What's on: 20 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-29)

Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.

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What's on: 20 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-29)


LANGLEY: Fabulously Fantastic Fox Mask story and craft activity is taking place at Langley Library today (Friday).

Session runs from 2.30 until 3.30pm.

SLOUGH: Tales of the Broad Gauge is the title of the next meeting of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society today (Friday).

The speaker will be Dave Grant and the event starts at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.


BRITWELL: The Enormous and Crafty Crocodile story and craft session is taking place at the Britwell Centre tomorrow (Saturday). The session runs 2pm to 3pm.

COOKHAM: Skaters are expected to converge on the village for the return of the Summer Skate Jam.

Now in its fourth year, those who attend the event will be able to show off their best moves in front of a judge, veteran skater Dominic Kolodziej.

It will take place on Saturday from 1pm at the Alfred Major Recreation Ground in Hillcrest Avenue.

Prizes will be given out by Sputnik Marlow.

Visit facebook.com/ CookhamSummerSkateJam for more information.

DORNEY: Prize fruit, vegetables and more will be on display at the 63rd annual Dorney Village Show which will be held on Saturday in Dorney Park Hall.

Contestants will be judged on flowers, jams, pastries, cakes, handicrafts and photography.

The show features a separate children’s section, with categories for the best Lego models, homemade cards, miniature gardens and more.

The competition is run annually by the Dorney & District Horticultural Society.

After judging, the exhibition will open to the public at 2pm where people can see exhibitions of the entries.

MAIDENHEAD: The Maidenhead Night Market returns to the High Street for the second time this year on Saturday.

The event, which runs from 7pm to 11.30pm, is a family-friendly way to spend a summer’s evening.

There will be a selection of tasty street food from Eat on the High Street, a bar from Smokey Joe’s, live music from Daft! and a selection of other stalls set up along the High Street.

Maidenhead town manager Steph James said: “The night market was a great idea from a resident to attract more people into Maidenhead in the evening and enjoy good food, entertainment and the novelty of having a bar set up on the High Street."

WEXHAM: A summer fun day is taking place at Oak House Care home tomorrow (Saturday).

The event is taking place from 2pm until 5pm at the care home in Wexham Road. There will be a barbecue, raffle and tombola.

Money raised from the day will go towards the care home.

WINDSOR: As the town prepares to host its third night market, the first open-air cinema is due to take place in Windsor tomorrow (Saturday).

The cinema is showing a range of films at King Edward Court from 11am to 9.30pm, as well as running children’s workshops for the movies shown, where youngsters will be invited to make their own characters from the movie.

Top films will include Paddington Bear, Dirty Dancing and Toy Story.

The night market takes place tomorrow in Peascod Street from 6pm to 11pm.

Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach said “Following the success of last year we had looked at what else we could do to increase the appeal of the event and King Edward Court’s marketing team agreed to host an open-air cinema.

“The event is free and we expect it to  bring  more people in to the town centre and shop.”


ASCOT: Hunt for bargains at Ascot car boot sale on Sunday.

It will take place in Ascot High Street.

Sellers can arrive from 6am and should expect to stay until 1pm.

Call Lizzie on 07931 539 282 for more information.

BRAY: This Sunday will be the last chance to enjoy afternoon tea at St Michael’s Church.

The church has been serving summer teas from June, with all profits going to the upkeep of the building.

On Sunday there will be homemade cakes, teas, coffees, cream and jam for residents to enjoy.

They will be served from 3-5.30pm.

The Sunday afternoon recitals will return next month.

Visit www.braystmichael.co.uk for more information including upcoming events.

BURNHAM: Thrill seekers can sign up to a 200ft bungee jump drop at the Garibaldi Pub in Burnham High Street on Sunday.

A crane will be set up in the pub car park from 6pm to 8pm where daredevils will take the plunge while raising money for Thames Hospice.

Contact pub landlady Judi Ablett on 01628 668971 or collect a sponsorship form in the pub to sign up.

HOLYPORT: The George on the Green will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with live music, a rodeo bull, table tennis, ‘beer pong’ and a bouncy castle on Sunday.

More than 100 people are expected to attend the annual event which will take place outside the pub on Holyport Green.

There will also be wine tasting, a barbecue, hog roast, ‘stump racing’ and two sets from the band The Cast of Legends.

The event will run from 12pm until 7pm.

Visit www.georgeonthegreen.com for more information.

MAIDENHEAD: Cricketers of all ages and abilities are due to take part in an inter-faith tournament.

The event, organised by the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum, will be held on Sunday at Boyne Hill Cricket Club, off Bath Road.

As well as matches for children and adults, there will be a bouncy castle, barbecue, bar and refreshments on offer.

Registration for mixed children's matches (under 14) is at 10am, with play starting at 10.30am. Registration for adult matches is at noon with play starting at 1pm.

Details on 07413 588524.

MAIDENHEAD: Celebrations have begun to mark the latest milestone in the history of a Maidenhead church including a party this weekend.

St Luke’s Church, in Norfolk Road, officially turned 150 on Tuesday, with the anniversary of the laying of its foundation stone.

The day saw the beginning of an art project which will see parishioners visit different areas of the parish and make banners inspired by what they have seen.

And a fair and street party will be held in the church’s grounds on Sunday from 4pm.

Commemorations of the milestone are set to continue into October, when the feast of St Luke’s is celebrated.

Visit www.stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk to find out more.

MAIDENHEAD: A fundraising fun day for a childminding group is set to take place on Sunday.

The Windsor and Maidenhead Childminding Group will host the event between 11am and 3pm at the North Maidenhead Cricket Club in Summerleaze Road.

Activities will include a children’s fancy dress competition, a make-up stall and a bouncy castle.

The group promotes childminding as a flexible and affordable childcare option.

Visit tinyurl.com/joqbjlj for more.

SLOUGH: The new chairman of the annual Slough Barrel Roll is hoping to make the event more ‘visible’ in the town.

The popular event returns for a seventh year on Sunday.

The fun kicks off at noon at the location of last year’s champions, The Rising Sun in Windsor Road.

They will be joined by teams from the local pubs Moon and Spoon, The Red Cow and The Wheatsheaf.

The teams, dressed in fancy dress, roll their barrels to all four pubs and have to complete set challenges in return for points.

The team with the most points at the end of the competition is crowned the ‘Master Barrel Roller’.

Ian Reynolds, who replaced Mike Stevens as the chairman, is also the manager of Moon and Spoon, but says he will have to remain neutral on the day.

He said: “I am hoping to make it bigger and a bit more visible.

“We will still have the same four pubs but there will be bigger teams which hopefully means more sponsorship.”

Money raised from the day will be donated to Slough Foodbank.


KNOWL HILL: The final preparations for the Littlewick Show are underway.

The organising committee is gearing up for the show on Monday, which is to be held in Bottle Meadow in Knowl Hill for the first time.

The family-friendly day hosts a combination of displays, from horticulture to a dog competition, horse show, vintage car display, children’s sports competitions and a variety of stall and charity stands.

The Littlewick Show has been running for more than 80 years, with a variety of interests for all the family to enjoy.

The dog show begins at 12.30pm with events continuing to 5.15pm, along with live music being performed throughout the day.

LITTLE MARLOW: The bouncy castle is being pumped up and the barbecue fired in preparation for this year’s Little Marlow Village Fete.

The annual event is expected to see at least 500 people head to the Recreation Ground, in Church Lane on Bank Holiday Monday.

Highlights include races, rides, face painting and a range of stalls offering games and goods for sale.

Entertainment will also be provided by the Chiltern Jazz Quartet, the King’s Head and the Queen’s Head pubs, will take each other on in a tug of war. The fun runs from 2-5pm.

PALEY STREET:  A family barbecue will take place this bank holiday Monday at The Bridge House pub.

There will be live music all day, as well as family games including football, boules and giant Jenga.

The barbecue will begin from noon with live music from 2pm.

Landlord Jamie Sears has advised people to reserve tables.

Call 01628 789889 for more information or visit  www.bridgehousepaleystreet.co.uk.

SLOUGH: Football fans can secure their place at the historic event for Slough Town FC.

Tickets for the Rebels’ first game at Arbour Park in Stoke Road can be bought online until 3pm on Sunday and fans can buy tickets at the Herschel Arms pub in Park Street from noon until 2.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).

The match against Hayes and Yeading Football Club is taking place at 3pm on Monday.

Due to the expected high demand there will be no tickets available on the door. Season ticket holders will be required to display their season tickets in order to gain admission.


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