Plenty going on locally to keep the sprogs busy this Summer Holiday, including days out, camps & courses, free fun ideas and childcare options for busy parents.
Event & Activity Diary for Kids
LEGO Expo Vale & Downland Museum till 31 Aug Wantage
Camp Adventure till 23 Aug Hungerford
Football Camps till 29 Aug Swindon
Learn English until 30 Aug Newbury
The Living Rainforest Summer Festival till 31 Aug Hampstead Norreys
Cricket Camps 29 & 30 Aug Hungerford
Watermill: Revolting Rhymes 19 Aug – 23 Aug Newbury
Summer Fun Day Weds 21 Aug Thatcham
Fun at the Farm Weds 21 Aug Great Shefford
LEGO Workshop Weds 21 Aug Wantage
LEGO Workshop Weds 23 Aug Wantage
St Lawrence Holiday Club Tues 27 – 30 Aug Hungerford
Free Family Fun Day at Growing2Gether Tues 27 Aug nr Kingsclere
Fun at the Farm Weds 28 Aug Great Shefford
Fred in the Shed Show Weds 28 Aug Thatcham
LEGO Workshop Weds 28 Aug Wantage
Mini Life-Savers Course Fri 30 Aug Marlborough
LEGO Workshop Fri 30 Aug Wantage
Holiday Drama Workshop 2-3 September Kintbury
DROP THEM OFF/CHILDCARE
Let Them Play Holiday Camps with MNR Coaching, Newbury & Hungerford
Avenue Adventure Clubs at Mildenhall and Savernake for 5 – 12 yrs. Childcare facilities also available there and at their Aldbourne and Marlborough nurseries.
STFC Summer Football Courses 30 Jul – 29 Aug Swindon, Ramsbury, Marlborough
Camp Adventure 29 Jul – 23 Aug Hungerford Leisure Centre
Innov8 Sportz Summer Holiday Club for 4 – 11yrs (includes sports, activities, arts and craft 8am to 6pm) at Hungerford Primary School
Summer Camps 29 July – 30 Aug Riverside Community Centre, Newbury
Make & Do Summer Club 31 July, 1, 2, 7 – 9, and 14 – 16 Aug Newbury
Musical in a Week 5 – 9 Aug Newbury
Play in a Day 12 Aug Newbury
Matt Ward Karate Camp – for 6+ yrs, 9am – 3pm Wednesdays in Swindon, Thursdays in Lambourn
Holiday Drama Workshop 2-3 Sep Kintbury
ExCLUEsive Escape Game in Newbury – can your team solve the clues to escape in 60 minutes?
Family Fun at Sandham Memorial Chapel First World War – hands on First World War history, I Spy Senses Trail, picnic area & more
The Living Rainforest in Hamsptead Norreys – discover lots of exotic creatures & enjoy their Summer Festival throughout August:
Didcot Railway Centre – learn about various parts of history with models, events, and railway experience days available
Go Ape – A high ropes adventure course in Bracknell, Go Ape is a fantastic day out to challenge your fears and have fun high up in the canopy of the trees
The Beacon, Wantage – With all sorts of theatre, film, comedy, and more, The Beacon is a hotspot for the arts in Berkshire
Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you
PP Guide to Places to Visit – Our personal list of the best local places to visit all year round
Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage offers lots of interactive fun for kids (see video below!)
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 – Aside from the usual exhibits, the museum in Wantage also hosts wonderful events for the whole family
Thatcham Youth Summer Fun Days Tues 13, Weds 21 & Weds 28 Aug
Wantage Library – Hosts various events that are great for kids and adults alike!
Savernake Forest – lots of lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough
For Primary Aged Kids
Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?
Cook up a storm – have fun taking over the kitchen!
Thatcham Festival Photography Competition – for young people living or studying in the Thatcham area
Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors
Swimkidz Summer Course – develop and improve key swimming skills!