What a fun festive day we had at Broad Street Mall, Christmas has certainly arrived at Reading’s Original Mall with all their sparkly decorations 🎄😍
🎅 Did you know they have a walk-in Santa’s Grotto here? On until 24 Dec, there’s no need to book and it’s just £5 per child, including a gift! The grotto is inside an giant twinkly bauble ✨
We were greeted by the friendliest elf before the kids got to chat with Santa and have photos taken. Lily received a Rubik’s keychain and Tyler a pop-up origami kit, great gifts that are included in the entry fee 👏
You can also choose to purchase gorgeous photo gifts, and the cheerful elves make them right in front of you! There’s mounted photos, keyrings, snowglobes, baubles and glitter frames.
🛍 Broad Street Mall is fab for getting your Christmas shopping done. There’s the kids’ fave shop The Works, as well as TK Maxx and Wilko. We discovered GoGo Gadget which has beautiful unique wooden gifts and 3D puzzles. What we love about shopping here is that you’ll always get a good deal, these stores do great offers.
⛳️ After lunch we popped around the corner of Broad Street Mall to Spinners. It’s such a cool, trendy place that does mini golf, bowling, darts as well as serving delicious pizza. The 12-hole mini golf has an Enchanted Garden theme with an eye-catching pink blossom tree in the middle – love it!! 🌸
Make sure you come to Reading this Christmas and head over to Broad Street Mall – it’s so worth a visit🎄
Have you visited Broad Street Mall before? Reading locals, do you remember shopping here in your childhood?!
📍 Broad Street Mall, Reading RG1 7QE,
🎅 Santa’s Grotto £5 per child, no booking required. Remaining dates: 7-11 Dec & 14-24 Dec (see times on website)
🖼 Photo gifts from £7
☕️ Cafe, loos, baby change on site
⛳️ Spinners (Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF) Mini Golf from £6.50 Child, from £8 adult
🚗 24 hr car park on site (fee apply)
🚊 Short walk from Reading train station