Activities in Reading over the Christmas Holiday 2023

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Please see below some of the activities taking place over the Christmas Holiday


Holiday Clubs:

To find out more about the clubs running in the Christmas holiday please visit Reading Directory | Listings in 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: 


Football Activities over Christmas Holiday:


Science activities: 

Camp Next Thing Hemdean House, Christmas Camp


Shopping Centres:


Winter Wonderland:

Reading Winter Wonderland @ Hills Meadow, George Street  is back again this year. Lots of rides, skating, Santa's Grotto and festive foods visit


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




Lots of Christmas art & craft activities at Reading Libraries throughout December  Christmas Activities at Reading Libraries | What's On Reading (


Activities near Reading:

Celebrate Christmas at Beale Park including Santa's Magical Grotto, Meet the Reindeer, Festive Trail, Crafts and more... Beale Park - Christmas

Father Christmas at Bucklebury Farm -  Bucklebury Farm Events

Neverland Illuminova – Light walk Wellington Country Park new extended trail for 2023 through the woodland


National Trust:

Greys Court

Basildon Park



Pantomimes and Christmas shows taking place in and around Reading: 

The Hexagon has Sleeping Beauty  from 9th December to 7th January What's On - Sleeping Beauty

Reading Rep - Potted Panto from November 27th to December 31st Reading Directory | Potted Panto - Including Relaxed Performances

Reading Rep - A Wonderful Life from the 30th November to 30th December

Breaking The Ice is a playful and light-hearted show inspired by an unlikely friendship between a Husky and a polar bear Thurs 21 Dec, 11.30am & 2pm South Street Arts Centre - Breaking the Ice  

Shinfield Players Theatre’s Pantomime for this season is Rapunzel on the 12th-14th & 19th-21st January 2024 visit



Bach to Baby concerts @ The Minster  22nd December - Reading Directory | Bach to Baby Concerts @ Reading Minster

Reading BID Christmas Activities - Family Christmas Choir Workshop

To view the SEND Local Offer Winter Newsletter Issue 33, click here


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