Thursday 1st Stars and Banners – Windsor’s Knights and Ladies of the Garter

Arts Asia – Monoprinting on Paper

Learn how to use a roller press with visual artist, Bhajan Hunjan. An opportunity to create your own prints, taking inspiration from patterns found in architecture, tiles, textiles and embroideries across the Indian Sub-Continent. Booking essential. Ages 5+. Reading Museum. W:

Wednesday 31st

Family Activity Day – Leaping Frogs!

Make and decorate a frog with dangly legs – a fantastic decoration to hang at home. Shaw House, Newbury. W:

Teddy Bears Picnic

Enjoy making some ladybird-themed craft with your favourite teddy in the sun. £1 pay on the day. Organised by Reading Museum but the picnic will take place in Forbury Gardens (weather dependant). Reading Museum. W:

Young Rangers

Wildlife club for 8-12 year olds who love nature and wildlife at Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre.1- 3pm. W:

Try on some shining armour, meet a mail armour expert or make a sparkling Garter star to wear as you explore the home of Britain’s oldest and most senior band of knights. Running until 31st August (excl August 27th,28th,29th and 30th ). Windsor Castle. W:

Open Air Cinema – Mary Poppins Returns

Enjoy the ultimate open air cinema experience with Summer Screens at Shaw House. Shaw House, Newbury. W:

Summer Festival of Conservation and Sustainable Living

Running 1st-31st August. Featuring activities, special guests, green market, animal and plant talks, arts and crafts. Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys. W:

Friday 2nd

Watch Out… for the T-Rex Encounter at The Lexicon

This August, there’s more to The Lexicon than meets the eye… with the arrival of the T-Rex Encounter. You’ll not want to miss the breath-taking surprise waiting for you on The Avenue, outside Marks & Spencer and H&M. With a range of captivating, town-wide activities taking place from August 2nd -26th , there will be plenty for everyone in the family to explore! W:

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Enjoy an entirely bonkers tea party inspired by the up-coming outdoor theatre performance of Alice in Wonderland. Shaw House, Newbury. W:

Children’s Wildlife Photography Workshop with Iain Green

Learn all about taking photographs like a pro! Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham. W:

Dinosaur Discovery Trail at Peacock Meadows

Calling all dino-detectives! Explore the wild world of dinosaurs, solve a pre- historic crime and dig for treasure in woods and meadows. Meet: Jennett’s Park car park, off Swift Fields, Bracknell, RG12 8DY. £3.99 per participant. Booking essential. W:

Wild About Reading Family Picnic at The MERL

Games and activities on the theme of conservation, nature, gardening and wildlife. There will also be a reading zone and storytelling sessions, organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Free, drop in. 11am-2pm. The Museum of English Rural Life, RG1 5EX. W:

Saturday 3rd

Pirate and Mermaid Weekend The Pirates be taking over Wellington Country Park, so hoist up your main sail and set course! Also on 4th August. Wellington Country Park near Reading. W: www.wellington-country-park.


The River and Rowing Museum will be bursting with bears this summer from 3rd August-3rd November. River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames. W:

Three Ben in a Boat – Outdoor Theatre

Jerome K. Jerome’s classic tale of a boating holiday on the Thames with two friends. Cliveden House near Maidenhead. T: 0344 2491895 W:

Toontastic 3D

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends. Suitable for 8+ years. Also on 17th August. Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead. W:

Vlogging And Imovie

Bring your imagination to life through digital film making and Vlogging. You’ll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video. Suitable for 8+ years. Also on 17th August. Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead. W:

Family Workshop Fun With Photos

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. Learn how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects. Minimum age 5+ years. Also on 17th August. Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead. W:

Get Crafty with Stained Glass Windows – Family Craft Activity Day

Drop in for just £1 per child from 10.30am to 3.30pm also on 10th August. Don’t forget you can book a flight in their Spitfire simulator throughout the summer. T: 01628 780555 W:

IEL Tutors Numerical Reasoning 11+ courses designed for CEM style exams Verbal Reasoning Early GCSEs for Able, Gifted & Talented

07988 792565 Sun Street Centre,

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Mock Exams for 11+ & GCSEs KS2 (Maths & English)

Regular & Crash Courses KS3 &GCSE (Maths & Science) For more information, please email: 36 SUMMER HOLIDAY ISSUE 2019 Go to for thousands more great days out

Ages 4–18

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