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Holiday Activities


During Reading School Holidays our swimming programme changes and we offer fun sessions in the pool. We also have some fun sessions running and details of all activities will be posted here.

Please see the bottom of the page for our leaflets, available for you to download before each holiday.

Christmas Holiday Activities

 Please note: It is essential that a parent/guardian remains on site during the period the child is attending an activity, in case they are needed or an emergency arises.

Equally, children MUST NOT be left unattended in our centres while the parent/guardian attends other activities in the centre.

Fun Sessions

Wheelie Fun Cycling Sessions: Children can learn a number of cycling skills in a safe environment with qualified instructors. Balance bikes available for younger riders.
Monday 23 & 30 December; Thursday 2 January, 10.00 - 11.00am
4 to 15 years, £3.10 per child, per session. Please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Kick Around for £1: Under 16's can have a kick around on our astro courts for only £1. Open for 5 or more individuals. (Subject to bookings and availability. Excludes Bank Holidays.)
Contact the centre direct for details of availability.
Available at Palmer Park Sports Stadium and South Reading Leisure Centre
Under 16 years, £1.00 per person

Christmas Jumper Tots Activity Morning: Festive fun for toddlers including: bouncy castle, soft play equipment, Christmas arts and crafts plus Christmas party games led by our coach. Wear your Christmas jumper and join in the fun.
Monday 23 December, 9.30 - 11.30am
Under 8 years, £1.50 per child per session
Meadway Sports Centre

Waterloo Meadows Holiday Play Club: Children are fully supervised within an open play service and will enjoy a variety of safe and exciting activities in comfortable surroundings.
Waterloo Meadows, Katesgrove Children's Centre, Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January (excluding 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan)
Aged 4 to 12 years, from £11.00 per session per child.
To book and for further information visit
For enquiries email  Tel: 0118 937 2632

Splash Fun

Please note: during busy times swimming may be limited to 1 hour.
Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied in the pool by an adult aged 16+ years.

Splash Around for £1: A fun drop in session in the pool with floats and toys. During busy times swimming may be restricted to 1 hour.
Friday 3 January, 1.30 - 3.30pm, under 16's, £1.00 per child
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Thursday 2 January, 3.00 - 4.00pm & Friday 3 January, 4.00 - 5.00pm
Under 16's, £1.00 per child
South Reading Leisure Centre Tel: 0118 937 3399

Family Swim: Get the family together for some fun in the pool! Families only, no lone adults or children.
See our Christmas Swimming Timetables for details of sessions.
£11.90 for 2 adults and 2 children/normal swim prices
Available at Meadway Sports Centre & South Reading Leisure Centre

Free Holiday Swimming with YRP: During Reading school holidays children can swim free with a valid Your Reading Passport. Available during general swimming sessions, Monday to Friday from centre opening until 4.55pm. See our Holiday Swimming Timetable (download below) for details.

Kick Around For A £1

Kick around for £1

Have fun with friends and keep active!

FREE Holiday Swimming with Your Reading Passport

Your Reading Passport

Under 16's can swim for free during Reading School holidays with a valid Your Reading Passport as follows:

Monday to Friday
From 9.00am to 4.55pm
During General Swimming Sessions only

For details of how to obtain a Your Reading Passport click here.



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