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Berkshire a county divided by the River Thames, full of pageantry and ceremony, with strong connections to the British Royal family. 2022 also see's the return of many of Berkshire's popular festivals and events including the Reading Festival, Royal Ascot, Royal Windsor Horse Show and Royal Windsor Flower Show.  Whether you're visiting Berkshire for the royal connections or to explore its countryside, or just to enjoy one of it seasonal events you'll sure to find something to keep everyone entertained. 

What's on in Berkshire this weekend?

To find out what's on in Berkshire today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Berkshire is easily accessible for day trips from London while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

Marvel at the Changing of the Guards from the streets of Windsor, follow in the footsteps of the British Royal family at Windsor Castle, seek out the magnificent Red Deers and beautiful gardens in Windsor Great Park.   Stroll along the Thames Path National Trail, or catch a boat and enjoy some time on the water, watching the iconic sights of this famous Royal Borough go by.

Walkers can now delight in Reading as the famous St James Way, the UK stretch of the Camino de Santiago, waymarkers in and around town are now complete.  Tread the path that thousands have followed in years gone by on your very own pilgrimage. Reading a town full of surprises, with links to Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, King Henry I, football, and biscuits!

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Berkshire events near me

The guide below shows our calendar of events in Berkshire. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Thames Explorer 80 Minute River Cruise with Thames Rivercruise

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    Participatory Event

    Caversham

    Our most popular trip takes you to Mapledurham Lock, which feels a world away from life in Reading. Following the Thames upstream, you will see wildlife, open countryside, islands and look out towards the Berkshire Downs.

    Venue

    Thames Rivercruise Ltd., Reading

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2022to30 Nov 2022
  2. Curious About Reading

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Blake's Lock, Reading

    Have fun (re-)discovering Reading, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst finding out more about Reading.
    Curious About Reading visits…

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    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
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    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
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    25 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  3. Curious About Windsor

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Peascod Street, Windsor

    Have fun (re-)discovering Windsor, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst finding out more about this royal town.
    Curious About Windsor…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
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    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
  4. Art in the Garden at The Savill Garden

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    Arts

    Wick Lane, Englefield Green

    Set within the 35 acres of the colourful Savill Garden, Art in the Garden combines eye-catching sculpture with horticultural excellence.

    Venue

    Windsor Great Park, Windsor and Maidenhead

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sept 2022to1 Nov 2022
  5. Peroni Italia Autumn Racing Weekend

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Ascot

    There'll be hops and skips for sure but no jumps as this is the penultimate meeting of Ascot's Flat season.
    A rustic and traditional style CAMRA (campaign for Real Ale) beer festival, with a modern twist, has something for everyone.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sept 2022to1 Oct 2022Open 11:00 - 07:00
  6. Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me

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    Theatre

    Maidenhead

    Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.


    For a long time I didn't know how it'd work.
    Or what I'd be able to feel.
    People…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sept 2022Open 20:00 - 23:00
  7. Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Windsor

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    Childrens Events

    Windsor

    LEGOLAND's Brick or Treat is the biggest, the best and the spookiest ultimate Family Halloween Party and you're offically invited!

    Venue

    The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Windsor and Maidenhead

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2022to31 Oct 2022
  8. World of Wine: Fantastic France!

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    Special Events

    Reading

    Everything you have always wanted to know about French wines! At this tasting, we will decode French wines for you and give you the keys to understanding where they use the most common grape varieties.

    The next time you go shopping for French wine…

    Dates

    From:
    4 Oct 2022Open 19:00 - 21:00
    From:
    1 Feb 2023Open 19:00 - 21:00
  9. Helen Bauer - Madam Good Tit

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    Comedy

    Maidenhead

    2019's Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand up.

    Helen brings a show about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It's the year of 'the self' and Helen is trying to be the change she wants you to see.

    As…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2022Open 20:00 - 23:00
  10. Monthly Walking Tours

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    Walking

    Marlow

    We are excited to offer you an informative 1 hour tour of our magnificent 65 acres where you will discover the numerous unique plantings, the Italian garden, rare c1900 Pulham Stone monuments and the Danesfield Iron Age Hillfort. The tour will be…

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    5 Oct 2022Open 13:30 - 15:00
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    2 Nov 2022Open 13:30 - 15:00
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    7 Dec 2022Open 13:30 - 15:00
  11. Mafia Town - Outdoor Escape Room

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Reading

    Escapade is an outdoor escape room that takes place all around Reading. This Autumn, the Mafia are in town.

    Your job is to take them down before they control all of Reading. You'll need to solve cryptic clues, snap secret surveillance photos,…

    Dates

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    8 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
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    9 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
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    15 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
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    16 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
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    22 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
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    23 Oct 2022Open 12:00 - 14:20
  12. Introduction to Wine Tasting with Supper

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    Special Events

    Reading

    Come and experience our most popular event - Starting with English Fizz, with a delicious two-course supper surrounded by 12 more superb wines. Friendly, informal, and fun - no previous experience necessary - Sit back and relax with delicious…

    Dates

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    8 Oct 2022Open 15:00 - 21:00
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    5 Nov 2022Open 15:00 - 21:00
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    25 Feb 2023Open 15:00 - 21:00
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    25 Mar 2023Open 15:00 - 21:00
  13. World of Wine: Discover Italy!

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    Special Events

    Reading

    Welcome to the wonderful World of Wine looking at Italy!

    Italy is a nation that loves its food and accompanies it with many exciting wines so during this evening we will do some food and wine matching and aim to crack the wine pairing code!

    Some…

    Dates

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    11 Oct 2022Open 19:00 - 21:00
    From:
    8 Feb 2023Open 19:00 - 21:00
  14. Griff Rhys-Jones: Work in Progress

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    Comedy

    Maidenhead

    Join the star of Not The Nine O'Clock News, Smith & Jones, and Three Men In A Boat as he returns to the stage with an hour of stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – all in the name of comedy.

    Age guidance 16+ years.

    Studio
    £15

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2022Open 20:00 - 23:00
  15. Gin & Rum Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Campus, Reading

    The Gin and Rum Festival is returning to Reading on the 15th October, offering a unique experience like no other.

    Thirsty for knowledge or just want to party the night away? The Gin & Rum Festival is for you!

    -Pick your new favourite tipple with…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2022Open 12:30 - 17:00
    From:
    15 Oct 2022Open 18:00 - 23:00
  16. Ascot Farmers' Market

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    Type:

    Food

    Ascot

    Ascot Farmers' Market offers a great choice of fresh produce, pies and pastries, dairy products and plants whilst on-site parking means a stress-free shopping experience.

    Dates

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    16 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 13:00
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    20 Nov 2022Open 09:00 - 13:00
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    18 Dec 2022Open 09:00 - 13:00
  17. World of Wine: Explore Spain and Portugal!

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    Special Events

    Reading

    It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world.

    There is more to Portugal than just Port! The cool areas on…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Oct 2022Open 19:00 - 21:00
    From:
    15 Feb 2023Open 19:00 - 21:00
  18. Fizz, Fish and Chips!

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    Special Events

    Reading

    Join us for the tastiest date at Thames Valley Wine School! Your Fish and Chip Supper will be served alongside a tasting of 6 perfectly picked wines. Starting with classics like Picpoul and Albariño, we'll finish with both English Sparkling Wine and…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2022Open 19:00 - 21:00
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    21 Jan 2023Open 19:00 - 21:00
  19. Sunday Lunch On The Thames

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    Type:

    Food

    Caversham, Reading

    Enjoy a traditional roast Sunday Lunch on the river. Join us for a relaxing 3 Hour cruise as you are served lunch, freshly prepared, and homemade by the passionate chefs from 3 Love Food. Tradition, great food served in a stunning setting as we…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2022Open 13:00 - 16:00
    From:
    20 Nov 2022Open 13:00 - 16:00
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    4 Dec 2022Open 13:00 - 16:00
  20. World of Wine: Explore Germany, England, Austria and Hungary

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Reading

    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wines tasting of Germany, England, Austria, and Hungary. Time to discover the aromatic wines of Europe!

    Germany is the home of the king of the white grapes, Riesling, an extremely versatile grape, making some of…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2022Open 19:00 - 21:00
    From:
    22 Feb 2023Open 19:00 - 21:00

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