10 things to do in Berkshire this weekend: Our editor’s picks

PUBLISHED: 12:28 08 October 2020

Maidenhead Bridge (c) Reading Tom, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Maidenhead Bridge (c) Reading Tom, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Each week Berkshire Life editor Sarah Rodi will be giving you a selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, festivals and much more to try to ensure no second of your weekend in the county goes to waste

As we all know by now, all events mentioned are subject to cancellation at short notice so all links should be checked before you head out to the event

1) Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, award-winning comedian Matt Richardson brings his new show, Imposter, to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead this Friday night.

2) If you’re looking to be entertained at home this weekend, then Berkshire’s Alex Crow has developed a unique and spellbinding show for you as tighter Covid restrictions come into play.

His 40-minute show will be delivered straight to your laptop or phone to provide an evening of interaction with a difference. Alex will read and influence minds, duplicate unseen drawings, make incredible predictions and much more. Don’t believe it? Try it out for yourself.


3) Bored of making the same meals week in, week out? Then get yourself down to Maidenhead Farmers’ Market at Grove Park car park this Sunday to stock up on some different produce.

Please observe social distancing and only one shopper per stall, or two if from same household.

4) This weekend, the National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire are launching their Great Virtual Bake Off - Halloween Edition!

All funds raised from this competition will go towards the care of the animals at Trindledown Farm!

5) Want to escape the house and blow away the cobwebs? Our writer Colin Wharton’s bike ride from Wokingham to Arborfield is just the ticket.

It is a short cycle ride with a mixture of roads, lanes and tracks following a route to the west of Wokingham and exploring a mixture of urban and countryside terrain.

6) Tapas Revolution turns 10 this October and is inviting customers to celebrate ‘The Best of 10!’ with them. Their new menu launches on Monday in Windsor and I can’t wait.

Priced from just £10, it includes some of Spain’s most popular classics such as ‘patatas bravas’, ‘croquetas de jamon’, ‘albondigas’ and ‘tortilla’. The menu also includes a number of founder Omar’s signature dishes as upgrades such as Bacalao Con Piperrada Y Olivas (Pan-roasted loin of cod served on a bed of slow-cooked red peppers topped with a green olive salsa verde) and Codillo Con Piquillos Y Salsa Verde (Iberian pork shank slow roasted over 12 hours with roasted piquillo peppers and a salsa verde).

7) Looking to do a good deed? Cumberland Lodge, the charity based in a former royal residence in Windsor Great Park, is offering new opportunities to get involved in its growing volunteers network.

It is based in a beautiful 17th-century house that was granted to the original foundation in 1947 by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). As part of its charitable mission, it hosts a diverse and exciting programme of events throughout the year, including cultural and educational events for the local community.

8) HRH Princess Beatrice of York’s wedding dress, first worn by HM The Queen in the 1960s, is now on display at Windsor Castle and I can’t wait to take a peek.

The display is at Windsor Castle until 22 November. Tickets must be booked in advance from rct.uk

9) Book ahead this weekend for Reading’s first Twilight Trail.

Yes, Reading will be lit up this Christmas with the introduction of a stunning, safe and socially distanced seasonal experience in the town’s most historic quarter. General booking opens this weekend.

10) I’m longing for a weekend away, and De Vere Beaumont Escape have answered my prayers. Now you can escape to Windsor from just £99 per room at De Vere Beaumont Estate, which is offering guests an overnight stay from £49.50 per adult, with children under 12 going free, including breakfast.

Guests can spend an afternoon exploring the great outdoors including nearby Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, which offers walks through ancient woodland and open wildflower meadows.


For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

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