Skip to main content


Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at or

Christmas Activities 2021

Holiday Clubs:

To find out more about the clubs running in the Christmas holiday please visit Holiday Clubs


Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays


Children's Centres Activities:

Visit or for up to date activities Brighter Futures for Children BFfC ~ Children's Centres



Reading Museums: 

Reading Museum ~ Father Christmas’ Forgetful Elf Trail from 8th – 23rd December 2021 Holiday Fun | Reading Museum

MERL ~ Family lights tour on 21st December; 4.30 to 6.30pm £4.50 per child adults free. Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11 years. MERL Family Events ~ Magical Lights


Football Activities over Christmas Holiday:

Reading Football Club Community Trust ~ Holiday Soccer Schools



Shopping Centres:

Christmas Carols Broad Street Mall ~ Christmas Carols

The Oracle ~ Snow this Christmas at the Oracle from 4th to24th December 12pm - 8pm The Oracle ~ Let it Snow



Reading's Twilight Trail from 3rd to 31st December 2021 ~ a magical festive trail full of sparkles and illuminations, through Readings Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins. What's On Reading ~ Twilight Trail


Reading Winter Wonderland 13th November 2021 to 3rd January 2021


Reading University ~ Children's Christmas Lecture ~ Elephants on the Move  


Visit "What's on Reading" for details of activities running .


Activities near Reading:

Beale Park ~ Pop In and Play activities when you visit Beale Park Beale Park ~ Pop Up & Play


Pantomimes and Christmas shows taking place in and around Reading: 

Reading Rep ~ A Christmas Carol 3rd to 30th December 2021 (Reading Rep Theatre, Kings Road)

Berzerk Productions ~ Elf Jnr 16th to 19th December 2021 (Oakwood Centre, Woodley)

Rabble Theatre ~ The Snow Queen 3rd to 24th December 2021 (South Street Arts Centre)

The Hexagon ~ Beauty & the Beast 4th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022

South Hill Park ~ Cinderella Bracknell, 26th November 2021 to 3rd January 2022

The Corn Exchange ~ Cinderella Newbury, 26th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022

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.