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THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Health Walks

Throughout the week, across the Borough | FOC

Walking is beneficial for both your physical and mental wellbeing. There are 17 guided walks across the borough, varying from 1 to 5 miles to suit your ability and fitness. All walks led by trained volunteers with social opportunities after walks. Contact healthwalks@wokingham.gov.uk or call Glen Goudie 0118 974 3729.

 

Parkrun: Dinton Pastures and California Country Parks

Saturday mornings | DP & CCP | FOC

Join the national sensation! Free 5km runs at Dinton Pastures RG10 0TH and California Country Park RG40 4HU. www.parkrun.org.uk

 

SHINE activities

Throughout the week | across Wokingham Borough Council

Activities available for over 60's across the Borough on the SHINE programme, including Monday morning Nordic walking at Dinton Pastures. All equipment provided. For more information and prices contact shine@wokingham.gov.uk


Lavells Wetland Trust conservation work party

Monthly | details: www.lavells.org.uk| Lavells Lake Car Park RG10 0SU

Every fourth Sunday a team of volunteers help to manage the northern perimeter of Dinton Pastures.  All tools are provided.

 

RSPB Bird spotting and Wildlife Walk

Monthly | DP | 9am | £2pp donation to RSPB

Join a group of local bird spotters to enjoy a short walk and find out about the wildlife on and around the lakes. Details on www.rspb.org.uk.


JUNE

Family Fun Weekend

1 & 2 June | 10am-4pm | DAC | from £3pp

A spectacular event where all activities at Dinton Activity Centre are open for taster sessions at a reduced cost. Bookings are only taken on the day, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Our lake will host canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, pedalos, sailing and powerboat rides (with instructors at the helm). On land there is a rock climbing wall, zip wire, bushcraft and archery range. Between the excitement we have a food court and a selection of fantastic stalls and entertainments. 

Watch our Family Fun 2018 highlights film.

 

Rhymetime in the Park

6 June | 10am - 12pm | CCP | under 5s | FOC

Bring a picnic and join the WBC Libraries for a mini adventure, sharing rhymes and songs. www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

Dinton 5km / 10km Summer Series

13 June | 7:30pm | DP | Age 16+ | from £13

A firm favourite annual race series, 5km or 10km around the lakes. Suitable for all abilities and a great way to see your progression. www.barnesfitness.co.uk

 

Summer Solstice BBQ and Paddle

21 June | from 6pm | DAC | Age 4+ | Adult £20 / Child £15

Enjoy the longest day of the year. Arrive from 6pm to make use of our BBQ, with the paddle tour starting at 8pm. Choose from single or double kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. Booking essential.

 

VAG at the Manor

30 June | DAC | All ages | £10pp / U14 FOC

Enjoy gleaming old, new and classic cars from the VW and Audi Group. Admire the vehicles along with live music and trade stands. 

www.vagatthemanor.co.uk



JULY

Adventure Activity Sessions

6th July | DAC | from £15

Age 6+, except zip wire age 8+

Choose up to 4 activity sessions of climbing, zip wire, bushcraft and archery. 10% discount for 2 or more sessions booked. Booking essential.

 

Running Miles Sundae Challenge

10 July | DAC | Age 18+ | from £34

Run as many laps as you can in a 6 hour timed event. Finishers get a medal and an ice cream. www.runningmiles.co.uk


Dinton 5km / 10km Summer Series

11 July | 7:30pm | DP | Age 16+ | from £13

A firm favourite annual race series, 5km or 10km around the lakes. Suitable for all abilities and a great way to see your progression. www.barnesfitness.co.uk

 

Dinton SUP and Run multisport race

14 July | 9am race start | DAC | Age 16+ | from £20

Barnes Fitness' host a paddleboarding and running multi-sport race, with a 1km stand up paddleboard paddle, and 5km run. Paddleboard hire available, www.barnesfitness.co.uk

 

Walking Book Group

17 July | 10:30am -12pm | DP | Age 18+ | FOC

Enjoy the fresh air as we chat about books. The walk starts/ends at the Dragonfly Café, RG10 0TH. Call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368 to book. Booking essential.

 

Marvellous Festival

20—21 July | DAC | from £34.50 per day

A weekend of live music from tribute bands, other entertainment and camping options available. www.marvellousfestivals.com

 


AUGUST

Adventure Activity Sessions

3rd August | DAC | from £15

Age 6+, except zip wire age 8+

Choose up to 4 activity sessions of climbing, zip wire, bushcraft and archery. 10% discount for 2 or more sessions booked. Booking essential.


Dinton 5km / 10km Summer Series

8 August | 7pm | DP

Age 16+ | from £13

A firm favourite annual race series, 5km or 10km around the lakes. Suitable for all abilities and a great way to see your progression. www.barnesfitness.co.uk

 

Open Air Cinema

Doors 6pm. Film start times vary | DP | Adult £13.95 / Child £8.95

10 August: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

17 August: Bohemian Rhapsody

24 August: Greatest Showman

7 September: Grease

Pull up a picnic blanket and relax in front of a film. Fancy dress is encouraged. Food and drink available to purchase on evening or bring your own picnic. Group discount available. Booking essential. 

 

Perseids Meteor Shower Canoe Tour

10 August | 9pm– 11pm | DAC | Age 8+ | Adult £19 / Child £14

Take to the water in rafted canoes to marvel in shooting stars and learn more about the annual meteor shower. Booking essential.