Friday 27 March 2015

Things To Do In Reading During The Easter Period!

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I'd put together a guide on things to do with the kids, and for the whole family around Reading during the Easter period. If you're not local to Reading, we're not actually that far away from London Paddington, just a 25-30 minute train journey away to be precise, with the train dropping you off right into the heart of the town.

Reading should be a city, and I'm quite surprised along with a lot of locals that we have not got a city status, our town is rather large, and too large to be a town if you ask a local. With great transport routes to a number of London stations including Paddington, Waterloo and Euston, we do have a lot of London based workers living amongst us, it is a lot cheaper than living in London, that's for sure!

So yes, back to Easter, the religious period that is infact celebrated by people near and far, from all walks of life, and even those who are not religious! Me and Spud are Christian, and do have the traditional family meal, we do remember the reason for the season but we do make it especially exciting for the children. This Easter is going to be extra special for myself and Spud because now, we have a house and a garden, the Easter hunt isn't going to be restricted to our small flat, and we can buy more appropriate decorations!

With the Easter half term nearly upon us, this is my guide on things to do in Reading for Easter!

Easter Egg Hunts:

Theres a number of Easter Egg hunts taking place in Reading during the holiday period, our local newspaper Get Reading has put together a great guide on just 12 of the hunts taking place, have a read yourself here.

Easter Craft Activities:

Where: Reading Museum
When: Tuesday 7th-Thursday 16th - times vary.
Cost: Varies.

Click here for more details.

Where: Whitley Wood Community Centre
When: Varies
Cost: £1 per activity

Contact 0118 937 5635 for more information.

Where: Beale Park
When: Friday 3rd to Sunday 19th April.
Cost: Varies.

Check out for more details.

Spud at a local Easter event last year.

Places To Eat:

As mentioned above, Reading is a very large town and we're lucky to have some great places to eat! You will find a large range of places to eat in and around town, as well as on the outskirts!


If you don't have any family or friend members in Reading, or even if you do but they can't take you and your whole family in, never fear because the Holiday Inn Reading South can accommodate you and your whole family this Easter!


Trains: As mentioned above, we're just 25-30 minutes away from London Paddington via train, services from London Waterloo and London Euston do take a little longer, but are still relatively short distances.

Buses: Reading have a brilliant bus service operating buses around the whole town, if you need to get somewhere, you're guarenteed a bus will either take you there, or very near to there! During the school holidays a group of four (no minimum adults or children) can travel for just £5 for the day!

Car: If you're travelling to the town centre for a day out to shop, we have a number of car parks located within the town centre including the Broad Street Mall car park, the Oracle car park and a few more!


If you're a fan of shopping, you've come to the right place, with the Oracle shopping centre and the Broad Street mall shopping centre, you're spoilt for choice, we also have the high street and loads more shops surrounding the town! From designer clobber to charity shop bargains, you'll be bound to have a great shopping experience in Reading!

As more details are released in regards to Easter fun within the Reading area, I'll be sure to update this post as often as I can.

Jada x