Leisure and recreation
West Berkshire has activities and events aimed at families for all different age groups. We also has plenty of parks and outdoor space where families can enjoy the outdoors together for free.
Please use the section below to find links to Parks/ Open spaces, children’s activities and events in West Berkshire. Details of classes can be found by clicking on 'view all services'.
Holiday Clubs Programme
Places are now open to enrol your child in a free holiday clubs programme over the summer.
There are free places available for children and young people eligible for free school meals. This opportunity is provided as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme being delivered across West Berkshire, which also covers the Christmas holidays in 2021.
The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Children will be able to access 16 sessions throughout the summer holidays, at no cost to you. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day.
To find out if your child is eligible for a place this summer, and how to book a place, please contact your child’s school .
If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, please call HAF Coordinator on 07795290575 or 07500097115.
In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help With Childcare Costs (gov.uk) to find out more.
West Berkshire Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme. The free places are funded by the Department for Education. Visit the government website for more information on the national programme.
Parks and Open Spaces
Click here for details of parks and open spaces in West Berkshire
Primary Times in Berkshire
Click here to visit their Facebook page
Families Magazine in Berkshire have a very useful and comprehensive section on 'Things to Do'.
Youth clubs are places where young people can go to meet their peers and participate in activities such as music, football, basketball, table tennis, or video games, or religious activities. Some youth clubs can have a particular focus, such as music, spiritual/religious guidance and advice or characteristics such as sport or outdoor activities.
Youth clubs normally have a leader youth worker who organises, activities, trips or workshops. They can also hold charity events and even volunteer to do many different things. Youth clubs will sometimes help young people to gain qualifications for their life ahead, such as the Scouts or the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Click here for Youth Activities in West Berkshire
An explanation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in West Berkshire can be found by clicking on the link.