Plenty going on locally to keep the sprogs busy, free fun ideas and childcare options for busy parents.
Forest First Toddler Group free outside fun on first Tuesday of the month at Growing2Gether near Kingsclere.
Under 5s Fun Alfie’s Stay & Play for under 5s at Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage for playtime, making and stories (optional) every first Thur of the month.
Aerial Fun for kids with Bambi Newport. Learn new skills of aerial hoop, aerial silks and aerial sling. Upside down fun for 7 years upward. A great theme for a party!
Art & Craft for Young People at The Base in Greenham.
Dance, music, crafts, and story-telling for kids at the Corn Exchange’s Learning Centre in Newbury.
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. More details on the website.
Hungerford Rugby Juniors offer fun, fitness and friendship for boys and girls aged 6 to 18 yrs old – more details here
Family Fun at Sandham Memorial Chapel First World War – hands on First World War history, I Spy Senses Trail, picnic area and more
ExCLUEsive Escape Game in Newbury: can your team solve the clues to escape in 60 minutes?
The Living Rainforest in Hamsptead Norreys: discover exotic creatures and plants and learn about sustainability
Didcot Railway Centre – brings alive railway history with models, events and railway experience days
The Rose of Hungerford canal trips for all the family
Crofton Beam Engines near Great Bedwyn
Go Ape – high ropes adventure course in Bracknell
Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you
For more ideas, visit PP Guide to Places to Visit our personal list of the best local places to visit year-round
FUN FOR FREE
Five Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids – local stand-up comic Toni Kent shares her top tips on low budget parenting…
West Berkshire Libraries – with all sorts of fun and educational events
Vale & Downland Museum – interactive fun for the whole family
Wantage Library – lots of events that are great for the family!
Faringdon Cycle Park – free track that also offers bike lessons for all ages
Savernake Forest – lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough
Snelsmore Common – outdoor fun yearround exploring this varied heathland
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham – great adventure playground, lakeside cafe and activity centre, trails & picnic areas
Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?
Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors
Cook up a Storm
Let the kids take over the kitchen (with a bit of supervision!) and cook a meal for the family. Or why not experiment with some healthy snacks for packed lunches?
If you like savoury snacks that taste good and are filling too then try this cheesey flapjack recipe which has the thumbs up from Hungerford
The perfect recipe to get kids eating kale, one of the most nutrient dense greens in the world. Kale is quite tough, and not always