Events

What's On

What’s On gives you the opportunity to explore the events in and around West Berkshire. Workshops to learn new skills, fun things to do with the family and the perfect way to relax with friends and find things to do.

What's On In and Around West Berkshire

What’s On gives you the opportunity to explore the events in and around West Berkshire. Workshops to learn new skills, fun things to do with the family and  friends.

Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information

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  • The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    10:00 -17:00
    05/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN
    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published by Frederick Warne & Co. (now part of Penguin Random House UK) in 1902. The World of Peter Rabbit™ will be celebrating 120 years of mischief throughout 2022.

    In celebration of the anniversary, Frederick Warne & Co. are pleased to present “The World of Peter Rabbit™ Storytime Trail” a walk-through experience where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Little bunnies will be able to crawl under the garden gate, hide in a watering can and see their reflection in a mirror pool, just like Peter Rabbit!

    With photo opportunities and activities to take part in along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities for families to celebrate Peter Rabbit’s birthday in 2022.

    www.peterrabbit.com
    @officialpeterrabbit

    #PeterRabbit120

    Sat 30 Jul – Sun 25 Sep

    Open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

    Tickets

    Base pass holders :  Free, Full price £6.50, Family Ticket £22

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Family Roller Disco

    Family Roller Disco

    11:00 -12:00
    05/08/2022-26/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Family Roller Disco

    Get your skates on and join us for roller skating fun, accompanied by your favourite songs. Run in partnership with Revolution Active, skates and safety pads are included in your ticket price.

    Thursdays 4, 11 & 25 August
    11am – 12pm: 5 – 10 years
    12.15pm – 1.15pm: 7 – 12 years
    1.30pm – 2.30pm: 7 – 12 years
    2.45pm – 3.45pm: 5 – 10 years

    Fridays 12 & 26 August
    11am – 12pm: 5 – 10 years
    12.15pm – 1.15pm: 7 – 12 years
    1.30pm – 2.30pm: 7 – 12 years
    3pm – 4pm: Relaxed disco for those aged 12 and under with additional needs. Siblings welcome.

    Tickets

    Full Price £6.50 | 1 free adult spectator per booking. Additional adult spectator tickets cost £6.50. Adult tickets do not include skating.

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  • Holiday Craft Fun

    Holiday Craft Fun

    All day
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Holiday Craft Fun

    Holiday Craft Fun

    The school summer holidays are here and there is a lot happening in our libraries

    Rhymetimes at Newbury Library are continuing on Tuesdays at 11am but most of the regular activities for children take a break over the summer. However, throughout the school holidays they have lots of special activities for you to enjoy, all of which are free.

    Holiday Craft Fun

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Code Ninja’s Summer 2022

    Code Ninja’s Summer 2022

    All day
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Code Ninja's Summer 2022

    Code Ninja’s Summer 2022

    Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    At their centres, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.

    Camps have individual costs

  • 4-Kingdoms Summer 2022

    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022

    All day
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Newbury Rd, Headley RG19 8JY
    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022

    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022

    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

    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022 | The Beach
    • Paddling pool
    • Toddler pool
    • The Foam Party Pool
    • The Sandcastle Beach
    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022 | Dinosaur Invasion

    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.

    Dates

    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)

    4-Kingdoms Summer 2022 | Cafe

    West Berkshire Villages

    Please contact the venue directly

     

     

  • Adventure Golf

    Adventure Golf

    All day
    07/08/2022-26/08/2022
    Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ
    Outdoor Events in West Berkshire 2022

    Adventure Golf

    Their 18-hole wildlife themed adventure golf course is packed with a range of fantastic obstacles and traditional features that will ensure an entertaining experience for all!Situated in the beautiful Victoria Park, you will putt your way through a windmill, under a train, over a bridge and round our legendary loop-de-loop obstacle!”Everyone is always welcome and whatever your age or ability, we are sure that you’ll have a Tee-rific time playing our crazy golf course!”
    Tickets

    Ages 3 and under: FREE!

    Ages 4+: £4.95pp

  • Family Activity Mornings

    Family Activity Mornings

    All day
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
    Family Activity Mornings

    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.

     

     

  • Waterside Centre Summer Events

    Waterside Centre Summer Events

    All day
    07/08/2022-25/08/2022
    Berkshire Youth, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading, RG1 4RJ
    Waterside Centre Summer Events

    Waterside Centre Summer Events

    Waterside Centre Summer Events programme have. range of exciting events for during the summer holiday.

    The Waterside centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.

    Young people need a variety of opportunities both inside and outside of education to have fun with their friends, to be healthy and creative, to make positive changes in their community and to develop their skills and aspirations.

    Please contact the Waterside Centre direct for any queries or bookings:

    Email: waterside@berkshireyouth.co.uk
    Phone: 01635 018500
    Address: Waldegrave Place, 31 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DS

    They are currently working hard to finalise the Waterside Centre’s offer over the coming months, including a youth club, an exciting programme of events and a safe space where local young people can go to make friends with others their age, as well as trusted adults.

    Waterside Centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Summerfest at The Living Rainforest

    Summerfest at The Living Rainforest

    All day
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Nr Newbury, Berkshire RG18 0TN
    Summerfest at The Living Rainforest

    Summerfest at The Living Rainforest

    How to apply to be a Green Market exhibitor (Fridays only)

    The Living rainforest are interested in hearing from anyone who wants to be a Green Market stall holder and help us celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living.

    Please submit your application on their website

    In keeping with the ethos of the Living Rainforest and Trust for Sustainable Living, preference will be given to local craftspeople, eco-entrepreneurs and other exhibitors/stallholders with positive links to nature conservation or sustainable living.

    Applicants should receive confirmation of receipt within 5 working days.  After reviewing your application, we will confirm whether you have been successfully allocated a space. Spaces are limited and applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Summerfest at The Living Rainforest | Further details
    • The Living Rainforest will create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for visitors and exhibitors to celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living.
    • The Living Rainforest will promote the SummerFest of Conservation & Sustainable Living widely on its website and social media channels (including over 13,000 followers).
    • Each exhibitor will receive a complimentary cup of coffee or tea on Green Market days plus free entry to the Living Rainforest’s tropical glasshouses for a maximum 2 people per exhibit/stall.
    • A limited supply of display tables is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The Living Rainforest regrets that it is unable to accept responsibility for exhibitors’ property.
    • Exhibitors will be able to arrive from 9am daily to set up. Additional details will be provided to successful applicants in due course.
    Summerfest at The Living Rainforest |Dates and cost to secure your exhibit space

    The SummerFest Green Market will take place each Friday (i.e. August 5/12/19/26). Exhibitors are kindly requested to indicate which Fridays they wish to attend.

    To secure an exhibit table space, successful applicants will be asked to pay a one-off administration fee of £15 per day, or £37.50 for 3 days, or £45 for 4 days. (Note: each table space is 6 feet long.)

    The Living Rainforest
    Hampstead Norreys
    Berkshire
    RG18 0TN
    View map & directions

    01635 202 444
    enquiries@livingrainforest.org

    Tickets

    Family 2 Adults /2 Children £40.00. Family 1adults 3 children £37.50.

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Summer Art Club 2022

    Summer Art Club 2022

    10:00 -12:00
    07/08/2022-17/08/2022
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN
    Summer Art Club

    Summer Art Club 2022

    Join the Base’s  art club this summer holiday to experiment with different art techniques and creative projects.

    Duration: 10am – 12pm

    Course dates: Mon 1, Wed 3, Mon 15, Wed 17 August

    Suitable for ages 6 – 11

    All materials are included

    Face Coverings

    Tickets

    £10 per child / persuasion or £35 for all four sessions

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Superhero Adventure Trail

    Superhero Adventure Trail

    10:00 -11:00
    07/08/2022-27/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom
    Superhero Adventure Trail

    Superhero Adventure Trail

    Superheroes needed for a special summer holiday mission!

    Enter mission control at the Corn Exchange where you will transform into your superhero character before heading out on an immersive adventure around the town centre. Following a map and using your magic goggles to help you navigate, you will meander to different locations looking for clues and puzzles to complete as part of your quest.

    Discover Newbury’s hidden corners, search for rarely seen native wildlife and above all else, work together as a team to complete the mission.

    The Superhero Adventure Trail is a new outdoor commission created by A Line Art and produced by Corn Exchange Newbury.

    Tickets £3 perchild

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Victoria Park Bandstand Performances 2022

    Victoria Park Bandstand Performances 2022

    15:00 -17:00
    07/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ
    Victoria Park Bandstand Performances 2022

    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

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  • Summer Treasure Hunt

    Summer Treasure Hunt

    All day
    08/08/2022-25/08/2022
    Pangbourne Library Reading Road Pangbourne Reading West Berkshire RG8 7LY
    Summer Treasure Hunt

    Summer Treasure Hunt

    Drop in to Pangbourne Library any time during opening hours to take part in their summer-themed treasure hunt for children.

    Look out for their Gadgeteers treasure hunts in all libraries later in the month too, as well as colouring activities, word searches and quizzes.

    There is so much to enjoy in our libraries this summer!

    Summer Treasure Hunt
    West Berkshire Villages

  • Sparkle Bright Summer

    Sparkle Bright Summer

    All day
    08/08/2022-04/09/2022
    STONOR PARK Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 6HF
    Sparkle Bright Summer

    Sparkle Bright Summer

    Welcome to the Sparkle Bright Summer at Tumblestone Hollow this August. The giant Sparkle Bright flowers are set to bloom at Tumblestone Hollow just in time. Tumblestone Hollow will be looking spectacular with lots going on including story telling, bubbles and our Tumblestone-themed temporary transfers.

    Enjoy delicious food and refreshments including mouth watering wood fired pizzas made by our Italian pizzaiolo, soft serve gelato ice cream from Bologna and hand blended American style milk shakes.

    Tickets to the Sparkle Bright Summer must be purchased in advance.  Tickets are timed and allow access to the Tumblestone Hollow Adventure Playground and Stonor Gardens.

    If you have never been to Tumblestone Hollow then welcome to their mysterious World which has been hiding in plain site, right under our noses for many millennia. Throughout this time, the people who live there have been quietly going about their business, keeping the standing stones safe, that surround their magical home.

    Finally, after more than 552 and a half years of careful negotiation between the Stonor family and the people of Tumblestone Hollow, they have agreed to let us all in to their wonderful world.

    It’s a place of laughter and light, shadow and sunshine, peace and tranquility and most of all, it’s a place to play with friends, with family young and old, and most importantly a beautiful, magical place to play together.

    Ticket type

    Price Adult – Over 16 £9.00

    Child – Over 105cm £11.00

    Child – 92 to 105cm £9.00

    Child – Under 92cm Free

    Adult CarerFree

  • Thatcham Summer Activities

    Thatcham Summer Activities

    All day
    08/08/2022-19/08/2022

    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

  • Summer Workshops, Hogan Music

    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music

    All day
    08/08/2022-12/08/2022
    Hogan Music, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury RG14 5BN
    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music

    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music

    WEEK LONG MUSIC MAKING EVENTS

    Keep your child making music this summer!  Hogan Music have put together a packed week full of inspiring, musical workshops for your child to enjoy including beginner instrumental sessions, workshops with Corn Exchange, Newbury and Ragtime Theatre School as well as their popular Band Jam course. Don’t forget, if you’re yet to use your school membership discount on a workshop this year, do this now before the academic year is over. Group memberships receive a £35.00 discount, duo memberships receive £50.00 and solo memberships receive £100. Places on each workshop are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    If you have a question, email tuition@hoganmusic.co.uk or call 01635 496 57

    Course Fees:
    – Half day = £35.00
    – Full day = £50.00
    – Band Jam = £105.00 (3 afternoons)

    School membership discounts:
    – Group membership = £35.00
    – Duo membership = £50.00
    – Solo membership = £100.00

     

    SCHEDULE


    Monday 25th July and 8th August, 9:30-12:00
    Ukulele Band with Ben
    Learn new skills, strum your favourite chords and discover some new songs with other ukulele players!
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Monday 25th July, 13:00-15:30
    Songwriting Discovery with Louisa
    Gather all the tools you need to write your very own first song in this dedicated workshop.
    9-14 years old, no experience needed!


    Tuesday 26th July and 9th August, 9:30-12:00
    Keyboard Grooves with Laura
    Spend a morning learning some new tunes, discovering new techniques and working as a group to perform together.
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Tuesday 26th July and 9th August, 13:00-15:30
    Behind the scenes with Corn Exchange Newbury
    Join Technical Manager Hilda Harper to find out more about behind the scenes life at a professional theatre.
    For students 8-13 years old.


    Wednesday 27th July, 9:30-12:00
    Musical Mayhem with Ragtime Theatre School
    Love Encanto and Moana? Sign up for an afternoon learning the songs, putting actions and words to them with our friends at Ragtime Theatre School.
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th July, 13:00-15:30 (7 – 12 years old)
    Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th August, 13:00-15:30 (12 – 16 years old)
    Summer Band Jam
    Put your skills into practice with our 3-day Band Jam. Form a band, choose the songs and practice together under the expert guidance of our pro-players.
    Students need to have a minimum of one term of lessons.


    Thursday 28th July and 11th August, 9:30-12:00
    Drum Lab with Will
    Time to explore some new grooves and beats as we assemble all our drum kits for this fun morning of drumming.
    For students 8-13 years old, no experience or up to two years playing.


    Friday 29th July, 9:30-12:00
    Guitar Riffs with Ben
    Beginner chords, finger technique and new songs – all covered in this morning of guitar fun!
    For students age 6-11 years old, no experience or up to two years playing.


    Week Commencing 25th July & 8th August 2022

    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music |SUMMER WORKSHOPS
    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music |WEEK LONG MUSIC MAKING EVENTS

    Keep your child making music this summer! We’ve put together a packed week full of inspiring, musical workshops for your child to enjoy including beginner instrumental sessions, workshops with Corn Exchange, Newbury and Ragtime Theatre School as well as our popular Band Jam course. Don’t forget, if you’re yet to use your school membership discount on a workshop this year, do this now before the academic year is over. Group memberships receive a £35.00 discount, duo memberships receive £50.00 and solo memberships receive £100. Places on each workshop are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    If you have a question, email tuition@hoganmusic.co.uk or call 01635 496 57

    Course Fees:
    – Half day = £35.00
    – Full day = £50.00
    – Band Jam = £105.00 (3 afternoons)

    School membership discounts:
    – Group membership = £35.00
    – Duo membership = £50.00
    – Solo membership = £100.00

     

    Summer Workshops, Hogan Music |SCHEDULE

    Monday 25th July and 8th August, 9:30-12:00
    Ukulele Band with Ben
    Learn new skills, strum your favourite chords and discover some new songs with other ukulele players!
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Monday 25th July, 13:00-15:30
    Songwriting Discovery with Louisa
    Gather all the tools you need to write your very own first song in this dedicated workshop.
    9-14 years old, no experience needed!


    Tuesday 26th July and 9th August, 9:30-12:00
    Keyboard Grooves with Laura
    Spend a morning learning some new tunes, discovering new techniques and working as a group to perform together.
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Tuesday 26th July and 9th August, 13:00-15:30
    Behind the scenes with Corn Exchange Newbury
    Join Technical Manager Hilda Harper to find out more about behind the scenes life at a professional theatre.
    For students 8-13 years old.


    Wednesday 27th July, 9:30-12:00
    Musical Mayhem with Ragtime Theatre School
    Love Encanto and Moana? Sign up for an afternoon learning the songs, putting actions and words to them with our friends at Ragtime Theatre School.
    For students 6-11 years old.


    Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th July, 13:00-15:30 (7 – 12 years old)
    Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th August, 13:00-15:30 (12 – 16 years old)
    Summer Band Jam
    Put your skills into practice with our 3-day Band Jam. Form a band, choose the songs and practice together under the expert guidance of our pro-players.
    Students need to have a minimum of one term of lessons.


    Thursday 28th July and 11th August, 9:30-12:00
    Drum Lab with Will
    Time to explore some new grooves and beats as we assemble all our drum kits for this fun morning of drumming.
    For students 8-13 years old, no experience or up to two years playing.


    Friday 29th July, 9:30-12:00
    Guitar Riffs with Ben
    Beginner chords, finger technique and new songs – all covered in this morning of guitar fun!
    For students age 6-11 years old, no experience or up to two years playing.


     

     

    BOOK WORKSHOPS

    Book now for workshops w/c 25th July

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    Course Venue
    Hogan Music,
    Winchcombe Place, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5BN

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    09:30 -13:30
    08/08/2022-11/08/2022
    Beale Wildlife Park Lower Basildon Pangbourne Berkshire RG8 9NW
    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    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 –

    Laser Tag
    Archery Tag
    Paddleboarding – (Thursday’s only)
    Archery
    Fire Building
    Bush Craft
    Archery Golf
    Looking forward to seeing you all over the summer!!!!

  • Chalk Fest 2022

    Chalk Fest 2022

    10:00 -16:00
    08/08/2022
    Newbury Town Centre
    chalk fest 2022

    Chalk Fest 2022

    City Arts 2022 flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 8 August 2022 – join them from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury

    On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
    It is free to chalk but they ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
    To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to their donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).

    They’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail them the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting them know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment).

    The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.

    Date: Chalkfest 2022 is on 8 August 2022 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
    Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 8 August 2022 to info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number they’ll give you.

    Competition results will be published on their Facebook page on week commencing 22 August 2022. The images will be judged by their chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.

    Tickets

    It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
    To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).

    West Berkshire Villages

     

  • Lego Club

    Lego Club

    11:00 -12:30
    08/08/2022-22/08/2022
    Church Street, Wantage, Oxford OX12 8DBL
    Lego Club

    Lego Club

    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

  • West Berkshire Libraries Lego Club

    West Berkshire Libraries Lego Club

    14:00 -16:00
    08/08/2022
    Church St, Theale, Reading RG7 5BZ
    Lego Club

    West Berkshire Libraries Lego Club

    West Berkshire Libraries  summer holiday  LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:
    Other dates available.
    West Berkshire Libraries Lego Club

    Summer holiday LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:

    Please check with the library concerned for dates and further information.

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  • Craft Sessions

    Craft Sessions

    09:30 -15:45
    09/08/2022-30/08/2022
    Craft Sessions

    Craft Sessions

    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

  • Awesome August – Meadow Marvels Family Session

    Awesome August – Meadow Marvels Family Session

    10:00 -14:00
    09/08/2022
    Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU
    pink flower field

    Awesome August – Meadow Marvels Family Session

    Join them for a bug-tastic and flower loving day for all the family! With live moth trapping, sweep netting and seed planting.

    Enjoy a close-up look at how this beautiful habitat thrives and get hands on experience with the awesome creatures who live there!

    Take part in sweep netting and moth trapping and plant seeds to start your own wildflower meadow.

    Please book for either the morning or afternoon session – each session lasts an hour and a half.

    Tickets

    £7 per child

  • Meadow Marvels Family Session

    Meadow Marvels Family Session

    10:00 -14:00
    09/08/2022
    Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU

    Meadow Marvels Family Session

    Join them for a bug-tastic and flower loving day for all the family! With live moth trapping, sweep netting and seed planting.

    Enjoy a close-up look at how this beautiful habitat thrives and get hands on experience with the awesome creatures who live there!

    Take part in sweep netting and moth trapping and plant seeds to start your own wildflower meadow.

    Please book for either the morning or afternoon session – each session lasts an hour and a half.

    If you or a member of your household is testing positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend this even

  • Behind The Scenes

    Behind The Scenes

    13:00 -15:30
    09/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom
    Behind The Scenes

    Behind The Scenes

    Join Technical Manager Hilda Harper to find out more about behind the scenes life at a professional theatre the Corn Exchange in Newbury.
    For students 8-13 years old.

    This is your child’s opportunity to get hands on with sound and lighting at a professional theatre!

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Story Time

    Story Time

    13:30 -14:30
    09/08/2022
    Church Street, Wantage, Oxford OX12 8DBL
    storytime

    Story Time

    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

  • Family Yoga at Basildon Park

    Family Yoga at Basildon Park

    14:00 -14:30
    09/08/2022
    Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR
    Family Yoga at Basildon Park

    Family Yoga at Basildon Park

    They’ve teamed up with Little Yoga Tree to run some family yoga sessions in August. With instructor Claire, learn some stretches and breathing techniques with the family, whilst listening to the sounds of nature around you. Sessions run on the 9, 16 and 23 August with a session at 2pm and 3pm. Classes will last for approximately 30 minutes and are suitable for children ages 5 – 9.

    For more information about Little Yoga Tree, visit https://littleyogatree.co.uk/

    Tickets

    Family Ticket £37.50

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  • Quilting Workshop for Children

    Quilting Workshop for Children

    All day
    10/08/2022
    9 inches yard, Newbury, RG14 5PD

    Quilting Workshop for Children

    Learn the beautiful and relaxing craft of Quilling – rolling and shaping strips of paper to create stunning designs.

    Tickets

    £7.50 per child

  • ONSITE Have a go at Loom Weaving 

    ONSITE Have a go at Loom Weaving 

    10:00 -16:00
    10/08/2022
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONSITE Have a go at Loom Weaving 

    Tutor Angela Pawlyn
    10am – 4pm
    (Lunch provided 12.30 – 1.00pm)

    This one-day workshop is designed for complete beginners and those with some experience

    Workshop Details.

    Gain an insight into this fascinating craft by weaving on two types of table loom.

    You will be able to spend about 2 hours weaving on a four-shaft loom and the rest of the day on a rigid heddle loom.

    On the four-shaft loom you will experiment with the type of weaving used for fabrics.

    On the rigid heddle loom you will find out what is involved in weaving a floor rug or a small picture.

    The rigid heddle loom will be set up so the weft will completely cover the warp (the threads on the loom).

    You can produce stripes and spots using two colours. Alternatively, you could experiment with techniques needed to produce a simple picture.

    The 4-shaft loom will be set up with the warp closer together, so it contributes to the design and produces a balanced weave.

    You will start by lifting two shafts at a time to produce diagonal lines and zigzags.

    The lifting sequence can then be changed to produce diamonds and many other patterns.

    The samples can be made up into small bags or used as mats.

    You will see examples of a few of the many types of weaving that can be woven on these looms

    Skills & Techniques Covered

    • basic weaving vocabulary (including “What is a heddle!)
    • understanding the difference between balanced weave and weft-faced weave
    • weaving twill patterns
    • keeping edges neat when using two shuttles
    • finishing off weaving

    Materials
    Materials are not included in your booking fee. The tutor will supply all materials.

    The approximate cost of these will be £5 payable on the day.

    The tutor will donate the sum to one of the school’s charities.

     

     

     

  • Summer Holiday Cookie Decoration for Kids – Animals!

    Summer Holiday Cookie Decoration for Kids – Animals!

    10:00 -11:30
    10/08/2022
    Creativ.Spaces Art Studio & Event Spaces, 2b Southview Business Park, Marsack Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5AF

    Summer Holiday Cookie Decoration for Kids – Animals!

    Bring your child along this summer holidays for an alternative summer craft workshop. The lovely Anna, a talented cake artist from Keighers of Caversham, will be working her magic in their studio helping children to capture animals in biscuit form.

    About the Workshop:

    Using fondant, Anna will show your child lots of tips and tricks so they can have fun creating animal themed biscuits or cake toppers. Your child will get to take home a box of 6 cookies for them to enjoy and be proud of.

    Open to all ages.
    Please let them know of any dietary requirements at least one week prior to event.

  • Drum Lampshades

    Drum Lampshades

    10:00 -13:00
    10/08/2022
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Drum Lampshades

    In this half day workshop you will learn how to make a professionally-finished 20cm drum lampshade from your own fabric. All other materials included, just bring 0.5m of fabric to make into a beautiful lampshade for a lamp base.

    Julie from Gilhoolie Bespoke Lampshades will demonstrate, step by step, how to create your lampshade so no previous experience is necessary.

    Future workshops will include making a double-sided lampshade.

    Please bring:

    • A packed lunch

    • A piece of fabric measuring 0.7m wide by 0.5m tall. This needs to be not too thick so that it can tuck around the rings and also let light through. Dress making cottons are reasonably priced and perfect for a beginner’s lampshade.

  • Greenham Common Bird Walk

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    10:00 -11:00
    10/08/2022
    Greenham Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8BZ
    snow light nature bird

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    A wonderful setting for a bird walk.Look for our fascinating spring migrants and all year residents.Meet at the Control Tower and bring weather suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them.

    Please note the post code is not accurate. Please check your destination and follow brown signs for the “Control Tower” once on Bury’s Bank Road.

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  • Hands on History

    Hands on History

    10:00 -12:00
    11/08/2022
    Church Street, Wantage, Oxford OX12 8DBL
    Hands on History

    Hands on History

    In the school holidays, the vale and Downland Museum run themed sessions and family fun days that bring the Museum’s collection to life. More recently, their holiday events have been small and socially distanced, so they can continue to spark families’ excitement about the heritage of our local area.

  • ONSITE Delft in Textiles

    ONSITE Delft in Textiles

    10:00 -16:00
    11/08/2022
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONSITE Delft in Textiles.

    Tutor Sarah Maddison
    10am – 4pm
    (Lunch provided 12.30 – 1.00pm)

    This one-day workshop is designed for beginners with a little know-how and those with more experience

    Workshop Details
    In this workshop we will explore the decorative beauty of the historic Delft tile.

    Using only paint and stitch we will produce an antiqued fabric tile (13cms x 13cms) which can be framed or which could become part of a set, should you choose to make more at home.

    We will combine elements from a number of existing tile images to create your very own personal design in the traditional blue and white colours.

    Once your design is painted and stitched you will add further embellishment with beads.

    Skills / Techniques Covered
    We will use acrylics to create the base for your design and then stitch it before adding further embellishment using hand stitching, embroidery and beads. We will also work with some synthetic gold leaf and metallic gilding pastes.

    Materials
    Materials are not included in the booking fee. Most materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £10, payable to the tutor during the workshop.

    Students – please bring

    • Sewing Machine – must be fully working and ready to use and must be one you are familiar with.
    • Must be able to lower your feed dogs and you will need a free motion embroidery or darning foot and a normal straight stitch foot.
    • A selection of images of delft tiles for inspiration
    • Machine needles – universal and embroidery
    • Various hand sewing needles which can be used with a variety of thread weights in the Delft palette
    • Ruler
    • Tape measure/ pins
    • Scissors for cutting fabric/thread
    • Drawing pens or pencils and eraser
    • A variety of threads suitable for your machine and embroidery floss – you may also wish to bring some metallic threads. These should be in the Delft palette or for a contrast.
    • Any beads you may have in your stash in Blues
    • If you have your own acrylic paints and wish to bring them, please feel free – but please do not buy any specially, as I will have them with me.

     

     

  • The history of Reading’s print industry

    The history of Reading’s print industry

    14:00 -15:30
    11/08/2022
    The Centre for Heritage & Family History 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

    The history of Reading’s print industry

     

    Commencing in 1722, Reading became the second largest ‘printing town’ per head of population, in Great Britain.

    TICKETS FROM £5.00

    This is its fascinating and often overlooked story, in a richly illustrated talk.

    Paul’s talks are always very popular – so early booking is highly recommended.

    This is the second of three talks in the Industries Social History Talks series. The other talks take place on  and 8th September.

    You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.

    After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.

    Please note that as this is a face to face talk, prevailing Coronavirus precautions will be in place. Please see: https://berksfhs.org/face-to-face-events-covid-security/

  • Build a Model Space Vehicle

    Build a Model Space Vehicle

    15:00 -16:40
    11/08/2022
    Build a Model Space Vehicle

    Build a Model Space Vehicle

    There is no need to book for their fun junk modelling session for children 5-11 years at Theale Library on Thursday 11 August, 3-4.30pm. Just drop in to build a model vehicle that can travel on the moon or in space. All materials provided.

    Build a Model Space Vehicle

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  • The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    All day
    12/08/2022
    Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ
    Newbury Retro Festival

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    Retro Festival is back in 2022 !
    That’s right… they will  be at Newbury Showground  on the 12/13/14 August 2022 , making their fabulous festival accessible for Retro lovers.
    Step back in time to the evocative music of yesteryear. Whether you seek to capture the lost glamour of the 30’s or the nostalgia of the 40s, you can rock n roll to 50s tunes, then get down to some rhythm and blues.
    There’s family fun for everyone at this epic retro weekender. You can have a whirl on the dodgems, jump & jive at a tea dance and set your senses alight at our burlesque cabaret show.
    Adore the classic & vintage cars they have on display. Browse the vintage clothing and retro treasures on offer with stalls aplenty. Hosting some of the best talent in the UK across 3 stages. With extended camping facilities to accommodate, Retro Festivals are not to be missed!

    BACK FOR 2022!

    The Black Hangar stage will be inside the ‘Society Building’
    with a 30m square flat sprung dance floor.

    Stompin’ Steve and Dawnie will be running the Black Hangar stage over the weekend and Steve will be your DJ and MC on Friday evening and Sunday.

    Formed in 1981 and one of Europe’s finest Rock ‘n’ Roll bands, The Firebirds are Jim Plummer Guitar/Vocals, Dan Plummer Double Bass/Vocals and Jason Bryant Drums/Vocals, with three first class musicians The Firebirds are able to cover the complete spectrum of 1950s’ and 1960s’ music, from Commercial Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs to Rockabilly, Harmonised Doo Wop, Instrumentals, Ballads, and their Own Compositions

    Other acts awaiting confirmation

    + DJ – Stompin’ Steve

    SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST

    Awaiting confirmation

    + DJ – Rockin’ Eddie, SplinterW

    Bo Walton & Red Alertood Radio

    Vander Super Heroes Space Wheel Show present Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America performing on the Amazing Quad Space Wheel.

    Up up and away!!!!

    On the Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings of Retro Festival 2020, a selection of hot air balloons (weather permitting) will launch.

    For over 35 years members of the 3-4-40 Region BBAC have been flying in the Newbury area. The 3-4-40 Region is a local ballooning club, one of a number of UK organisations affiliated to the British Balloon and Airship Club (www.bbac.org). The Region is named after the three motorways which pass through it and includes North Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire (east of Salisbury Plain) and Oxfordshire.

    Unfortunately they are unable to offer hot air balloon flights from Retro Festival. However, if you would like to experience a hot air balloon flight in the UK,they recommend visiting the Balloons Over Britain website (www.balloonsoverbritain.co.uk) or Virgin Balloon Flights (www.virginballoonflights.co.uk).

    They are looking forward to a very impressive show of military pre and post war (1900s and 1940s) military displays, including, they hope, the Field Hospital.

    Airshows, Shopping village, vehicles, book a hairdo, shopping village, fun fair, punch & Judy and much, much more ..

    West Berkshire Villages
  • Holiday Craft Fun

    Holiday Craft Fun

    10:30 -11:30
    12/08/2022
    Bath Rd, Thatcham
    Holiday Craft Fun

    Holiday Craft Fun

    Holiday craft fun at Thatcham Library
    Fridays on 5th, 12th, 19th August, plus Saturday 27th August, 10.30-11.30am.
    For children 3-10 years. (Adults need to stay with children under 😎.
    Drop in for FREE fun with crafts, no need to book.
    For more information, please contact the library: 01635 866049 | thatchamlibrary@westberks.gov.uk
    Other dates available
  • Silent Space at Basildon Park 2022

    Silent Space at Basildon Park 2022

    10:30 -12:00
    12/08/2022
    Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR
    Silent Space at Basildon Park 2022

    Silent Space at Basildon Park 2022

    Follow the blue walking route and let the woodland guide you to a large clearing, where rare orchids appear in the summer. Sit down and relax for a moment, and listen to the birds singing. The Silent Space runs on Fridays, 10am-12pm.

    This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the walk.

    Some of the paths are uphill and uneven. Full access information is available on our website under ‘Facilities and Access’.

    Silent Space at Basildon Park 2022 |Tickets
    Gift AidStandard
    Adult£16.50£15.00
    Child£8.30£7.50
    Family£41.30£37.50
    1 adult family£24.80£22.50

    Free entry for National Trust members.

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  • The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    All day
    13/08/2022
    Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ
    Newbury Retro Festival

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    Retro Festival is back in 2022 !
    That’s right… they will  be at Newbury Showground  on the 12/13/14 August 2022 , making their fabulous festival accessible for Retro lovers.
    Step back in time to the evocative music of yesteryear. Whether you seek to capture the lost glamour of the 30’s or the nostalgia of the 40s, you can rock n roll to 50s tunes, then get down to some rhythm and blues.
    There’s family fun for everyone at this epic retro weekender. You can have a whirl on the dodgems, jump & jive at a tea dance and set your senses alight at our burlesque cabaret show.
    Adore the classic & vintage cars they have on display. Browse the vintage clothing and retro treasures on offer with stalls aplenty. Hosting some of the best talent in the UK across 3 stages. With extended camping facilities to accommodate, Retro Festivals are not to be missed!
  • Summer Fun & Bouncy Castles in the Park

    Summer Fun & Bouncy Castles in the Park

    All day
    13/08/2022-14/08/2022
    Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire, RG7 1SP
    Summer Fun & Bouncy Castles in the Park

    Summer Fun & Bouncy Castles in the Park

    Join them for a weekend of outdoor entertainment!

    There from 10:30am – 4:00pm on the Main Green try your hand at Circus Skills! Challenge your family to juggling, plate spinning and even hula hooping!

    Family Shows on the Main Green  at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm. (Please note, shows will take place outside on the Main Green and will last approximately 30 minutes)

    Also joining  them this weekend!

    Bouncy Castles from 10:00am – 4:00pm 

    For children aged 5 and under 

    Small Bouncy Castle

    The Ball Pond

    For all ages 

    Bouncy Castle

    Obstacle Course

    Don’t forget this event is included in your entrance fee or Annual Pass.

    This event will take place outside, please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Bouncy Castles will not be inflated  in rain or strong wind.

    Please note, as per the Bouncy Castle suppliers Health and Safety Policy, glasses are not allowed on the inflatables.

    Please note, Wellington Country Park reserves the right to change or cancel any event without prior notice.

    Tickets

    Adult £16.95 | Child 2 – 15 yrs £ 16.95

     

  • The West Somerset Steam Express

    The West Somerset Steam Express

    All day
    13/08/2022
    Newbury Town Centre

    The West Somerset Steam Express

    This series of trains from London Paddington to Minehead features haulage by two steam locomotives in one day.

    One steam locomotive will haul our train from London Paddington to the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard.

    The Heritage Railway will then provide a steam locomotive to haul our train to Minehead and back.

    This provides a truly fascinating day out travelling through beautiful scenery to the Bristol Channel coast.

    We leave London Paddington at around 08:00, steam hauled by Jubillee class steam locomotive No.45596 Bahamas and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station.

    We continue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton.

     

    Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country.

    We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead.

    The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast.

    The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead.

     

    On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach.

    A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington.

    The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down passengers.

  • There are no Rules in Watercolour I

    There are no Rules in Watercolour I

    10:00 -16:00
    13/08/2022
    City Arts Newbury 10 Hampton Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6DB

    There are no Rules in Watercolour I

    ONE DAY WORKSHOP WITH KEVIN SCULLY

    Saturday 13 August 2022 , 10am to 4pm , £60

    This workshop is for adults (18+)

    If you’ve ever wanted to use watercolours in a loose and expressive way, free from the constraints of all the dos and don’ts associated with this medium, this is your chance to throw caution to the wind and let your hair down.

  • Make Your Own Stamps

    Make Your Own Stamps

    10:00 -16:00
    13/08/2022
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Make Your Own Stamps

    Explore simple printing through a variety of stamp-making techniques. Learn how to make your own stamps using a range of easily available materials including foam, polystyrene, plasticine and even vegetables! After we have made a whole range of stamps we will create a fun quirky image combining print, paint and a little bit of bling!

    A relaxed creative workshop – no experience necessary (and you don’t need to be able to draw!)

    We will explore some easy techniques for making your own stamps using a range of materials…. from the humble carrot to the more sophisticated rubber. These will be used to print stylized flowers and foliage – and maybe the odd bird or butterfly. Or perhaps tiny towns are more your thing. Or maybe a collection of cacti. The techniques we use can be adapted to all sorts of subject matter and are perfect for printing on paper or fabric to make mini works of art or greetings cards. There will be lots of demos and step-by-step instruction in this fun and informal workshop.

  • All About Lobster

    All About Lobster

    10:00 -14:00
    13/08/2022
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    All About Lobster

    All things Lobster! Do you love eating Lobster but have no idea how to cook or prepare it? This course is designed to give you the confidence to not only prepare this amazing creature but also make some incredible dishes out of it as well.

    Course Includes

    Arrival at 9.45am for tea and coffee and course introduction
    Learn how to prepare & cook your lobster
    Make a classic lobster thermidor
    Make lobster ravioli
    Learn how to make a lobster spring roll, mango and lime salsa
    Make a bisque making sure that nothing goes to waste

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants.

    10 spaces available  £165

  • Deep Sea Ravers

    Deep Sea Ravers

    13:00 -14:30
    13/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom
    Deep Sea Ravers

    Deep Sea Ravers

    Get your best underwater party gear on and head to the Corn Exchange for an awesome afternoon mash-up of fish bopping, crab krumping and shark shimmying. With DJ tunes and a whole host of other activities, jump in and get those flippers moving.

    Tickets

    £6 per child

  • Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    17:00 -19:00
    13/08/2022
    The Retreat at Elcot Park Newbury West Berkshire RG20 8NJ
    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    Hungerford-based vocalist Kat Jayne will be performing covers spanning the decades, join them in The Courtyard for a chilled-out set before dinner.

    No booking is required, and refreshments are available.

    Why not stay for dinner? (please book dinner in advance)

    The Courtyard

    The Courtyard is open to everyone. Locals, guests and members are welcome to pop in to discover this unique space at The Retreat, which is set to become a lively local hub, with a range of events planned, from live music to farmer’s markets.

    Home to both Signet Stores and a Hair & Nail Salon, The Courtyard is a perfect sun-trap,  ideal for catching up with friends, refueling during a bike ride or simply enjoying your own company.

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Ministry of Sound | Hungerford Day

    Ministry of Sound | Hungerford Day

    17:30 -20:30
    13/08/2022
    Racecourse Road Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ United Kingdom

    MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL

    WITH JUDGE JULES

    PARTY IN THE PADDOCK

    SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST 2022

     

    JUDGE JULES 5.30pm – 6.30pm

    MINISTRY OF SOUND ORCHESTRA 7.00pm – 8.30pm

    Newbury Racecourse and MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL today announce a huge show for the BetVictor Hungerford Day on Saturday 13th August, live after racing.

    Having celebrated the 30th anniversary of the world’s most iconic dance brand in 2021, the party is set to continue after the racing action when special guest DJ Judge Jules alongside the 34-piece orchestra take racegoers through some of the biggest dance tracks of the past three decades.

    Tickets for the show are on sale now with early bird tickets starting from just £33.75 and include both the live racing and concert available at newburyracecourse.co.uk.

    Harriet Collins, Marketing Director for Newbury Racecourse said: “We are extremely excited to announce that Ministry of Sound Classical will be taking to the stage live after racing on 13 August.

    We are really looking forward to welcoming the 34-piece orchestra to the stage for what promises to be a brilliant evening of classic dance tunes, which for a lot of us will be rolling back the years.

    To top it off, having Judge Jules provide a warm-up set is sure to get the crowd going after an afternoon of top-quality racing action. We can’t wait.”

    Judge Jules said: I have been a part of Ministry Classical shows before at the Royal Festival Hall and The O2 and I’ve done some marvellous venues that I’d never imagined.

    If you add the right records to an orchestration, and the magic of an orchestra to an amazing outdoor venue like Newbury Racecourse, I think it’s a really magical combination”.

    MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL is the evolution of their newly created classical arm, which launched in 2018 with the highly acclaimed The Annual Classical live show.

    It has since gone on to sell out two shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall and its debut UK tour in 2019 along with a huge show at London’s The O2 Arena for the Ministry of Sound’s 30th birthday back in November 2021.

  • Silent Disco

    Silent Disco

    19:00 -22:00
    13/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Silent Disco

    Revel together with friends at this special summer silent disco.

    With music playing on 3 channels from different decades and styles, you can choose your own musical journey and dance the night away.

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  • Party at Bucklebury Farm 2022

    Party at Bucklebury Farm 2022

    All day
    14/08/2022
    Bucklebury Farm Park Bucklebury Reading RG7 6RR
    Party at Bucklebury Farm 2022

    Party at Bucklebury Farm 2022

    Join in with your family and friends for Party At The Farm on Sunday 14th August.
    A day full of fun for all ages…
    🥳🥳🥳
    Live music @joshsmith.live 🎵
    BBQ 🍖
    Glitter tattoos and face painting 🎨
    Bar 🍹
    Games 🎲
    Plus our normal Pat-a-pet and tractor rides.

    Other. Events Coming Up at Bucklebury Farm

    Yoga at the farm

    Save the date- 24th and 25th of September

    Party at Bucklebury Farm 2022 | Tickets
    • Adults – £15.45

    • Children (two and over) & Seniors – £13.95

    • Children under 2 years – FREE

    • Family Tickets (2 Adults and 2 Children aged two and over) – £50

    • Disabilities – normal price for Adult or Children ticket – carer entrance free with documentation. Please note that large areas of the site are not wheelchair friendly

    • Tractor rides – Free until Autumn

      Autumn is the start of the rut for the deer also the fields start to get too wet for the tractors so for welfare of customers, staff and the deer we switch to the deer walk and platform until the Spring.

      Please note that one deer token per entry ticket, where you can book a time slot,  this subject to availability.

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  • The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    All day
    14/08/2022
    Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ
    Newbury Retro Festival

    The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

    Retro Festival is back in 2022 !
    That’s right… they will  be at Newbury Showground  on the 12/13/14 August 2022 , making their fabulous festival accessible for Retro lovers.
    Step back in time to the evocative music of yesteryear. Whether you seek to capture the lost glamour of the 30’s or the nostalgia of the 40s, you can rock n roll to 50s tunes, then get down to some rhythm and blues.
    There’s family fun for everyone at this epic retro weekender. You can have a whirl on the dodgems, jump & jive at a tea dance and set your senses alight at our burlesque cabaret show.
    Adore the classic & vintage cars they have on display. Browse the vintage clothing and retro treasures on offer with stalls aplenty. Hosting some of the best talent in the UK across 3 stages. With extended camping facilities to accommodate, Retro Festivals are not to be missed!
  • Uplift Dance

    Uplift Dance

    08:00 -09:30
    14/08/2022
    Newbury Town Centre

    Uplift Dance

    Feel the grass under your feet and get your body moving at this new outdoor early morning dance event. Wearing silent disco headphones and immersed in your own movement, this free form dance party promotes exercise and positive connection with others and the outdoors.

  • Woodspeen Classics

    Woodspeen Classics

    10:00 -14:00
    14/08/2022
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Woodspeen Classics

    Love our restaurant? Our team share the most popular starter, main course and dessert from this season, and teach you to confidently re-create some of our most popular restaurant dishes at home. We’ll share some of our kitchen secrets including ‘partition preparation’ where most of the cooking is done before your guests arrive leaving you to spend more time at the table and less time in the kitchen.

    • Morning involves demonstrations and practical sessions making some of the components that make up some of the restaurant dishes
    • You will be fully capable of creating a Woodspeen classic starter, main course and dessert
    • Discuss what makes up great taste in a dish
    • Where possible we’ll be using produce from our own vegetable plots to start to create some of the classics
    • Enjoy your starter with your fellow cooks around The Chef’s Table for lunch, The tutor will masterclass the main-course for you to re-create at home, and the main course you have made will be packed up for you to serve at home.

    To take away: Main course and Dessert made on the day and all notes and recipes.

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants.

  • Antiques and Brocante Market

    Antiques and Brocante Market

    10:00 -16:00
    14/08/2022
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Antiques and Brocante Market

    A welcome return for the unique French style Brocante market, offering antiques, vintage, retro, bric-a-brac and decorative arts items plus vinyl records on the Great Lawn at Shaw House.

    A great day out for all the family with free entry to explore the House. Street food will be available outside plus light refreshments from the café and pre-prepared picnics are available to order from the Shaw House café (see separate website listing).

    Sunday 29 May & 14 August | 10am – 4pm

    No need to book | Free | Outdoor event

    ACVR Events run regular, a niche events in market towns in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. For stall holder enquiries please visit their website here.

  • Astounding Foodstuffs

    Astounding Foodstuffs

    11:00 -12:00
    14/08/2022
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL
    Astounding Foodstuffs

    Astounding Foodstuffs – Living Colour – Information

    FREE – 20 places

    Honesty Cookery School are delighted to be taking part in Astounding Inventions as part of a week of events celebrating British history run by Heritage Open Days in conjunction with The National Trust.

    They are delighted to welcome food historian, Sam Bilton to delve into the history of food colouring. Medieval feasts abounded with colourful food using natural, edible ‘dyes’ like saffron.

    She will explain how our ancestors created these spectacular sights before the invention of artificial food colourants. There will be samples for you to taste on the day and an opportunity to buy Sam’s latest book – Fool’s Gold: A History of British Saffron.

    The Living Colour talk is free to enter and must be booked through Winchester Heritage Open Days website. Booking opens on 9th August 2022.

    THE HONESTY COOKERY SCHOOL

    The Honesty Cookery School was established in 2014 and since then has welcomed many cooking enthusiasts through its doors. It offers an extensive choice of courses covering most international cuisines, bread baking, cake making, pickling and preserving, cake decorating, fish and butchery.

    As well as cookery courses the school also hosts craft classes, painting, creative writing, flower arranging and very popular Christmas wreath courses. Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds but are all united in their passion for teaching people how to cook in a relaxed, uncompetitive manner.

    The cookery classes usually run from the morning until the early afternoon. Most courses involve lunch and there is always something to take home to enjoy.

    The courses are designed so that they appeal to most levels of experience in the kitchen. The class sizes are kept small so that the lessons are very much hands on. People learn more effectively when they are actually doing the cooking. The school is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, with unspoilt views across fields and the North Hampshire Downs.

    If you have an enquiry, email or call us at: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk | 07708 620287

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Wind in The Willows

    Wind in The Willows

    14:00 -16:00
    14/08/2022
    Welford Newbury Berkshire RG20 8HU
    Wind in The Willows

    The Wind in The Willows

    OUTDOOR THEATRE | SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

    The animals are back by popular demand!

    Join Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger on a wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels, exciting escapes and plenty of messing about in boats.

    The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put their own anarchic spin on Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper. Frantically feral fun for the whole family.

    Please bring a picnic and something to sit on!

     

    Booking Tickets  available 1st May 2022

    Tickets: £12 | Children: £10| Family: £50

    (Family Ticket includes 2 adults and up to 4 children)

    children 4 and under FOC

    Sausage BBQ,  hot drinks and cakes from the Welford Events Tea Rooms
    or bring your own picnic and chairs/rug and choose your spot

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  • The Peter Rabbit™ Garden Adventure 2022

    The Peter Rabbit™ Garden Adventure 2022

    All day
    15/08/2022-31/08/2022
    Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
    The Peter Rabbit™ Garden Adventure 2022

    The Peter Rabbit™ Garden Adventure 2022

    A Live Immersive Experience

    Don’t miss The Peter Rabbit™ Garden Adventure, a live immersive experience in the walled garden at Blenheim Palace. Beatrix Potter enlists your help in finding mischievous Peter Rabbit, leading you through old Mr. McGregor’s garden. Expect live theatre and puppetry, nature activities, a Peter Rabbit™ Farm Shop, and more. Get your tickets to join the garden adventure this summer!

    Availability
    🟠 August – Limited availability
    🟡 September – Selling fast

    Tickets
    🎫 Standard Admission – includes entry to the experience

    • Individual (Adults & children 3 years and above)
    • Infant (ages 6 months to 2 years. Babies up to 6 months go free of charge if carried)
    • NHS, Universal Credit & Access – valid ID required
    • Group Bundle (min. 10 people)

    Highlights
    🌳 Step into the world of Beatrix Potter, brought to life in Blenheim Palace’s beautiful walled garden
    🐇 Help rescue Peter Rabbit from Mr. McGregor’s rabbit pie-shaped plan
    📖 Lose yourself in a world of imagination with a magical mix of storytelling, live performances and puppetry
    🐰 Meet Jemima Puddle-Duck, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and more, alongside a few surprises!
    🛍️ Visit the Peter Rabbit™ Farm Shop and enjoy a host of free creative activities suitable for all ages

    General Info
    📅 Date: August – 3 September, 2022
    🕒 Opening hours (time slots available every 10 minutes):
    – Tuesdays – Sundays: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    ⏳ Duration: 50 minutes
    📍 Location: The Walled Garden, Blenheim Palace
    👤 Age requirement: all ages are welcome. Free entry for infants 6 months and under who are carried around the experience. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    🎁 Make a day of it! All tickets include a 50% discount for entry to Blenheim Park and Gardens
    ♿ Accessibility: every effort is made to make this experience as accessible as possible, however, there are limitations in places. Please click here for more information
    ❗ Please note: this venue is cashless
    ❓ Please consult the FAQs of this experience here
    ✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience

    Description
    This summer at Blenheim Palace join Beatrix Potter in the garden of old Mr. McGregor and help rescue Peter Rabbit. Through a magical mix of storytelling, live performance, and puppetry, young Beatrix Potter Beatrix invites you to join her on an adventure to find her mischievous friend Peter Rabbit, as she leads guests through never-before-seen spots in the Palace’s walled garden. Moving from flower and vegetable gardens to greenhouses and potting sheds, you’ll get a glimpse of the estate no-one else has seen, whilst meeting friends Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher along the way. Watch out for many more surprises on your journey!

    his 50 minute immersive adventure is a must for any child who loves to explore the great outdoors, any family who treasures what you can learn from being in nature and any fan of the most beloved rabbit in children’s literature.

    Activity Area

    Take a break from the rescue to find Peter Rabbit in the Activity Area where children can release their creativity! There will be plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained, including colouring in, dot to dot, and ‘find Peter’.

    The Peter Rabbit Farm Shop

    Visit the Farm Shop where you will find all things Peter Rabbit. Choose your favourite book in the reading corner or take your pick from a selection of children’s toys. There will be a food cart outside with delicious fresh produce so you can grab a coffee, ice cream, and lots of other tasty treats!

    Please note that separate tickets are required for visiting the Palace and Formal Gardens. Once you have bought your Peter Rabbit ticket, you will receive a 50% off code for Park and Gardens tickets only (not Palace, Park and Gardens or Annual Passes). This discount code cannot be applied retrospectively to tickets that have already been purchased.

    Individual for £20.00
    NHS, Universal Credit & Access for £17.00
    Infant (ages 6 months-2 years) for £5.00
    Group Bundle (min. 10 people) for £15.00
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  • Astounding Foodstuffs

    Astounding Foodstuffs

    14:00 -15:00
    15/08/2022
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL
    Astounding Foodstuffs

    Astounding Foodstuffs

    A Spot of Tea – Cream Tea Booking

    Honesty Cookery School are delighted to be taking part in Astounding Inventions as part of a week of events celebrating British history run by Heritage Open Days in conjunction with The National Trust.

    Honesty have long collaborated with Birchall Teas and are delighted that they have agreed to share their wealth of knowledge on the production of tea over the centuries, along with hints and tips on creating the perfect cuppa. There will be samples of their delicious teas provided for tasting.

    Why not stay to have tea and scones in their beautiful barn space at the cookery school? The cream tea needs to be purchased in advance and can be booked through this page. This will include a pot of Birchall Tea, and a scone with Honesty strawberry jam and clotted cream, all produced by Honesty Bakers and Makers.

    The cream tea £7

    The talk and tea tasting is free to enter and must be booked through Winchester Heritage Open Days website. Booking opens on 9th August 2022.

    The Honesty Cookery School

    The Honesty Cookery School was established in 2014 and since then has welcomed many cooking enthusiasts through its doors. It offers an extensive choice of courses covering most international cuisines, bread baking, cake making, pickling and preserving, cake decorating, fish and butchery.

    As well as cookery courses the school also hosts craft classes, painting, creative writing, flower arranging and very popular Christmas wreath courses. Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds but are all united in their passion for teaching people how to cook in a relaxed, uncompetitive manner.

    The cookery classes usually run from the morning until the early afternoon. Most courses involve lunch and there is always something to take home to enjoy.

    The courses are designed so that they appeal to most levels of experience in the kitchen. The class sizes are kept small so that the lessons are very much hands on. People learn more effectively when they are actually doing the cooking. The school is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, with unspoilt views across fields and the North Hampshire Downs.

    If you have an enquiry, email or call us at: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk | 07708 620287

    West Berkshire Villages
  • 1-1 Family History Advice Session

    1-1 Family History Advice Session

    14:00 -16:00
    15/08/2022
    Family History Workshop 2022

    1-1 Family History Advice Session

    Are you just getting started in family history and wanting guidance as to how to proceed?

    Or are you stuck at a particular “brick wall” and need some help?

    These popular family history advice sessions are online, using Zoom technology – so you can book a session, wherever you live in the world. Sessions are 1-1, free of cost and are available to members and non-members alike.

    Book a 25 minute slot with our advisers and you’ll receive help from our experienced research assistants.

    We will provide whatever help and suggestions that we can within the time frame and will book a follow-on session with you if needed. Four 1-1 slots are available in this session:

    Slot 1: 14.00 – 14.25

    Slot 2: 14.30 – 14.55

    Slot 3: 15.05 – 15.30

    Slot 4: 15.35 – 16.00

    Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance.

    You will also be asked to confirm the advice you are seeking, so that we can make the session as useful as possible for you.

    Bookings close one week before the event.

    To take part in an advice slot you will need a computer device with speakers. Ideally, also a webcam and microphone.

    You also need to be able to access the internet from it. First-time users of Zoom, will be asked to download a small piece of software.

    Which will be sent in advance. Technical help is available, please contact booking@berksfhs.org.uk

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  • Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    10:00 -16:00
    16/08/2022
    Star Lane, Highclere, Newbury, RG20 9QS

    West Berkshire Villagers

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this three-hour introductory workshop. Ideal for those age 11 + who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and four small items of beautiful pieces of real silver jewellery.

  • Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    10:00 -16:00
    16/08/2022
    Star Lane, Highclere, Newbury, RG20 9QS

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this three-hour introductory workshop. Ideal for those age 11 + who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and four small items of beautiful pieces of real silver jewellery.

  • Awesome August- Daring Detectives Teen Session

    Awesome August- Daring Detectives Teen Session

    10:00 -14:00
    16/08/2022
    Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU
    Awesome August- Daring Detectives Teen Session

    Awesome August- Daring Detectives Teen Session

    Can you challenge yourself to solve our tricky animal tracking trail?
    Could you observe and identify animals by only their bones?
    Are you brave enough to face the mystery boxes?
    All this and more on our Daring Detectives Day for Teens!
    Please book for either the morning or afternoon session – each session lasts an hour and a half.

    Tickets

    West Berkshire Villages

    £7

  • Free Suicide Fist Aid Course

    Free Suicide Fist Aid Course

    11:30 -15:00
    16/08/2022
    Free Suicide Fist Aid Course

    Free Suicide Fist Aid Course

    This accredited course will be delivered by  their suicide prevention outreach worker Sue Bennett.

    • The racing world like many others creates pressures for those people working within the industry. We know of the devastating effects that a suicide will have for family, friends and colleagues. Here is a course that will help you to deal with a situation, spot sign and help others.
    • The Course is accredited by City and Guilds .
    • The Suicide First Aid course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
    • Collaboration with: Racingwelfare
    • Supported by:Westberkshire council
    • The Memorial Hall Oxford Street Lambourn RG17 8XP. West Berkshire Villages
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  • Children’s Tote Bag painting workshop

    Children’s Tote Bag painting workshop

    All day
    17/08/2022
    9 inches yard, Newbury, RG14 5PD

    Children’s Tote Bag painting workshop

    Design your own bag in this fun painting workshop

  • Vintage China Mosaics

    Vintage China Mosaics

    10:00 -16:00
    17/08/2022
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Vintage China Mosaics

    On this one-day workshop you will learn how to make your own mosaic made from vintage and antique china. This craft, known as ‘Pique Assiette’ (‘stolen plate’) is a way of reusing and re-loving broken and unwanted china. You will learn how to select, nip, design, create, grout and finish your very own mosaic to take home. A choice of shapes will be available for you to choose from which include a heart, bird and pot stand.

  • Outdoor Theatre: Rapunzal | West Berkshire Villagers

    Outdoor Theatre: Rapunzal | West Berkshire Villagers

    18:00 -22:00
    17/08/2022
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
    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

    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

     

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  • Brass Rubbing Family Workshops

    Brass Rubbing Family Workshops

    10:00 -12:00
    18/08/2022-18/09/2022
    Church Street, Wantage, Oxford OX12 8DBL
    Brass Rubbing Family Workshops

    Brass Rubbing Family Workshops

    In the school holidays, The Vale & Downland Museum run themed sessions and family fun days that bring the Museum’s collection to life. More recently, their holiday events have been small and socially distanced, so they can continue to spark families’ excitement about the heritage of our local area

  • Family History Advice Clinic

    Family History Advice Clinic

    11:00 -14:15
    18/08/2022
    The Centre for Heritage & Family History 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

    Family History Advice Clinic

    Just beginning your family history research and need some advice? Baffled by so many competing research websites?

    Banging your head against a brick wall? Or struggling with some other issues? In this one-to-one session, one of our seasoned advisors will help you make some progress.

    To make the most of your session our advisors will carry out some preliminary research beforehand, and for that we need you provide us with some information please:

    • to tell us what you’ve done so far
    • describe the nature of the problem
    • attach copies of any key documents such as BMD certificates, research notes
    • if possible, provide a link to a family tree we can view (members – if your tree has been uploaded to YourTrees, that would be perfect) or at least attach a copy of a hand drawn tree of the immediate family of the people you’re researching

    After you’ve booked you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter that information.

    You can do it later but it’s much better to prepare that material now and complete the form while you’re at the keyboard and the topic is fresh in your mind.

    Bookings close 7 days before the session to give us time to research your submission.

    But every extra day helps, as we’re manned solely by part-time volunteers so the earlier you book, the better.

    These sessions are face-to-face.

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  • Summer Braai

    Summer Braai

    All day
    19/08/2022
    Five Bells, Baydon Road, Wickham, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HH
    summer braai

    Summer Braai

    The next Braai event is due in August – very popular so book early!

    They’re also planning a guest appearance by a certain someone on their big screen.

    Tickets on Sale soon !
    What is a South African Braai?

    If there’s one country which prides itself on its outdoor culinary expertise it’s South Africa, where the braai (BBQ to you and me) is woven into almost every aspect of life. Pretty much every South African will claim the title of the best braai champion in the world. Using an outdoor grill built specifically for braaing, it is a social meeting events.

    Boerewors  is a type of sausage which originated in South Africa. It is an important part of South African, Zimbabwean, Botswana and Namibian cuisine and is popular across Southern Africa. The name is derived from the Afrikaans words boer(“farmer”) and wors (“sausage”). According to South African government regulation, boerewors must contain at least 90 percent meat, and always contain beef, as well as lamb, pork, or a mixture of lamb and pork. The other 10% is made up of spices and other ingredients. Not more than 30% of the meat content may be fat. Boerewors may not contain offal or any “mechanically recovered” meat pulp (as recovered through a process where meat and bone are mechanically separated).

    Sosaties are a common feature of a classic South African braai.

    Sosaties are a Cape Malay dish and the name comes from the words “sate” meaning skewered meat and “saus”, a spicy sauce in Afrikaans. While this is a dish that originated in the Cape Malay area, they have spread in popularity around the country.

    There are a few variations to the sosaties marinade, but most at least include apricot jam, curry powder and garlic.

    “People might think it’s easy – and in the UK it’s often sausages and burgers – but we have a massive range of things we can do over the fire and I can’t wait to help open Duncan’s new outdoor dining experience – especially as I’ll be one of the first people to cook on his specially commissioned braai machine. It looks stunning and shows a real commitment to making outdoor dining a real experience – which is exactly what it is.” Pete Goffe-Wood

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Join the Code Breakers

    Join the Code Breakers

    10:00 -12:00
    19/08/2022
    Newbury Central Library The Wharf Newbury West Berkshire RG14 5AU
    Join the Code Breakers

    Join the Code Breakers

    Newbury Library will also be hosting a code breaking activity for children 9-11 years, led by staff from digit<all>. Participants will need to search the library to find hidden codes and use BBC micro:bits to collect and unscramble them.

    Again, advance booking is essential for this activity on Friday 19 August, 10am-12pm. To book, please email library@westberks.gov.uk.

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Best Simple Classic – Beef Wellington

    Best Simple Classic – Beef Wellington

    18:00 -21:00
    19/08/2022
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Best Simple Classic – Beef Wellington

    Join us to create a classic dish that will soon become a firm favourite. This time it is beef wellington made from scratch, with homemade puff pastry, perfectly cooked beef fillet and rich velvet red wine sauce. Finish the morning off with your Wellington, some fries and a glass of red around the kitchen table.

    Course includes

    • Arrive at 5.45am for tea and coffee and course introduction
    • We will be making puff pastry
    • Cooking of the beef fillet to include time and temperature
    • Make red wine sauce

    To take home: All course notes and recipes

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants.

  • DJ Xchange

    DJ Xchange

    21:00 -01:00
    19/08/2022-20/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    DJ Xchange

    Join them for their first ever DJ night! They’re opening up their doors and their sound system to local DJs. Come and party the night away to a selection of House, Techno, Drum’n’ Bass and more!

    If you’re a DJ and want to smash out some tunes on the decks then register your interest by e-mailing getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk and tell them which tunes you like to mix

    Tickets

    ADVANCE TICKET £6 / ON THE DOOR TICKET £8

    West Berkshire Villages

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  • Archery at Bucklebury Farm

    Archery at Bucklebury Farm

    All day
    20/08/2022
    Bucklebury Farm Park Bucklebury Reading RG7 6RR
    Archery at Bucklebury Farm

    Archery at Bucklebury Farm

    Archery At The Farm – Please book one slot per family

    Saturday 20th of August

    Come and have your own personal Archery experience at the farm with your family and friends. All ages welcome, there will be Adult Archery plus an option for ‘ sucker Archery’ for under 8 years old.

     This will be a 20 minute session and will cost £10 per family.

    West Berkshire Villages

    Daily Admissions For 2022
    • Adults – £15.45

    • Children (two and over) & Seniors – £13.95

    • Children under 2 years – FREE

    • Family Tickets (2 Adults and 2 Children aged two and over) – £50

    • Disabilities – normal price for Adult or Children ticket – carer entrance free with documentation. Please note that large areas of the site are not wheelchair friendly

    • Tractor rides – Free until Autumn

      Autumn is the start of the rut for the deer also the fields start to get too wet for the tractors so for welfare of customers, staff and the deer we switch to the deer walk and platform until the Spring.

      Please note that one deer token per entry ticket, where you can book a time slot,  this subject to availability.

  • Home Schooling Group

    Home Schooling Group

    All day
    20/08/2022
    Hungerford Hub Church St, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0NL
    Home Schooling Group

    Home Schooling Group

    Adults and children who are home schooling are invited to come along to a new group which will meet at Hungerford Library on Saturdays 20 August, 17 September, 15 October and 19 November, 10.30am-12pm. Join them at these informal meetings to meet with other families and share your ideas.

    Home Schooling Group

    West Berkshire Villages

  • Rowbarge Beer Festival 2022

    Rowbarge Beer Festival 2022

    All day
    20/08/2022-21/08/2022
    The Rowbarge Station Road Woolhampton Berkshire.RG7 5SH
    Newbury Real Ale Festival 2022

    Rowbarge Beer Festival 2022

    The weekend of the 20th and 21st of August sees the return of the Rowbarge beer festival.

    Showcasing over 30 beers from some of our favourite breweries.

    They will have beers from Loddon, Hook Norton, Stonehenge, Ramsbury and Exeter to name but a few.

    Tickets are £25 in advance and will get you a commemorative glass, your first pint, a meal from our bbq and live music all day. Tickets can be used on either, or both days. Beer tickets will be available to buy from the bar on the day.

    Buy your tickets here.

    If beer isn’t your thing they will have a selection of ciders too or just pop down to enjoy the music and bbq and grab a different drink from either of their bars.

    They will be looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Writing up your Family History Workshop

    Writing up your Family History Workshop

    11:00 -13:00
    20/08/2022
    The Centre for Heritage & Family History 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
    Family History Workshop 2022

    Writing up your Family History Workshop

    Have you been researching your family tree and would like to write it up as a story but don’t know how to start?

    In this workshop, Barry will help you get started and show you how you can structure it, so that you can write-up your family history while still continuing your research.

    Barry will show you the system he developed and also suggest alternative approaches and opportunities.

    The workshop will help if you have not started yet. Or, if you have already been writing up your family history and would like additional advice, or inspiration.

    Pre-booking is required as places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.

    Please note, this workshop takes place in The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library.

     

    It will also be held in October as a webinar – please see the separate listing, when added, if you would prefer to attend that event.TICKETS FROM £10.00

  • Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    17:00 -19:00
    20/08/2022
    The Retreat at Elcot Park Newbury West Berkshire RG20 8NJ
    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    Live Music at The Courtyard 2022

    With a setlist covering everything from Frank Sinatra to The Killers, there will be something for everyone at this mini-gig in The Coutryard!

    No booking is required, and refreshments are available.

    Why not stay for dinner? (please book dinner in advance)

    The Courtyard

    The Courtyard is open to everyone. Locals, guests and members are welcome to pop in to discover this unique space at The Retreat, which is set to become a lively local hub, with a range of events planned, from live music to farmer’s markets.

    Home to both Signet Stores and a Hair & Nail Salon, The Courtyard is a perfect sun-trap,  ideal for catching up with friends, refueling during a bike ride or simply enjoying your own company.

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  • Vegan Market in Newbury

    Vegan Market in Newbury

    10:00 -15:00
    21/08/2022
    Newbury Town Centre
    Newbury Vegan Market Returns For Summer 2022

    Vegan Market in Newbury

    Newbury Vegan Market has been running in the town since 2018 and became a regular market in 2021.

    Join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month every 3 months for a day jam-packed with all things plant-based and cruelty-free.

    You can expect to see a wide range of vegan stalls including delicious vegan street food, baked goods and sweet treats, ethical clothing brands, cruelty free cosmetics, arts and crafts, charities and outreach as well as free samples from our info tent.

    With a fantastic selection of local vegan brands and businesses there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.

    Vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, pescatarians, omnivores and just the v-curious – all welcome!

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  • Tea Dance

    Tea Dance

    14:00 -16:00
    21/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Tea Dance

    Enjoy a perfect August afternoon with a traditional Tea Dance led by Emma Mayo. Waltz and Cha-Cha the afternoon away in this social Ballroom and Latin event complete with lashings of tea and cake.

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  • Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    09:30 -13:30
    22/08/2022-25/08/2022
    Beale Wildlife Park Lower Basildon Pangbourne Berkshire RG8 9NW
    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    Looking for something different to entertain the kids throughout the school holidays?

    Our Adventure Club at Beale Park is perfect for 9 – 12 year olds to get them out of the house and doing something Fun and Active!!!

    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 –

    Laser Tag
    Archery Tag
    Paddleboarding – (Thursday’s only)
    Archery
    Fire Building
    Bush Craft
    Archery Golf
    Looking forward to seeing you all over the summer!!!!

    Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park

    Tickets

    £30 per day

    £5 extra for BBQ lunch

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  • Awesome August – Magnificent Meadows Adult Session

    Awesome August – Magnificent Meadows Adult Session

    10:00 -14:00
    23/08/2022
    Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU
    Awesome August - Magnificent Meadows Adult Session

    Awesome August – Magnificent Meadows Adult Session

    Every Tuesday in August is awesome at The Nature Discovery Centre  where they will be running a variety of activities for different age groups including trails and crafts.

    A  creative workshop on how to build your own meadow habitat at home (whether garden or window box-sized!) with seed planting and bug hotels you can keep. Enjoy an immersive wildlife experience – for everyone from amateurs to experts!

    Please book with them for either the morning or afternoon session – each session lasts an hour and a half.

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  • Coding with Lego

    Coding with Lego

    14:00 -15:00
    23/08/2022
    Newbury Central Library The Wharf Newbury West Berkshire RG14 5AU
    Lego Club

    Coding with Lego

    Newbury Library is holding two coding workshops for youngsters over 8 years of age. Build a robot from their LEGO and they’ll show you how to program it with a face that moves!

    Workshops will take place on Tuesday 23 August, 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm. These sessions are free but numbers will be limited and advance booking is essential. To book, please email library@westberks.gov.uk.

    Coding with Lego

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  • Beginners Crochet For Children

    Beginners Crochet For Children

    All day
    24/08/2022
    9 inches yard, Newbury, RG14 5PD

    Beginners Crochet For Children

    A fun workshop designed to get your child hooked on crochet

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  • Hands on History

    Hands on History

    10:00 -12:00
    25/08/2022
    Church Street, Wantage, Oxford OX12 8DBL
    Hands on History

    Hands on History

    In the school holidays, the vale and Downland Museum run themed sessions and family fun days that bring the Museum’s collection to life. More recently, their holiday events have been small and socially distanced, so they can continue to spark families’ excitement about the heritage of our local area.

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  • A Taste of Italy

    A Taste of Italy

    10:00 -14:00
    26/08/2022
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    A Taste of Italy

    Italian food is the ultimate social food, and what could be better than gathering a group of friends or family around the table for homemade Italian specialties. Join us where we will teach you to prepare Italian classics from Gnocchi to homemade pasta and Italian bread.

    Course includes:

    • Arrive at 9.45am for tea, coffee and course introduction
    • Gnocchi (Make, Poach and quick pan sauce)
    • Seasonal Risotto
    • Focaccia
    • Pasta (tagiatelle and Ravioli, finish with Woodspeen olive oil, basil, toasted pine nuts and parmesan)

     

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants.  Other dates Available

  • Bats at the Museum 2022

    Bats at the Museum 2022

    20:30 -21:15
    26/08/2022-27/08/2022
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
    Bats at the Museum 2022

    Bats at the Museum 2022

    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

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  • Hungerford Club Real Ale Festival

    Hungerford Club Real Ale Festival

    All day
    27/08/2022-29/08/2022
    Newbury Real Ale Festival 2022

    Hungerford Club Real Ale Festival

    Organiser:
    Hungerford Club
    Address:
    The Croft, Hungerford, RG17 0HY

    The club’s 10th annual real ale festival will be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is open to all.

    It will feature around a dozen beers and three draught ciders. The beers will be from local sources – Newbury, Salisbury and further afield.

    Beers will be served from casks on stillage and from handpumps on the bar. The large central lawn area of the Croft, shaded by trees provides plenty of outdoor space.

    There will also be outdoors live music (details below) and food including pizza, BBQ and freshly filled rolls.

    Saturday 27 August 12 noon – 8pm

    Entertainment: De Mug Pugs 12.15pm – 1pm & 2pm – 2.45pm

    Matt Russ (solo artist) 3.45pm – 4.45pm & 5.30pm – 6.30pm

    Sunday 28 August 12 noon – 6pm

    4 bar none (local band) 1pm – 2pm & 4pm – 5pm

    Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 12 noon – 8pm

    Hungerford Town Band (playing Oompah!) 1pm – 2pm & 4pm – 5pm

    Blue Paradise Duo 3pm – 4pm & 6pm – 7pm

  • Safari Summer Weekends

    Safari Summer Weekends

    All day
    27/08/2022-29/08/2022
    Beale Wildlife Park Lower Basildon Pangbourne Berkshire RG8 9NW
    Safari Summer Weekends

    Safari Summer Weekends

    Go wild this summer and join Beale Park  for two Safari Summer Weekends (23-24 July, and 27-29 August). Entertainers will be delighting the visitors with balloon modelling and face painting, while a bubble performer floats larger-than-life bubbles into the party atmosphere.

    Throughout the summer, their hugely popular inflatable slide will be the place to burn off steam and our splash pool and giant sand pit (complete with some exciting new additions) will provide the perfect staycation. Meet the bugs will take place each afternoon at 3pm and they continue to offer daily animal experiences.

    Standard entry prices apply (including for Safari Summer weekends). Pre-book your usual general admission here. Tickets also available on the gate.

    Keeper talks are held daily during weekends and school holidays. Please see timings and details as you enter the park.

    Entry Tickets

    Adult £14. 50, Child 2- 15 yrs £11.50, Under 2yrs Free

    They are offering 20% off any large bookings of 10+ people for the summer holidays with promo code SUM20. These discounts are not to be used in conjunction with each other, or any other offers. They apply from Friday 22 July – Sunday 4 September. Group bookings must be made online in advance.

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  • Summer Gin Fest

    Summer Gin Fest

    All day
    27/08/2022
    6 – 8 Oxford Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB

    Summer Gin Fest

    Due to popular demand our GIN FESTIVAL is back!  in 2021 tickets ran out in less than two weeks! So make sure you book early!

    Live DJ and the BEST Gin and Tonics! What’s not to like?!

    MORE DETAILS TO BE RELEASED SOON!

  • Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    16:00 -22:00
    27/08/2022-28/08/2022
    Rye Farm Meadow, Maud Hales Bridge, Abingdon OX14 3HY

    Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    Abingdon Airfield, Abingdon, OX13 6JQ
    Sat 27th August 2022

    The UK’s Biggest Firework Event Returns Summer 2022 Bigger and Better than ever!

    Head up to Abingdon Airfield with your family and friends for a breathtaking evening of Hot Air Balloons, Skydiving and world class Firework Entertainment!

    Witness displays choreographed to music by three guest display companies:

    Guest Team 1 Blaze Fireworks Ltd
    Guest Team 2 Phoenix Fireworks Ltd

    Guest Team 3 TBC

    And of course the enormous, breath-taking 1/4 mile wide closing show by the hosts and double British Firework Champions Illusion Fireworks Ltd filling the sky with magic!

    Also confirmed for 2022

    Incredible Light Show

    Fireworks Demosntration

    Daytime Colour Fireworks Display

    ​Explosive FireballsThe Parachute Display Team – Daytime and evening pyro jumps from helicopters!

    Sky High Ballooning – We will have more balloons than ever!

    Huge Fairground!

    The VIP AREA will be back!

    CAMPING will be back!

    PLUS we have a few more surprises up our sleeves too!

    Car Parks and fairground open from 4pm, come and enjoy your picnic or food from our stalls and bars before the entertainment starts at 6.30pm!

  • Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    16:00 -22:00
    27/08/2022-28/08/2022
    Rye Farm Meadow, Maud Hales Bridge, Abingdon OX14 3HY

    Abingdon Summer Balloon & Firework Festival

    Abingdon Airfield, Abingdon, OX13 6JQ
    Sat 27th August 2022

    The UK’s Biggest Firework Event Returns Summer 2022 Bigger and Better than ever!

    Head up to Abingdon Airfield with your family and friends for a breathtaking evening of Hot Air Balloons, Skydiving and world class Firework Entertainment!

    Witness displays choreographed to music by three guest display companies:

    Guest Team 1 Blaze Fireworks Ltd
    Guest Team 2 Phoenix Fireworks Ltd

    Guest Team 3 TBC

    And of course the enormous, breath-taking 1/4 mile wide closing show by the hosts and double British Firework Champions Illusion Fireworks Ltd filling the sky with magic!

    Also confirmed for 2022

    Incredible Light Show

    Fireworks Demosntration

    Daytime Colour Fireworks Display

    ​Explosive FireballsThe Parachute Display Team – Daytime and evening pyro jumps from helicopters!

    Sky High Ballooning – We will have more balloons than ever!

    Huge Fairground!

    The VIP AREA will be back!

    CAMPING will be back!

    PLUS we have a few more surprises up our sleeves too!

    Car Parks and fairground open from 4pm, come and enjoy your picnic or food from our stalls and bars before the entertainment starts at 6.30pm!

  • Curry Night

    Curry Night

    18:00 -21:00
    27/08/2022
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Curry Night

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On

    Learn robust techniques on Indian and Thai curry making. You will cook a variety of dishes to easily replicate at home. Techniques on marinating and alternative cooking methods will be covered in this course.

    How to cook fail-safe rice in the oven

    • Dry rubs

    • Wet marinades

    • Thai curry with prawn

    • Indian curry with chicken

    • Aromatic salad

    • Carrot bhaji

    • Base sauces to take home

    Course includes:

    Arrive at 6pm for course introduction

    Enjoy a supper made on the evening of curry and accompaniments, served with your choice of beer, wine or a soft drink

    Leave at 9pm with your base sauce to make further curry at home

    To take away: A base sauce made on the evening, and all notes and recipes from the evening.

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants.

    Attendance Mode

    In accordance with Government regulations

    Events: organizer: The Woodspeen

    Event Status- Current

    previous Start 05/06/2021

  • Vintage Dance Party

    Vintage Dance Party

    18:30 -23:30
    27/08/2022
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Vintage Dance Party

    Dig out your best vintage outfits and dance the night away to classic music from live band Ding Dong Daddios and DJ Holly France.

    You can start your evening with a cocktail happy hour from 6.30pm then learn some new moves in an optional vintage jazz dance class from 7.30pm (must be booked in advance so please remember to add this on as part of your booking), or join us just for dancing from 8.30pm.

    Tickets include a glass of bubbly on arrival

    Cocktail happy hour: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

    Optional vintage jazz dance class: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

    Dancing from 8.30pm – 11.30pm

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  • Lambourn Carnival

    Lambourn Carnival

    All day
    28/08/2022
    Pick Your Own Sunflowers

    Lambourn Carnival

    This years Lambourn Carnival will take place on August 28th.
    There will be lots of festival activities including:

    Picnic on the porch, sunflower and hanging basket competition, scarecrows and chalk drawing competitions, a car treasure hunt, carnival quiz, and, new this year and 80s disco plus, to celebrate the Royal Jubilee, there will be lots of crowns and scepters.

  • Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    All day
    28/08/2022
    Newbury Town Centre
    Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    LSD, WHAT’S THE DEAL?

    Lucy in the sky with diamonds, hallucinogenic drugs, old money?  Actually, it’s just the first initials of the 3 founder Directors and it had the effect they wanted, nobody ever forgets the name.  

    So, history & mystery aside, the story is, if you are looking for a cool street market to visit tat the  weekend, stall hire for a special event, somewhere different to trade, a place to go that won’t charge you admission, or even a new start in your working life. They are an independent market and event company based in the Midlands UK and they’ve been doing it their way since 1989, specialising in top quality markets & special events that are colourful, safe, well presented, enjoyable, and basically do what it says on the tin.

     

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  • Lambourn Carnival and Festival

    Lambourn Carnival and Festival

    All day
    28/08/2022
    Newbury Artisan Market

    Lambourn Carnival & Festival

    The Lambourn Carnival & Festival consists of a number of events held annually throughout the summer from June to September.

    The festival culminates with the Carnival Parade on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

    There are lots more activities in the village over that period including: the popular Scarecrow Competition, Village Show, Tea Dance, Treasure Hunt, Cream Teas, Concert in the Square……and more!

    If you’re interested in getting involved at all – just let us know. We’re always looking for help for different events that are run.

  • GB Mead @ Newbury Artisan Market

    GB Mead @ Newbury Artisan Market

    10:00 -16:00
    28/08/2022
    Northbrook Street, Newbury, Berks

    GB Mead @ Newbury Artisan Market

    WHY MEAD?

    Starting in the early 1990’s being involved in dark age re-enactment meant mead was the drink to have round the campfire.

    Before the internet finding a bottle or two of mead to pick up on the way involved detouring to a pre arranged off-licence who had some in stock.

    HOW WE STARTED

    As it happened I knew a few bee keepers so making my own seemed the best option. Later having moved over to Medieval re-enactment mead was still the drink to have so I began to take a boot full, and when that wasn’t enough we moved on to having a stall

    As is often the case with home brewers, the under stairs cupboard is rapidly outgrown, and there is nothing like enthusiasm, so having progressed through a variety of spaces, now we have a commercial unit in order to keep up with demand and expand our range, and are now licensed to include retail and wholesale through the AWRS scheme

    ROAD MAP

    We are always on the look out for new outlets!

    We are now stocked in many off licences and farm shops, pubs, restaurants and boutique bars.

    We also supply mead to hand fastings and weddings, where mead makes an excellent toasting drink.

    If you would like your local to stock our excellent mead, get them to contact us and we will do the rest!

    DAYS & OPENING TIMES

    LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

    Set Up 07.00-09.45 

    Trading Times 10.00-16.00

    Breakdown 16.00

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  • Swallowfield Show 2022

    Swallowfield Show 2022

    All day
    29/08/2022

    Swallowfield Show 2022

    All of the favourite attractions from previous shows will be there, together with some new entertainers and activities for you to enjoy. Their  aim is to bounce back from the disappointments of the last two years to make this the best ever Swallowfield Show

    HORTICULTURAL SHOW

    Vegetables, fruit, Flowers, Pot Plants, Floral Art, Cookery, Craft, Art, Photography, Children and Honey are all the classes in this years Horticultural Show, so there really is something for everyone.

    And even better this year – NO ENTRY FEE!

    Its all about taking part and being part of this community event so we want as many people as possible to come along and give it ago.  There are still Trophies and Rosettes for the winners, so the accolade of being a winner still very much exists.

    Floral Art

    The show boasts a great floral art competition each year so are you green fingered or love to arrange flowers?  If so then why not enter for this years show?

    Alternatively come along and be amazed at the quality of the displays.  Here are just some of last years entrants

    CRAFT MARQUEE

    The Craft Marquee remains an absolute favourite among returning visitors.

    DOG SHOW

    Not another Dog Show we hear you ask?

    Yes it is, but with a difference as this is for the local people and their dogs where everyone has fun, a real FUN & FAMILY Dog Show!

    FOOD HALL EXHIBITORS

    Wow, this area gets better each year!  The number of complimentary comments about the Food shows we are getting it right!

    Ray Prior Falconry Displays

    Ray Prior is one of the leading falconers in the country with a wide selection of beautiful birds for display that will provide an entertaining, educational and awe-inspiring performance. Falconry displays make an excellent addition to a large variety of events. The demonstrations are accompanied with a fun, educational commentary by Ray

    The  BMX Show

    The only BMX team in the UK, that are able to move in and out of a shared arena. With the BMX Show you can expect the riders to to fly through the air performing the most breathtaking tricks and stunts. Only the very best BMX riders will be performing in the BMX Show (including RedBull athletes) to guarantee you see the most impressive tricks – usually only seen on TV. Tricks include the audience favourite – ‘The Backflip’

    CLASSIC VEHICLES

    The Classic Wheels Parade in the main arena,  has become a firm favorite for the audience as they enjoy the parade of truly magnificent vehicles.  Spot a vehicle you like, then go and see its owner after the parade and get an even closer look. Now attracting over 100 vehicles on both days, a wide variety of cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles is assured.

    Reading Scottish Pipe Band

    Formed in 1957 by former pipers of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders they have an an extensive repertoire of Scottish music including Slow Airs, Marches, Strathspeys and Reels . A regular to the Show, they really are not to be missed.

    HORSE SHOW

    As soon as we have more information to publicise on this event we will do so.

    Saints Sled Dog Rescue

    In 2019 people came and saw these wonderful rescued Husky and Malamutes.They really are such wonderful dogs.

    Quirks Animal Roadshow

     Animal lovers Luke and Kayleigh return to share with you their knowledge and passion for reptiles, invertebrates, furries and amphibians. Who could resist cuddly Cotton Tail the Rabbit or Consuela the African Pygmy Hedgehog. How about Feather the Common Boa Constrictor who loves to cling on to you as if you were a tree or George McPinchy the Yemens Chameleon who sits on your head to have a look around. With everything from the tiny Whites Tree Frog to the Emperor Scorpion, a Tarantula and a three foot Monitor Lizard, they have around twenty different species for you to meet face to face

    Go Karts

    Let’s go racing! Kids n Karts from High Wycombe will be providing their electric go karts and race track. Fully supervised and enclosed in an inflatable barrier, why not challenge your friends to see who can go round fastest.

    Circus Skills Workshop

    Larger Than Life were founded in 1998 by professional performers and are visiting the show for the first time. On their large and colourful circus mat you can try your hand at juggling, unicycling, hand held stilt walking, diablos, hula hoops, hoi and plate spinning! You will be under the expert tuition of seasoned performers John Caudrey and Jason Perry who can also show you how it is done! Suitable for all ages and abilities you are free to drop in as many times as you like to improve your skills.

    Top Banana Bouncy Castles

    New to the show this year, Yateley based Top Banana will be bringing a selection of their highest quality inflatables.

    MOBILITY INFORMATION

    For those visitors with mobility issues we have a disabled parking area right next to the Showground entrance.

    Throughout the Showground there are seats available for your comfort.

    Please note that whilst we make every endeavour to make the Showground a flat surface to walk on, it is nevertheless a field and may have areas of uneven ground. Care must therefore be taken.

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  • ONSITE Landscape in Oil

    ONSITE Landscape in Oil

    10:00 -16:00
    30/08/2022
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONSITE Landscape in Oils

    Tutor George Popesco
    10am – 4pm
    (Lunch provided 12.30 – 1.00pm)

    This two-day, onsite workshop is suitable for beginners and those with experience

    Workshop Details.
    Your tutor teaches through practical demonstration and one to one support; studio tuition will evolve to technically organise oil paint media to create a successful landscape painting.

    AQThe characteristics of the local topography and extending Oxfordshire landscape will be used to discover working approaches for ‘setting up’ to paint outdoors, and how to manage the changing visual elements of light, shadow and colour.

    OIARSULA possible local site visit may be programmed depending on the weather.

    The tutor instructs students in health and safety issues relevant to this workshop.

    Skills/Techniques Covered
    As well as the general description of the landscape picture plane and drawing you will work through fundamental painting approaches such as using supporting ‘ground tints’, wet in wet (al fresco) mark making, scumbling, impasto and glazing will be taught.
    ​​
    Materials
    Materials are not included in your workshop fee.

    Most materials including oil colour and mediums will be provided by the tutor.

    The approximate cost of these will be £25.00 to £30.00, payable to the tutor during the course.

    ​Your tutor may not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshop.

    Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

    Please Bring With You​

    • Sketch book or pad of Paper A4 or A3
    • Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener
    • Apron
    • Any old cotton rags
    • Suitable outdoor clothes / footwear etc​

    Optional – in case we are able to work off-site

    • Outdoor/travel easel if you have one
    • Fold-up chair

    We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a workshop more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.

     

     

  • Awesome August – Sensational Senses Family Session

    Awesome August – Sensational Senses Family Session

    10:00 -14:00
    30/08/2022
    Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU
    Awesome August - Sensational Senses Family Session

    Awesome August – Sensational Senses Family Session

    Their sensational senses trail adventure offers games, mysteries and discoveries for the whole family to enjoy! Go along to experience nature in ways you never have before!

    Please book for either the morning or afternoon session – each session lasts an hour and a half.

    Tickets 

    £7 per child

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  • Creative Creatures 2022

    Creative Creatures 2022

    10:00 -16:00
    30/08/2022
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Creative Creatures

    On this one-day workshop you will make a ceramic sheep with using lace, fabric and rubber stamping to add decorative texture. You will learn how to quickly create a basic armature using simple household items.

    You’ll be shown how to build your sheep by cutting shapes from clay, imprinted with your texture, that you have rolled using a slab roller. Expression can be added throughout the process after which the sheep will be dried, fired and coloured off site. You’ll both be re-united within 2-3 weeks (to be collected from Micklems Farm).

  • The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    10:00 -17:00
    30/08/2022
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN
    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    The World of Peter Rabbit TM Storytime Trail

    Sign up to be a Base Pass holder and get unlimited Gallery access for a year from the date of purchase!

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published by Frederick Warne & Co. (now part of Penguin Random House UK) in 1902. The World of Peter Rabbit™ will be celebrating 120 years of mischief throughout 2022.

    In celebration of the anniversary, Frederick Warne & Co. are pleased to present “The World of Peter Rabbit™ Storytime Trail” a walk-through experience where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Little bunnies will be able to crawl under the garden gate, hide in a watering can and see their reflection in a mirror pool, just like Peter Rabbit!

    With photo opportunities and activities to take part in along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities for families to celebrate Peter Rabbit’s birthday in 2022.

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    Sat 30 Jul – Sun 25 Sep

    Open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

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  • ONSITE Landscape in Oil

    ONSITE Landscape in Oil

    10:00 -16:00
    31/08/2022
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONSITE Landscape in Oils

    Tutor George Popesco
    10am – 4pm
    (Lunch provided 12.30 – 1.00pm)

    This two-day, onsite workshop is suitable for beginners and those with experience

    Workshop Details.
    Your tutor teaches through practical demonstration and one to one support; studio tuition will evolve to technically organise oil paint media to create a successful landscape painting.

    AQThe characteristics of the local topography and extending Oxfordshire landscape will be used to discover working approaches for ‘setting up’ to paint outdoors, and how to manage the changing visual elements of light, shadow and colour.

    OIARSULA possible local site visit may be programmed depending on the weather.

    The tutor instructs students in health and safety issues relevant to this workshop.

    Skills/Techniques Covered
    As well as the general description of the landscape picture plane and drawing you will work through fundamental painting approaches such as using supporting ‘ground tints’, wet in wet (al fresco) mark making, scumbling, impasto and glazing will be taught.
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    Materials
    Materials are not included in your workshop fee.

    Most materials including oil colour and mediums will be provided by the tutor.

    The approximate cost of these will be £25.00 to £30.00, payable to the tutor during the course.

    ​Your tutor may not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshop.

    Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

    Please Bring With You​

    • Sketch book or pad of Paper A4 or A3
    • Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener
    • Apron
    • Any old cotton rags
    • Suitable outdoor clothes / footwear etc​

    Optional – in case we are able to work off-site

    • Outdoor/travel easel if you have one
    • Fold-up chair

    We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a workshop more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.

     

     

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