Reading Children's Festival 2020

Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May

Following the cancellation of this year's Reading Children's Festival we are really excited to announce that we'll instead be hosting an online version of the festival during half term in May.  This virtual festival will provide a huge variety of online activities, performances, tutorials and workshops to help keep your kids entertained during the half term holiday (23rd May - 31st May), all from the safety of your own homes.

There will be a whole host of activities taking place and highlights include a mask making tutorial via YouTube with Jelly, a music workshop with the Mini Maestros, Storytelling and Rhymetime sessions with Reading Libraries, Animal themed storytime videos, downloadable children's activities and board games with Reading Museum, online drama challenges with StageAbility Berkshire, Mummy & Me Pilates and Baby Massage with Buzylizzy, Zumba with Theatretrain, Netball coaching with England Netball and basketball sessions from the Reading Rockets in your front room.

To find out more please follow our social media feeds at and  The live sessions will also be streamed via the new Reading Culture Live platform at


Mask Making with Jelly 

Virtual Day Trip to London

Stageability Drama Classes

Reading Museum Learn & Play board games

Go on a colour hunt

Berkshire Maestros Mini Maestros music workshop

Bake some muffins

England Netball Bee@Home challenges

Reading Rockets - Rockets on Rocks

Mummy&me Postnatal Pilates

Active8 Kidz sessions

Reading Museum's Animal Hub

Stargazing with the National Trust

Take a trip around the world

Craft ideas including toilet roll animals

Reading Museum activity cart

Learn a new language with Reading Libraries

Reading Play medieval adventure

Dinosaur Activities with the National History Museum

Theatretrain Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

Virtual Tour of Nasa

Reading Rockets basketball games and skills

The Museum of Rural Life presents 'Toy Stories, an online event'

Reading Museum presents ANIMAL: The Live Story of Chicken Licken

Reading Libraries Children's Festival activities

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