Holiday activities for children, families and adults

Here are a number of activities and events taking place over the summer holidays, for young people, families and adults.

In many cases, see the attached flyers for full details but links are also provided below.

Youth Team Activities

Download the flier highlighting activities for young people in your local area run by Brighter Futures For Children’s Youth team. Note there are some special events taking place towards the end of the summer which the wider community is also being invited to participate in.

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)

Children in receipt of free school meals are eligible to take part in a number of activities across Reading – details can be found here: Children’s social care, child welfare, looked after children and children in care (

In addition to this, a HAF activity is taking place at Southcote Children’s Centre on Mondays for 7-17 year olds.

Download the HAF flyer here. Eligible children can also take part in Sport in Mind holiday activities.

Yoga and Pilates with Compass

Compass Recovery College will be offering Yoga and Pilates classes suitable for complete beginners and old hands and offer the chance to stretch and relax in the open air. Through gentle movement, breathing and concentration, these sessions will leave you feeling relaxed, stretched out and in a positive frame of mind.

6 weekly sessions, starting Wednesday 7 July, 13.15-14.00, Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND. Download the flyer.

Reading For Health with Compass and MERL

A brand new free course with Compass and MERL bringing students together to simply enjoy great stories and relate them to objects in the museum.

Meeting in the beautiful surroundings of The MERL garden, the short stories are read aloud by a trained facilitator.

6 weekly sessions, from Wednesday 21 July, 10.30-12.00. Download the flyer.

David Neale

David runs the Get Online Reading project, which uses a team of volunteers to promote digital inclusion around the town and help local people make better use of the internet. The Get Online team is based at Reading Central Library and does outreach sessions at other libraries and community venues around Reading. David also co-developed the RVA website.