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Things To Do & Days Out near Reading
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Reading Museum (< 1 mile)
Reading Museum Fantastic museum that is family friendly and free to visit! Discover over 1,000 years of history, from Reading’s Saxon beginnings to the hi tech town it is today. Includes Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock.
The Reading Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Reading Mystery Treasure Trail Discover the hidden delights of Reading on this self guided mystery Trail. Our Reading Treasure Trail is one of a great selection of Trails in Berkshire so get exploring with the children today!
Central Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
Central Swimming Pool Swimming complex with 4 separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions, including some especially for families, and toddlers.
Reading Climbing Centre (1 miles)
Reading Climbing Centre is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. We cater for children and families from 5 years and up. Our key sessions include Birthday Parties, Kids’ Casual Sessions and our Kids’ progressive Climbing Scheme.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading (2 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading This 450m indoor karting circuit for kids and family karting is the ideal location if you’re looking for action packed fun. Our kids and adult karts can head out on track together – will you let the kids win?
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (2 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Krazy Play Days (2 miles)
Krazy Play Days Multi level adventure play frame packed with modern soft play features and padded challenges plus slides, ball pits and more. Special needs sessions available.
The Mad House Play and Party World (3 miles)
The Mad House Play and Party World The facilities include a main play frame complete with slides, ball pool, ball cannons and sports activity area. New management for 2014 so worth a revisit.
Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe (3 miles)
Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe A bright, vibrant and friendly pottery painting studio coupled with a top class coffee shop and cafe.
Jungle Mania (3 miles)
Jungle Mania Fun rainforest themed Indoor Play Centre with 3 level play structure plus separate toddler area, and coffee bar with customisable kids' menu.
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope (3 miles)
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope Is an ideal way to teach skiing and boarding to beginners, or challenge pros. Our revolving slopes mean you can do turn after turn, forgetting the hassle of lift queues, crowds and bad weather. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards, all equipment and instruction included in the cost
Cloud Stables (4 miles)
Cloud Stables BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots. Horsey goodness for all!
Museum of Berkshire Aviation (4 miles)
Museum of Berkshire Aviation Museum of local aviation history with much for the interested eye to feast on including re-constructed aircraft, fascinating pictorial records and priceless archives.
Kids n Action (4 miles)
Kids n Action Play and party centre for 0 to 12 year olds with four exciting and unique play areas: adventure park, role play high street, video games room and sports arena
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre (4 miles)
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre BHS approved centre offering lessons from 4 years, plus hacks, dressage, jump work and cross country riding available. Newly surfaced, floodlit school!
Dinton Activity Centre (4 miles)
Dinton Activity Centre is a fully licensed outdoor activity centre situated on Black Swan Lake.
Dinton Pastures Country Park (5 miles)
Dinton Pastures Country Park Huge park offering lakes, meadows and rivers for exploration, plus an adventure playground.
HaaHoos Ceramics (5 miles)
HaaHoos Ceramics Have a fun session with us doing our fantastic pottery painting or decopatch activities. Relax in our large, friendly and open studio with a tea/coffee and piece of cake and be creative! We also have a selection of great birthday party packages.
Adventure Dolphin (5 miles)
Adventure Dolphin Activity centre offering a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire. Primarily for 13 to 19 year olds, but many activities suitable for ages 8 and older. They do exciting birthday parties too!
Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre (6 miles)
Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre We have an indoor area containing slides, ball pools and ball cannons and also an outdoor area complete with swings, frame, roundabout and sit and ride cars etc. we will soon be adding a traversing wall to the outside area. we have full catering facilities Serving tasty food and drinks.
Unique Outdoors Reading (6 miles)
Unique Outdoors Reading Outdoor activities including woodland laser combat, archery, high ropes, climbing, Powerfan, survival skills, zorbing and Segways. Birthday parties, get togethers, family outings, groups and individuals.
River and Rowing Museum (6 miles)
River and Rowing Museum There are always family activities at the River and Rowing Museum, with lots of extra school holiday events. Many exhibitions, designed for all the family, including the stunning Wind in the Willows. Gallery trails and drawing activities are always available.
Curious About Henley On Thames (6 miles)
Curious About Henley On Thames Explore and (re-) discover Henley-On-Thames with our historically informative and entertaining treasure hunt themed self guided walks. Buy or instantly download a booklet, then keep the kids intrigued, looking for clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this charming Thames town.
Laser Quest Berkshire (7 miles)
Laser Quest Berkshire Cool high tech laser tag, the shoot em up participation game played with infra red guns and sensors! Make your way through the atmospheric maze environment and shoot everyone you come across, yes, even mum! Unless of course you're playing the team version, then it's you guys against the world!
The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail (7 miles)
The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail Discover the hidden delights of Wokingham on this self guided themed Trail. Our Wokingham Treasure Trail is one of a great selection of Trails in Berkshire so get exploring with the children today!
Big Apple Wokingham (7 miles)
Big Apple Wokingham An entertainment centre for all the family. Offering Tenpin bowling with glow in the dark 'Cosmic' lighting at the weekends, Laserquest laser tag arena, video games, pool tables, bar and facilities.
Carnival Pool (7 miles)
Carnival Pool 25m swimming pool including flume and water features, plus teaching and beach entry pools.
Checkendon Equestrian Centre (7 miles)
Checkendon Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons from around 3, an equine swimming pool, scenic hacks, cross country riding and Pony Club. Toddlers can start with gently guided woodland pony rides!
California Country Park (7 miles)
California Country Park In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a large adventure play area, great nature walks in the ancient bog and woodland replete with natural wildlife!
Wellington Country Park (7 miles)
Wellington Country Park 350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities including adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, miniature railway, enchanted forest, maze, crazy golf plus more besides! Family events held throughout the season too.
Basildon Park (7 miles)
Basildon Park An impressive Georgian mansion surrounded by glorious parkland, with woodland trails and garden games outside, Eye Spy trail inside and baking demonstrations in their 1950s kitchen! Fun and interesting.
Beale Park (7 miles)
Beale Park Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames. New Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit!
Warburg Nature Reserve (8 miles)
Warburg Nature Reserve Nature reserve with bird hides, a visitor centre with wildlife explorer backpacks and a picnic area. Dogs are welcome if kept on the leash. Free to visit. Plenty to see whatever the season.
Oakwood Youth Challenge (8 miles)
Oakwood Youth Challenge Outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 offering activities days daily during school holidays.
Pope's Meadow (8 miles)
Pope's Meadow Come and explore this 13.7 hectare park where 18th Century poet Alexander Pope spent much of his childhood! The parkland is a Local Wildlife Site and includes a pond, copse and open grassland in addition to an outdoor children's play area. Picnic tables and benches are also located throughout the site.
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink (8 miles)
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink International standard ice rink and ski centre, welcoming families and also providing tube runs, toboggans and lessons of all sorts. Activities for all ability levels, ages 4 and older. Lessons and party options available.
Bracknell Ice Rink and Ski Slope (8 miles)
Bracknell Ice Rink and Ski Slope With an Olympic sized ice rink plus a ski and snowboard centre offering lessons and clubs as well as open sessions! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Berkshire.
Active Tots (9 miles)
Active Tots Indoor play area for babies and toddlers up to their fourth birthday or 1 meter tall whichever comes soonest. Set in a rural converted barn. In house country cafe with bibs, beakers etc.
Pinewood Miniature Railway (9 miles)
Pinewood Miniature Railway The railway has been running miniature steam trains for 25 years, taking passengers for half mile rides through a woodland setting. Why not come along and have a ride!
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (10 miles)
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre offers canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding dragon boating and raft building. Instructional and supervised activity sessions available to participants aged 8 and above.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bracknell (10 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bracknell Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF is air conditioned, has 28 lanes and boasts a diner, arcade and more besides. Aces!
Bucklebury Farm Park (10 miles)
Bucklebury Farm Park A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet, Pat a Pet area and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
The Living Rainforest (11 miles)
The Living Rainforest Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies, armadillos, monkeys and toucans! Plus t-shirt printing workshops, cool outdoor play zone, on site parking, cafe and shop!
The Marlow Mystery Treasure Trail (11 miles)
The Marlow Mystery Treasure Trail Be detectives for the day on this self- guided mystery themed Trail around Marlow as you and the kids explore and hunt for clues along the route.
Shepherd Meadows (11 miles)
Shepherd Meadows As neighbouring sites on the River Blackwater in Sandhurst, the children's play area, multi-sport area and skate park at the Memorial Park, combined with a network of paths around the rare habitats of Shepherd Meadows, ensure that a great day out will be had by all!
Go Ape Bracknell (11 miles)
Go Ape Bracknell The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Look Out Discovery Centre (11 miles)
The Look Out Discovery Centre Has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! Plus, a fantastic adventure play area, coffee and gift shops and 1000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland.
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World (11 miles)
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World Closed while new attractions fitted: 5 new flumes! Re opening 2017!
Go Ape Forest Segway (11 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Bracknell. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Odeon Maidenhead (11 miles)
Odeon Maidenhead 10 screen cinema in the city centre showing the latest releases daily. Special pocket money priced kids’ screenings on weekend mornings, and throughout the school holidays. There are also dedicated screenings for parents and guardians of young babies.