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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Reading

Planning a family day out in the biggest town on the River Thames? You're in luck - there are lots of great things to do in Reading!

 

Discover 1,000 years of history at the family-friendly Reading Museum, where you can follow the journey of the town from its Saxon beginnings to the present day. Spread over two sites and 12 galleries the past is brought to life via art, natural history, archeology and much more.

We love family days out in the park as much as the next guy, so some of our favourite things to do in Reading include going to Wellington Country Park or Beale Park. For some outdoor action, head out to Unique Outdoors Reading - they’ve got archery, high ropes, zorbing and lots more!

Turn your next family walk into an adventure and get to know your city the fun way with The Reading Mystery Treasure Trail. Download the map for this self-guided tour and embark on your own mini family adventure to solve the puzzles and crack the clues as you make your way round this two-mile circular route.

 Up for a whole day of fun in the great outdoors? Check out Bucklebury Farm Park, boasting 77 acres of fun, including farm animals, adventure play, trails, tractor rides and lots more. Here’s a list of the UK school holiday dates, in case you need to find the perfect time for your big day out.

Looking for fun things to do indoors in Reading?  Reading Climbing Centre is a great place to go if you feel like channelling your inner Spiderman; kids as young as 5 are welcome! Want to get your brains working? Take the whole family on a break-out mission at Escape Hunt Reading.

  1. Escape Hunt Reading Family fun!

    Escape Hunt Reading

    Reading

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and feel the thrill of escape with a family-friendly escape room experience at Escape Hunt Reading. Even t...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.2 miles from Reading
  2. A family looking at a   treasure trail Top pick

    The Reading Mystery Treasure

    Reading

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Follow the directions on the Reading self guided murder mystery themed Treasure Trail. Hunt for the answers to our sneaky clues and work together as...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from Reading
  3. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Reading

    Reading

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Forget gathering round a small telly in the living room, experience films the way they're supposed to be on the big screen. Jump into movie magic at...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from Reading
  4. Women feeling chain mail at Reading Museum

    Reading Museum

    Reading

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Reading Museum has 2 sites, Reading Museum and Town Hall and Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock, both of which are free to visit! Discover all about th...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Reading
  5. Climbing walls at Reading Climbing Centre

    Reading Climbing Centre

    Reading

    ClimbingClimbing

    Reading Climbing Centre is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. They cater for children and families from 5 years and over. T...

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.8 miles from Reading
  6. Woman with laser clay gun on range at Reload in Reading

    Reload

    Reading

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Bored of the regular cinema or bowling day out? Want something a little bit different? Reload Laser Clay Shooting Centre is the place for you! Laser...

    Suitable for 13+ Outdoor 1 mile from Reading
  7. Kid on go kart at TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading

    TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading

    Reading

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Two tracks over three floors. That's right – TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading takes karting to another level, literally. Bring friends, bring family...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1 mile from Reading
  8. Exhibition room at The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology in Reading

    The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

    Reading

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology is recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain at over 2,000 objects so there's load...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.8 miles from Reading
  9. Indoor soft play frame and toddler area at Krazy Play Days in Reading

    Krazy Playdays

    Reading

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Race to the finish on the assault course, slide on down the 12m slide or scramble up the huge play frame. Head of to Krazy Playdays for an exciting d...

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 1.8 miles from Reading
  10. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at The Mad House Play and Party World in Reading

    The Mad House Play and Party World

    Reading

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Let your kids run wild at the Mad House Play and Party World! Explore the many levels of the activity frame, whoosh down the slides and use the ropes...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.4 miles from Reading
  11. Pottery at Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe in Reading

    Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe

    Reading

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe is a unique ‘paint your own pottery', cafe for all ages. It's only a £1.95 studio fee to use all the paints, brushe...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3 miles from Reading
  12. People and horses at Cloud Stables in Reading

    Cloud Stables

    Reading

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    BHS approved Cloud Stables offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for guests' use from toddler upwards, so it's a g...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 3.1 miles from Reading
  13. Tiger Mascot by indoor soft play frame at Jungle Mania Reading

    Jungle Mania Woodley

    Woodley

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The bright and spacious Jungle Mania in Woodley is a giant soft play area themed as a jungle on three levels that incorporates a 5 metre spider tower...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 3.4 miles from Reading
  14. Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

    Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading

    Reading

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Step into movie magic at Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading, where there's a whopping 14 screens showing all the best family movies that are out in the c...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.5 miles from Reading
  15. Rider and horse jumping at Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre in Shinfield

    Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre

    Shinfield

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    BHS approved Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 4 years upwards. Their newl...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3.8 miles from Reading
  16. Indoor soft play frame at Kids n Action in Wokingham

    Kids n Action

    Wokingham

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Kids n Action Adventure Park provides three separate soft play areas each designed to provide a unique and unrivalled play experience for babies, tod...

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.9 miles from Reading
  17. Cockpit of Miles Martinet at Museum of Berkshire Aviation in Reading

    Museum of Berkshire Aviation

    Reading

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the histor...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3.9 miles from Reading
  18. Lake at Dinton Activity Centre in Hurst

    Dinton Activity Centre

    Hurst

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Dinton Activity Centre is located within Dinton Pasture Country Park on Black Swan Lake. This centre offers local residents and visitors to the Wokin...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.5 miles from Reading
  19. Kids on boat at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Wokingham

    Dinton Pastures Country Park

    Wokingham

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Dinton Pastures Country Park is an award-winning play space that offers educational events and activities! There’s something for everyone, regardless...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.6 miles from Reading
  20. Man golfing at Dinton Adventure Golf in Hurst

    Dinton Adventure Golf

    Hurst

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Up for a crazy golf adventure in the wild? At Dinton Adventure Golf, you’re in the right place! This outdoor, 18-hole, mini golf course has a fun wil...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.7 miles from Reading

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