BAD NEWS, readers - it looks like this weekend (and the week following) is meant to have some pretty grim weather.

Best case scenario is that this weekend's weather (June 19/20) will be a mix of cloudy and light rain (according to Met Office), and the worst case scenario seems to be just good old-fashioned rain (according to The Weather Channel).

Either way, it hardly compares to the two weeks of sunny weather we have just experienced in Reading and Bracknell. 

With this in mind, here is a list of five things you can do to entertain your friends, family and yourself over this weekend.

1. Showcase Cinema, Winnersh

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What's there not to love about a trip to the cinema? 

This weekend Showcase cinema will be hosting viewings of movies such as A Quiet Place Part II, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Cruella, Peter Rabbit 2 and more. 

For more information, visit

2. The Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell

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This fun space on Nine Mile ride, Bracknell is a perfect day out for young children, featuring more than 90 interactive science-based activities such as launching a hydrogen rocket, playing with boats on the indoor stream, funny body mirrors and more. 

To book, visit

3. Living Rainforest, Thatcham

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The Living Rainforest,  based just outside of Thatcham, is an experience for all ages - as the name suggests, the site is essentally a beautiful microcosm for tropical wildlife for residents of all ages to discover. 

Warm, indoors, and filled to the treetops with exotic flora and fauna. Cool stuff.

For details, visit


4. Hollywood Bowl, Bracknell 


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Hollywood Bowl, beside The Peel Centre, Bracknell, provides the classic family fun activity of 10-pin bowling.

As well as the lanes, the company offers residents food and drinks, and are currently offering discounts to residents booking during the half-term.

One TripAdvisor comment read: "It’s a bit dated but kept clean and tidy and if you knew the area I guess that’s part of the appeal.

"The prices are competitive and it’s easy to book online and pre-order drinks at the same time, staff from reception to the person serving snacks and drinks can’t do enough for you.

"The strike stickers are always a winner in my eyes."

For bookings, visit


5. Escape Hunt, Reading


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Reading's brranch of Escape Hunt, according to their website, offers "highly immersive 5* escape rooms where you'll experience pulse-racing real life adventures."

From pirates to vikings to Doctor Who, the engaging themes of the rooms available are all good fun for a day avoiding the rain.

If you haven't had a go at breaking out of an escape room with friends and/or family before, it's definitely a must. 

To try it out, visit