4 things to do in Reading this Christmas Break

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As December unfolds and the first term of this academic year draws to an end, Reading Town blossoms into a festive centre offering university students an array of enjoyable experiences. With exams and assignments on pause for most it’s important to take a break and indulge in what Reading has to offer this December, here’s a few things you could look out for over the coming weeks.

Winter Wonderland at Forbury Gardens is the pinnacle of the festivities promising a haven of decorations, transforming the gardens into a picturesque retreat. Visitors can anticipate enjoyable activities such as ice skating on a temporary rink, exploring Christmas markets brimming with unique gifts and crafts and fairground rides offering thrill and excitement. Besides this you can enjoy the delectable offerings from food and drink stalls, adding the perfect touch to the winter wonderland experience.

Besides this, the Christmas Market on Broad Street promises a festive extravaganza with an array of stalls and vendors offering everything from crafts and ornaments to seasonal clothing. Among the offerings include street food, music, mulled drinks, craft beer and more. The event is being organised in collaboration with several independent businesses which will open their own stalls at the market. Additionally, the company will also be offering DIY Christmas wreath-making kits and tickets to wreath-making workshops. Several extra food stalls will also be provided outside the venue to attract and cater for the larger audience.

If you’d rather do something a little more passive, you could decide to escape the winter chill by heading to The Oracle Riverside to kick back for a cosy evening of seasonal films at the cinema. The Vue Cinema offers a relaxed yet spirited way to unwind from the rigours of university life by watching classics like Die Hard and Home Alone.

Alternatively, you could step out of your comfort zone and attempt an escape room. Located in the heart of Reading, TimeTrap offers a variety of themed escape rooms that will test your teamwork, logic, and quick thinking. It’s the perfect way to unwind and bond with friends as you work together to crack codes, solve mysteries, and escape within the time limit. Whether you’re a puzzle pro or a first-time escaper, TimeTrap can provide an exhilarating break from your university routine.

To conclude, Reading has a range of festive and non-festive activities you can visit and use to unwind from the stresses of university life. From the enchanting Winter Wonderland at Forbury Gardens to the relaxed setting of a cinema, place yourself in the midst of it and get involved in what Reading has to offer this December.

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