5 things to do in Reading this winter

countrysideAs the host to the Reading Festival in the summer, it’s easy to think the opportunities for fun in Reading are more difficult to find once winter rolls around. However, during the winter there’s still plenty of great things to do and we’ve listed a few for you.

1. Take a day out to the Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Located at Woodley Airfield, the museum is designed to acknowledge Berkshire’s contribution to the history of aviation. The museum features a wide range of aeroplane exhibits and even has a flight simulator for children to enjoy! Plus, it has received a 4.5/5 rating on TripAdvisor, which is a strong testament to its quality.

2. Catch a performance at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury

If you don’t mind making the short trip down the road to Newbury, you should check out the Watermill Theatre. This place is rated as the #1 thing to do in Newbury on TripAdvisor and it puts on a wide variety of productions. From the 15th of November to the 5th of January, the well-known tale of Robin Hood will be performed. Although, there is also a Christmas fair and a performance from Mandy and the Midnight Swingers going on in November.

3. Sample some fine wines at the Stanlake Park Wine Estate

The ideal day out for any wine connoisseurs, the Stanlake Park Wine Estate hosts informative tours of their vineyards most weekends of the year. Attendees can learn the ins and outs of English wine-making and by the end of the tour, you’d have had the chance to sample eight different wines! Tours cost £20 per person and will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

4. Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday the 22nd of November, the Nomad Bakery in Reading is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. The food on offer includes roast turkey, cornbread muffins and even pumpkin pie! Or if you’d rather sample some alternative cuisine, there are 3 other food-themed nights taking place there over the winter period; a Ukrainian-themed night is there on the 25th of November, a Khachapuri Workshop on the 2nd of December and a Khinkali Workshop on the 9th. To book your place at any of these events, send an email to hello@thegeorgianfeast.com

5. Do some shopping at Reading School Christmas Market

This could be the perfect place to find a unique gift for a loved one this Christmas. The event will take place at Reading School on the 24th November from 12 pm to 4 pm. Over 50 local stalls are expected to feature!

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Local to Reading and interested in improving your home? Why not take the short trip down to the road to our Thatcham showroom, where you can view a fantastic selection of our home-improvement products. If you’d like to book an appointment, get in touch.