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Christmas Activities 2019

Holiday Clubs

Reading Play holiday club @ Waterloo Meadows will be available this Christmas 23rd, 24th & 27th December, 2nd & 3rd January visit website for more details. 

There are clubs also running at Leighton Park, Churchend Primary & St Josephs . Check holiday clubs on Reading Services Guide (club dates will differ to those for Reading Play, check clubs websites for more details). Holiday Clubs


Reading Museum 

Visit Father Christmas in his Victoria Christmas Grotto on 14th December. Please visit website for more details.


Reading Libraries

In December Reading Rep will be attending a number of Rhymetime sessions in association with Reading Libraries. On December 6th Storytime with Santa @ Central Library will be taking place in the morning, sessions are free however places must be booked. See atached flyer.


Broad Street Mall, Oracle Shopping Centre, Riverside, Broad Street & Reading Town Centre

Magical Christmas in Reading highlights include, Magical Extravaganza at The Abbey & Broad Street Mall 30th November, Circus on Broad Street 21st December, story telling with Mother Christmas @ The Hexagon 24th December and much more ..  


Forbury Gardens Winter Wonderland

From 16th November until 5th January Forbury Gardens will be hosting a winter wonderland. Admission to the park is free, however you pay for activities. These include an ice rink, over 20 rides and attractions, Apres Bar, Santa's Grotto, mulled wine and seasonal foods.


Civic Carol Service

A traditional service from 6.30pm on Thursday 12th December at Reading Minster, St Mary's Church opposite Broad Street Mall on St Mary's Butts.


There are various pantomimes taking place over the festive season. Please view attached listing.

Primary Times has local activities taking place in the Berkshire area over the Christmas holiday period see related link.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.