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Local Activities and Events in Reading

The Thames Valley is probably best known for business. Reading is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe. Reading is the silicon valley of the UK. It is a very desirable location that has fantastic travel links. But there is more!

The Thames Valley has many attractions making it a leisure destination as well. We have listed below attractions and events all of which are within easy striking distance of Reading and most importantly out hotel with easy access straight onto the motorway network within a mile of our front door.

www.bealepark.co.uk Animal farm and wildlife park and gardens which also hosts an annual boating show

www.calcotpark.com A very challenging 18 hole golf course designed by Henry Colt only 3 minutes from the hotel

www.theoracle.com Shopping – Reading is one of the top ten shopping destinations in the UK. Reading shopping in the town centre is less that 3 miles away from the hotel.

www.readingfestival.com Readings famous rock festival over the August bank holiday weekend. A huge event attracting over 200,000 people. We are located about 3 miles from the site with relatively easy access.

www.henleyrowingclub.org The famous royal regatta held at Henley takes place in July each year. We are about 35 minutes drive to Henley.

For horse racing we could not be better placed. Newbury races are 30minutes away, Royal Ascot is about 40 minutes away and Windsor race course is 35 minutes away.

www.ascot.co.uk Royal ascot horse racing held in June each year. Other events during the year.

www.windsor.gov.uk/site/experiences/equestrian Racing at Windsor

www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk Racing at Newbury including the Hennessy Winter festival in November

Stateley homes
www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page557.asp The Royal castle at Windsor

Theme parks
www.thorpepark.com www.chessington.com www.legoland.co.uk All these parks are within 30 to 40 minute drive

Parks and Gardens
www.theroyallandscape.co.uk Windsor Great Park and the famous Savill gardens

www.rhs.org.uk The Royal Horticultural gardens at Wisley a world renowned centre of excellence in horticulture.