6 awesome things to do this week
It’s not all about bunnies, chocolate and egg hunts… there’s loads of weird, wacky and wonderful things to do. So book ’em up peeps, and enjoy a fortnight of four-day weeks.
Wow Circus, Prospect Park Reading, until Mon 17 April
Judging by the amount of chocolate I’ve already consumed, I’m starting to looking like Nellie The Elephant so it could be time to pack my trunk and replace her at the circus. And there just so happens to be one in town. Gerry Cottle’s Wow Circus is in Reading with a high energy cast of young performers providing the jaw-dropping entertainment. Only elephant in the Big Top, will be me. Tickets from £5.
Wow Circus will be at Ascot Racecourse from Thur 20 – Tues 25 April
Legally Blonde, The Hexagon Reading, Wed 19 – Sat 22 April
Opera’s not everyone’s cuppa tea, but at Muddy we love it – particularly when it’s delivered in a wardrobe of pink. Based on the hit movie, starring Reese Witherspoon, the young stars of Reading Operatic Society will be bring the story of Elle Woods – who worms her way into Harvard Law School to try and win back her ex– in this well-written, fab modern opera. Tickets £22. Join in the fun and wear the pinkest outfit you man muster (accessorised with pink fizz).
Traylens Funfair, Town Moor Maidenhead, Fri 14 – Mon 17 April
Scream if you wanna go faster! I always get a lot more about the fair than the Mudlets who simply cannot see the appeal of mixing hot dogs, candy floss and the waltzers. But who can resist playing chicken with a full stomach? Traylens Funfair will roll into Maidenhead for the Easter weekend, pop along and enjoy the classics: Teacups, Helter Skelter, Ferris Wheel, Waltzers, Dodgems, Ghost Train and more.
Carnival of Colour, The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, until Mon 17 April
You’ve got to love this time of year. Everything goers from a depressing shade of brown to revealing bright new colour. I would absolutely LOVE my garden to look like this, but it doesn’t.We can, however, enjoy the Carnival of Colour at The Savill Garden and The Valley Garden at Windsor Great Park this Easter. Take part in the Rainbow Trail, admire the plants, paint an Easter egg and treat yourself to a cuppa in the cafe. Entry to the gardens is £10.50, under 16s go FREE and the Rainbow Trail costs £3.50 per pack.
Myra Dubois: Self Admyra, Norden Farm, Maidenhead, Fri 21 April
Fresh from her appearance on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter brings her acid-tongued wit to Maidenhead. Funny to the bone, razor-sharp observations, songs, a little dancing (if her hips up to it) in an hour of unapologetic self-adoration. Tickets £12.
Forrest Yoga Workshop, Maidenhead, Sat 22 April
I believe I can fly… not just the soundtrack to Obama’s inauguration, but the underlying principles to conquering Forrest Yoga using essential oils and tapping into your feelings to crack the whole upside down balance thing that requires head, heart and body to be aligned. Don’t take my word for it, yogi friends, book your place on the latest course from Inspire Hot Yoga (Muddy Award Winner 2016). Members £25, Non-members £30.