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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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A nice place to unwind a days work

I was on a business trip in reading and one of the evenings, my colleagues took me to this place. A peaceful place to hangout and de-stressed yourself afte a long meeting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Prabhaskar S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was on a business trip in reading and one of the evenings, my colleagues took me to this place. A peaceful place to hangout and de-stressed yourself afte a long meeting

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Thank Prabhaskar S
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having tea at the Forbury so took a strole through the Forbury gardens, Nice and clean, well presented, very nice exhibits and historical write ups to who and why.The Sun was shining the scene was great very nice.

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Thank Philip M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pretty park in the central of town. Too bad it is only January, for I can really picture myself sitting here in springtime with a book and a cup of tea. I will definitely come back here more often!

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Thank Marjolein V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It also happens to be located right next to the ruins of the abbey, and there is a little tunnel leading there. I find the setting very romantic and secluded. Perfect if you hate the crouds

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Thank JennyEN3
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, Dirty and the staff were more interested in playing on phones and talking. I thought my son was going to fall off a ride due to his seat belt not being tightened...

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Thank David m
Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can spend your breaktime in the garden.In the summer month there are concerts on a Sunday afternoon. Also weekend activities. In winter we had Winterwonderland ice scating.

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Thank Siggi2016
Mitcham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Went with 3 small children. Kids rides prices are same as last year. In addition to last year's event, they have added more rides suitable for adults which are usual funfair prices. We had a lovely time. It wasn't very busy I think due to the negative reviews online about how pricey it is. Its not. I would definitely recommend... More 

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1 Thank Meral I
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place to relax in a middle of the town. Beautiful garden and loads of green. Nice to sit down on the grass and enjoy lunch in warm day. Can get busy

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1 Thank Sylwia G
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Winter Wonderland yesterday. I am reviewing only this event and not about the park itself (the park is really nice). I have to say I was disappointed. Reading is a city (though not officially) and I had expected more from this event but it was just a funfair with the addition of a beautiful ice rink. I... More 

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3 Thank PerfumeMum
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Forbury Gardens are a great retreat from the busy town centre but just a few minuets walk ,There is a great little Christmas Festival There at the Moment ,but its lovely all year .round

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