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2019
6:30 pm Summer Reading Party @ Hungerford Bookshop & Courtyard
Summer Reading Party @ Hungerford Bookshop & Courtyard
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer Reading Party @ Hungerford Bookshop & Courtyard | England | United Kingdom
An Invitation… July 23rd, Hungerford Bookshop & Courtyard 6:30-8:30. Free event. Get your holiday reading sorted. Join our booksellers and some brilliant authors for a get-together to chat about some hot new reads to see[...]
Jul
24
Wed
2019
8:00 am Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library
Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Abstract Reality Exhibition at Newbury Library Two artists under 1 roof – Bringing together abstract acrylic paint pours and detailed watercolour pencil portraits. June 1st – August 3rd 2019 Caroline Moore and Ross Buckner will[...]
9:30 am Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops @ The Base | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Make your summer brick-tastic with a visit to The Base and the chance to build your own designs using LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the[...]
9:30 am Erebus and Aether Exhibition, Va... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Erebus and Aether Exhibition, Va... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Erebus and Aether Exhibition, Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
A collection of contemporary art from Esa – concerning how human existence is adapting to this technological age.   In the collection, Esa photographs wild plants at the end of their life cycle and uses inks and[...]
9:30 am Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library | United Kingdom
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library Join in with our fun free Rhymetime sessions for the under-fives! There will be plenty of singing and nursery rhymes, as well as some soft toys and musical instruments to[...]
9:45 am Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Jul 24 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Computer Lessons for beginners Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ 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
Jul 24 @ 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 Jane Corbett Open Studios @ 1 New Hayward Farm Cottages
Jane Corbett Open Studios @ 1 New Hayward Farm Cottages
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jane Corbett Open Studios @ 1 New Hayward Farm Cottages | Newtown | England | United Kingdom
Jane has been awarded a place to study for an MA in Glass and Ceramics at the prestigious Royal College of Art and her summer open studio is a chance to see her extraordinary new[...]
11:00 am Rhyme Time for the under fives a... @ Marlborough Library
Rhyme Time for the under fives a... @ Marlborough Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhyme Time for the under fives at Marlborough Library @ Marlborough Library | England | United Kingdom
Weekly rhyme time for little ones! No booking required
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am at Hungerford Library. For more information please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for under 3 years Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for 0-2 years Wednesdays. 11.00-11.30am, term time only, at Theale Library No charge, but voluntary donations welcome. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287    
2:00 pm English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ Hungerford Library
English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ Hungerford Library
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
English Conversation Group Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session. Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library. For more information please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282[...]
2:30 pm Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ Newbury Library
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ Newbury Library
Jul 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library Drop in and bring your knitting with you. Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm. For more information, please contact the library: 01189 833632 or email:[...]

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

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Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops until 8 Sep Greenham

Learn English until 30 Aug Newbury

LEGO Expo Vale & Downland Museum 27 Jul – 31 Aug Wantage

Watermill Drama Taster Day Sat 27 July, Thatcham

Watermill Theatre Free Taster Day Sun 28 July Newbury

Watermill: Story Adventures 29 – 31 July Newbury

SwimKidz Summer Holiday Course 29 July – 2 Aug Hermitage

Camp Adventure 29 Jul – 23 Aug Hungerford 

Swimming Crash Course 29 July – 2 Aug Hungerford

Football Camps 30 Jul – 29 Aug Swindon, Ramsbury, Marlborough

Fun at the Farm Weds 31 July Great Shefford

Make and Do Summer Club 31 July – 16 Aug Newbury

 

Learn English 15 Jul – 30 Aug Newbury

LEGO Expo Vale & Downland Museum 27 Jul – 31 Aug Wantage

Watermill: Story Adventures 29 – 31 July Newbury

Football Camps 30 Jul – 29 Aug Swindon, Ramsbury, Marlborough

Make and Do Summer Club 31 July – 16 Aug Newbury

The Living Rainforest Summer Festival 1 – 31 Aug Hampstead Norreys

Swimming Crash Course 5 – 9 Aug Hungerford

Watermill: Musical in a Week 5 – 9 Aug Newbury

Cinema Club at the Corn Exchange 6, 13 Aug Newbury 

Woodland Photography Workshop Wed 7 Aug nr Oxford

Watermill: Play in a Week 12 Aug – 16 Aug Newbury

Play in a Day at the Corn Exchange 12 Aug Newbury

Watermill: Scripts, Scenes, and Scenarios 12 – 16 Aug Newbury

Watermill: Musical Theatre Afternoon 12 – 16 Aug Newbury

Animal Handling Session Tues 13 Aug Thatcham

Fun at the Farm Weds 14 Aug Great Shefford

Swimming Crash Course 15 – 99 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

Fun at the Farm Weds 28 Aug Great Shefford

St Lawrence Holiday Club 27-30 Aug Hungerford

Fred in the Shed Show  Weds 28 Aug Thatcham

Mini Life-Savers Course 30 Aug Marlborough

Holiday Drama Workshop 2-3 September Kintbury

DAYS OUT

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

Vale & Downland Museum – Aside from the usual exhibits, the museum in Wantage also hosts wonderful events for the whole family

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

DROP THEM OFF/CHILDCARE

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

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 Teens

Looking for summer holiday work? Visit Redcrest Events to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a marquee rigger
 
Thatcham Festival Photography Competition – for young people living or studying in the Thatcham area
 
Have Fun Geocaching – turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?

For Primary Aged Kids

Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?

50 Things to Do Before You’re 11– how many can you cross off the list?

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

SPACE CHASE Summer Reading Challenge – register online or visit your local library

Swimkidz Summer Course – develop and improve key swimming skills!

 

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