Explore Reading

What's open this summer

Reading's attractions, accommodation, bars, restaurants and shops have all opened again. Please visit safely. Our businesses have done everything they can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. 

Join in the 900th anniversary celebrations at Reading Abbey Ruins, take a river cruise along the Thames , sit back and enjoy open air theatre, wind down at the Thames Lido spa, splash around at one of Reading's 2 aqua parks or eat your way round the world. There's a short-break for every interest.


From Beale Wildlife Park to the garden at the Museum of English Rural Life, the parkland at Basildon Park, a day at Thames Lido 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 in Reading. And from the week of 17 May, you can visit Reading Museum, The Museum of English Rural Life, Reading's 4 escape rooms, Basildon Park and much more indoors. And our restaurants, shops, pubs, bars and cafes are open to welcome you too.

Hotels and serviced accommodation have opened up again in Reading, in line with Government guidelines. There's so many places to choose from - by the river, in the Abbey Quarter, handy for the station, next to the Madejski Stadium.... Visit our accommodation offers page to find out where you could rest your head on a staycation in Reading.  

Watch our Rediscover Reading video>>>

Ideas for things to do in Reading post lockdown this summer

Rediscover Reading podcast

We talk to three people running hospitality businesses locally about how they've survived the last year and what their businesses and Reading, in general, have to offer this Summer. Thanks to Time Trap Escape Rooms' Andrew Ingle , Craig Van Rooyden from The Market House and The Roseate Reading's Vicky Punchaye for sharing their experiences and plans for the year ahead. Listen here>>>

Check out our searchable All Locations map to see everything on offer and please follow the Government guidelines.






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