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Activities in Reading during May / June Half Term 2022 including SEND Short Breaks

Reading Children’s Festival (14th May-5th June 2022)

Reading Children's Festival

For full programme of events and activities Includes activities taking place at Reading libraries, Children's Centres, Family Fun Fair at Palmer Park Reading Children's Festival 2022 by Reading Council - Issuu 


Reading Holiday Clubs


Reading Museum & Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) May/June Half Term Holiday Activities


BFfC Reading Children's Centres


Made by Tamalia, art activities for half term

Jubilee Fun 31st May - 1st June


Jelly Arts 


Reading Jubilee Celebrations

Activities include:

  • The Jubilee Beacon Trail, running Saturday 14 May – Sunday 5 June. 
  • Beacon Lighting Ceremony Thursday 2 June, 9.15 pm in the Abbey Ruins.
  • The Jubilee Tribute Concert, Friday 3 June, 4.30 pm in the Abbey Ruins.
  • Reading Water Fest, Saturday 4 June, 11 am – 5 pm in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the Kennet, between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum. 
  • Trinity Concert Band Jubilee Children’s Concert, Sunday 5 June 3 pm – 4.30 pm in the Forbury Gardens.


Head in the Cloud Festival - South Street Arts Centre 27th May - 4th June


And much more…. Head in the Clouds Festival - What's on Reading


Reading Water Festival – 4th June

Reading Water Fest on Saturday 4th June this year to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. The event takes place in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the Kennet, between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum between 11am and 5pm.

The event will consist of live entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls. Reading Water Festival 4th June 2022


National Trust

Greys Court Henley on Thames Jubilee weekend celebrations 2nd-5th June National Trust - Greys Court

Basildon Park Jubilee Celebrations: Big Picnic on the Lawn 2nd-5th  June National Trust - Basildon Park


Wellington Country Park

May Half Term Holiday Activities (tickets need to be booked in advance)


Windsor Castle Half Term activities  


Football Camp & sport camp with U-Sport, Reading Football Club Community Trust soccer camp and Basketball Holiday Camps with Reading Rockets 

Reading Football Club Community Trust ~ Holiday Soccer Schools | Reading Services Guide

USport May Half term - Multi Sports Camp Thameside

Reading Rockets - Holiday Camps


Futsal Street Camp

For boys and Girls aged 4-14 years @ Goals Reading RG5 3EU May Half Term Street Camp 30th May – 1st June

Email Nicole


The Weller Centre Caversham are running May Half Term Activities


Part funded short breaks from Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)

SEND Short Breaks - Multi Sports Camps May/June half term

SEND multi sports are on this half term for children aged 8 to 16 on the following dates: 

Monday 30th May, Tuesday 31st May, Wednesday 1st June @ The Avenue School, Conwy Close RG30 4BZ

Contact Dan Rook 01189 072160 or

Bookings: Click here for booking details

View details and flyer here  SEND Short Breaks - Multi Sports Camps May/June half term | Reading Services Guide



SEND May Half Term Short Breaks - Make Sense Theatre

 As an inclusive theatre company, we aim to provide exciting and engaging short breaks for SEND young people with all abilities, including young people with complex/high needs.

Complex Needs/PMLD/PASD/SLD (Profound Autistic Spectrum Disorder)(Severe Learning Disabilities) Engaging workshops for young people with complex needs/PMLD including multi-sensory theatre and live music and singing with the Make/Sense team and sessions with Berkshire Maestros.

Contact: Make/Sense Theatre website (currently being updated)

Age groups and session information can be found here SEND May Half Term Short Breaks - Make Sense Theatre | Reading Services Guide

SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program

 Short breaks are available for Reading children aged 5 years to 18 years old on Sundays

We cater for children 5 years to 25 years at all our activities. (discounted short breaks not available for 19-25yrs)

Booking -  If your child requires 1:1 you must contact Vicky before booking on or 07736343570 

Tel: 07736 343570

Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Road, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7AW

 Session and booking information can be found here SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program | Reading Services Guide

Free Activity

Free Disability Cricket - Berkshire Cricket Foundation

 A new disability hub launches at Bulmershe Leisure Centre on Wednesday 30th March 5-6pm 

The session is completely FREE and will run every week for the foreseeable and is suitable for anyone between the ages of 12-25. Myself Chris Baker will be the coach at the session, and we will have volunteers to support the participants.

If you have any further questions that you need answering from me, please feel free to get in contact.

Improve your skills, all disabilities welcome!


Chris Baker -Disability Development Officer

Tel: 07883 787499



Museums, My Way


Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life are recently launched ‘Museums, My Way’, a new series of sessions for neurodiverse visitors of all ages.

These sessions, developed with Autism Berkshire, provide a safe environment to explore the museums at times when they are usually closed to the public or are less busy. There are facilitated activities on themes inspired by the museums’ collections, and a quiet break-out space. Siblings, families, carers and friends are all welcome.

This session will be on the theme of ‘Biscuits and Food’ and will includes

  • reduced volume of gallery interactive sounds
  • sensory backpacks and ear defenders
  • break out spaces
  • themed facilitated hands-on activity
  • themed gallery trail

All activities are optional and you can visit at any point within the event times.

The Next session will take place at the MERL on May 30th 10am-2pm

And then at Reading Museum on Wednesday 11th June 2022, 3-5 pm.

Follow the link to book tickets MUSEUMS, MY WAY - The MERL (

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.