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Summer Events | What’s On & Days Out With Kids in Berkshire

23 July - 4 September

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Find great ideas for days out with kids in Berkshire and the best family friendly events happening summer 2022. The Berkshire summer holiday activities guide is packed full with big family days out or smaller, local ideas.  From Newbury to Reading and Slough to Bracknell, we’ve got it all.  If you’re working and need childcare, then check out the summer holiday camps in Berkshire or check out our Oxfordshire summer holiday activities guide or what’s on for summer Bucks guide or head over to Surrey for the summer events there.

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It’s all out fun this summer at Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead.  As always they have a jam packed line up with something for all ages and interests.  There are lively theatre performances, movie screenings and workshops.  Don’t forget to book your place at a kite making workshop in advance of the big summer finale.  The free Kite Festival takes place at Boyn Park on Sunday 4th September with kite flying, live music and local food vendors.

What’s On In Berkshire Summer 2022

Half day & full day camps at The Little Gym (Windsor)

A combination of magical themes, gymnastics, games, crafts, and fun with playful, engaged teachers for children 3-12 years.

Summer adventures at Odds Farm (Wooburn Common)

Head down to Odds Farm Park for acres of amazing outdoor adventures, splash-tastic sand & water play, entertainment, animal encounters and stacks more fun!

Sparkle Bright  Summer at Stonor Park’s adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow (near Henley on Thames)

Summer holiday events for kids 2022

Master Builders Brick Building Workshop perfect for Lego fans (Woodcote) 22nd July

Join the Master Builders Club on this brick building LEGO adventure to ‘another world.’ Bring your pickaxe and your imagination as we ‘mine’ with Steve and try to survive Zombie and Creeper encounters. Don’t worry if you are not a Minecraft fan as this workshop has something for everyone.

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Summer Singalong Concertini at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 23rd July

Bring the whole family and enjoy an entertaining 45 minutes of musical theatre tunes and family favourites including songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Encanto. Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and bis kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Maidenhead Festival 23rd – 24th July FREE

The family-focused event will feature music, fairground, stalls and side shows and if you’re lucky you might spot a friendly clown or acrobat!

Windsor & Eton Brocas Fair (Eton) 22nd July – 7th August

Traylen’s Funfair are back for 2022 with their traditional fairground rides at Brocas Field in Eton.

Summer Love Festival at Prospect Park (Reading) 22nd July

All new Reggae & Ska festival Summer Love comes to Readings’s Prospect Park, featuring performances from ASWAD, The Dualers, General Levy, Kiko Bun and Reggae Roast.

Beale Park Safari Summer Weekend (Lower Basildon) 23rd – 24th July

Go wild this summer and join us for two Safari Summer weekends . Entertainers will be delighting our visitors with balloon modelling and face painting, while a bubble performer floats larger-than-life bubbles into the party atmosphere.

Berkshire Balloon Extravaganza (Newbury) 23rd July

Head to Newbury Showground this summer and witness Awesome Hot Air Balloons, Death Defying Demonstrations, Adrenaline Fueled Stunts and a Full Action Extravaganza!

Marvellous Festival at Dinton Pastures (Hurst, near Wokingham) 23rd – 24th July

Marvellous, the annual tribute festival returns to Dinton Pastures. A great music and summer fun for all the family in a wonderful setting and the circus is arriving too!

Spectacular Sports Weekend at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 23rd – 24th July

As you journey around the Park, explore 4 different sports. Visit Reading FC, try out their Penalty Shoot Out Speed Cage, Riseley Tennis Club will be back  and come and meet Tic Tac Skate school.

Beale Park Safari Summer Weekend (Lower Basildon) 23rd – 24th July

Go wild this summer and join us for two Safari Summer weekends . Entertainers will be delighting our visitors with balloon modelling and face painting, while a bubble performer floats larger-than-life bubbles into the party atmosphere.

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 29th July

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

Catch That Beast at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 30th July

A magical, deliciously silly children’s theatre show about how we interact with wild things and how the youngest among us might bring about change.

The Greatest Showman open air cinema at Dinton Pastures (Hurst, near Wokingham) 30th July

Step right up… and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all.

Summer Crafts & Bouncy Castles at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 30th – 31st July

Ministry of Science Live at the Corn Exchange (Newbury) 30th July

Expect 20ft liquid nitrogen clouds, exploding oxygen and hydrogen balloons, fire tornadoes, hydrogen bottle rockets, ignited methane and even a self-built hovercraft!

Oaken Grove Park Family Fun Day (Maidenhead) 31st July

A family fun day in Maidenhead with lots of activities, rides, inflatables, food, drink, stalls and much more.

Superhero Adventure Trail (Newbury) 1st – 27th August

Enter mission control at the Corn Exchange where you will transform into your superhero character before heading out on an immersive adventure around the town centre. Following a map and using your magic goggles to help you navigate, you will meander to different locations looking for clues and puzzles to complete as part of your quest.

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Errol’s Garden interactive musical at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 3rd – 4th August

Filled with catchy songs, big ideas and a passion for plants, Errol’s Garden is an interactive musical for audiences aged 3 – 11 years and their grownups live on stage

Master Builders Brick Building Workshop perfect for Lego fans (Reading) 3rd August

Dust off your Airship and Shrink Ray as Master Builder meets the Minions! Join us on this crazy brick building LEGO adventure with everyone’s favourite little yellow henchmen and the infamous Gru.

Big Dinosaur Weekend at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 5th – 7th August

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 5th August

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

Basingstoke & District miniature locomotive railway public running (Basingstoke) 7th August

Master Builders Brick Building Workshop perfect for Lego fans (Henley-On-Thames) 8th August

Are you ready for a brick building LEGO journey around the world? Pack your suitcase as Phileas Fogg has spare tickets and has asked our Master Builders to join him on a trip of a lifetime!

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Pigs & Bears Don’t Come In Pairs! children’s theatre at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 12th – 13th August

Well loved stories, retold with puppets, original music and a perfectly petite pop up set.

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 12th August

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

Summer Fun & Bouncy Castles at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 13th-14th August

Maidenhead Maize Maze & PYO Sunflowers (Cookham) 13th – 29th August

Pick your own sunflowers, pose for a photo in the wildflowers, and weave your way through our bee trail (look out for all our busy bees working hard!). There are crafts to make, ice creams to eat and food to enjoy.

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 19th August

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

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Family Concertini with the Estrellas at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 20th August

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for 45 minutes of the biggest soul and Motown sounds of the 60’s! Best suited for ages 0-8 years.

Pinewood Miniature Railway (Wokingham) 21st August

Trains depart every few minutes, no advanced bookings are taken, just turn up on the afternoon. Rides are £1.50 each or £5 for 4. Under threes travel free.

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Dinosaur Trail at Black Park 22nd – 26th August

See if you can follow the map and fill out the quiz sheet to find all the dinosaurs hidden in the woods at Black Park.

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 26th August

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

Wokingham Festival 2022 (Wokingham) 27-29th August

Wokingham Festival 2022 is back for the August Bank Holiday Weekend for three days of excellent live music, delicious food and drink and a range of activities to keep the little ones entertained.

Summer Crafts & Bouncy Castles at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 27th-29th August August

Bouncy Castles at Wellington Country Park (near Reading) 20th-21st August

Master Builders Brick Building Workshop perfect for Lego fans (Sonning Common) 2nd September

Dust off your Airship and Shrink Ray as Master Builder meets the Minions! Join us on this crazy brick building LEGO adventure with everyone’s favourite little yellow henchmen and the infamous Gru.

Bracknell Forest Festival (Bracknell) 24th August – 4th September

The event will see the return of the mighty tree giants and a full programme of entertainment and education.

Den building masterclass for kids at Basildon Park (near Pangbourne) 2nd September

Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of the bookable den building sessions.  Sessions are free with admission but places must be reserved in advance)

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Kite Festival (Maidenhead) 4th September FREE

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community in Maidenhead! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join into fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!  As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and live music.

Basingstoke & District miniature locomotive railway public running (Basingstoke) 4th September

Days Out With Kids in Berkshire

If you’re looking for inspiration for a great family day out in Berkshire, we have lots of mum reviews.

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California Country Park is a favourite with it’s sensory garden, fantastic play park and woodland adventure trail.

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Close to California Country Park, Dinton Pastures makes a great place to explore with kids.  Not only does it have a fantastic play park but a little cycle paths around the lake and lots of water sports.

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If the weather heats up this summer then find all the best splash parks, paddling pools and outdoor pools in Berkshire.

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Grab your bike and head out to discover Berkshire in the most wonderful way on a family bike ride.

For more inspiration why not try our A to Z challenge and see how many you can tick off this summer.

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Step into a storybook and discover the treetop adventure playground, Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park (near Henley on Thames). For those with an adventurous spirit you can climb up a spiral of steps  to the top look-out deck, crawl through tunnels, scramble along a netted tube or along bridges and there’s plenty for little kids too.

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23 July
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4 September
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