72 Fun Family Days Out Near Reading, Berkshire


Are you looking for fun family days out with the kids or an adventure suitable for babies? Look no further! From indoor activities like soft play centers and museums to outdoor attractions like castles and theme parks; below you can find great days out around the county of Berkshire. No need to panic search ‘things to do near me’ while the kids are screaming “I’m bored’. I’ve got you covered.

The below map of local attractions are all around an hour and a half drive from Reading, Berkshire. These have all been recommended by mums and dads active in the NCT Reading Facebook Group so you know you’re in for a great family day out.

Each location on the map is tagged to one of the below categories so you can quickly find something that takes your fancy. Simply click on the marker and it will bring up a box with the post code and link to the attractions website. To keep track of what’s happening at each of the attractions you can follow all their Instagram feeds by adding your favourites from my Instagram following.


English Heritage



National Trust

Parks & Gardens

Play Parks

Theme Parks


Best of the rest

Let me know what you think of these fun family days out near Reading. Did you enjoy the house at Basildon Park National Trust, the deer at Bucklebury Farm or Cinnamon the sloth at the Living Rainforest? I’d love to hear!

I’m always looking for new places in Berkshire to add to the list so if you find a new fun thing to do at the weekend comment below and I’ll get it added for others to enjoy.

If walking is more your thing then keep an eye out on my blog for photo walks around Berkshire or follow #PhotoWalksBerkshire on Instagram.

Anna x

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