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

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Great pleasant park all year round.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Souro S
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Michelle B
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Souro S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Forbury Gardens in Reading in April 2016. It is quite a small garden in a quiet part of Reading. A good place for a quick visit to relax and see a green area in Reading away from the noise of the traffic.

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Thank JapaneseGardens2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forbury gardens is a very pleasant park area in the centre of Reading, it is the site for numerous typically charity based musical concerts and events. At christmas it is transformed into a christmas theme park complete with an ice rink and a range of christmas food stands.

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Thank Mark P
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

used to go to Forbury Gardens almost every week as it's close (in town centre) and has space for mine little one to play, also you can use the free wifi

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Thank Sadek K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good space in the middle of Reading. On a normal day there is not much going on, but is nice to eat your lunch (there's a Sam Wrap shop there). There are occasionally food fairs or the like going on which is fun.

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Thank mabright2015
Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant space to while away half an hour having a sandwich. Stunning lion memorial to the lives lost at the Battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan.

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Thank PattiSmithfan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Forbury Gardens provides a scenic and relaxing landscape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Easily accessible, it is definitely worth a visit for a gentle stroll or to absorb some of Reading's history. Though the Abbey ruins are no longer accessible, you can get a good view of them from the far end of the park.

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