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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. Often Parents and carers can go with their children to join in the fun and activities. 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 May 2022

Summer Holiday's Activities 2022

We have created a Summer Holiday Activities 2022 page on the Family Information Service website. Please use the following link to view this page Activities in Reading during the summer holiday 2022 The information will be updated regularly, so please keep visiting for new updates. We will also be posting activities and events running through the summer on our Facebook page, so please do ‘like’ and follow us


Families in Reading may be eligible to free activities running during the summer holiday, which are funded by the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF). To find out more about eligibility and how to access the activities visit Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children


General Holiday Activities can be found on the following search list - Search Results | Reading Services Guide


For parent carers who need information on childcare, holiday clubs, childminders etc for the school holiday –

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