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The free quarterly magazine is now available to pick up from outlets across West Berkshire, North Hampshire and East Wiltshire

SUMMER is here and so is Out & About, the free Newbury Weekly News quarterly magazine filled with features, fashion, lifestyle advice, food and drink, leisure and a round-up of what’s on, plus six free-to-enter competitions. Out & About is available from various outlets in and around Newbury.

If you’re looking for inspiration for days out with the family over the summer, we’ve compiled a selection of places to visit, mostly within an hour’s drive, plus a few further afield for those looking for something a bit different. Martin Robertshaw took his two boys to visit Crocodiles of the World, the largest reptile zoo in the country just outside Oxford – find out what they saw there and you could win a family ticket.

We all want to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors while the sun is shining, but it’s also tick season and while most of them are harmless, the long-term effects of Lyme disease are becoming more apparent. Angela Knight talked to one family about their struggles to get treatment for both their sons who have been affected by Lyme.

If the rain does come down and sends everyone scuttling indoors, board game wizard John Herring has selected a few different games to try, to keep the whole family entertained.

For younger children – and older ones too (we’ve tried it and it’s fun) – get creative with How to… create an amazing ‘hangry fish’ and we’ve got some interior design ideas which can bring the outdoors inside.

On the food front, Hilary Scott paid a visit to the newly-refurbished Dundas Arms, Kintbury, and is full of praise for the varied menu. She’s also come up with an easy al fresco three-course meal to try at home, while Simon Rhodes encourages everyone to try tuna and James Allen selects some tasty wine tipples.

We continue sampling the great range of independent outlets in our Café Culture feature and Honesty Group’s Romilla Arber encourages everyone to eat local.

Add to this some bright summer fashion ideas, how to exercise with your baby, some summer book suggestions and the chance to win some great prizes.

Make sure you pick up your copy of the new 100-page Out & About.

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