Family Activity Mornings

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17/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Shaw House
Phone: Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information on 01635 279279
Address: Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

Family Activity Mornings

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:

Soldier On!

Create a musketeer from a clothes peg and other craft materials, then decide if they are they a Roundhead (Parliamentarian) or a Cavalier (Royalist)

Decorating Dinos 

Construct and colour in a wooden dinosaur.

Perfect Puppets

Decorate your own felt hand puppet, using self-adhesive felt pieces, as the character of your choice.

Dino Footprints

Make a dinosaur footprint in clay and then use Plaster of Paris to make a cast of it.

Helmet at the Ready!

Make and decorate a helmet mask that is similar in style to those worn during the Civil War.

Fantastic Fossils

Make a large ammonite from air-drying clay and then paint it.

Dashing Cavalier

Decorate a hat with pens, stickers and a feather to make a cavalier-style hat for a solider in the Civil War.

Fabulous Ferns

Print a forest of ferns using a printing tile, ink and a calico sheet or cartridge paper.

Tickets £2

 

West Berkshire Museum

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.

 

 

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    Children's Tote Bag painting workshop

    Design your own bag in this fun painting workshop

  • Ploughing Match 2022
    17/08/2022 - 17/09/2022 All day

    Ploughing Match 2022

    The Ploughing Match is back for 2022!With thanks to the kind permission of Dan Willis, the 2022 Open Ploughing Match will be hosted at Rookery Farm, Curridge on Saturday 17th September 2022.

    Download the schedule and entry form below.

    Ploughing Match 2022 – An Annual Celebration of Competition

    Visitors can enjoy the tradition of ploughing, featuring the latest state-of-the-art machinery, vintage tractors, working steam engines and the horse-drawn ploughs.

    Ploughmen from across the UK, as well as young home-grown local talent, will be hoping to win top spot in each of their classes and qualify for the National Ploughing Championships.

    Farming, both old and new, is brought to life in unique working demonstrations. The magnificent heavy horses decorated with ornate brass and leather harness will work alongside many different styles of vintage tractor and plough.

    In contrast, top machinery firms will be demonstrating their latest, most up-to-date and powerful multi-furrow ploughing units used by today’s farmers.

    As well as the Ploughing Match, the hotly contested domestic competitions will take place with an array of homemade cakes and hedgerow liqueurs.

    Anyone can enter and all exhibits are auctioned off at the end of the day and proceeds go to the Society’s chosen charity for the year.Ploughing Match 2022

    West Berkshire Villages

  • 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
    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

     

  • Victoria Park Bandstand Performances 2022
    17/08/2022 15:00 - 31/08/2022 17:00

    Victoria Park Bandstand Performances 2022

    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:

    JUNE
    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

    JULY
    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

    AUGUST
    Sunday 7th 3pm—5pm East Woodhay Band
    Sunday 14th 3pm—5pm South Berks Concert Band
    Sunday 21st 3pm—5pm Phoenix Brass

    SEPTEMBER
    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

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Free Sports Sessions in Our Local Parks
    17/08/2022 12:23 - 26/08/2022 12:23

    Free Sports Sessions in Our Local Parks

    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

    City Park

    Northcroft

    Victoria Park

    Basketball, Step Challenge, Cricket and Multisports

    Free Sports Sessions in Our Local Parks

     

    West Berkshire Villages

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