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

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A good idea

Relaxation after the purchase of Forbury Gardens, because there is cozy for the kids too, not just boring shopping in stores. It was a good idea Forbury Garden ice rink, which was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxation after the purchase of Forbury Gardens, because there is cozy for the kids too, not just boring shopping in stores. It was a good idea Forbury Garden ice rink, which was not too big, but still enjoyed the kids.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean open space for a picnic or relaxing in the park. There's also a small cafe kiosk in the summer, and sometimes an ice cream van as well. It's a 5 minute walk from the Oracle Shopping Centre so easily accessible, but is surprisingly quiet. It's also used for various cultural events during the year, such as a Bastille... More 

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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensive! The ice was not level!! The rides were over very quickly and if there are 2 of you that's £6.00 blown very quickly. Got banged in head from a round MDF board dangling at head height? Not so bad if the miserable stall owner had wrapped foam around it but I was looking out for the family and... More 

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Thank Yaanvisitor
Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Utterly rubbish!!! Sold as a lovely Christmas experience with stalls and rides. It's just a very expensive fun fair with miserable owners charging on average£2or£3 pounds power person to do hook a duck etc which when you have three children gets very expensive!!! There were two stalls just setting sweets, it wasn't Christmassy at all just exploiting money at an... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

A good place to visit for few hours and good for children to have a small picnic with parents. The park is small!

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Place to relax and listen to band stand music on Sunday, eat suring lunch breaks or soak up the sun at other times

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Considering it is right next to city centre it is a very nice park with a lovely lion sculpture. Especially nice to have sit there for lunch break or just lie down on the grass if you are up to it. Not large enough for any special physical activity though.

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Thank Predragula
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

It is lovely to have a chance to have a short walk or sit in the garden. Reading is very busy and it is nice to have a little break

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Thank E A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Went here for the Reading winter wonderland and was definitely not as advertised to be no stalls i.e. Christmas market just a few over priced rides. Went here expecting a lot more than we got. Would not go again was a load of rubbish.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

When I came here in November, they had a fantastic funfair established offering many rides and good food for children and their parents. As I regularly visit Reading, I often pass this park and on fine days, it is very pleasant, despite being surrounded by roads and the historical ruined abbey, which is well known for it's local heritage is... More 

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