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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. Family canoeing at New Forest Activities

    New Forest Activities

    Beaulieu

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Experience the joys of the great outdoors with a huge selection of safe and fun family experiences at New Forest Activities. From canoeing and kayaki...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.7 miles from Reading
  2. Indoor soft play frame at The Hive in Shefford

    The Hive

    Shefford

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The Hive at Shefford is a fun and exciting indoor activity play centre with something for everyone! We have 2 dedicated play areas: Baby Soft Play ar...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.7 miles from Reading
  3. Kids enjoying a ride at Harbour Park, Littlehampton

    Harbour Park

    Littlehampton

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    On a glorious sunny day, with a fresh bag of chips in hand, there aren’t many better places to be than by the seaside enjoying a quintessential Briti...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 48.7 miles from Reading
  4. Family on miniature train at Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway in Haywards Heath

    Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway

    Haywards Heath

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    You have to time your visit to Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway well, as it's only open on limited weekends. This is because it's run by volunteers...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  5. Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

    Salcey Forest

    Quinton

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Salcey Forest is a huge ancient forest, dating back to Roman times. There are lots of ways to explore, including  a family cycle trail, 3 walking tra...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  6. Family playing laser tag at Kids Combat Adventures in Chippenham

    Kids Combat Adventures

    Chippenham

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Kids' Combat Adventures We provide an exciting outdoor laser tag experience, using state of the art equipment with Halo technology. Cpl. Spikes fun e...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  7. Norfolk Gardens Mini Golf

    Norfolk Gardens Mini Golf

    Littlehampton

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    There are 2 ways to do it at the Norfolk Gardens: you can take on the kids with the playful and novelty strewn crazy golf, or get serious with the pi...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  8. Kid playing mini golf at Golf Kingdom in Chadwell Heath

    Moby Adventure Golf

    Chadwell Heath

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    The amazing Golf Kingdom boasts 7 unique ways to play golf, but for most families' purposes you're probably looking at 3: the Moby Adventure Course,...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  9. People walking at Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a fun place for all the family. Take a stroll through 200 acres of beautiful woodland garden, full of unusual pla...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48.8 miles from Reading
  10. Girls stroking horse at Redwings Ada Cole in Nazeing

    Redwings Ada Cole

    Nazeing

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot dr...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48.9 miles from Reading
  11. Person racing at Teamworks Karting Letchworth

    Teamworks Karting Letchworth

    Letchworth

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Boasting sensationally speedy but child-friendly indoor go-karts, Teamworks at Letchworth Garden City is perfect for drivers experienced or brand new...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 48.9 miles from Reading
  12. Lake at Emberton Country Park

    Emberton Country Park

    Emberton

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Emberton Country Park is close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney. The park features 3 different children's areas, including a r...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.9 miles from Reading
  13. Swimming pool at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth

    North Herts Leisure Centre

    Letchworth

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    North Herts Leisure Centre has a Tropical Wave Pool perfectly designed to relax and unwind in. Slide on down the wacky Water Flume or enter the super...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49 miles from Reading
  14. Hill top view of coast at Trial-a-Bite Rock and Fossil Tours in Bexleyheath

    Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours

    Bexleyheath

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours is a family run business that offers guided rock and fossil hunting trips in southeast Britain. Come and look for...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 49 miles from Reading
  15. Indoor soft play frame at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre in Dagenham

    Becontree Heath Leisure Centre

    Dagenham

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Dagenham Swimming Pool now known as Becontree Heath Leisure Centre offers a 1m springboard. The spectacular 25 metres by 25 metres swimming pool has...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.1 miles from Reading
  16. People walking at Mewsbrooke Park in Rustington

    Mewsbrooke Park

    Rustington

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Mewsbrooke Park has recently celebrated 9 years of Green Flag Awards which is amazing: well done guys! Highlights include the charming miniature rail...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.1 miles from Reading
  17. Family on horse back at The Stables Equestrian Centre in Wilstead

    The Stables Equestrian Centre

    Wilstead

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    The Stables Equestrian Centre The Stables has the capacity for a whopping 34 horses and ponies, comprising liveries and the much loved stock owned by...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Reading
  18. Swimming pool and slide at The Triangle in Burgess Hill

    The Triangle

    Burgess Hill

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Climb your way to the top at The Triangle Leisure Centre, West Sussex. Can your kids beat the High Places climbing challenges? Take a day trip to a l...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Reading
  19. Victoria Park Splashpad

    Victoria Park Splashpad

    Haywards Heath

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    The pretty new Victoria Park Splashpad uses a mixture of raised troughs and sunken rills to make sure the fun is always flowing and with buttons to s...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.2 miles from Reading
  20. Staff at Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury

    Athelstan Museum

    Malmesbury

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Athelstan Museum is a small local museum that tells the history of Malmesbury, a beautiful hilltop town that was built on a Saxon road plan, and that...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.3 miles from Reading

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