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What is there to do in West Berkshire and North Hampshire this weekend: Canal boat rides, miniature railway family day, lambing weekend and artisan markets



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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, there are plenty of family events taking place.

Saturday 9

Team Kennet Newbury Duathlon, Chieveley Village Hall, High Street, Chieveley, 10am. 5km run/25km bike/5km run. Entry fee £14-£22. A main off road run on wide paths. Enter online www.teamkennet.com

Newbury Chamber Choir, St John’s Church, Newbury, 7.30pm. Sacred Music for Eastertide. Tickets £15, Under 18s free, online at www.newburychamberchoir.org or on the door.

Burghclere spring jumble sale, Portal Hall, Burghclere, 2pm. Stalls, refreshments and raffle.

Burghclere miniature railway family day takes place on Sunday
Burghclere miniature railway family day takes place on Sunday

And Sunday 10, Lambing weekend, Foxglove Farm, Inkpen, 10am-4pm. All proceeds in aid of @Foxglove Care Farming Project. Adults £5, children £2.50 (cash only please). New-born lambs, craft stalls, nature walk, refreshments, tractor rides.

To April 23, Easter Egg Hunt, Newbury town centre, 9am each day. All proceeds to Swings & Smiles. Organised by Visit Newbury.

From April 9, Jubilee runs on Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays at noon and 2pm. Departs from Newbury Wharf for a 75-minute trip. Refreshments available. All profits to the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust to protect and promote the canal. Book in advance online at jubilee.katrust.org.uk or call 01380 721279. Price: adults £8, children (2-15) £5, children under two free but must have a ticket. Email: jubilee@katrust.org.uk www.jubilee.katrust.org.uk/

Sunday 10

Burghclere miniature railway, Burghclere Sports and Social Club, 11am-3pm. Family day. Refreshments available. Last train will run at 3pm.

Hungerfood & Artisan market, The Croft Field Centre, 10am-1pm. More than 30 local food and artisan stalls, live music, street food, seed and plant swap. Free entry. Dogs welcome on leads.

Easter pop up café, Great Shefford Village Hall, 10am-2pm. Craft stalls and refreshments

Monday 11

Newbury National Trust Supporters Group, Deanwood Park Golf Club, Stockcross, 7.30pm. Road Coach Guard Colin Pawson talk on the story of coaching from the golden age to the present day. Non-members and friends are welcome: entrance £3.

If you are organising a charity or community event and would like to be included in these free listings, please email details – type of event, time, venue, date and contact – to report@newburynews.co.uk



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