9 Fun Things To Do in Reading For Adults
Although the Berkshire town of Reading isn't a famous tourism hotspot, the town has a surprising number of fun activities that adults will enjoy.
Here are 9 of our favourites:
TimeTrap Escape Rooms
TimeTrap Escape Rooms lets you enter a museum of time travel, and choose from three missions where you can explore a key moment in history and set things right.
But you'll need to hurry - you only have an hour before the time warp destabilises and traps you in the past forever.
Choose your time travel experience from:
Pudding Lane 1666: With The Great Fire of London raging, you need to brave the fiery streets to find out how it started before law and order breaks down in London.
Station X 1942: There's a spy stealing secrets from code-breaking centre Bletchley Park. Can you identify the culprit and retrieve the stolen decrypts before time runs out?
If the weather is good there's also Professor Pooch's Adventure - an outdoor escape-room-style puzzle adventure.
Your guide will be able to tell you all about these wonderful creatures and answer any questions you have.
You'll see hundreds of alpacas during your walk, and afterwards, you'll have time to wander along the laneways linking the paddocks.
Each person in your group can lead their own alpaca. Practical footwear is recommended as walks take place regardless of the weather and it can be muddy.
Thames Valley Local Wine School
Their "Evening Introduction to Wine Tasting" is a great place to start. You'll find out which wines you enjoy and why, which will help you discover other wines you like.
Thames River Cruise
Starting from Caversham in Reading, a Thames Experience Cruise lasts 45 minutes.
The Thames Meander lasts one hour taking in both town and countryside.
And the Thames Explorer lasts 90 minutes and goes all the way to Mapledurham.
Larger groups can even book a Private Charter with a bar, and dining options from canapés to silver service.
Stand and Deliver Comedy Club
The club has two venues:
The Biscuit Factory has a three-screen cinema, coffee shop and bar and is home to the Stand and Deliver Comedy Club all year round.
In "Blown Away" you need to disarm the bomb before it explodes.
In "Kidnapped" you wake up in a small dark room and need to escape before your captors return.
"The Ram Raid" sees you needing to pay back a million pounds that you borrowed from the wrong people before they lose patience with you.
And in "The Vampire Slayers" you have 60 minutes to vanquish the vampire lord and save humanity.
Delta Force Paintball Reading
Reading is home to one of Britain's biggest paintball centres with no fewer than six game zones.
Choose from "London Apocalypse" complete with iconic red buses, "Berlin Wall", "Space Warz" and more.
Full paintball gear is provided including a combat suit, goggles, body armour and a semi-automatic paintball gun, so you'll be properly equipped to do battle.
Parthian Climbing Reading
Parthian Climbing offer an Adult Intro to Climbing course that's the perfect way to try out this exciting sport.
In the 1.5-hour session, your instructor will introduce you to top rope climbing, using auto-belays and bouldering (climbing lower walls without ropes).
Once you've completed this session you'll be ready to pass a free competence test on your next visit and you'll be able to boulder, and climb using the auto-belays, unsupervised.
Reload Laser Clay Pigeon & Archery
Laser clay shooting offers all the fun of clay pigeon shooting, but your gun fires a harmless laser beam.
You'll get full instruction on how to hit the targets so no shooting experience is needed.
Choose from a standard one-hour session where up to 5 people share a bay, or a premium bay which fires targets from three different positions to really challenge your shooting skills.
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of fun things to do in Reading for adults, and you've found some exciting new activities to try on your next day out.