20 Best Things To Do In Reading Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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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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Man golfing at Dinton Adventure Golf in Hurst

Dinton Adventure Golf

  • Hurst
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy 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...

Painted plates at HaaHoos Ceramics in Twyford

HaaHoos Ceramics

  • Twyford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery 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...

Canoes at Adventure Dolphin in Reading

Adventure Dolphin Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity 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...

High ropes course at Unique Outdoors Reading

Unique Outdoors Reading

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Activity 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...

Kids on outdoor playground at Monkey Mates Indoor Play Centre in Wokingham

Monkey Mates

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor 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...

A group of kids at go ape in the rain

Go Ape Bracknell

  • Bracknell
  • Outdoor
  • High 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...

River & Rowing Museum

River & Rowing Museum

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

The Henley-on-Thames Mystery Trail

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist 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...

Girl doing a somersault at RedKangaroo

RedKangaroo Reading

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline 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...

Skyline of Henley with church tower on Curious About Henley trail

Curious About Henley On Thames

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist 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...

Kids jumping on bouncy pillow at Wellington Country Park in Reading

Wellington Country Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Entrance to Laser Quest Berkshire in Wokingham

Laser Quest Berkshire

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor
  • Laser 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...

California Country Park

  • Finchampstead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Map and booklet for The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Wokingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Wokingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist 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...

Bowling alleys at Big Apple Wokingham

Big Apple Wokingham

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor
  • Ten 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...

Kids swimming at Carnival Pool in Wokingham

Carnival Pool

  • Wokingham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming 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...

Horses at Checkendon Equestrian Centre

Checkendon Equestrian Centre

  • Checkendon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse 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...

Outside view of Basildon Park house in Reading

Basildon Park

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately 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...

Lake at Beale Park in Reading

Beale Park

  • Reading
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos 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...

A family watching the race at Ascot Family Racedays

Family Racedays at Ascot Racecourse

  • Ascot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Remember your first time at the races? Experience the thrill of raceday with your kids at the historic Ascot Racecourse and enjoy a whole afternoon o...

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