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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 Fun Day

christmas fun day

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Festive Fun

Festive Fun

Get your festive season started with Festive Fun!

Christmas Holiday Activities

Christmas Fun Sessions

Tots Time Christmas Party: Come along for some Christmas Tots Time fun. Toddlers will have lots of fun on the bouncy castle with softplay shapes plus arts and crafts. For children under 5 years only.
Tuesday 19 December, 2.00 - 3.30pm
£3.00 for 1 adult and 1 child, please book
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Christmas Family Fun Day: Lots of fun for everyone at our Family Fun Day! Activities and refreshments will be on offer including: Pets Corner, Bouncy Castle, Craft Corner, Visit from Santa and a gift. Plus take a photo with Santa with our fun props.
Wednesday 20 December, 11.30am - 2.30pm
Child £5.95, Adult £2.00, under 2's free
Please book in advance
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

After School Christmas Cycling: Our coach will help you to develop your confidence and work towards Bikeability levels 1 & 2. Get your bike and get started!
Thursday 21 December, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Ages 3 to 16 years, £4.00 per child, per session. Please book.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080

Festive Fun: Come along and join in our action packed session. Activities include: Face painting, arts and crafts, ball pit, soft play and a bouncy castle.
Thursday 21 December, 1.30 - 4.00pm
£5.00 per child, under 3's free. Please book.
AcademySport Leisure Centre Tel: 0118 937 3399

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.
Thursday 28 December, 10.00 - 11.00am 
3 to 16 years, £3.00 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.)
Monday to Sunday, from 9.00am - 5.00pm
Under 16 years, £1.00 per person
Palmer Park Sports Stadium & Prospect Park

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

Fun In The Pool

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.
Friday 22 December, 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!
Wednesday 20 & 27 December, 10.30 - 11.30am
Families only, no lone adults or children. £10.80 for 2 adults and 2 children
Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060

Bubbles: We provide the games and toys for great fun in the pool. For families only, no lone children or adults.
Friday 22 December, 6.30 - 7.30pm
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.

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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Christmas Activities Flyer


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