Friday is set to be the hottest day of the year, making outdoor activities particularly attractive (as long as you’re wearing sun cream).

There’s lots going on in Berkshire, from treasure hunts and guided tours to nature discovery for the little ones.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best activities taking place while the sun beats down.

The House and Garage Orchestra

Live from Palmer Park comes the renowned Orchestra to serve up a night of classic and new grooves.

Mixing classic sounds with the feel of a DJ set across two stages, a selection of guest performers will be keeping the energy upbeat.

Street food, face painting and dancers will all contribute to the atmosphere, which begins building up from 3.30pm.

Treasure Hunt

If you fancy hunting for clues across the city’s famous landmarks, look no further than The Great Game Windsor.

Take a compass and treasure map and find your way to the grand prize – a mystery pub booked for you with a 20 per cent discount, perfect for a pint in the sun.

You’ll come up against puzzles, riddles and codes while you orienteer through landmarks and secret back streets.

Fish and Chips River Cruise

Don’t fancy orienteering? Then how about gently sailing down the Thames while ticking into Britain’s most classic dish.

An Edwardian-style boat provided by Sonning River Charters will take you for an hour long cruise between 6pm and 7pm or 7.30pm to 8.30 pm for £37.

Food is provided by the Bull Inn, Sonning, and vegetarians can enjoy  parmesan gnocchi with roasted artichokes or a Southern fried plant-based burger – and best of all, its BYOB.

Nature Tots

Pre-school children and their parent5s are invited to discover nature at Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre in Maidenhead.

The event starts at 10am and finishes at 11.30am, suitably before the hottest part of the day.

Biscuit Town 200: Biscuit Crumb Trail

Take a self-led walk to explore Reading’s biscuit heritage, discovering significant locations in Huntley & Palmer’s history.

See the location of Joseph Huntley’s first baker’s shop and the only surviving factory building.

If you finish the whole 3km route, you’ll arrive one of Reading’s museums, where a Huntley & Palmer’s collection is on display.