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Swings & Smiles

COVID-19 Update from Swings & Smiles

We know that the current situation is a worry for lots of our families, and we're doing what we can, based on the current advice, to carry on supporting you throughout.

Unfortunately we have now had to close the centre until further notice but we are busy working away on what we can offer you remotely and welcome any suggestions you may have. We will be here throughout, sharing lots on social media and hopefully able to meet with some of you on Zoom - so don't worry, you'll still get to see lots of us. Families should have received an email detailing what we'll be offering, but if you haven't received this and would like to know more please do get in touch.

Swings & Smiles provides a specialist, fully resourced recreational facility for families of children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Have fun, be happy, feel included and safe. Come and join us!

We strive to provide an environment where children and young people with special needs and their carers, siblings, or the whole family can play together without the pressures often experienced in wider community settings. We have our own purpose built soft play room and other exclusive activities meaning we can offer a wide range of recreational facilities and services of a kind which aren't currently available within 40 miles of Newbury.

Book your place at

Opening Times

Tuesday – Mini morning 10-11.30am every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month under 5’s ( Please book into the session so we know numbers)

Wednesday – Mini morning Coley Park Community Centre 11am-12pm every Wednesday of the month £2.50 per family under 5’s (please book into this session so we know numbers )

Lego Club Every other Wednesday 3.30pm-5.30pm £5 per Family (please book into this session so we know numbers)

Friday – Interactive family play 3-6pm £5 per family  (please book into the session so we know numbers)

Saturday – Family play 9.30am-12.30pm £5 per family (please book into the session so we know numbers)

Sunday – Relaxed Family play 10am-12pm £5 per family (please book into the session so we know numbers)

As usual for all sessions please book before by calling 01635 285170 or email

To see the full list of what's on please see flyers attached.




Who to contact

01635 285170
Swings & Smiles

Where to go

Swings & Smiles
A Place to Play
Lower Way
RG19 3RR

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Varies each day
see discription

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Referral required

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.