Activities Easter 2024 - Holiday Clubs & Activities

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The Holiday Activity & Food scheme (HAF) is running again this Easter 2024. To find out more about all the activities, if you are eligible and how to apply for a free place visit Brighter futures for Children - Holiday Activity & Food scheme (HAF)

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Holiday Clubs

There are various Holiday Clubs running over the Easter holiday for more information on these settings please use the Holiday Club Search

Reading Play Holiday Club is also running over Easter Reading Play - The Hill Holiday Club

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Reading Libraries

Visit their Facebook page for up to date information www.facebook.com/ReadingLibraries and for Easter visit Easter Crafts at Reading Libraries | What's On Reading (whatsonreading.com)

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Reading Children's Centres 

Please visit their facebook page. facebook.com/Readingchildrenscentres or for timetables Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) - Children's Centres also available in downloads.

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Reading Museums

Reading Museum Easter activities for families, including online. Please visit website for more details Family Fun at Reading Museum! | Reading Museum including  and much more… also see attached poster

There are also museums at Reading University

MERL - Museum of English Rural Life - THIS EASTER! https://merl.reading.ac.uk/event/easter-holidays/

URE -  Museum of Greek Archaeology https://collections.reading.ac.uk/ure-museum/

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Theatre / Music performances over Easter

Hexagon Theatre Hexagon - Sing along Matilda - Friday 5th April  & Rude Science - Sunday 7th April

South Street Arts Centre  South Street April - The Hermit and WiFi Wars  

Reading Rep Theatre -   Reading Rep - Teddy Bear Stories - March  

Bach to Baby @ Reading Minster 12th April with Miaomiao Yu, piano https://www.bachtobaby.com/reading-music-concerts-for-baby-and-family

Kenton Theatre Henley on Thames 

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Various sports activities are taking place:

Football

Reading Football Club Community Trust ~ Holiday Soccer Schools Book Reading FC Football Courses & Soccer School Sessions (officialsoccerschools.co.uk) 

uSports -  Football and Sports Camps running over Easter https://www.u-sports.co.uk/berkshire-holiday-camps

Sport in Mind Easter holiday activitiy club 10-14 years  https://www.sportinmind.org/2024-easter-holiday-programme

Easter Nature Trail Caversham Court Gardens - The Friends will host an Easter Nature Trail in the gardens on Easter Saturday (30 March, 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.).  This will take the form of a quiz on a nature theme for children.  All young competitors will win an Easter egg prize or a non-dairy treat.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Entry is free but donations to the Friends of Caversham Court Gardens will be appreciated.  The Tea Kiosk will be open for refreshments all afternoon. https://home.fccg.org.uk/

Reading Town Centre Eater Trail - Between 1-10 April, why not join Reading’s brand new Easter Trail to find hidden eggs around Reading town centre? Keep little ones entertained as they explore the town centre, using the handy trail map to hunt for 12 eggs hidden in shop windows. Visit What's On Reading - Town centre- Easter Trail

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Family Gabriels

Wild City Collective - are running an Easter Holiday Wild Holiday Camp - 2nd to 5th April

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Crafty Kids Eggcellent Easter with Made by Tamalia - Made by Tamalia - Crafty Kids Eggcellent Easter - 4th April

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Lego Master Builders @ Reading Town Hall on 3rd April 10am-12 noon Lego Master Builders Workshop - Bricky Wonka and his Charming Chocolate Factory

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St Laurence Church on Friday 29 March, 2pm - 3.30pm has a free special event to explore the story of Easter with interactive, sight and sound installations, Easter crafts, video, and a free cafe. https://www.stlreading.org/easter-experience

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Local Country Parks & National Trust 

National Trust (Admission charges to National Trust sites) 

National Trust - Greys Court

National Trust - Basildon Park

Local Country Parks near Reading

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River Cruises

Thames River Cruises run from Reading, visit website for more details www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk

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Parks Within Reading Borough

There are various Parks & Gardens within Reading Borough that are open throughout the year, to view the complete list please use the following link. Reading Parks

There are three areas which are easily accessible from the town centre, two are located next to the River Thames on the Caversham side of the river.

Caversham Court Gardens is a picturesque area near Caversham Bridge with historic walled gardens, walks and grassed area where you can enjoy a picnic.   Friends of Caversham Court Gardens. Further along near Reading Bridge is Christchurch Meadows a large open area where you can sit play games, also incorporating a children's play area, pool. Christchurch Meadows

Behind Reading Museum is Forbury Gardens which hosts various events throughout the year, including those organised by Reading Museum, in the summer months there are also regular Bandstand Events.  Forbury Gardens

To the west of Reading is Prospect Park iwhich also has the Reading Play - Ranger Station - Prospect Park and to the east Palmer Park

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To find out "What's On" in Reading and our neighbouring local authority areas, please visit:

Easter Holidays In Reading | What's On Reading (whatsonreading.com)

Family Information Service | West Berkshire Directory

Wokingham - FIS

Oxfordshire FIS ~ Activities

Families Magazine Thames Valley West Easter 2024

BerkshireMummies.co.uk - Easter Holiday What's on Guide in Berkshire

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