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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. Painted plates at HaaHoos Ceramics in Twyford

    HaaHoos Ceramics


    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    HaaHoos Ceramics HaaHoos is a relaxed and friendly, family orientated pottery painting studio. We can cater for small or large groups and provide a b...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 5 miles from Reading
  2. Canoes at Adventure Dolphin in Reading

    Adventure Dolphin Reading


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Adventure Dolphin is an excellent place for active kids (or those who want to be!) as its primary function is to provide outdoor activities for kids...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 5.3 miles from Reading
  3. High ropes course at Unique Outdoors Reading

    Unique Outdoors Reading


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Want to get out of your comfort zone? Unique Outdoors is the home of all sorts of amazing adventures located in a huge 15-acre woodland grounds of Wo...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 5.3 miles from Reading
  4. Kids on outdoor playground at Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre in Wokingham

    Monkey Mates


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre has built a fantastic reputation for being a fun and enjoyable place to come with children to play or to have a great...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 5.6 miles from Reading
  5. Girl doing zipwire at Go Ape Bracknell 10% off - book by Sunday!

    Go Ape Bracknell


    High Ropes CoursesHigh Ropes Courses

    Monkey’s uncle or otherwise, you’d better get ready for some high altitude obstacles at Go Ape Bracknell: home to three fantastic adventures - the Tr...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 11.1 miles from Reading
  6. River & Rowing Museum

    River & Rowing Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The River and Rowing Museum is home to a collection of over 20,000 items telling the history of rowing, Henley on Thames, and the River Thames. With...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.4 miles from Reading
  7. Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

    The Henley-on-Thames Mystery Trail


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Henley-on-Thames might be a historic town, but this is a high-tech adventure that demands super spies! Think you can crack The Henley-on-Thames Myste...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 6.4 miles from Reading
  8. Girl doing a somersault at RedKangaroo

    RedKangaroo Reading


    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Come explore RedKangaroo’s 36,000 square feet of jumping fun. The park’s equivalent to no fewer than 12 tennis courts and houses more air-bound-activ...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.5 miles from Reading
  9. Skyline of Henley with church tower on Curious About Henley trail

    Curious About Henley On Thames


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Curious About Henley-On-Thames gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this famous Thames town what it is. Henley-on-Thames is a 12th century South...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 6.5 miles from Reading
  10. Kids jumping on bouncy pillow at Wellington Country Park in Reading

    Wellington Country Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    There’s so much to do at Wellington Country Park you can stay over at the campsite to ensure you get to see and do everything! Ideal for families, th...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 6.6 miles from Reading
  11. Entrance to Laser Quest Berkshire in Wokingham

    Laser Quest Berkshire


    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Laser Tag is like a living computer game: a bruise-less, mess-less, zero contact combat game played with high tech infra red equipment! Score points...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 6.6 miles from Reading
  12. California Country Park

    California Country Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    California Country Park is the perfect place for a family stroll.  Set in 100 acres covering Long Moor in Finchampton, children, parents and dogs can...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 6.6 miles from Reading
  13. Map and booklet for The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Follow the directions on theWokingham self-guided spy mission themed Treasure Trail.Hunt for the answers to our sneaky clues and work together as a f...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 6.6 miles from Reading
  14. Bowling alleys at Big Apple Wokingham

    Big Apple Wokingham


    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    The Big Apple in Wokingham has 12 bowling lanes, and a Laserquest arena that hosts up to 30 kids with games every 20 minutes. There are party package...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 6.6 miles from Reading
  15. Kids swimming at Carnival Pool in Wokingham

    Carnival Pool


    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Carnival Pool offers swim sessions for all ages and abilities. Swimming is not only a great way to keep fit it’s also a lifesaving skill! Carnival Po...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.7 miles from Reading
  16. Horses at Checkendon Equestrian Centre

    Checkendon Equestrian Centre


    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    BHS approved Checkendon Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 3 years upwards. Indoor and o...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 7.1 miles from Reading
  17. Outside view of Basildon Park house in Reading

    Basildon Park


    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion and has a lovely surrounding parkland which was rescued from ruin for future posterity by Lord and La...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 7.1 miles from Reading
  18. Lake at Beale Park in Reading

    Beale Park


    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Set by The Thames, Beale Park makes the most of its stunning backdrop by offering plenty of opportunity for guests to enjoy the scenery in the beauti...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 7.3 miles from Reading
  19. Boy on climbing wall at Oakwood Youth Challenge in Wokingham

    Oakwood Youth Challenge


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Oakwood Youth Challenge is an outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 and over with stable yard and residential accommodation. They offer fun act...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 8.2 miles from Reading
  20. Kids outdoor play area at Active Tots in Reading

    Active Tots


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Active Tots, located within a converted barn set in wonderful rural surroundings, is a warm and friendly haven for pre-school children and their pare...

    Suitable for 0-3 Indoor, Outdoor 8.3 miles from Reading

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