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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.

Kick Around For A £1

Kick around for £1

Have fun with friends and keep active!

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

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October Half Term 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 28 & Thursday 31 October, 10.00 - 11.00am
3 to 16 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.)
Palmer Park Sports Stadium: Monday to Sunday available from 9.00am to 5.00pm
South Reading Leisure Centre: Monday to Friday available from 2.00 - 4.00pm
Under 16 years, £1.00 per person

Cycle 4 Sport: Our coaches will help you improve your cycling skills. Please bring your own bike, helmet and gloves. Children must be able to ride a bike independently.
Wednesday 30 October, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Ages 6+ years, £4.00 per child, per session. Please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Family Rackets: Get active and have fun with the whole family playing badminton or squash. 
Monday to Friday, Badminton & Squash, 4.00 - 5.00pm
Junior court rates apply. Subject to availability, excluding bank holidays. Please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Trampoline Taster: A great way for children to get active and learn a new sport in this fun introduction to trampolining.
Monday 28 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm
3+ years, £4.50 per child per session, please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Tots Time Halloween Bounce: Lots of fun on the bouncy castle and soft play equipment plus arts and crafts. Fancy dress optional.
Monday 28 October, 9.30 - 11.30am
Friday 1 November, 9.30 - 11.00am

Under 8 years, £1.50 per child per session
Meadway Sports Centre

Reading Play Holiday Play Clubs: Children are fully supervised within an open play service and will enjoy a variety of safe and exciting activities in comfortable surroundings.
Green Park, The Mad House Soft Play and Party World, Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
The Hill,
The Hill Primary School, Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
Waterloo Meadows,
Katesgrove Children's Centre, Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
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

Spooky Play:  Come along for some fun in the park, there's something for all to enjoy. There will be a prize for everyone in fancy dress! Activities: Owen's Animals, Natural Wildness Fire Building, Spooky Arts & Crafts, Pumpkin Carving, Mystery Box Challenge, Scary Storytelling, Building Blocks, Mystery Hunt Challenge, Spooky Sensory Experience, Mini Golf Course, Push Kart Course, Balance Kit, Soft Archery & Imagination Playground. Some activities are weather dependant and subject to change.
Thursday 31 October, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Children 2 years and over £7.00, adults and under 2 years FREE
£1 per pumpkin for carving (please bring a bag to take your pumpkins home)
To purchase a wristband and for more information contact:

For enquiries email: or visit:
Prospect Park

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 1 November, 1.30 - 3.30pm, under 16's, £1.00 per child
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Tuesday 29 & Thursday 31 October, 2.00 - 3.00pm & Friday 1 November, 2.00 - 4.00pm
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 October Half Term Swimming Timetables for details of sessions.
£11.90 for 2 adults and 2 children/normal swim prices
South Reading Leisure Centre Tel: 0118 937 3399

Double Trouble Inflatable Sessions: Are you fun enough to take on the Double Trouble inflatable? Only competent swimmers (8+ years) are permitted in this session without adult supervision.
Wednesday 30 October, 1.30 - 2.30 & 2.45 - 3.45pm
8 - 14 years, £3.50 per session per person.
Limited spaces. During busy periods there may be a band system in place.
South Reading Leisure Centre Tel: 0118 937 3399

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.

Spooky Play

Spooky play

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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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October Half Term Flyer


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October Half Term Swimming Pool Timetables


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