A 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 brief talk outside the Museum, James will help us see and hear several species that emerge at dusk nearby (weather dependent).
Please note: Places are limited. There will be no access to West Berkshire Museum before, during or after the event.
The meeting point for the walk is at the front of the Museum, outside the main entrance (on the wide pavement). The event starts at 8.30pm.
Friday 26 August | 8.30pm - 9.15pm | West Berkshire Museum | £5
Related upcoming events
08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Shaw House is open to the public during school holidays and weekends from February to September. FREE admission. Shaw House is also host to a year round programme
of events, with Family Activity Days taking
place every Wednesday.In August they have:
Create a musketeer from a clothes peg and other craft materials, then decide if they are they a Roundhead (Parliamentarian) or a Cavalier (Royalist)
Construct and colour in a wooden dinosaur.
Decorate your own felt hand puppet, using self-adhesive felt pieces, as the character of your choice.
Make a dinosaur footprint in clay and then use Plaster of Paris to make a cast of it.
Make and decorate a helmet mask that is similar in style to those worn during the Civil War.
Make a large ammonite from air-drying clay and then paint it.
Decorate a hat with pens, stickers and a feather to make a cavalier-style hat for a solider in the Civil War.
Print a forest of ferns using a printing tile, ink and a calico sheet or cartridge paper.
West Berkshire Museum offers FREE admission. The museum explores stories of life in our area, frompre-history to today, along with regularly changing special exhibitions. Messy Museum Days take place every Friday throughout the summer holidays, just £2 per child.
08/08/2022 09:30 - 11/08/2022 13:30
Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park
With even more activities added Beale Park have put together a non stop adventure schedule to keep 9 - 12 year old's entertained and occupied over the summer holidays.
Week 1: 25th - 28th July
Week 2: 8th - 11th August
Week 3: 22nd - 25th August
9.30am - 1.30pm
£30 per day (£5 extra for BBQ Lunch)
Book at www.faceadventures.co.uk
Activities include -
Paddleboarding - (Thursday's only)
Looking forward to seeing you all over the summer!!!!
08/08/2022 15:00 - 31/08/2022 17:00
BANDSTAND PERFORMANCES | 12TH JUNE – 25TH SEPTEMBER | 3PM – 5PM | VICTORIA PARK, NEWBURY | FREE
Newbury Town Council will be hosting live bands in the famous bandstand in Victoria Park on weekends on a (nearly!) weekly basis throughout June to September. Each event is free to all to attend and takes place from 3pm – 5pm.
Make a day of it with some retail therapy at the local independent and national shops in Newbury, and take advantage of the many attractions, cafes, restaurants, and pubs on offer before settling down to some live music in the park!
For a breakdown of what to expect month-by-month, please see below:
Saturday 5th 3pm—5pm Beenham Wind Orchestra
Saturday 18th 3pm—5pm Blewbury Brass Band
Sunday 19th 3pm—5pm Brunel Brass Academy
Sunday 26th 3pm—5pm Cove Brass
Saturday 9th 3pm—5pm Wantage Youth Band
Sunday 10th 3pm—5pm Royal Wootton Bassett Brass
Sunday 17th 3pm—5pm Abbey Brass
Saturday 23rd 3pm—5pm Ramsbury Silver Band
Sunday 24th 3pm—5pm Watership Brass
Sunday 31st 3pm—5pm Hungerford Town Band
Sunday 7th 3pm—5pm East Woodhay Band
Sunday 14th 3pm—5pm South Berks Concert Band
Sunday 21st 3pm—5pm Phoenix Brass
Sunday 4th 3pm—5pm Cold Ash Brass
Sunday 11th 3pm—5pm Cholsey Silver Band
Sunday 18th 3pm—5pm Wroughton Silver Band
Sunday 25th 3pm—5pm Pangbourne Band
08/08/2022 14:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00West Berkshire Libraries summer holiday LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:Other dates available.
08/08/2022 11:00 - 22/08/2022 12:30
The Vale & Downland Museum have a full programme of family events taking place throughout the summer holidays this year, there is plenty to entertain children and adults alike.
they have both free and paid events, as well as, drop-in events and pre-book events.
Tickets for pre-booked events can be found online here