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Forbury Gardens

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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England

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Colourful Gardens

Being a resident of Reading, we visit this garden very often...Its nice to visit in summer with Garden full of flowers....nice seasonal flowers....

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Being a resident of Reading, we visit this garden very often...Its nice to visit in summer with Garden full of flowers....nice seasonal flowers....

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Forbury gardens are quite small, but contail the largest statue of a lion in the world ( if you discount the Sphinx) In summer there is a small café. The gardens are close to the railway station and town centre and sit in front of the Forbury Hotel

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England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
25 helpful votes 25 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

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, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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