We’ve put together a guide to half term events in and around West Berkshire. If you know of anything that we’ve missed or if you’re holding an event that you’d like us to add then please get in touch. Remember that we also have our ‘What’s On‘ section with its handy day to day listings.

We would advise checking that all details are correct and up to date before going along to an event.

Cobbs Play Barn

Bake & Play – Wednesday 30th May at 1pm, £12 per child.

Bake chocolate chunk muffins at Cobbs Play Barn. Advance booking is essential – see the website for more details.

Eddie Catz

Make a Superhero Bear Workshop – Tuesday 29th May 10am-1pm (for 4-9 years)

Choose, fluff, stuff & adopt your own cuddly bear at Eddie Catz. £16 per child or £14 per child for Eddie Catz members. See the Eddie Catz website for more information and to book.

Royal Cupcake Decorating & Afternoon Tea Party – Wednesday 30th May 10am-1pm

Decorate a Royal wedding themed cupcake and then sit down for a traditional afternoon tea. £16 per child or £14 per child for Eddie Catz members. See the Eddie Catz website for more information and to book.

Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

Pop Up Play Village

Peppa Pig Play Session – Saturday 2 June 9.30am-10.45am at Douai Park Pavillion, Douai Park, Reading, RG7 5TQ.

A Peppa Pig themed play session for children who love to role play! £6.50 per child and £5 for siblings. See the website for more information and to book. Pop Up Play Village is a West Berkshire Mums card partner – you can enjoy 10% off play sessions & parties, see our membership page for more information!

The White Horse Hermitage

Summer Daze – 26th May, 12pm – late

There will be live music, street food, face painting, an outside bar and a wine tasting stand at our partner The White Horse. Free entry. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information.

The White Horse, Newbury Road, Hermitage, RG18 9TB.

A Boat Full of Wool

Our partner a Boat Full of Wool is running some children’s workshops over half term:

Pom Pom Party – 29th May 9.45am-11am

A morning of colourful Pom Pom making and party snacks. £10 per person and all materials are included. Suitable for ages 6 and above.

Friendship Bracelet Making – 29th May 11.05am-12.05pm

Suitable for children aged 7 and above, £8 per person and all materials are included.

Learn to Knit – 1st June 9.45am-11am

Suitable for children aged 7 and above. £15 per person which includes all materials, a ball of yarn and needles to take home.

Weaving with Sticks – 1st June 11.05am-12.05pm

For children aged 7 and above where they will make a pretty decorational hanging. £10 per person which includes all materials.

All of these workshops will be taking place at Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QH. For more information and to book contact aboatfullofwool@gmail.com, places are limited. You can also visit the Facebook page.

A Boat Full of Wool is offering West Berkshire Mums card holders £1 off a place if you book two places at any of these workshops! Sign up for your free card via our membership page.

The Corn Exchange

Make & Do Holiday Club – Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June

A holiday club for children aged 4-8 with creative activities. Costs £25 per child per day or £80 for a 4 day week. For more information and to book, visit the Corn Exchange website.

The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD.

Tops Treats

Tops Treats Dessert Bar in Newbury is running several workshops for children on 29th and 30th May and 1st June, these include Cookie Club for 4-11 year olds, Freakshake workshops for 7+ years and a Rock Painting Session. Prices range from £5 per person to £10 per person depending on the activity. For more information and to book, visit the Tops Treats Facebook page.

Tops Treats, 38b Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5LL.

The Nature Discovery Centre

Children’s Wildlife Photography Course – Friday 1 June 10am-1pm

Suitable for children aged 8 and over, a course where children can learn how to take a great wildlife photograph. Costs £25 and booking is essential, see the website for more information.

The Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

Beale Park

Love your Zoo Week Half Term Trail – 26th May to 3rd June, 10am-4pm

Find 10 answers around the park and then hand your trail into the gift shop for a chance to win some prizes. Costs 50p (normal park admission charges apply).

Build a Butterfly Feeder Workshop – Wednesday 30th May 10.30am -12.30pm.

Make your own butterfly feeding station to take home. Costs £5 per feeder and will be taking place in the Outdoor Classroom. Normal park admission charges apply, the event is run on a first come, first served basis.

Meet the Bugs – Wednesday 30th May 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Meet some of Beale Park’s smaller residents in the Education Building. A free event which is run on a first come, first served basis. Normal park admission charges apply.

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, RG8 9NW. Visit the website here.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park

Paw Patrol Meet & Greet – 27th-29th May.

Meet Skye & Marshall on 27th May, Marshall & Chase on 28th May and Rubble & Marshall on 29th May. See the 4 Kingdoms website for more details.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8JY.

The Creation Station West Berkshire

Family Fun Workshop– Saturday 2nd June 10am-11.30am at The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD

Arts & crafts classes for children aged 18 months – 11 years. Costs £8.50 per child and £5 for siblings. See the Corn Exchange website for more information and to book.

Theale Library

Big Kids’ Crafts – Thursday 31 May 4pm-5pm

Crafts for children aged 8-11 years, £3 per child. Places need to be booked in advance. Contact the library on 0118 9303207 or thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk. Visit the website for more information.

Theale Library, Church Street, Theale, RG7 5BZ.

Basildon Park

Big Bug Hunt in the House – Friday 1st June – Tuesday 10th July 10am-5pm

Suitable for children of all ages – pick up a trail from visitor reception and discover the bugs that can be found throughout the house.

Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, RG8 9NR. Visit the website here.

Wellington Country Park

Shire Horse and Cart Rides – 26th May – 3rd June 11am-3.30pm

See the Facebook event for more information.

Nature Activities – 28th May – 1st June  10.30am-4.30pm

A Nature Activity Week, see the Facebook event for more details.

Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, RG7 1SP. Visit the website here.

Finkley Down Farm

May Half Term Fun – 26th May – 3rd June 10am-6pm

See the Finkley Down Farm website for more information, prices & tickets.

Finkley Down Farm, North Way, Andover, SP11 6NF.

Roves Farm

Sunflowers – 26th May-3rd June

Take a tractor ride to the Roves Farm sunflower patch, learn about sunflowers and plant your own to take home.

Visit the Roves Farm website for more information.

Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG.

West Berkshire Musuem

Family Activity Day – Cavalier or Roundhead?  Friday 1st June 10am-3pm

Make a Civil War soldier. £2 per child, aimed at 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. There is no need to book, jus drop in. See the website for more information.

Bats at the Museum – Friday 1 June 8.30pm-9.30pm

A talk & walk by a local bat expert. Suitable for those aged 7 and above. Tickets are £5 and can be bought from the museum or at http://www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on. Visit the museum website here for more details.

West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AS.

Shaw House

Family Activity Day –Wednesday 30th May – 10.30am-3.30pm

‘Tremendous Trees & Tree Trek’

Make and decorate a wooden tree using craft materials. There is also a Tree Trek in the Shaw House grounds. £2 per child, booking not required, just drop in. Aimed at 4-11 year olds but younger & older children are welcome. Visit the website for more information.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR.

Millets Farm

John Lawson’s Circus – Sunday 27th May – Saturday 2nd June

Circus shows at 10am, 1pm & 3.30pm. Visit the Millets Farm website here for more information and to book tickets.

Raptor and Reptile Event with Millets Falconry Centre – Monday 28th May-Friday 1st June

Learn about some reptiles at Millets Falconry Centre. Visit the website here for more information.

Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

Other events

Sun Shine Music Fest

Saturday 26th May-Sunday 27th May at Padworth Hall

A family friendly music festival. Visit the website here for more information.

Padworth Hall, Padworth Lane, Padworth, RG7 4HS.

Children’s Arts Festival

2nd and 3rd June 10am-4pm

Arts activities for 3-11 year olds organised by Arts for Hungerford. For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

Croft Hall Field & Activity Centre, Hungerford, RG17 0HY.

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