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Activities in Reading during the summer holiday 2022


Holiday Clubs

There are a number of holiday schemes run by private and voluntary organisations in the Reading Borough area during the summer holiday. To view which clubs are open, please visit our Holiday Clubs section.

Reading Play run a club for Reading families at The Hill Primary School in Caversham, summer club runs from Monday 25th July and the last day is Friday 26th August Reading Play - The Hill Holiday Playclub


Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Youth Team are out and about in the community this summer click here for more details.


Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)

Eligible families will be able to access free holiday clubs this summer as part of the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF). For information on the HAF activities in Reading, who is eligible and how to access the funding visit  Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) - Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)



Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Children's Centres are open during the summer holiday click on following link to find out more about their activities  Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Children's Centre activities   


Sport activities

uSports - multi sport activities during the summer holiday

Reading Football Club Community Trust - Reading FC Community Trust - Soccer School Summer 2022

Reading Rockets Basketball - Camps taking place over the summer visit website for more details

Nuffield Health - Move Together - Free Sports activities this summer for young people 11-16 years. Click here for more details.


Science and learning activites 

Technology camp in Caversham, dedicated to teaching children all about STEM education through fun and exciting activities.



Crescent Resource Centre Lower Earley -  Family Pizza Making Workshop - 28th July 2022



At Palmer Park on 7th August, celebrating the music, art and culture of South Asia Reading Mela ~ 7th August 2022

At the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 6th August music & art Here Comes the Sun Festival 6th August 2022 @ The Rising Sun Arts Centre


Drama, Music & Art

Drama courses




Reading Museum situated in the centre of town at the Old Town Hall, Riverside Museum at Blakes Lock and the Abbey Quarter. Museum open, for details of activities and events visit

Reading University's Museums: 

In Woodley on the outskirts of Reading, you can find the Museum of Berkshire Aviation contact them directly to check if they are opening this summer. There are also museums at Henley the River &  Rowing Museum and West Berkshire Museum situated in Newbury.


Reading Libraries

This years reading challenge is Gadgeteers ~ Summer Reading Challenge 2022 various activities will be taking place online and at local libraries.

For information on Reading Libraries activities during the summer reading challenge please visit their Facebook page. or


Reading Children's Centres 

Visit Brighter Futures for Children website or Facebook page for for up to date information . To find out more about the activities and to book a place. email: 


What's On Reading ~ The guide to arts, culture, heritage and events in Reading


Boat Trips with Thames River Cruises

Throughout the summer there will be river cruises from Reading Thameside, visit website for more details Thames River Cruise 


Parks and Gardens to visit in Reading Borough

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

There are three parks/gardens easily accessible from the town centre, two are located next to the River Thames on the Caversham side of the river. These are Caversham Court Gardens 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 - Website. Further along the river near Reading Bridge is Christchurch Meadows a large open area where you can sit, play games also a children's play area and paddling 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 usually Bandstand Events. Forbury Gardens

A little further outside of the town centre are Palmer Park to the east and Prospect Park (new mini-golf course) to the west see Reading Parks for more details.

Reading has a number of outdoor play areas and outdoor gyms, please view Reading Parks & Outdoor Spaces


Trampolining/ Climbing / Soft Play

Red Kangaroo trampoline park please visit their website for information on changes to activities.  Red Kangaroo ~ Reading

Parthian Climbing Reading for more information on activities available over the summer please visit Parthian Climbing Reading

Mad House soft play area Green Park


Places to visit near Reading

In the Wokingham Borough area there is Dinton Pastures close to Woodley to the east of Reading Borough, visit their website for more details of current activities and opening hours 

Wellington Country Park is also in the Wokingham area "places need to be booked in advance

On the west of Reading in West Berkshire is Beale Park for daily updates.

For more information on activities in our neighbouring local authorities please click on the links.  West Berkshire FIS   Wokingham ~ What's On  Oxfordshire FIS and Families Magazine Thames Valley West

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.