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Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families

Children and young people of all ages enjoy meeting and experiencing new things to do. Parents and carers can go with their young children to different activities such as baby massage, parent and toddler groups, story time and rhyme time, football and Children Centre activities. As children get older they may want to get involved in sports, music or activities that teach them new skills.

There are sports and leisure facilities in Reading that families can access. There are also many sports and activity clubs that offer specialist activities for all ages of children including football, martial arts or athletics clubs, arts & music groups, voluntary groups, faith based groups, and much more. There are also many outdoor open spaces including local parks and play spaces with new and exciting equipment to play on these provide a wealth of free activities. 

If you find an activity or club for your children it's important to make sure that the people running the activity/club are suitable to do so. Please check child protection policies and DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service, previously known as CRB)

For information about local service, support, activities and events for children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), please visit Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

Last reviewed September 2022

Christmas Holiday 2022 - Activities (including SEND Short Breaks)

Christmas Holiday 2022 information will be available from 30th November 2022, please visit again for full list of activities.

Activities in Reading over the Christmas Holiday 2022 - click HERE to find out more

SEND Short Breaks - Christmas Holidays 2022 - click HERE to find out more.

Related Advice

Parent & Toddler Groups Leisure Activities ~ Things to Do SEND Activities in Reading and Surrounding areas
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