Family days out in Reading this half term

There is lots for families to do in Reading this autumn half term, from indoor and outdoor attractions to boat trips and time spent by the river or in Reading's parks. And now our accommodation has reopened you can make a real short break of it. 

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When you visit, make sure you do so responsibly. Plan your outing and book ahead and check out the 'We're Good to Go' marque, which shows you which businesses have prepared properly to welcome you safely.

Open air attractions 

In its 900th anniversary year, Reading Abbey Ruins is an outdoor experience open 365 days a year. Find out where KingPRP6450 web Henry I was buried, where Jane Austen went to school or where Oscar Wilde was imprisoned on a self-guided walk around Reading Abbey Quarter. The Museum of English Rural Life has a gorgeous garden and cafe - great fun for little ones in particular - and the indoor galleries are also open again.

A family visit to Beale Wildlife Park (open every day in Half term) to see the animals and ride the train is a must for younger families. Roman Silchester is open to explore to the south of Reading, or fun for all the family is on offer at Wellington Country Park (until 3 Nov). 

thames rivercruise credit greatwestwaycouk 50811156977 oWant to get wet? The new Caversham Lakes has paddle boarding and and open water swimming Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun. Or why not take a half term scenic river trip as a family from Caversham Pier. with Thames River Cruise.





Indoors attractions

At Reading Museum, you can join the Big Pumpkin Trail! Hunt high and low for the pumpkins hidden throughout the Museum – each with a unique decoration. Collect a prize at the end. £1 per trail. Or for music fans, take part in the Musical Mayhem Trail with 1971 Reading Festival Craft! Don't forget, you can also see the only copy of the 70 metre long famous Bayeux Tapestry or explore the Story ofPRP6284 medium Reading Galleries.  

Find out what else is happening in Reading's museums, libraries and arts venues>>> 

The MERL has family trails around its galleries exploring the history of food and farming. Go back in time to challenge yourselves to escape in an hour from one of Reading's four escape rooms

Let off steam at Reading's very own indoor climbing centre or bounce til your heart's content at Red Kangaroo.  Indoor bowling and crazy golf has opened at Broad Street Mall this summer. 

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