Click here for details.

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Fitness, Sports, Clubs & Fitness for Less Mobile

Fitness 

Love Lotte Fitness fun but challenging core strength and fitness classes using the bar at Herongate Club in HungerfordClick here for details (and video) or call Bernie on 07856 249074.

Aerial and Pole Fitness Classes: want to get fit without ‘working out’? Have fun instead learning aerial fitness (pole, hoop and silks). Private and group classes for adults and children with Bambi Newport in Newbury daytime and weekends. Total beginners welcome. Click here for details.

Nordic Walking turns a walk into a work-out with Wessex Nordic Walking around Marlborough, Swindon, Hungerford and Newbury. Free tasters, special poles provided. Contact Ashley on 07540 784 959.

Fitness at Audley Club at Inglewood near Kintbury offers members over 20 weekly classes; personal trainer on site; state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and sauna.  Click here for details or call 01488 687012.

Aqua aerobics at the Hungerford Leisure Centre. All-round, low-impact aerobic workout in the pool for all ages and abilities. Contact 01488 683 303 or visit their website.

High-energy workout classes at the Hungerford Leisure Centre including body attack, body pump, circuits and spin classes. Contact 01488 683 303 or visit their website.

Fitness at The Lambourn Centre various morning and evening classes for all abilities as well as gym membership, kids trampolining and gymnastics. Supervised gym sessions for 11-15 years in Lambourn. Contact 01488 73690 or visit their website.

PT & Fitness Classes with Claire at coreprogress.co.uk in Wantage. Pre- and post-natal exercise and running programmes available.

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Sports & Clubs

Fencing Classes for all ages and abilities at the Wantage Fencing Club. Visit website or Facebook page.

Ignition Tennis offers tennis tuition and courses for all levels of ability and runs junior and adult coaching in Chieveley, Hungerford, Kintbury, Malmesbury and Tilehurst for players of three years and above. For more information, visit their website.

Indoor Bowls for all ages and abilities. Discover this fun sport that provides healthy anaerobic excercise. Free taster sessions 28 & 29 Sept at West Berks Inddor Bowls Club in Newbury. Visit wbibc.co.uk for details.

Squash at Herongate Club in Hungerford. Two courts available for members and non-members. Click here for how to book.

Cycling UK Wantage local road cycling for all ages and abilities cyclingukwantage.org.uk.

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Fitness for Elderly & Less Mobile

Dance for Parkinson’s at the Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury is suitable for people with Parkinson’s and their carers to develop confidence, strength and relief from symptoms. Further details here.

Chair Based Exercise – Get Berkshire Active is taking its successful chair-based exercise sessions to Aldermaston – develop strength, balance and flexibility, while having fun and being social. The sessions really do become a key appointment in the diary each week so be quick to sign up for free taster session! Contact Caroline on 07739 509 824.

Carpet Bowls – new activity devised as a scaled-down version of indoor bowls and designed to be suitable for playing in small halls. Now available in Bucklebury. Free taster session in September.

Low-impact pure stretch and wellbeing aerobics classes at Hungerford Leisure Centre for complete beginners or for those returning from injury. Contact 01488 683 303 or visit their website.

Sit tall, stand strong (chair-based gentle exercise class) at the Lambourn Centre to improve mobility and prevent falls.  Contact 01488 73690 or visit their website.

Flexibility and mobility classes at the Hungerford Leisure Centre include body balance, a mind-and-body training class, yoga and pilates. Contact 01488 683 303 or visit their website.

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Life Skills

Power Tools for the Terrified and De-Clutter Marie Kondo-style with the Kon Mari™ method are just some of the courses on offer to improve your lifestyle at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

The CAP Money Course at Hungerford Methodist Church is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that helps you get to grips with your finances. Click here for details.

Eco Lifestyle Workshops hosted monthly by Packaging Not Included zero waste shop in Marlborough.

Community learning workshops at The Wantage Mix includes zero waste pop-up, upcycling and monthly repair café Wantage

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Mindfulness, Healing & Mental Wellbing

Mindfulness meditation to help you relax and stay relaxed!  Monthly Sunday Evening Restorative Meditation at New Era Theatre, Newbury pre-booking essential. Contact Gill from Mindful Medicine on gillian@mindful-medicine.co.uk if you are also interested in a weekly daytime class in Hungerford.  

Reiki, Meditation & Hypnobirthing Courses at The Wellbeing Clinic in Marlborough. Small classes with experienced instructors in a lovely venue. Click here for upcoming courses (use the category list to filter what you’re looking for).

A range of wellbeing events at the Corn Exchange in Newbury including creative writing and wellbeing day (for adults) and Take a Break to Create (for young people) – further details here.

Hypnobirthing courses – are you dreaming of a calm and positive birthing experience? Book a 1-2-1, Group or online Hypnobirthing course with Charlotte at my-birth.co.uk. Doula support also offered within 30 minutes of Newbury.

Remedial and preventative classes providing beneficial exercise for back pain and conditions including scoliosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, MS and several post-natal issues at The Wantage Pilates Studio. Click here to book your initial assessment or contact Julia on hello@wantagepilates.co.uk or 07806 270 207.

Reduce your Menopausal Mayhem and Learn how to Meditate – new courses available at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

MHFA Adult Mental Health Aware Half Day Course on Fri 11 Oct at Herongate Club, Hungerford. Book with Eleos

Mindfulness eight-week courses with Calm Quiet Space starting Weds 15 Jan 2020 in Great Bedwyn. Learn how to settle the chattering mind and spend more time living in the present moment, reducing the pressures and stress of everyday life. For information on taster sessions or to book your place contact Caroline on 07836 762702 or carolineqs@btopenworld.com 

Mental Health Mates regular walks and evening meetings in Newbury. For anyone affected by a mental health issue – your own, or that of someone close to you.  Please contact their Facebook page or Emma at mentalhealthmatesnewbury@gmail.com.

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Yoga & Pilates

Yoga at The Wellbeing Clinic in Marlborough. Small classes with experienced instructors in a lovely venue. Click here for upcoming courses (use the category list to filter what you’re looking for).

Hatha Yoga with Senior Teacher Beth Trotter classes in Newbury, Stockcross, Hungerford, Letcombe Regis and Childrey monthly Restoratiive Classes in Stockcross and Cotswolds Yoga Retreat Day Sat 5 Oct. Please visit beyoga.co.uk and use the discount code PENNYPOST to get £5 discount off any course or event booking. Contact Beth on beth@beyoga.co.uk or 07790 015762.

The Wantage Pilates Studio offers small weekly classes and one-to-one sessions to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. Click here to book your initial assessment or contact Julia  on 07806 270 207 or hello@wantagepilates.co.uk

Real MeYoga weekly hatha yoga classes in Newbury, Ashmansworth, Kingsclere and Highclere. Candlelit Sunday Deep Yoga Relax in Kingsclere. Contact joanna@realmeyoga.co.uk to book or visit realmeyoga.co.uk

Yoga: practise your poses at our Saturday Yoga class at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Pilates sessions available at the Corn Exchange in Newbury – further details here.

Kalm ‘n’ Kind Yoga: yoga classes and also weekly drop-in classes in Hampstead Norreys, Pangbourne and Tidmarsh. 1-1 tuition, workshops and retreats. Soulful Selfcare Sundays, an afternoon of yoga, relaxation and tea in Hampstead Norreys (all abilities). See kalmnkindyoga.co.uk. Contact Kim on info@kalmnkindyoga.co.uk or 07811 385411.

Oxfordshire Adult Learning: yoga for all abilities and ages at Hanney War Memorial Hall.  Relax, replenish your energy and enjoyment of life and exercise effectively with specialist yoga classes. For beginners, mixed ability, restorative (for a more gentle approach) and over-65s. Find out more.

Hatha Yoga with Olivia Boydall suitable for beginners and experienced yogis. Classes in Great Shefford and Lambourn. Contact Olivia on facebook or 07554 446502.

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Tai Chi & Martial Arts

Green Chi Tai Chi weekly chen style drop-in classes for beginners in Swindon, Newbury, Lambourn, Hungerford and Reading to relax and strengthen your body. One-day courses and 1-2-1 tuition also available with senior instructor Mark Jones. Visit greenchi.co.uk for details.

Matt Ward Karate for juniors in Bishopstone, Marlborough, Swindon, Watchfield, Wroughton, Ashbury, Chilton Foliat and Lambourn. Private adult sessions by appointment. Contact Matt Ward on Facebook or matt@mattwardkarate.co.uk or 07774 645 476.

Tai Chi: whether you’re a beginner or you want to re-establish the basics, then this is the course for you at New College, SwindonClick here for details.

Tai Chi sessions available at the Corn Exchange in Newbury – further details here.

Tai Chi with Kate learn flowing movements based on the Sun style for healing, pain relief, flexibility, strength, peace of mind and falls prevention. Classes in NewburyThatchamKintbury and Marlborough. Contact Kate on 07562 655877 or taichiwithkate@gmail.com or visit the website.

Taekwondo and kickboxing at The Beacon in WantageClick here for details (and scroll down).

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Animals & Outdoor Adventure

Dog Training Classes with Rhona from Paws 4 Transformation Puppy Training and Adult Improver classes in East Garston and Agility classes in Newbury. Book on 07976 620840 fb/paws4transformation.

Interactive dog first-aid courses in Newbury taught by a qualified veterinary nurse, suitable for dog owners, carers, walkers, sitters, kennel staff, dog training groups and societies. To book or for further information please visit the website and complete the enquiry form.
 

Guided Tours of The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys. Learn about the amazing animals and life in the rainforest from insect-eating plants to tree-dwelling snakes. Daily tours suitable for all ages. 

Nordic walking turns a walk into a work-out, improving your posture while enjoying the local countryside with Wessex Nordic Walking. in Marlborough, Swindon, Hungerford and Newbury. Free tasters, special poles provided. Contact Ashley on 07540 784 959.

Wildlife clubs for up to 16 year-olds who love wildlife, and want to do more to help BBOWT Wildlife Trust at Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham or a local site. For times and locations visit the website.  

Practical river restoration and surveying activities, with Action for the River Kennet, mainly in the Marlborough area. Email info@riverkennet.org or call 01672 512700.

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Young Family Fun

Forest First Toddler Group free outside fun on first Tuesday of the month at Growing2Gether near Kingsclere.

Wide range of kids’ activities including dance, music, crafts, and story-telling available at the Corn Exchange in Newbury – further details here.

First-aid training for children in Marlborough. Give your children skills for life. Mini Life-saver Courses for 5-9 years and Teen-Aiders for 10-14 year olds, or private bespoke groups at your venue when suits. Click here to book. More details at worsleytraining.co.uk.

Wildlife clubs for up to 16 years who love wildlife, and want to do more to help BBOWT Wildlife Trust at Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham or a local site. For times and locations visit the website.  

Baby-wearing Boogie is a fun and gentle movement class at the Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury, suitable for babies or toddlers. Click here to book.

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