What's On

Aug
14
Fri
2020
10:00 am Summer Messy Museum Days – Clay ... @ West Berkshire Museum
Summer Messy Museum Days – Clay ... @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Messy Museum Days - Clay seals @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom
Summer Messy Museum Days – Clay seals Make a giant seal out of air-drying clay, design your own emblem on it and then paint it with glossy paint.  You can then use it at home[...]
Aug
16
Sun
2020
2:30 pm Heritage Walk: Market Place & Ch... @ Corn Exchange
Heritage Walk: Market Place & Ch... @ Corn Exchange
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Market Place & Cheap St @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom
Heritage Walk: Market Place & Cheap St Starting in the Market Place, the site of the Guildhall, the stocks and Queen Victoria’s statue, and then following a path towards the railway station, including the site[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2020
10:00 am Family Activity Day – Nutmeg @ Shaw House
Family Activity Day – Nutmeg @ Shaw House
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Family Activity Day - Nutmeg @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom
Family Activity Day – Nutmeg Today’s Indonesian-inspired craft will be to make a puppet from card, a straw and paint sticks. This summers are craft days are themed around the places that some of the[...]
2:30 pm Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury @ Corn Exchange
Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury @ Corn Exchange
Aug 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom
Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury A walk to explore Newbury in the 16th century, when the cloth industry was thriving locally, visiting historic locations and surviving buildings.  It includes the Guildhall which used to stand in[...]
5:00 pm Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Sh...
Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Sh...
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping @ England | United Kingdom
When: Every Wednesday of August 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Wantage Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AB Cost: Free Take the opportunity to visit Wantage and support local traders all through August! Local[...]
Aug
21
Fri
2020
10:00 am Summer Messy Museum Days – Wonde... @ West Berkshire Museum
Summer Messy Museum Days – Wonde... @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Messy Museum Days - Wonderful Wedgewood @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom
Summer Messy Museum Days – Wonderful Wedgewood Make your own blue and white pottery hanging decoration using air-drying clay, a mould, paint and ribbon. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome.[...]
Aug
23
Sun
2020
2:00 pm Car Treasure Hunt @ Sports Club
Car Treasure Hunt @ Sports Club
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Car Treasure Hunt @ Sports Club | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Lambourn Carnival Car Treasure Hunt Sunday 23rd August 2020 Start from 2:00pm – 2:30pm £5 per car An afternoon of fun exploring local villages! Collect your clues from the Sports Club Carpark, Bockhampton Road, Lambourn[...]

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

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

50% off Mon to Wed 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

 

DAYS OUT

 

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)

 

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 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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