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Today to Wed 20 Mar, By Distance closest first.

MEDITATION COURSE: Who Do You Think You Are?

MEDITATION COURSE: Who Do You Think You Are? An Exploration of Buddha’s Wisdom Teachings on the Emptiness of the Self. Who we are very much depends on who we..... See more >
Reading Kadampa Meditation Centre, 9 Bath Road, Reading RG1 6HH
Sat 16 Mar

Maiwand and the Great Game Online Talk

Maiwand and the Great Game Online Talk The impressive cast iron statue of a lion in Forbury Gardens, Reading has become one of the most iconic images of... See more >
Organisers - The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Thu 22 Feb

Berkshire Heritage Fair - Online

Berkshire Heritage Fair - Online If you have an interest in historic Berkshire or a particular family, location, industry or transport system within it,... See more >
Organisers - The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Sat 24 Feb

Reading Conservation Areas Walk

Reading Conservation Areas Walk Join guide, Terry Dixon, for this walk through three of Reading’s conservation areas – The Mount, Redlands & Alexandra... See more >
Organisers - The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Fri 1 Mar

A History of Wargrave Talk

A History of Wargrave Talk The village of Wargrave is on the Berkshire bank of the river Thames between Reading and Henley. The parish includes..... See more >
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Thu 7 Mar

The 4 Elements Photography Exhibition

Please note our Covid health and safety procedures onsite. Please act on any guidance our staff give you and use the..... See more >
Abbey Gardens, Abbey Street, Kings Road, Reading. RG1 3BA
Wed 6 Mar to Sun 10 Mar

Reading Haydn Choir - Spring Concert

‘Stabat Mater’ is a medieval hymn describing Mary's grief during the crucifixion of Jesus from which the term... See more >
St. Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT
Sun 17 Mar

Choral concert

Reading Haydn Choir will perform two contrasting versions of the 'Stabat Mater', the first by Pergolesi... See more >
St. Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT
Sun 17 Mar

The Magic Flute

The Merry Opera Company, a professional touring opera company Mozat's The Magic Flute At this venue for one... See more >
St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7PL
Sat 2 Mar

Charity quiz Night

Come along and enjoy a quiz night to raise funds for Royal Berks Charity, supporting your local hospital for teams of... See more >
Jazz Cafe Select car leasing Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
Tue 12 Mar

FREE taster session with the Reading Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Reading Rock Choir Are you looking to join a choir? The Reading Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Lucy Hewes. A local community choir..... See more >
Emmer Green Primary School, Emmer Green Primary School (Please use the back entrance to get into the school, down St Barnabas Road and past the surgery), Grove Road, Reading RG4 8LN
Tue 27 Feb, Tue 12 Mar

Kingfisher Painting Evening

Come and join us to paint this colourful and cute Kingfisher. No experience is needed, you will be guided through each..... See more >
Bosco Lounge, 55 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 3JP
Wed 28 Feb

Dunsden Green Country Dancing Club

We are a friendly group of people who do English Country Dancing, all welcome, dancers and non dancers alike... See more >
Dunsden Green Village Hall, Dunsden Green near Caversham, Reading RG4 9QG
Wed 28 Feb

Grow How

Dobbies’ Grow How session will be a live 10-to-15-minute demonstration, showing residents how to make the most of their... See more >
166 Hyde End Road, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9ER
Sat 2 Mar

Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club session will show children aged 4-10 how to make the most of their outdoor and patio... See more >
166 Hyde End Road, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9ER
Sun 3 Mar
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Things to do around Reading

Reading is a vibrant town in Berkshire, England, that has a lot to offer for families looking for a fun and memorable day out. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the town, enjoy the natural beauty of the river and the countryside, or have some adrenaline-filled adventures, Reading has something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do with kids in Reading:
- Experience the thrill of laser tag, go-karting, trampoline parks, and more at Reload, TeamSport Indoor Karting, Atom Trampoline Park, and RedKangaroo Reading. These are great places to have some friendly competition and burn off some energy. ¹²³
- Learn about the history and legends of Reading at the Reading Museum, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, and the Reading Abbey Ruins. These are fascinating places to see artefacts, models, ruins, and stories from different periods and cultures.
- Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature at the Beale Wildlife Park, the Wellington Country Park, the Forbury Gardens, and the Kennet & Avon Canal. These are lovely places to see a variety of animals, plants, and scenery, and have a relaxing picnic or a leisurely stroll.
- Have some fun and creativity at the Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe, the Jungle Mania Woodley, the Escape Hunt Reading, and the Vue Reading. These are fun places to paint your own pottery, play in a soft play area, solve puzzles and escape rooms, and watch the latest movies.
Reading is a great place for a family day out or a weekend getaway. With so many attractions and activities to choose from, you'll never run out of things to do in Reading. Book your tickets online and start planning your adventure today.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 29/01/2024
(1) THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Reading with Kids (Updated 2024) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186363-Activities-zft11306-Reading_Berkshire_England.html.
(2) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Reading, Berkshire - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-east-and-london/berkshire/reading.
(3) Family Friendly Activities - Visit Reading. https://www.visit-reading.com/things-to-do/family-friendly-activities.