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What's open this spring

Visit Reading safely this spring. There is lots open again but don't forget Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air. 

KennetCanoeladydogJune2020AB croppedFrom 29 March - rediscover the outdoors

There are great walks, parks, open spaces and river and canal-sides in Reading to rediscover with friends and family from 29 March. Not forgetting the 900 year ruins of Reading Abbey and Reading's new Banksy. 

Visit our Outdoors page for ideas>>>


ThamesRiverCruise CavershamPrincessFrom 12 April - rediscover outdoor attractions and outdoor dining 

From Beale Wildlife Park to the garden at the Museum of English Rural Life, the parkland at Basildon Park to a trip up and down the Thames with Thames River Cruise or a day out at Wellington Country Park, there is lots to do outdoors this April in Reading. Lots of Reading cafes are re-opening for outdoor dining or takeway only from 12 April.

Visit our things to do page >>>

See which places offer outdoor dining or takeaway>>>

Find a shop - all non-essential retail reopens from 12 April>>>


RoseateReading MG 0777 HDR webFrom 17 May - staycations

Hotels and serviced accommodation opens up again in Reading, in line with Government guidelines from 17 May.

Visit our accommodation offers page to find out where you could rest your head on a staycation in Reading.  

Indoor attractions, inside restaurant dining and many other places will be reopening on 17 May.

Check out our searchable All Locations map to see what is on offer.

Outdoor events

Reading's summer programme is filling up with its centrepiece, the 900th anniversary celebrations for Reading Abbey Ruins. See summer events highlights here>>>







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