March Events in Berkshire

Events in March 2013

Behind Closed Doors at Basildon Park – Sunday 3rd

Join the house team for a tour of the property to find out about the conservation that goes on when the house is closed and their preparations for the coming season. Afternoon tea will follow in the South Pavilion.

Prices £25 per person.
To book, please call 0844 249 1895 
or email for more information.

Newbury Symphony Orchestra at The Corn Exchange – Saturday 9th

One of the oldest non-professional orchestras in England, the Newbury symphony Orchestra is now playing in its 133rd season and are proud to present young and upcoming piano soloist Madalina Rusu performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Tickets full price £12
Please call 0845 5218218 
or visit

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Donnington Valley Hotel – Sunday 10th

Enjoy a delicious three course Sunday lunch in our award winning restaurant with a glass of prosecco on arrival. 

Plus Mum will receive a £10 spa gift voucher as an extra treat from us.

£27 per person
Please call 01635 551199 to reserve your table.

Peter Michael Winery Spring Dinner at The Vineyard – Friday 15th

You will have the rare opportunity to try the latest and back vintages of Peter Michael wines perfectly matched with a five course dinner. Compare and contrast established wines such as Ma Belle-Fille Chardonnay, with the new vineyards from Sonoma Coast – Le Caprice and Ma Danseuse Pinot Noirs. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday 15th March 2013.

£120 per person
Discover More, Please call 01635 528770 to reserve your place.

Californian Wine Weekend – The Best of the Golden State at The Vineyard – Friday 15th – Sunday 17th

Why not stay for the whole weekend and enjoy a two night stay, tasting over 50 Californian wines on Saturday and a dinner with the winemakers on Saturday evening followed by brunch on Sunday.

From £750 per stay*
Discover more Please call 01635 528770 to reserve your place.
*Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double.

Lambing Day 2013 at Bradfield – Sat 16th and Sun 17th, Sat 23rd and Sun 24th

Its Lambing time at Rushall Farm, Bradfield for two weekends! Come and see our new born lambs, experience a tractor ride and enjoy refreshments – lots of fun for all the family.

Adults £5, children £3,
opening times 11am to 5pm
For more information, please call 0118 9616107 
or visit

Lucy Porter: People Person at The Corn Exchange – Saturday 16th

Lucy Porters brand new show is based around a fascinating true story with a stunning twist in the tale. It’s a feel-good night of comedy that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Tickets £15
For more information, please call 0845 5218218 
or visit

Meet the Winemakers Dinner at The Vineyard – Saturday 16th

Join us for the Meet the Winemakers Dinner where five of California’s well known wineries will host the evening along with James Hocking, The Vineyard Cellars Director of Wine. The winemakers will showcase their favourite wines and give you an insight into why their wineries keep ahead of the vinous world. We look forward to welcoming you on 16th March.

£95 per person
Discover More, Please call 01635 528770 to reserve your place.

Wine School – Chocolate and Wine Hedonism at The Vineyard – Wednesday 20th

With Chocolate being one of the hardest foods to match with wines, we’ll be looking at a range of wines including Port, Banyuls and Zinfandel. The Easter egg will be covered in some depth! £30 per person

Discover More, Please call us on 01635 528770 to book.

David Copperfield at Watermill Theatre – Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th

The Senior Youth Theatre brings its trademark good-humoured charm to the classic Victorian story of an orphan trying to make his way in the world. This classic Dickens story is alive with wonderfully memorable characters and unexpected plot twists guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

Tickets £11 per person
To book, please call 01635 46044 
or visit

The Betfair Lambourn Open Day at Lambourn – 29th

From 8.30 am to 5pm
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. The highlights will include the Household Cavalry perfoming their spectacular Musical Ride, which they have been performing across the UK and overseas since 1882.

Entrance £12, under 12’s free
For more information, please visit

Exotic Easter Sunday Lunch at Donnington Valley Hotel – Sunday 31st

The Animal Man will be joining us this year with a lively, entertaining animal show where the kids (young and old alike) will get the chance to handle exotic and interesting animals under expert guidance.

Follow that up with a delicious three course lunch and easter egg hunt and you have the recipe for a fun filled Easter Sunday with Family and Friends.

£27 per person
(£13.50 for children up to 12 years)
Call 01635 551199 to book your table.