Roaming Around Reading

On Saturday my husband had the day off work so I put him in charge of the schedule for the day which was to include some Heritage Open Day events. He chose Reading and this is what we got up to.

Roaming Around Reading

We started by calling in at Brock Keep which was once home to the 66th Berkshire Regiment. My husband was very interested in the history surrounding the building as it served as a guardroom, gatehouse and armoury and discovered that the regiment was held responsible for keeping Napoleon in check on the island of St Helena. The walls of the Keep clearly show links back to the past and how it once functioned for a fire engine kept on site and how it was changed to house homeless people. Now it acts as an artists residence and we were able to see their controversial works on a guided tour.

Roaming Around Reading


Having completed our tour with our daughter carried safely around in the Manduca, we were off to Caversham Gardens just a little drive away. We have often driven by but have never stepped foot on the premises until now. In the beautiful gardens over looking the Thames lay a 17th Century summer house which exhibited the story of William Marshal, Lord of the Manor of Caversham, who was very influential in that he persuaded King John to sign the Magna Carta.

Roaming Around Reading


While on the premises we were able to do a little signing ourselves as we were able to finally get our hands on the log book of a geocache. We then headed to the bridge overlooking the river and found another one to sign before heading back to the church of St Peter and having a look round there.


Well that's it for another year but all three of us enjoyed our whistle stop tour of Reading. Where shall we go next year? What do you recommend?

This post was originally shared with the linky's Twinkly Tuesday, Let Kids Be Kids and Mummy& Us.

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  1. What an extraordinary place?! My husband worked in Reading for 10 years — I'll BET he didn't know about it!! If you've not been, you should go to Bekonscot model village in Beaconsfield. That's not a million miles from Reading, if you live in that neck of the woods. Thanks so much for linking up with us xx #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. It sure is. Thanks for the recommendation I have now bookmarked it for when my daughter is old enough to toddle around it. No problem I enjoy doing so.

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  2. Looks beautiful. I've never been to Reading. #TwinklyTuesday x

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    1. Caversham Court Gardens are gorgeous for sure. I'm not surprised a bride we saw that day chose to get married there.

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  3. It is so great to read posts like this where I learn about the other side of the world, so happy you linked up #mummyandus

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    1. Thank you for that compliment. Blogs are great for helping us see glimpses of places we've yet to see in person.

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  4. I've never been out of the Unites States, and this looks like a fun place to visit! Your little girl is just adorable! #mummy&us

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    1. Thank you she sure is a delight. I love travel and would definitely recommend travelling world wide if you can. If not blogs can be a great way to catch a glimpse of what's out there.

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  5. We live close to Reading, but have never explored it, sounds like we should.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. You should it's amazing what you'll find in the UK

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  6. Looks like fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier - it's great to connect with others from #TwinklyTuesday

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  7. Looks like fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier - it's great to connect with others from #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. It sure was. :) No problem I enjoyed reading your post.

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