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Things To Do & Days Out near Reading

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Reading Museum (< 1 mile)
Reading
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.
Reading
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!
Reading
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
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.
Reading
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?
Reading
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)
Reading
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.
Reading
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.
Reading
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)
Reading
Jungle Mania Fun rainforest themed Indoor Play Centre with 3 level play structure plus separate toddler area, and coffee bar with customisable kids' menu.
Reading
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)
Reading
Cloud Stables BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots. Horsey goodness for all!
Reading
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)
Wokingham
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
Shinfield
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!
Hurst
Dinton Activity Centre is a fully licensed outdoor activity centre situated on Black Swan Lake.
Wokingham
Dinton Pastures Country Park Huge park offering lakes, meadows and rivers for exploration, plus an adventure playground.
Twyford
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.
Reading
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!
Wokingham
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.
Reading
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.
Henley-On-Thames
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.
Henley-On-Thames
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.
Wokingham
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!
Wokingham
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!
Wokingham
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)
Wokingham
Carnival Pool 25m swimming pool including flume and water features, plus teaching and beach entry pools.
Checkendon
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!
Finchampstead
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!
Reading
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)
Reading
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)
Reading
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!
Henley-on-Thames
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.
Wokingham
Oakwood Youth Challenge Outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 offering activities days daily during school holidays.
Pope's Meadow (8 miles)
Bracknell
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
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
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)
Reading
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.
Wokingham
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!
Sandhurst
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.
Bracknell
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!
Reading
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.
Newbury
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!
Marlow
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)
Sandhurst
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)
Bracknell
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.
Bracknell
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.
Bracknell
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World Closed while new attractions fitted: 5 new flumes! Re opening 2017!
Bracknell
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)
Maidenhead
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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Reading as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Reading Museum and The Reading Mystery Treasure Trail, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Reading can enjoy it too!

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