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Welcome to Reading

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Reading - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Reading to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Reading as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Reading

13
DEC
Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special - Readin
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Just the Tonic presents ‐ Christmas Comedy SpecialsFeaturing Kane Brown Leo Kearse and Damian ClarkHave a drink or two maybe add a 2 course meal to your ticket and stay and dance till the early hours.Our comedians will have you laughing your…

TEL: 02037 403700
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14
DEC
Big Festive Party Night - ABBA PLANET
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Big Festive Party NightAbba PlanetFriday 14 December 2018 from 19:30‐23:59 UTCBest Western Reading Calcot Hotel98 Bath Road Calcot RG317QN Reading BerkshireEstablished now for over ten years Planet Abba continues to be the UKs leading Abba tribute band.Their professionally choreographed stage…

TEL: 01189 416423
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15
DEC
Big Festive Party Night - Lacarno (50/60/70's)
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Big Festive Party NightLocarno 506070sSaturday 15 December 2018 from 19:30‐23:59 UTCBest Western Reading Calcot Hotel98 Bath Road Calcot RG317QN Reading BerkshireLocarno BEAT are a truly fantastic trio of first class musicians. Renowned all over the UK for playing the sounds…

TEL: 01189 416423
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20
DEC
Speed Dating in Reading
Matchbox

Reading Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Reading EventsAt one of our Reading Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
DEC
Big Festive Party Night - Murs Vs Mars
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Big Festive Party NightMurs vs MarsFriday 21 December 2018 from 19:30‐23:59 UTCBest Western Reading Calcot Hotel98 Bath Road Calcot RG31 7QN Reading EnglandOlly Murs vs Bruno Mars Tribute Act. With classics from both Iconic artist this will be a night…

TEL: 01189 416423
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21
DEC
Winter Solstice - Gong and Drum Sound Immersion
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

The Winter Solstice marks one of the pivot points of the year with the shortest day and the longest night: Midwinter is the gateway to the returning light. Symbolically Solstice is a time of re‐birth and welcoming the return of the Sun.…

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22
DEC
Big Festive Party Night - Big River (50/60's R&R)
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Big Festive Party NightBig River 5060s R&RSaturday 22 December 2018 from 19:30‐23:59 UTCBest Western Reading Calcot Hotel98 Bath Road Calcot RG31 7QN Reading EnglandPlaying the hits from 50 & 60s Rock and RollPrice is £55.95 per person includingThree Course Festive…

TEL: 01189 416423
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25
DEC
Christmas Day Lunch
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Chirstmas Day Lunch£74.95 Per PersonDecember 25th 2018Opens 12:00 noon‐lunch served at 1:00 pm 12:00 PM‐4:00 PMMenusCanapes on ArrivalSoup of the Day Champagne SorbetTraditional Roast TurkeyRoasted Rib of BeefHoney Roasted GammonBrie Wellington slice Served with redcurrant Chutney Served with…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01189 416423
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31
DEC
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Best Western Calcot Hotel

New Years Eve Gala Dinner £89.95 Per Person£139 per person including overnight stay & full English Breakfast.Timing:‐ 7:00 pm to 1:00 amDecember 31st 2018January 1st 2019MenuCanapes and a glass of fizz on arrival enjoy a sumptuous meal ofSpiced…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01189 416423
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03
JAN
Light In The Lens photography exhibition
Thames Valley Park 1 and 2

Open10am3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionAs photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits the grain and texture in surfaces and to concentrate our gaze within the frame.…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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03
JAN
Beginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan (Earley)
Earley Crescent Resource Centre

This 9‐week Introduction to Chen style Tai Chi Chuan from Berkshire Tai Chi is designed for those with no previous experience either of Tai Chi in general or Chen style in particular.It will introduce participants to the origins principles and practice of…

Category: Sports

TEL: 07814 969540
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10
JAN
Talk - The Early Years of Reading's Railways
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Paul Joyce is Chairman of Reading Transport Group. Reading was linked to London by railway in 1840 and to Bristol the following year bringing important economic growth to the town. This talk focuses on the early years of the railway.This…

TEL: 01189 509553
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19
JAN
Understanding Old Handwriting Course
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

This course is held over three sessions January 19th February 2nd & 16th 2019. All three sessions for the price of £30 Berkshire Family History Society members £24. Booking required. Discoverthe structure of documents from the 17th‐19th centuries which are…

TEL: 01189 509553
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24
JAN
Talk: Getting around in the 1960s - Mike Hurst
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

An entertaining illustrated talk about how we were on the move in the Swinging Sixties.Covering cars often second hand motorbikes scooters buses air travel a railway system in apparently terminal decline the first motorways the rise of lorries and car…

TEL: 01189 509553
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25
JAN
Healing Gong and Drum Sound Journey
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our normal…

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26
JAN
Workshop: Merchant Navy Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

With tutor: Tony Wright. What is available Where do you find them Understand Seamans Certificates of Continuous Discharge Crew Lists Ships Logs Lloyds Register of Shipping Ships Movement Cards plus the many online resources available to further your research. This is a…

TEL: 01189 509553
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07
FEB
Talk: Heroes of Woodley Airfield - Joy Pibworth
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

A whole host of important individuals in the history of aviation have associations with Woodley Airfield ‐ many such as Sir Douglas Bader Amy Johnson Geoffrey de Havilland and Charles Lindbergh household names.Others such as ladies world speed record holder…

TEL: 01189 509553
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09
FEB
Census Records of England and Wales
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Two hour workshop exploring how to get the best from census records to aid your family history research. Explore the evolution of the census and examine documents from 1841 onwards to the 1939 Register. This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History…

TEL: 01189 509553
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21
FEB
Talk: The Wilts and Berks Canal - Paul Joyce
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington near Melksham to the River Thames at Abingdon. It was abandoned in 1914 hastened by the collapse of Stanley aqueduct in 1901 but in recent…

TEL: 01189 509553
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22
FEB
Gong and Drum Healing Mind Massage
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our normal…

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09
MAR
Talk - Smiths Coaches of Reading - Paul Lacey
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Smiths Coaches of Reading were an integral part of the local scene for six decades as well as being seen all over the county on excursions tours and seasonal coastal expresses. This is the story of how the enterprise developed from a…

TEL: 01189 509553
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12
MAR
Guided Walk - Historic Reading with Terry Dixon
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Terry has been running Reading Walkabouts for almost three years with great feedback from those who have attended. He offers a fact packed but easy going walk exploring Readings history. This is a 2 mile walk around Reading which will look at…

TEL: 01189 509553
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16
MAR
Workshop - Where there's a will there's a relative
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

With tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens.This workshop will look at wills pre and post 1858 plus other probate documents such as inventories administrations and death duties. Find out their benefits for family historians and where to locate them. The session includes…

TEL: 01189 509553
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22
MAR
Spring Equinox Full Moon Healing Sound Immersion
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our normal…

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Tourist Attractions


Mapledurham House

Away from the distractions of town, business or busy hotels, Mapledurham is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and history.Mapledurham House, still the home of the descendants of the original family, is an Elizabethan Manor House situated beside the Thames and sheltered by the Chiltern Hills,…

Bracknell Ski Centre

Ski Slopes at Bracknell Ski Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01344 789002 for Ski Slope opening times, entrance costs and ski hire.…

Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside.It houses Designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. …

D Scott

D Scott ‐ golf course in Henley‐on‐Thames, Oxfordshire.Contact the golf course on telephone number 01491 629967 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at D Scott golf courseclub.…

Fez Club

Fez Club Nightclub in Reading, Berkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 0118‐958 6839 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Stallones

Stallones Nightclub in Henley‐on‐Thames, Oxfordshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01491 579392 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Reading? See our list of attractions in Reading, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 13/12/2018 04:47:44

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