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What’s On For Kids: Easter Holidays in Berkshire

29 March - 14 April

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Find out what’s on for kids, the best Easter holiday activities, Easter trails and places to explore for fun family day out in Berkshire 2024.

I love the Easter school holidays with the arrival of spring and the chance to get back outdoors for some family fun or bluebell walk.  Here’s the bumper Red Kite Days guide to all the best family friendly Easter holiday activities in Berkshire to keep the kids busy. Or stay at home and try out these Easter crafts and recipes and if you’re working then check out the Easter holiday clubs in Berkshire.


Ascot Spring Family Raceday is fully packed with a range of FREE activities to bring out the adventurous side in you while experiencing some animal encounters and meeting the Gruffalo.   Don’t forget under 18’s go free with a paying adult.

Easter Holiday Activities in Berkshire 2024

Easter Egg Hunts & Trails in Berkshire

Easter trail at Stonor Park Tumblestone Hollow (Stonor, near Henley) 29th March – 14th April

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Tumblestone Hollow’s popular Easter Trail returns to the magical woodland play area at Stonor Park near Henley-on-Thames this Easter, alongside a new nature walk to help young adventurers make plenty of ‘hoppy’ memories during the school holiday.

Full of Easter riddles that must be solved in order to protect The Dark Stone from The Moon Witch. Starting at Tumblestone Hollow adventure play area and weaving through Stonor’s formal gardens and woodland, crack the password to receive a chocolate Easter treat at the end.

Family Theatre, Live Music and Puppets

  • Wendy & Peter Pan at the Waterside (Bagnor, Newbury) 23rd – 30th March
  • Interactive sound & light installation Easter Experience at St Laurence Church (Reading) FREE 29th March

Rubbish Shakespeare at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 2nd April

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Enemies. Balconies. Kissing… sausage rolls!? Three idiots perform Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, using only a box of tatty wigs, a worn floral dress, and a burst airbed they found by the bins.  Featuring clowning, slapstick and knowingly mischievous storytelling, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ The List production is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare – or even theatre itself!

Morgan & West Massive Magic Show at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 2nd April

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Roll up, roll up! Morgan & West are back with a Massive Magic Show For Kids (and their childish grown-ups)! Expect gawps, gasps and guffaws in this relentlessly funny and fantastical magic filled extravaganza, guaranteed to delight those aged five and 105, and indeed everyone in between!

  • There’s a Monster in Your Show at the Corn Exchange (Newbury) 2nd – 5th April

Hermit at Norden Farm (Maidehead) 3rd April

Hermit is a silly, funny and intriguing show about a quiet, tall man living in a teeny tiny house.

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 3rd April

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!

  • Rude Science at Anvil Arts (Basingstoke) 3rd April
  • Princess Smartypants Waterside (Bagnor, Newbury) 4th – 6th April

Dreamcoat Starts at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 4th April

Experience the UK’s biggest and best night of musical smash-hits! A concert like no other, with everyone’s favourite West End and Broadway classics, including Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and the toe-tapping Jersey Boys.

Cartoon Circus Live at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 5th April

All the fun of the circus comes to The Kenton this Easter holidays when the laughter-packed stage show Cartoon Circus Live combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.

  • Sing-a-Long Matilda at the Hexagon (Reading) 5th April
  • Hermit at South Street (Reading) 6th April
  • Shark in the Park at Anvil Arts (Basingstoke) 6th April

Museum of Marvellous Things at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 6th April

With giant puppets, magical effects, interactive storytelling, LIVE original music and a chance to make your own special puppet, this is a fun-filled family show.

  • Easter Panto at Anvil Arts (Basingstoke) 6th April
  • Rude Science Live at the Hexagon (Reading) 7th April

Goldilocks at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 8th April

Join Goldilocks, the girl with the lovely locks and her jar of magical honey, as she befriends a family of bears and teaches everyone the value of sharing. But watch out for Selfish Sid who, on hearing that the honey is magical, hatches a nasty plan to steal it from Goldilocks.

  • Rumble Under the Jungle at Reading Rep (Reading) 10th – 12th April FREE

In The Dead of Night at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 11th April

In the Dead of the Night brings to life a little girl’s imagination, a tale about being brave and choosing to face your fears, and eventually about being a loving sibling, two messages that audiences can relate to.

  • The Museum of Marvellous Things at the Corn Exchange (Newbury) 11th April
  • Bach to Baby family concert (Reading) 12th April
  • Andy & The Odd Socks at Anvil Arts (Basingstoke) 12th April

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 12th April

Join comedian and children’s author Olaf Falafel for an hour of kid’s comedy which is now 20% more stupider than ever before.

  • The Amazing Bubble Man at Anvil Arts (Basingstoke) 12th April

Harry Styles Tribute at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 12th April

With stunning vocals and captivating stage presence, The Harry Styles Tribute show brings to life the award-winning music that has seen its Golden singer shoot to stardom.

Indoor Easter Holiday Kids Activities

Explore! Day Taster Workshops at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 29th March

Discover new worlds with your friends and family with Explore Day on Friday 29 March at Norden Farm. Choose from over 35 workshops – from screen printing to chocolate lollipop making!

A day packed with workshops for children, families and young people.  There will be drumming, drama, dance, chocolate making, fine art and animation and so much more. What will you be trying? Tickets are £4.50 per workshop or take part in 4 workshops for £16 per person.

  • Children’s Easter Printmaking at the Corn Exchange (Newbury) 30th March
  • Easter Family Fun Day at the Narrowboat (Reading) 31st March FREE

Master Builders Club Easter brick building workshop (Caversham + Sonning Common) 2nd April

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Suitable for children aged 5+ who love LEGO. Just bring your imagination to a Master Builders Club holiday workshop.  This Easter they have a Wonka and Chocolate Factory theme.

Arts & Crafts sessions at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 13th April

Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Springtime Arts and Crafts.

Nick Sharratt’s Drawalong at Norden Farm (Maidenhead) 9th – 10th April

Join much-loved children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt in a family-friendly, fun-filled drawalong for all ages.

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29 March
14 April
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