Family days out in Reading this summer

LagoonaParkThere is lots for families to do in Reading this summer, 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. 

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.

A family visit to Beale Wildlife Park to see the animals and ride the train is a must for younger families or a stroll through the nearby parklands of the National Trust's Basildon Park, just a few miles west of Reading. Roman Silchester is open to explore to the south of Reading, or fun for all the family is on offer at Wellington Country Park

thames rivercruise credit greatwestwaycouk 50811156977 oWant to get wet? Reading's two aqua parks will help keep you cool this summer. You can combine the aqua park with paddle boarding, open water swimming or relaxing on the beach at the new Caversham Lakes. Lagoona Park has a choice of obstacle course on water or on land. You can also take a scenic river trip as a family from Caversham Pier. with Thames River Cruise.




Indoors attractions

At Reading Museum, you can see the only copy of the 70 metre long famous Bayeux Tapestry or explore the Story ofPRP6284 medium Reading Galleries. 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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