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Berkshire is gearing up for a sizzling summer and that means a line-up of events and festivals is coming your way! Celebrate all things special about the sunnier season and mark up your calendar with these great family days out, right on your doorstep.

Saturday 6th July Parkway’s Summer Street Party

Don’t miss the return of Parkway’s stunning Street Party on Saturday 6th July, 10am-5pm. Enjoy stunning free live entertainment, from acrobats, local artists, street magicians and Punch & Judy! You can also take advantage of some incredible shopper discounts on the day including 20% off at H&M, Dapper Street, Jack Wills and many more! Shoppers can pick up a party pass on entry which will also entitle them to FREE strawberries & cream and a FREE fruit punch in the John Lewis garden. W:

Saturday 13th July

Summer Mile Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse

The Summer Mile Racing Weekend will showcase elite Flat racing, including the £110,000 Group 2 Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile. This Family Raceday will feature a dedicated and separate family zone themed around ‘My First Festival’, with a host of attractions to thrill children aged 4-15. Between races, little ones can participate in a Teddy Bears’ Picnic or go on fairground rides and ride ponies. There will also be storytelling, magicians, balloon modelling, face painting, jugglers and a soft play area. Older siblings can challenge one another with high ropes, gravity boot dance classes and much more. Tickets from £20 for adults with all children under 18 going free. W:

Friday 19th – Sunday 28th July

Something for everyone at Reading Fringe Festival!

Where can you see the country’s only puppet bus on a busy high street, hear stories inside a whale in a shopping centre and, most amazingly of all, somehow make maths fun? That would be Reading Fringe Festival from 19th-28th July. From Bring Your Own Baby Comedy and sing-a-long fun to workshops and magic shows, the festival is building on its reputation from bringing the best in theatre, music and comedy from across the UK and Europe to Reading by offering family entertainment for all ages. W:

Sunday 28th July

Free family fun and first-class racing combine at Newbury Racecourse

The Dubai International Arabian Races returns to Newbury Racecourse with top class Arabian racing, family entertainment and the chance to win huge prizes, with one lucky racegoer winning a brand-new car, a Picanto 2 from Kia Snows of Newbury. With free admission for everyone, there are free gifts, prize draws, competitions and plenty of children’s entertainment as well as free ‘goodie bags’ packed with gifts for the younger racing fans. Children with a creative flare can enter the Best Homemade Children’s Hat competition, for budding photographers a Selfie Competition, both offering iPads for the winners. The action on the track is equally exciting – it’s a family day not to be missed! W:

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