Please Note Events have now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  • 02
    02/05/2020

    Wonky

    11:00 -13:00
    02/05/2020-02/05/2022
    The Watermill Theatre
    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

    Wonky

    Really Big Pants are back and cooking up a storm with their new show!

    A fun 55 minute family show for children age 7+

    Take a large handful of nutrition, a healthy dash of PE, a hearty portion of PSHE, and mix them together with (clean) green fingers.  Bake for 55 minutes against the glittering backdrop of a dance competition.  Add a dollop of peer pressure, serve with some celebrity culture and a garnish of gender equality… et voilà!

    Can you help Olive and Messy Jesse save the day as they encounter top chef Monsieur Nincompoop, cool rapper Rapper Scool Yo, and the enigmatic pop star Solar Pa’nelle – as Olive’s so-called best friend Trixie tries to thwart them at every turn?

    Plant a seed… and see what grows. There’s cooking! There’s dancing! There’s rapping! Not all at the same time.

    Signed copies of the accompanying book of poems, Poetry Versus Pottery, written in the voices of the characters from the show, will be available to buy on the day.

  • 27
    27/05/2020

    Family Activity Day: Beautiful Butterflies

    10:00 -15:30
    27/05/2020
    Shaw House
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Family Activity Day: Beautiful Butterflies

    Decorate a wooden butterfly fridge magnet with Deco pens and patterned paper and then varnish the paper (decoupage) as the Victorians would have done – perhaps even Shaw House’s Mrs Farquhar enjoyed this Victorian hobby?

    There is also a free garden-themed trail to do as you explore the House.

    Dress for mess, although aprons will be provided. You are however welcome to bring your own reusable apron.

    For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome.

  • 29
    29/05/2020

    Making a Mark

    10:00 -16:00
    29/05/2020
    Shaw House
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Making a Mark

    Join us for a fun and relaxed session that is perfect for anyone interested in drawing or looking to improve their sketching skills.

    With an opportunity to look at the range of sketchbooks by local artists, featured in the Page to Page exhibition in the Museum Library, and have a go at sketching some of the fabulous objects on display with Arty Pumpkin, a local artist who loves recording whatever is going on around her: people, buildings, objects landscapes and interesting words.

    Family-friendly event, suitable for all ages. Materials supplied.

    Tickets: Free

     

  • 29
    29/05/2020

    Fantastic Wildlife Friday - Magic Minibeasts

    10:30 -12:00
    29/05/2020
    Nature Discovery Centre
    Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU

    Fantastic Wildlife Friday – Magic Minibeasts

    Every Friday is a Fantastic Wildlife Friday at the Nature Discovery Centre during the school holidays!

    Join our Community Wildlife Team on safari and we’ll take you on a minibeast trek to a tucked away corner of the reserve.  We’ll be on the hunt for our smallest creatures, using sweep nets, pond dipping nets and magnifying glasses to get as close a view as possible!

    The is event is most suitable for primary school children, who must be accompanied by an adult.

    £4 per child

    Children must be accompanied by an adult and should wear closed toe shoes and long sleeves.

  • 29
    29/05/2020

    Horrible Histories

    18:00 -21:00
    29/05/2020
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Horrible Histories

    FULL PRICE £16 / CONCESSIONS PRICE £14 / FAMILY TICKET £56

    We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

    So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the West End show that’s never toured before!

    What if a Viking moved in next door? Will you roar with laughter with Richard the Lionheart? Has William Wallace met his match? Can King Charles keep his head? Why not light up your life with the great fire of London? Will you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke of Wellington get the boot? Find out what a baby farmer did and meet the Lady of the Lamp! Get ready for your great escape from the First World War!

    It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

     

  • 29
    29/05/2020

    Bats at the Museum

    20:45 -21:45
    29/05/2020
    West Berkshire Museum
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    Bats at the Museum

    A talk and walk by local bat expert James Shipman about the life of these amazing creatures.

    Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains where they live, how they fly in the dark, and why they are so important and protected by law. After a short talk, James will help us see and hear several species that emerge at dusk near the museum (weather dependent).

    Tickets £5

     

  • 30
    30/05/2020

    Old Burghclere Lime Quarry Walk

    10:30 -13:00
    30/05/2020

    Old Burghclere Lime Quarry Walk

    Enjoy the late spring butterflies and orchids at this reserve guided by the members who help maintain it and record its wildlife.

    Meet and park in the Old Burghclere station farmyard (map ref SU 469 578, post code RG20 9NU), in the area to the left of the entrance, This is reached by a rough lane, south off the minor road through Old Burghclere from a corner between the manor house

    Location: Old Burghclere Lime Quarry, The Old Station Yard, Old Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9NS

    Suggested donation £4.

    No need to book

    No dogs permitted

  • 31
    31/05/2020

    Newbury Artisan Market

    10:00 -16:00
    31/05/2020

    Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more…

    Our ‘Feast Street’ section will get your taste buds tingling with a mouth-watering selection of locally produced dishes.

    Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures.

    Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats.

    Our Kids corner will provide activities and entertainment for the little ones while you have a well deserved break and a coffee.

    Find us in Newbury town centre from 10 am– 4pm and get yourself a slice of Berkshire’s finest.

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