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  • Reading Museum Silchester Gallery glass displays deer head stair case

    10 free things to do

    It may be looking distinctly changeable outside and the summer funds might be running low but there is still plenty to squeeze out of summer in Berkshire and further afield.

  • Huge T Rex animatronic dinosaur outside M&S and H&M The Lexicon Bracknell

    Dinosaurs – always a winner!

    Shopping with kids is a Jurassic pain in the bum. But we discovered that A 8m high T Rex and a hunt for her pre-historic pals was a roarsome hit for us all.

  • Party like a pin up

    OMG! We can't wait. Retro Festival (Fri 9 – Sun 11 Aug) is like stepping into the final scene of Grease. Grab you skintight trousers and Letterman sweater, here's the best bits.

  • illuminated see saws Kings Cross London

    Day trippers

    Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 24 family day trips.

  • BBC Countryfile Live Blenheim Palace presenters sat on hay bales

    A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

  • Party in the shires

    Countryfile Live is back at Blenheim Palace next month, and this year it's throwing a special summer party. If you want to join John Craven in the mosh pit, read on.

  • Thames Lido Victorian lido modernised with bright colours. yellow parasols Reading Berkshire

    Ready, set… Get wet!

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Strip down to your cossie, we’re diving in. Here are 10 watery hot spots to cool off in a heatwave.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markel official engagement photos Frogmore House Windsor Berkshire

    Where to watch the Royal Wedding

    If you're NFI to the Harry and Meghan's Big Fat Berkshire Wedding *sniff*, head this way, baby cakes, the real fun's happening over here on May 19

  • Royal best in show

    Saddle up, we're diving into the Royal Windsor Horse Show archives to take a peek at the Queen and fam.

  • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

    Bluebell wood hotspots

    Our woodlands are a sea of blooms, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops!

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