Easter activities across East Berkshire and South Bucks

Easter activities across East Berkshire and South Bucks

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James Preston

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Easter activities across East Berkshire and South Bucks

Looking for something egg-citing to do over the Easter weekend?

Here is a selection of activities taking place across the East Berkshire area:

Windsor:

- There are more than £300 worth of goodies to be won at Windsor's annual Easter treasure hunt.

Pick up the clue sheet at the Visitor Information Centre at the Windsor Royal Shopping centre in Thames Street. Answers should be handed in there or posted to: Town Manager, York House, Sheet Street, Windsor, by Tuesday, April 22, when the six best entries will be chosen.

- A 21-gun salute to mark the Queen's birthday is set to take place on the Long Walk near Windsor Castle on Saturday.

The Royal Borough's annual tribute to Her Majesty, who turns 88 on Monday, will be held near the Brook Street entrance.

- La Tasca tapas bar and restaurant in the Royal Windsor Shopping centre is allowing children under eight to dine free until Monday.

James Picton, operations director for La Tasca, said: "We are offering parents the chance to bring their children along to eat for free. We're hoping to see an influx of kids who can eat free from the children's menu (under eights only) with one paying adult who has a minimum spend of £10."

Eton:

- A dozen Easter bunnies have been hiding all over Eton this week.

The bunnies have been hidden in the windows of 12 High Street shops. Each shop has an entry form and anyone taking part needs to spot 12 letters - one on each bunny - and arrange them to make two words.

The competition is free to enter and open to all ages.

Old Windsor:

- Animal lovers can enjoy an Easter egg hunt on Sunday.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home at Priest Hill is hosting the event , which starts at 10.30am, and there will be arts and crafts sessions, face painting and other family activities.

An admission price of £2 is suggested.

- The 3rd Old Windsor Brownies Easter Egg Hunt is tomorrow at the Beaumont Estate in Burfield Road from 10am until 2pm.

You can pre-book for £5 or pay on door for £6.

Contact Anna Burn at thirdoldwindsor@hotel.co.uk for details.

Sunningdale:

- Sunningdale Bowling Club is having an open day on Saturday at its premises in Whitmore Lane.

The club house is used throughout the year for club social events and short mat bowling during the winter, with an active programme of friendly and competitive bowling activities during the summer.

Visitors are welcome.

Visit sunningdalebowling.co.uk for more information.

Slough:

- Take part in an Easter egg hunt at the Queensmere Observatory shopping centre.

Follow the clues to find the 12 Easter eggs displayed in store windows around the centre.

You can print the clues at queensmereobservatory.co.uk or collect a clue sheet from the security office on the Gallery Level above Primark.

Complete the entry form and pop it into the post box outside Primark to be in with a chance of winning an Easter egg plus £250 to spend at Primark.

The winner will be chosen on Saturday.

Britwell:

- Easter brings a soul band to the Britwell Ex-servicemen's Club on Sunday.

Out of Order will be singing songs by Jackie Wilson, The Temptations and many more.

The evening starts at 8.30pm with a game of bingo.

Tickets are still available for a Queen tribute show which takes place on Saturday, May 17.

Queen ll will be supported by DJ Carl Tulumello. Tickets can be purchased by calling into the club in Wentworth Avenue and cost £10.

Langley:

-Easter services at Christ the Worker Church in Parlaunt Road will take place as follows:

Tomorrow: Walk Of Witness leaves Christ The Worker, walking through Langley to finish at the Holy Family Church, from 11am. Reflective service at the foot of the Cross from 3pm.

Easter Sunday: Easter Day morning worship, 11am.

Maidenhead:

-The 61st Easter 10 road race is being held tomorrow.

The run is organised by Maidenhead Athletic Club and will see more than 1,000 competitors take in course around Maidenhead Office Park, Westacott Way, White Waltham and Cox Green.

Between 8.30am and 12.30pm on race day some roads will be shut.

-Circus Ginnett will roll up to Stubbings Nursery for a four-day Easter entertainment showcase.

The traditional family friendly circus will perform at the centre in Henley Road between tomorrow and Monday.

The acts will perform three times a day, at noon, 2-4pm.

Tickets are £5 per adult or £3 for under 16s.

Call the box office on 01628 820140 or visit stubbingsnursery.co.uk for details.

-A Bouncin' Bunny Bingo fun day is being held tomorrow by the Larchfield Community Group.

It is being held at Larchfield Community Centre in Desborough Park from 2pm.

There will be a bouncy castle, children's Easter egg bingo and bonnet parade.

-A Maidenhead Easter Treasure Hunt for children is being held in the Nicholsons Centre.

Entry forms are available in the centre and the competition runs until Monday.

Youngsters can hunt for clues and post their completed entry form in the red postbox in the centre.

The centre will also host craft sessions on Saturday from 9.30-10.30am for children to make bunny ears.

They can then hop to Grenfell Park to take part in the Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club family fun day which is from 11am-3pm.

Visit maidenheadbridgerotary.org.uk for details.

-The traditional Walk of Witness is set to take place once again tomorrow.

From 11am the procession will follow a large wooden cross from Sainsbury's in Providence Place to the High Street Methodist Church.

This year singing will be encouraged, making a change from the usual silent walk.

Stops will be made along the way for hymns and readings.

Hot cross buns and refreshments will be available at the Methodist church afterwards.

The walk is organised by Churches Together In Maidenhead.

-Cadbury is inviting families to eggsplore special Easter trails and hunt for chocolate treats.

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons will host an egg hunt on Monday, April 21, with youngsters searching for letters to complete a puzzle and be rewarded with a Cadbury Egghead prize.

The trail costs £3 per child and will run between 11am -3pm, starting at Pinkneys Green National Trust car park.

Sonning:

-A free fun day is being held at St Andrew's Church in Thames Street.

There will be an Easter egg hunt, riverside walk, tours up the church tower and a free barbecue.

The event starts at 2pm on Saturday, April 19.

Contact 0118 9692428 or standrews.sonning@btinternet.com before attending.

Marlow:

-The Crowne Plaza in Fieldhouse Lane will be holding an Easter Family Fun Day from 11am to 4pm to include an Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and face painting.

Visit rblmarlow.co.uk for details.

-An Easter Family day is being held at the Royal British Legion in Station Approach, Marlow from 11am.

Cookhams:

-A Good Friday walk through the three villages will stop at nine paintings en route which tell the story of Christ's arrest, trial and crucifixion.

The walk will begin at St John the Baptist church in Church Road at 11.30am before making its way to Holy Trinity Church in Church Gate for 1pm.

The series of paintings, which will be temporarily displayed outside for the walk, will then be exhibited at the parish centre in Church Gate on Sunday, May 4, between 2pm-5pm.

 




 


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