With half term fast
approaching we thought it might be useful to highlight some of the activities
available in the local area, particularly ones that enable you all to explore and learn.
a variety of events on including Reading Abbey Fun day 13 February, Medieval
Tile making and Bejeweled Goblet making. All great opportunities to earn
more about history. Also this gets us ready for the opening of Reading
Abbey Ruins later in the year. Click Reading Museum
events for more details and prices.
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham
a nice walk followed by a tea and cake, exploring the education centre, all
with free car parking? They have some special events on over half term
too including Wild at Heart - Nesting Box and Feeder Workshop, Nature
Explorers Club, or some bird spotting or winter bird
walk. It is a great opportunity to get the young ones out exploring and
learning about wildlife in different seasons. Click The Nature Discovery
Centre, Thatcham for more details.
Park National Trust
are a member this is a really easy, free and fun family day out. Basildon
Park has four walks you can do here is the map Park
Walks which also includes a checklist of different species
you can find in the different seasons. Once you've done this there us
always time for a break in the cafe to enjoy the homemade cakes.
Park for more details on opening times.
you know hidden in Caversham Court Gardens is a timeline? It runs from the Iron age to present day and includes tips on what happened and who lived there. There are also a
couple of lovely walks you can do whilst there. The Tea Kiosk isn't open until
March but you can always pop into Caversham village for tea and cake. Click Caversham Court Gardens.
If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go this half term. A lovely way to explore the area, get fresh air and include a little treasure hunt. There are lots of locations around Pangbourne, Whitchurch and Reading. Register with Geocaching and
use your location or where you want to visit and go from there. You can
use your phone or a GPS, just remember to have a little treasure to leave
behind. There are apps you can use too, download one and you're set to
museum has a variety of exhibitions on show including an Egyptian
Exhibition on the ground floor. As Year 3 in our local Primary School
are studying Egypt, this is perfect for helping to answer all those
questions they have. Click Exhibition for
Henley this museum is found to house the historical Wind in the Willows gallery
including interactive activities for all. In February the Barbara Hepworth:
Finding Form exhibition opens, which will be fascinating. Remember as
well your entrance fee allows you unlimited entry for 12 months. Click River
and Rowing Museum for more information and the What's On Guide.
Have a lovely half term and please share any fun you have Exploring and Learning!