Lots to do this Summer Holiday in our local area – cllck pink text for more details!

Activities for Kids & Families

Matt Ward Karate Camp for 6+ yrs, 9am – 3pm Wednesdays in Swindon, Thursdays in Lambourn
Wantage Town Animal Hunt entry forms £2 from The Toy Planet
Love Nature Photo Competition organised by GreenFest 2020 for under 16 yr olds, enter by 30 Aug

Hungerford Family Food Trail pick up a form from Hungerford Arcade or Crown Needlework and find 12 clues up the High Street.

£2 entry donation. Correct entries entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of goodies!

Paint your own pottery 
at Blue Beetle Ceramics in Thatcham or enjoy a take-away kit at home.

Book with Lorna via facebook, call 01635 292539 or email bluebeetleceramicscafe@gmail.com


Live Escape Game in Newbury

15 – 50% discounts in August!

Exciting & challenging adventure for 10+ years (adults will have fun too).

Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage has exciting kids activities throughout the summer holidays:
☀️ Step in the Story
☀️ History Detectives
☀️ How did Anglo Saxons brush their hair?
☀️ Travel through Time




Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage offers lots of interactive fun for kids 

Crofton Beam Engines lots to explore. Cafe closed in 2020 but you can bring your own picnic. Free entry.

Go Ape – A high ropes adventure course in Bracknell.

Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you.

Reading Climbing Centre

PP Guide to Places to Visit – Our personal list of the best local places to visit all year round (check their current availability)



Five Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids – local stand-up comic Toni Kent shares her top tips on low budget parenting…

West Berkshire Museum’s free summer craft activity sheets and a writing competition to enjoy at home

SILLY SQUAD Summer Reading Challenge – register online or visit your local library

Savernake Forest – lots of lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough

Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham

Beat the Bug daily holiday activity planner

Splash Park in Victoria Park, Newbury open to 8 children at a time.

Crofton Beam Engines near Great Bedwyn. Lots to explore. Cafe closed in 2020 but you can bring your own picnic. Free entry.

Wilton Windmill – lovely site to vist & have a picnic

Visit Pewsey Vale – beautiful countryside to explore on foot or bike

Monster Hero Safari Trail in Thatcham (free for first 100 families, then £2 per family)

Lots more family fun organised by Thatcham Town Council

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!


Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors


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