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  • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

    Best bluebell walks in Berks

    The bluebells will be breaking cover and will look their blooming finest throughout April. Here's the best walks in Berkshire with plenty of pubby pitstops.

  • Lapland UK 2019 girl elf witth long blonde hair and rainbow pink and purple skirt

    This month

    November 2019: Seriously, how did we fast forward to November? Load up on mulled wine with Christmas Markets, pop up ice rinks, panto and all the best comedians are lining up with LOLs from Ben Elton to Jack Dee.

  • lit sparkler burning down stick

    Kaboom! 17 fab fireworks displays

    Light 'em up, baby! See in bonfire night in style with our pick of the best family-friendly fireworks displays in Berkshire.

  • woman in Day of the dead costume and make up with floral crown

    This weekend

    Fri 25 – Sun 27 Oct: Boo! Spooktacular fun starts here with Wellington Country Park's HallWellyWeen, the Festival of the Dead in Windsor and PYO pumpkins at Cobbs Farm.

  • Don-Pasquale-ROH LIve illuminated outline of rook people huddled underneath

    This week

    Mon 21 – 27 Oct: X Factor winner a gazillion years ago, James Arthur swings into Reading on his UK tour, plus there's a Festival Of The Dead in Windsor and Great Expectations in Bracknell.

  • Girl day of the dead costumme and make up chalkboard wall with halloween writing

    43 fangtastic half term ideas

    Yep, half term crept up on us too. No fear, here's our ultimate guide to beating the boredom and surviving Halloween and the school holidays.

  • Fire Garden mArket Place Newbury balls of fire

    This month

    October 2019: Join 500,000 screaming fans at The Rolling Stone's historic Havana gig in a unique, immersive, cinematic concert; Take tea with Miranda Hart at Cliveden and Amelie the musical comes to Reading.

  • Frieze Art Fair London 2019 sculpture of cartoon like characters and graffIti urban art canvas on wall

    This weekend

    MUDDY’S PICK OF THE WEEKEND COMEDY: Ellie Taylor – Don’t Got This, The Concert Hall Reading, Fri 4 Oct Fresh from recording her debut Netflix stand-up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI is back with a brand-new show. Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen […]

  • Surfer Dan Lake Michigan man surfboard ice and snow

    This week

    Mon 30 Sept - Sun 6 Oct: Muddy Book Club Live is back, baby! Plus loads more events at Henley Lit Fest, the Ocean Film Festival is on in Reading and comedians Ellie Taylor and Jon Culshaw bring the belly laughs to Berkshire.

  • 'Sarah Grace Wallerstedt', London, 2018 (c) Tim Walker Studio

    This weekend

    All the fun flirting with your free time including the new Tim Walker retrospective at the V&A in London, the Fresh;Art Fair in Ascot and dip your toe into rural life at the Berkshire County Show.

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