Easter holiday fun promised across Reading – with plenty of free activities on offer

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com

Theatres, crafts, arts and activities are promised this Easter holiday across the Reading area, so no-one can say they’re bored.

The two-week Easter break will be the first for two years without any covid restrictions in place.

And Reading is rising to the challenge, with a feast of family-friendly activities to enjoy including Eggy Bingo, a visit from Fireman Sam and holiday clubs.

Reading’s museum has a special display celebrating 150 years of the football club, while the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, lent to Reading by the National Portrait Gallery goes on show from Thursday (April 7).

But there are special activities too. The museum stocks a range of arts and crafts packs in its shop for children to enjoy making at home, while it is promising the opportunity to to play Eggy Bingo with a special trail; a second one is devoted to Berty The Badger.

And the Museum is also resuming its Bayeux Tapestry tours.

Reading Arts is organised some special shows for children during the holidays.

Herd Theatre presents the squishy, squelchy show Slime on Wednesday, April 13. Shows are for ages 2-5, and take place at 11am and 2pm. They explore the lives of slug and caterpillar.

Over at The Hexagon, Fireman Sam Live tells how the firefighter saves the circus in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Saturday, April 16.

Known as talented Victorian-styled magicians, Morgan and West are switching to science for their new show. Suitable for ages seven upwards, it aims to offer captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology.

They will be at South Street on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Libraries and parks are open for exploring, including the Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens or Prospect Park. The latter is hosting Carters Steam Fair.

Donna Pentelow, Reading’s assistant director of culture, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out all the great activities we have on offer at some of the brilliant venues across Reading – many of which are free or very low cost.

“There is a great Easter-themed trail available for kids at Reading Museum and our latest football-themed exhibition is a must-see to learn about the fascinating history of our town’s club.

“Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery, we’re delighted to present one of the new portraits of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery and I’m really pleased this April we are once again running our popular Bayeux Tapestry tours.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer some brilliant theatre shows for children from Reading Arts and thanks to our partners BFfC, there are some great opportunities for children and young people with SEND with a programme of Easter short breaks.

“This Easter break, there’s something to suit everyone.”

Find out more and book at: www.readingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bayeux-tapestry-tours

For more shows and events, log on to: https://whatsonreading.com