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Holiday Activities

Overview

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.

Palmer Park Family Play

Palmer Park Day

End your summer holiday with our fun morning!

Madness Session

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Extra Session!

Summer Holiday Activities

Fun Sports

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* & Thursday 10.00 - 11.00am (during Summer holidays)
Tuesday 29 August 10.00 - 11.00am
, Ages 3 to 16 years
£3.00 per child, per session. Please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Cycling Racing 3 Day camp: our coach will teach children different cycling skills and fun activities in the first two days with time trials and a race day on the third day. Parents are invited to watch on the race day. Please bring your own bike and helmet.
Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 August 1.00 - 3.00pm
Ages 8+ years, £18.00 per person (3 days). Please book
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Cycling Racing Drop-in Session: Cycling skills and activities on our stadium track. Come along and try this exciting sport, ideal for those who have attended our Cycling Racing Camp but everyone welcome. Please bring your own bike and helmet.
Wednesday 9, 23 & 30 August 4.30 - 5.30pm
Ages 8+ years
, £4.00 per child, 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.)
Monday to Sunday, from 9.00am - 5.00pm
Under 16 years, £1.00 per person
Palmer Park Sports Stadium & Prospect Park

Trampoline & Bounce Session: A fun introduction to trampolining.  The session also includes a free play on our bouncy castle. Children must wear socks.
Thursday 3, 10, 17 & 31 August 10.00 - 11.00am & 11.00am
For children aged 3 - 10 years of age, £4.50 per child, please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Junior Gymnastics: Our coach will teach you the basics with floor work, the beam and lots more.
Friday 25 August 11.00am - 12noon 4 - 6 years
£4.50 per child per session. Please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Junior Gymnastics Workshop: This workshop is a great way to try out gymnastics. Our coach will cover floor work, the beam and lots more.
Friday 11 & 18 August 11.00am - 1.00pm 7 - 10 years
£9.00 per child per session. Please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Sportivate Gymnastics 11-16years
Friday 18 August 1.30-2.30pm
Free Please book.
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Palmer Family Play Morning: A fun filled morning for all the family with bouncy castle, balance bikes, cycling on the track plus softplay and activity equipment. Please bring your own bike and helmet, a limited number of bikes will be available. In the event of bad weather activities on offer may vary.
Wednesday 30 August 10.00 - 11.30am
£3.00 per child, adults and under 1 years free, please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Teen Exercise Classes: Try one of our classes aimed at 13 - 16 year olds.
Tuesday 1 & 8 August: Teen Spin 11.15am - 12noon
Tuesday 29  August: Teen Zumba 5.00 - 6.00pm
£3.00 per person per class, please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Mini Soccer: Our action packed football sessions are a great way to learn some skills and get some goals! Each child will receive a goody bag, coached by Reading Football Club coaches.
Monday 14, Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 August
Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 & Friday 25 August

10.00am - 12noon 5 - 7 years
£6.00 per session per child. Please book
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080 

Soccer Skills: Lots of goals and games to be played in these sessions, a must for football fans. Each child will receive a goody bag, coached by Reading Football Club coaches.
Monday 14, Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 August
Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 &  Friday 25 August
10.00am - 3.00pm 8 - 12 years
£12.00 per session, per child. Please book
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Junior Squash: our coach will teach you all you need to know about this fast paced game. Lots of game play and a chance to gain awards.
Tuesdays 4.00 - 4.45pm 5 - 7 years
Tuesday 4.45 - 5.30pm 8 - 11 years
£4.85/£4.65 with YRP per child, per session
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Family Racquet Sports: we offer table tennis, badminton and squash at Meadway Sports Centre. Please contact the centre direct to book.

Fun In The Pool

Diving Taster Sessions: our 30 minute tasters will give children the chance to try out this exciting sport this Summer! Suitable for children who are able to swim 25m unaided. Goggles are not permitted in these sessions.
Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August 12.30 - 1.00pm & 1.00 - 1.30pm
Monday 21 to Friday 25 August 12.30 - 1.00pm & 1.00 - 1.30pm
Age 6+ years, £4.50 per child per session. Please book.
Central Swimming Pool Tel: 0118 937 5070

Summer Madness: the biggest and best swimming session! Great fun in all 4 pools with the challenger inflatable, inflatable slide and diving boards.
Thursday 31 August 2.30 - 3.30pm
£5 child, £3 Adult, limited numbers, please book in advance
Central Swimming Pool Tel: 0118 937 5070

Fun Slide Session: zoom and splash on the inflatable slide.
Wednesday 9, 16, 23 & 30 August 2.15 - 3.15pm
Under 16's, £3.00/£2.60 with YRP per child (subject to change, check with reception)
Central Swimming Pool Tel: 0118 937 5070

Splash Around for £1: A fun drop in session in the pool with floats and toys. During busy times swimming may be restricted to 45 minutes.
Fridays (during the holidays) 1.30 - 3.00pm, under 16's, £1.00 per child
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Family Swim: Get the family together for some fun in the pool this Summer!
Mondays & Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.30am
Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm
Families only, no lone adults or children. £10.80 for 2 adults and 2 children
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Family Swim: Get the kids in the pool with all the family.
Fridays 6.00 - 7.00pm
Families only, no lone adults or children. £10.80 for 2 adults and 2 children
Central Swimming Pool Tel: 0118 937 5070

Bubbles: We provide the games and toys for great fun in the pool. For families only, no lone children or adults.
Fridays 7.00 - 8.00pm
Adults £5, Child £3, under 3's free
Central Swimming Pool Tel: 0118 937 5070

Free Holiday Swimming with YRP: During 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.

Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied in the pool by an adult aged 16+ years.

Under 5's Sessions

Pre School Gymnastics: an ideal opportunity for your pre-schooler to try out gymnastics. Adult/carer participation is required for this session.
Friday 11, 18 & 25 August
9.30 - 10.15am 2 - 3 years, 10.15 - 11.00am 3 - 4 years
£4.50 per child per session (special Summer price)
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Tots Time Morning: join us for some fun with bouncy castle and soft play. For children up to 5 years of age. Siblings up to 8 years welcome.
Mondays (excluding bank holiday 28 August) 9.30 - 11.30am
£1.50 per child
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Summer Diving Tasters

Summer Diving

Try this exciting sport!

Soccer Courses

Soccer Courses

Our Mini Soccer and Soccer Skills courses, coached by Reading Football Club, run during Easter, Spring and Summer school holidays at Palmer Park Sports Stadium.

The courses are full of action with lots of drills and skills. Participants receive free goody bags and a junior ticket for a home game!

Dates for the Holiday Soccer Skills courses are available to view in the Holiday Activity section leading up to each holiday period.

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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Holiday Swimming Leaflet

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Summer Leaflet

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