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Reading Play

We encourage learning opportunities and social experiences through play. Children's lives are enhanced by playing creatively, allowing for learning and development as individuals. We view play as a critical mechanism in supporting a child's behaviour, educational resilience and confidence.

Events & activities

We hold seasonal events such as Play Day, and A Christmas Journey. We also run our parks activities over the summer and Easter holidays. For more information on the latest events and activities, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


We offer term time and out of term time childcare for children aged from 4 to 13 years old. Our settings are open according to the Reading Borough Council school term dates. You can find our childcare listings on the Reading Services Guide.

You can book sessions for our Holiday Playclubs by visiting our online booking site. Booking details for Waterloo Meadows After School Club can be found on the Reading Services Guide.

For any payment enquiries, including online payments, childcare vouchers, and tax free childcare payments; please contact us.

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