Travel: 6 Things to do in Reading

Reading has become a cultural hotspot in recent years, and with it being so close to the capital there’s no shortage of things to do in your spare time. However, some days out are a cut above the rest, much like the 6 options we have chosen below. Delve into our selections and treat yourself to an unforgettable day out in Reading.

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BJ’s Bingo

One of the greatest nights out you’ll find in Reading, BJ’s Bingo is a careful balance of gaming, fun, food and BINGO! Located in the centre of Reading, BJ’s is based at a grand, up-to-date bingo hall and remains open until late, 7 days a week. Bingo is the most accessible and easy to play game out there, and at BJ’s you will have a ball doing so. Complete with gorgeous food & drink and various other games to pleasure and amuse you in equal measure, BJ’s Bingo is the place to be in Reading. But wait, there’s even more! BJ’s now has the wildly popular Bingo Party Booths. You can reserve a booth free of charge, order food and drinks from the comfort of your own seat, charge your smartphone and make as much noise as you want. It’s the single best gaming environment you’ll find in Reading.

Reading Museum

The no.1 museum for the history of Reading and beyond, the Reading Museum is the perfect day out for all the family. Combining the best elements of an educational trip with those of a fun day out, the museum is packed full of interactive exhibitions, engaging displays and much more. As well as Reading’s own history, the museum also includes tales of the past on a global scale, helping to understand the world around us in the most engaging way possible. Along with museum activities, the venue also holds business events, weddings and live music performances.

Escape Reading

Escape Rooms have quite rightly taken off in the past decade, and there are a number of similar locations in Reading as a result. None are quite as exciting and fulfilling as Escape Reading however, which gives visitors a puzzle solving experience like no other. Escape Reading’s real-life room escape room game is 60 minutes of pure brain-teasing, team building adrenaline, culminating in either failure or unmitigated success. Either way, you will leave that room with a smile on your face. If you do indeed escape, that is…

Madejski Stadium

This state-of-the-art stadium is home to the renowned football team, Reading Football Club. Playing their football in the Championship, English football’s second division, the stadium boasts truly contemporary facilities, world class sport and an overall experience that is suitable for entertaining young and old alike. With reasonable prices compared to many other top football grounds, alongside a variety of other events such as gigs & concerts, the Madejski Stadium is a value for money trip for anyone exploring Reading.

Unique Outdoors

If you prefer something that will give you a taste of the outdoors, then the Unique Outdoors activity centre just outside Reading is for you. A massive 15-acre park based within the Wokefield Estate, partake in everything from archery and climbing walls, to laser combat and zorb racers. All of these and more are on offer at Unique Outdoors, which accommodates small groups and larger parties. There’s even an on-site mansion for overnight accommodation, should you wish to make a weekend of it. With adventure such as this on offer, who wouldn’t?

Grosvenor Casino

For the serious gamer, you can’t go wrong with Grosvenor Casino, Reading’s leading hotspot for gaming for money. Whether you’re an experienced gambler, a wizard on the machines or a parent with a night off from your kids, Grosvenor has something for you. But there’s more – Grosvenor Casino also as a great bar and lounge for you to relax and have a drink. All bases are covered at the Grosvenor Casino in Reading, where the fun is non-stop.

Bingo, interactive learning, escapism, football, outdoor adventure and gaming – there’s a bit of everything on offer in the great town of Reading. Only one question remains – what are you waiting for? Get yourself to the streets of Reading and craft some new memories to last a lifetime. Start at the top of the list and work your way down. Just don’t blame us if you find yourself going back for more!

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