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

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Good place to chill

Neat, tidy and peaceful park to have lunch at or just stroll through despite not being massively large. Would avoid though during afterschool and during school holidays as some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A brass band playing in the bandstand, tea from the cafe, gorgeous sunny afternoon, what better way to spend a lazy afternoon ... I think there are brass bands every Sunday through the summer, get down there and experience a bit of traditional summertime bliss

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Forbury gardens are well tended and have plenty of seating available but also a great place to take a picnic and blanket to sit on the grass. Every Sunday afternoon until mid September then have local bands playing from 3-5pm which makes for a traditional British Sunday afternoon. There is a small cafe nearby for refreshments.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Neat, tidy and peaceful park to have lunch at or just stroll through despite not being massively large. Would avoid though during afterschool and during school holidays as some youths can make it rowdy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to sit and relax or watch some of the characters, well kept gardens which is a rare sight in towns now

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Was quite and silent place in the town centre.. Loved the lion and flowers are very beautiful liked the garden pretty much...whenever I get tired while shopping in town centre I go and sit there for few moments and feel relaxed...as it's the nearest to town centre...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice little coffee hut near the entrance (don't expect gourmet!) and plenty of seats in the sun. The beautiful Abbey and canal walkways just add to the mix.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A great place to meet friends, have a picnic and for children to run around, as well as bring part of the history of Reading

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great park to visit for a picnic and often there is a coffee vendor and ice cream. Lovely park and nice place to admire some of the pretty pieces of Reading.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Only a small gardens but delightful. When I am walking around Reading I often take in a few minutes solitude in Forbury Gardens. Lovely.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We go to the park regularly in Summer to listen to the bands which play on a Sunday afternoon, there is a good cheap cafe which sells a great bacon sarni. The park holds plenty of events on other days through out the year. There is the Maiwand Lion memorial to see and figure out what is wrong with it

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