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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.

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Two people rowing a boat at Escape Hunt in an escape room

Escape Hunt Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist 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...

A family looking at a   treasure trail

The Reading Mystery Treasure

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Tours 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...

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Vue Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas 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...

Women feeling chain mail at Reading Museum

Reading Museum

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

Climbing walls at Reading Climbing Centre

Reading Climbing Centre1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

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...

Woman with laser clay gun on range at Reload in Reading

Reload

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Laser 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...

Kid on go kart at TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading

TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Go 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...

Entrance sign of Atom Trampoline Park in Reading

Atom Trampoline Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Bouncing is the name of the game at Atom Trampoline Park. It’s great fun, good exercise, and your kids won’t want to leave! Hop into open trampoline...

Exhibition room at The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology in Reading

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

Indoor soft play frame and toddler area at Krazy Play Days in Reading

Krazy Playdays

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

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
  • Indoor 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...

Pottery at Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe in Reading

Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Pottery 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...

People and horses at Cloud Stables in Reading

Cloud Stables

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse 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...

Tiger Mascot by indoor soft play frame at Jungle Mania Reading

Jungle Mania Woodley

  • Woodley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas 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...

Rider and horse jumping at Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre in Shinfield

Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre

  • Shinfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse 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...

Indoor soft play frame at Kids n Action in Wokingham

Kids n Action1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

Cockpit of Miles Martinet at Museum of Berkshire Aviation in Reading

Museum of Berkshire Aviation

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway 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...

Lake at Dinton Activity Centre in Hurst

Dinton Activity Centre

  • Hurst
  • Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Kids on boat at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Wokingham

Dinton Pastures Country Park

  • Wokingham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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

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