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Forbury Gardens

Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Ranked #13 of 34 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A superbly appointed renovated building providing a great in-town location for excellent Full and Complete English Afternoon Tea. Offering an afternoon tea experience comparable to the best of the best in London without the travel.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very nice park and an easy place for a picnic after stopping at one of the nearby restaurants for food and drink. It is not a very large park but is very pretty and nice for a walk around in a natural area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Why do people always put things down. This was a great event for all the family, with other rinks closing fir periods with the weather I could see they worked hard to keep the rink open every day .Why do all the negative comments not have their facts correct ,ie. the pricing . It was £9 for adults, £7:50 for... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

How did Reading get it SO wrong . It was just the fun fair that had been moved from hills meadow Very over priced and not much to see or do. Why can other towns get it right . Let's see if you can get it right next year.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

this looks like a nice area for walking and some great statues. I was there for the Reading on Ice event which meant a lot of the park was taken up with stalls, rides and attractions

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Caversham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We love Forbury Gardens and we come here often, so naturally we thought the Ice Skating would be worth a visit. Never again, a complete rip off. The ice is not even smooth and you end nearly falling because of the large dips, you even have to pay extra for the Child Skate supports on top of your £40 family... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

If you want to pay £11 to skate on ice like sardines in a tin then it's great but don't expect to enjoy a reasonably priced, good quantity of food after! A hotdog that consists of half a roll for a fiver! £3.50 PER game of hook a duck! Bad set up, rude staff on rides and hook a duck.... More 

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Berkshire
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There may be cynical people out there but the council are trying hard with the ice rink and associated attractions. Nice place to take the family but avoid weekends when it versus.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nothing to dislike ....well kept park .and well used ..for festivals,art and craft stalls..winter wonder land l can't wait to go .....all my family travel from all over to go with me ...ages from baby to over 60 and we all enjoy our time there ...you can take a walk down by the water and see the boats too... mc... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Lion memorial in honor of the men from Reading who lost their lives in Afghanistan, 1878 -1880, was decorated with poppy wreaths in honor of Armistice Day.

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