Welcome to the Mumsnet Reading Local site.
Whilst being a bit biased, we think Reading has a bit of something to suit everyone and hope our page gives you a good insight on what's on offer in 'the town that thinks it's a city'. Just to the west of London (35 miles if we're being precise) Reading is a premier shopping destination, full of a vast selection of restaurants and home to over a 100 public park and play spaces.
For those interested in sports we are home to London Irish Rugby Club Championship contenders Reading Football Club. If getting involved is more your cup of tea then we boast water parks, famous rowing clubs and several leisure centres. Reading also features seven museums, many including the Museum of English Rural Life offer free entry. Experience an encounter with the wild at local wildlife parks Beale Park and Bucklebury Farm or take a peaceful stroll around the local National Trust's Basildon Park.
Alongside all our great attractions, we'll also aim to bring you the best local business/service listings, a chance to chat to nearby parents and an up to date list of what's going on in our wonderful town.