Berkshire Events this April

April Events

Kennet Horse Boat Trip

Various dates in April

Call: 01488 658866

Established in 1970 this is a small family run business. Painted in a traditional style and based in Kintbury ‘Kennet Valley’ offers both public and private charter cruises.

Public trips run from Easter to the end of September, operating seven days a week following a varied timetable. Trips last either 2, 2.5 or 3 hours and you can just hop on board if there are available seats but booking in advance is highly recommended.

Prices: 2 hour trip – Adult £10, Child/Concessions 60+ £9.00 2.5 hour trip – Adult £10.50, Child/Concessions £9.50

Beautiful Bluebells

1st April – 31st May   10:00 – 16:00

Basildon Park
Lower Basildon

Call: 0118 984 3040

Take a stroll around the grounds of Basildon park and admire the spring Bluebells. A Georgian mansion house the building you see today was lovingly rescued by Lord and Lady Ilffe in the mid 1950’s

Booking Not Needed.

Whole Property: Adult: £12.50, Child: £6.00, Family: £30.00
Group adult: £10.80, Group child: £5.40
Grounds only: Adult: £7.20, Child: £3.60, Family: £19.00

The Betfair Lambourn Open Day

3rd April


This annual Open Day is a unique opportunity to see the racehorses in their training establishments throughout the Lambourn Valley – The Valley of the Racehorse. More than 25 yards are expected to open their doors providing visitors with a unique opportunity for a behind the scenes look at some of the country’s best racehorse training establishments. The yards will open from 8.30 am – 1pm and all money raised will go to The Lambourn Valley Housing Trust which works for the welfare of its stable staff, The Air Ambulance and other local needy causes.

2015 prices
Racing Yards and Afternoon Entertainment – £ 15 per person
Afternoon Entertainment only from 1pm – £ 7 per person
Children under 12 – free

Tickets and Programmes are available from the entrance of each yard on the day. Please take good care of your ticket since once purchased it allows you access to all the yards as well as the afternoon entertainment.

Easter Sunday Lunch

Sunday 5th April
Join us this Easter Sunday for a 3 course Sunday lunch with family and friends. We’ll have an Easter egg hunt during lunch and the Animal man will be joining us with a whole host of creatures at 11.30am.

£25 per person

Children 5 – 16 years, £18 per person
Under 5’s eat free.

Call us to book on 01635 551199

Easter Sunday Lunch Menu


Roasted Tomato, Garlic & Basil Soup (v)
Ham Hock & Caper Terrine, Beetroot Chutney
Parma Ham & Melon, Rocket Salad
Smoked Haddock Kedgeree Fish Cake, Sweet Chilli Sauce
Cauliflower, Cheddar Cheese & Spring Onion Tart, Onion Marmalade (v)


Roasted Chicken, Roasted Potatoes & Parsnips, Cabbage, Stuffing & Pigs in Blankets
Roasted Sirloin of English Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Potatoes & Parsnips, Cabbage & Carrots
Braised Shank of Lamb, Buttered Mash, Green Cabbage & Ginger Carrots
Supreme of Salmon, Crushed Minted Peas, Pomme Royal
Yorkshire Pudding Filled with Creamy Wild Mushrooms, Roast Potatoes & Parsnips, Cabbage & Broccoli (v)


Bread & Butter Pudding, Custard
Trio of Chocolate Mousse, Orange Syrup
Elderflower Crème Brûlée, Shortbread Biscuit
Selection of British Cheeses, Biscuits, Celery and Grapes

Call to book on 01635 551199

Easter on the farm

3rd April – 20th April

Call: 0118 971 4002

Head over to Bucklebury Farm Park this Easter and join in the fun feeding the lambs and enjoying an egg hunt (3rd-6th April).

Set in a 77-acre site with a host of attractions including: deer park, farm animals, indoor play, pedal go-cart track, tractor rides (included in your admission price), refreshments, adventure playground, a wild walk, Be a Farmer Club and den building.

Adults – £9.45
Children & Seniors – £8.45 (Under 2’s are free)
Disabled – £7
Carer accompanying disabled visitor – £7
Family ticket – £32.50 (2 adults and 2 children)

High Precision Body Taster Treatment

17th April

Book in for a taster of the high precision body treatment concentrating on either the legs or abdomen. This high performance innovative treatment tackles cellulite and stubborn unwanted curves. Featuring Thalgo-exclusive Body Wrap which infuses pure oxygen into the deep skin cells to detoxify the skin and encourage the release and elimination of stored fats. A perfect start for your summer body.

High precision body taster – £25.00 redeemable against purchase on the day

Call us on 01635 551188 to book.


19th April   14:30 & 19:30

Call: 01635 244246

With a break-taking adaptation of the story of Aladdin Ballet Theatre UK returns to the Arlington Arts Centre. Watch as the dancers weave the story of the lonely orphan.

Tickets £17, Concessions £15, Family £50