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Part of the Wild About Reading events programme
August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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August 2, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Two toddlers playing with a watering can at a picnic in the MERL garden

Bring a picnic and join us in the MERL garden for games and activities on the theme of conservation, nature, gardening and wildlife.

There will also be a reading zone and storytelling sessions, organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.

Don’t forget your sunhats and a picnic blanket!

Wild About Reading

Wild About Reading is a series of events taking place in Reading from 27 July to 5 August 2019 to celebrate the work of local individuals or organisations that develop, conserve or showcase the natural world in different ways

Download the full programme here


If you require parking for this event, you will need a special parking permit (valid from 10:30am – 3pm on 2 August only).  We suggest that if the MERL carpark is full, you go straight to White Gates carpark on the London Road campus, located off Crown Place, where additional parking is available.

You can collect a permit from reception at the Museum which will need to be displayed in all University car parks.

If you do not display a permit, you may be issued with a penalty. We apologise for any inconvenience, but this solution means we can continue to offer free parking in the nearby University car parks. If you have any questions, please call 0118 378 8660 or email merlevents@reading.ac.uk

Parking is limited at the museum and although we do our best to help those who need to come by car find a space, we would always encourage you to use alternative means of transport where possible. See our Getting Here page for details.

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