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
Please visit the venue for more details
Related upcoming events
17/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Give your kids a summer to remember!
Forget the long drive to the coast, sitting in traffic and trying to find a parking spot.
Enjoy the beach with three pools, the biggest sand pit ever and deck chairs to chill in the sun.
AND…IT’S FREE IN YOUR TICKET PRICE!
With so many play zones, including a petting barn, laser tag, giant slides, the beach and our favourites the pedal boats!
4 Kingdoms work on a unique, value for money principle that once you pay, you play all day.
AND…ALL THE RIDES ARE FREE
- Paddling pool
- Toddler pool
- The Foam Party Pool
- The Sandcastle Beach
6th - 14th August 2022
TICKET PRICES NO HIDDEN ADD-ONS FOR RIDES. NADA. ZERO. NOTHING. HOW COOL IS THAT?
Child (Aged 2 to 16) - £19.50
Adults (Over 16) - £17.50
Toddlers Age 1 Year Old - £10.00
Baby Under 1 - Free
Disabled Ticket - £12.50
With over 100 dinosaurs, our professors, rangers and highly trained security guards will safely get you up close to meet our dinosaurs. This is probably the largest dinosaur event in the UK.
General Admission Prices
All day opening - 10am - 4:30pm
Child (Aged 2 to 16) & Adult Tickets £15.00 In Advance
Child (Aged 2 to 16) & Adult Tickets £17.50 on the day or on door
Toddlers Age 1 Year Old - £4.95
Baby Under 1 - Free
Disabled Ticket - £9.95 (Proof will be required at time of entry)
Please contact the venue directly
17/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 All day
Thatcham Summer Activities
Thatcham Youth are extremely proud to be able to offer a total of eight FREE activities during the Summer School Holidays. Follow each of the below links to find full details on each of the events and to book on.
Free Young People’s Roller Disco – Booking Required
Free Family Fun Day – Booking Required
Free Craft Morning – Booking Required
Free Children’s Magic Show – Booking Required
Free Sports Morning – No need to book – simply turn up
Free Reptile Handling – Booking required
Free African Drumming Lesson’s – Booking Required
Our thanks go to The National Lottery Community Fund for funding these events
Moorside Youth & Community Centre
17/08/2022 18:00 - 17/08/2022 22:00
Outdoor Theatre: Rapunzal | West Berkshire Villagers
Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, RAPUNZEL!
Immersion Theatre proudly presents a witty, pantomimic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the family favourite complete with a laugh out loud script, a host of catchy songs, heaps of audience interaction, and an exciting array of larger-than-life characters.
With magic and mayhem throughout and a chance to meet the characters after the show, this is one hair-raising adventure your family won’t want to miss!
Performance approx. 1hr 40 mins (plus 20 minute interval).
Please bring your own seating/rug, warm clothes and picnic. The café will be open selling snacks, drinks and ice cream.
Wednesday 17 August | Gates 5pm | Performance 6pm | Adults £13, Child £9
17/08/2022 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
17/08/2022 12:23 - 26/08/2022 12:23
Working with The Waterside Centre and MNR Coaching, Berkshire Youth are running free sports session for children and young people aged 8+ in parks across West Berkshire this summer. There’s no need to book, just turn up!
Sessions are as follows:
Fridays 29 July; 5, 12, 19 and 26 August 2.15 – 3pm
3.15 – 4pm
4.15 – 5pm
Basketball, Step Challenge, Cricket and Multisports