Aug 09 2018 11:00 - Aug 30 2018 16:00

The Oracle, Reading RG1 2AG, RG1 2AG Reading

The Oracle, Reading’s leading shopping and leisure destination, will be keeping families entertained throughout August, as the centre is transformed into an underwater fairy tale with make-and-take workshops, adventurous storytelling and dance lessons for mermaids and pirates alike.

Imaginations will run wild with four free events taking place every Thursday between the 9th and 30th August 2018 from 11 am – 4 pm. Each week will see a new and exciting activity take place, giving wannabe mermaids and pirates a truly mesmerising experience that will be as close to the real thing as possible!

Children will be transported into a world of fantasy with all activities taking place within a fully aquatic themed event space. Activities taking place throughout the month include:

  • Thursday 9th August – Immersive Theatre – Mermaid and Pirate stories | Pirate & Mermaid looking glasses Creative Workshop
  • Thursday 16th August – Mermaid and Pirate School | Mermaid Hair & Pirate Faces
  • Thursday 23rd August – Water Games | Sand Art
  • Thursday 30th August – Dance Workshops | Mermaid & Pirate Puppet Wooden Spoon Decorating

can we swap the activities for the 23rd and 30th as the plan was changed last min but our pop up banner states the dance workshops on the 23rd

No one is too old to get involved, as The Oracle invites the whole family to join in with all the free activities.

Andy Briggs, General Manager at The Oracle, comments: "We’re very excited to see The Oracle’s very own mermaids and pirates take over the centre! Whether parents want to channel their inner child and get involved with the activity too, or grab a few hours for themselves to roam the centre while their children have fun, we’re sure everyone will leave the centre with a smile on their face.”

This event will take place on the Upper Mall, near Victoria’s Secret PINK. For further information, please download the PLUS app, or head over to


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