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One of the UK’s original party loving towns, this lively British town sees bucks from all over the land flock to it for the exciting activities and varied nightlife it can offer.

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Reading Stag do guide

Reading is one of the UK’s most underrated destinations for stag weekends, thanks to its convenient location just north of London and its numerous cheap clubs and bars that will send you on your merry way for stag nights here. Great value for money and surrounded by countryside, making it ideal for adrenaline sports, Reading is a rising star in the stag do stakes. The city is also home to over 17,000 university students and we all know that university towns and cities normally have a pretty tidy after-dark scene.

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Top ten activities in Reading

  • The Stags vs Food Dinner Challenge

    1) The Stags vs Food Dinner Challenge

    No stag do in Reading would be complete without trying to smash our big meat feast challenge!  Question is, are you all brave enough? This one definitely sorts the men form the boys… Take on on five beef burgers, one chicken breast, four hash browns, five slices of bacon, 12 onion rings AND 500g of chips – all in under 60 minutes! That is a lot of food. Can you feel the meat sweats coming on already? We’ll throw in a pint of your choice (Carlsberg, Strongbow, JSES or IPA). Triumphant contenders will win themselves a t-shirt and a photo on the bars Facebook wall of pain.

  • Blindfold Driving Experience

    2) Blindfold Driving Experience

  • Free Casino Entry

    3) Free Casino Entry

    This weekend is about memorable new experiences with the lads, preferably never more than 10 paces from the bar. So why not up the stakes on your stag do and enjoy a license to thrill, Casino Royale-style. You’ve done some online gaming but you can’t beat the real thing. Save the flight to Vegas and splash the cash on a fantastic mini-Vegas casino experience here on home ground. If you’re lucky, you’ll be taking away a lot more than a great anecdote. This slick modern casino in Reading has everything you’d expect from a top-notch establishment. You’ll get free entrance before 8pm and can stay as long as you like, because the place is open 24-hours a day at the weekend. Experience the thrill of the roulette and blackjack tables as well as cool new slot machines with big payouts. There’s a bar, restaurant and sports and entertainment on the big screen. Will luck be your lady tonight?

  • 4x4 Off Road Experience

    4) 4x4 Off Road Experience

    Who needs roads when you have brute force and a sturdy 4x4 at your disposal? Explore the great outdoors and access all areas in this adrenaline-fueled driving adventure that will test your skills to the max - there’s nothing you can’t take on in this monster. In your 2-hour session you and four or more of your mates aged 17 and over will feel the power of these versatile machines for yourself and learn how to get the most out of them. You’ll tackle steep climbs, drop side slopes, gullies and churn plenty of mud. Bring your full driving license and dress for the weather in comfy clothes and your trainers or walking boots. This activity is not for people with bad backs or necks, this is gonna get bumpy.

  • Treasure Hunt Pub Challenge

    5) Treasure Hunt Pub Challenge

    You’re in for a pub crawl to remember, for all the right reasons, with this brilliant activity that uses the Mobile Adventure App, downloaded onto your phones. Following a game, you’ll be led to interesting parts of the city, stopping at some great pubs for liquid refreshments on the way. When the app’s GPS confirms you are in the right place it will unlock the next question or challenge. Get the right answer or beat the clock and your team could take the lead. Check on how the others are doing with the live map and scoreboard. Have you got what it takes?

  • The Stags vs Food Lunch Challenge

    6) The Stags vs Food Lunch Challenge

    Step up to the ultimate eating challenge and try to complete our mighty meat feast in less than 60 minutes!  Take on five beef burgers, one chicken breast, four hash browns, five slices of bacon, 12 onion rings AND 500g of chips. Can you feel the meat sweats coming on? Wash it all down with a cool, refreshing pint of your choice (Carlsberg, Strongbow, JSES or IPA.) The triumphant contenders who complete this colossal challenge will receive a t-shirt and a photo on the bar’s Facebook wall of pain. This will take your Reading stag do into the realm of legend.

  • Beer Tasting with Deluxe Sides

    7) Beer Tasting with Deluxe Sides

    Reading is one of the quintessential stag do locations, with a varied nightlife and loads of character this lively town makes for a fantastic night out. And a beer tasting in one of Reading’s best bars is the perfect activity to kick off a memorable Reading party. After all it’s good to learn a little about your beer before you drink a lot of it.

    You’ll be set up with a reserved table in The Pavlov’s Dog, if that name rings a bell it’s because it’s one of the best bars in the Reading area. Each of you guys will also be provided with 6 beer tokens, each of which entitles you to a delicious schooner of ale or craft beer. You’ll receive expert guidance on all of your beers. All this beer drinking works up a bit of appetite, which is great as you’ll be tucking into some classic bar highlights such as spicy chicken wings and chili cheese fries.

    It’s the perfect stag do activity. Beer, food, mates. All you need.

  • Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Human Table Football and Beer Keg Racing

    8) Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Human Table Football and Beer Keg Racing

  • Quad Bike Experience

    9) Quad Bike Experience

    Take your Reading stag do out of the city and enjoy an exhilarating few hours of quad biking in the great outdoors. This will certainly test your driving skills to the max! You’ll all be given a quick training and induction session so you’ll be pumped up and ready to hit the tracks. Put on your helmets and jump on one of our beastly new 125 Yamaha bikes, they race around our purpose-built quad bike safari tracks with ease, leaving those behind you covered in your spray of mud. Feel the thrill as you tackle the tracks and battle the difficult twist, turns and sharp bends – this is one tough terrain! You’re guaranteed to get dirty so we’ll provide the overalls for you, just make sure you turn up in comfy clothing and sensible footwear. A great activity perfect for petrolheads!

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience

    10) Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience

    Get out in the beautiful countryside outside Reading and enjoy a spot of clay pigeon shooting. We’ll book you in at a centre with expert instructors who will help you all get the most out of the session and have you safely spraying the clays out of the sky. This session includes all the necessary technique and safety training from a fully qualified instructor. You'll get a chance to fire at 30 clay birds from a sprung automatic trap. This is your chance to get to grips with a 12 bore or 20 bore shotgun, firing over fields and woods. When you see the target shattering in mid-air, it’s such a buzz! Who's going to score the highest and win bragging rights for the rest of the trip?

Looking for  Great if you are looking for

  • A great array of uber cool bars and clubs (plus their pretty cheap)
  • A laid back town where you’ll get more for your money in comparison to London
  • Thrilling 4X4 off road driving, daring food challenges and hilarious comedy clubs

Getting around  Getting around

Located just an easy hour's drive from London, ideally situated for all. Trains are regular, coaches too!! Once you're in the city taxis are the most convenient way of getting about, and splitting the cost between the lads in the group means it shouldn't cost you too much.

Tips and ideas  Tips and ideas

Try a bit of shopping at the Reading Oracle and Leisure Complex, sample the Comedy Venues that are found in the city centre where you can grab a bite and dance. Gamble a few quid at the Greyhound track, there is loads of lads' action to be found here! Let's not forget the renowned Reading Music Festival, which takes place every year over the August Bank Holiday weekend. An absolute belter is on the cards if your stag adventures coincide with this music extravaganza.

Nightlife  Nightlife

The Reading Jazz Club, situated in the heart of the city centre, is Reading's most lively lap dancing club where you can relax with a few bevies while parading eye-candy tantalise your senses. Po Na Na Souk Bar is a popular local place where all sorts of partygoers can't get enough of at weekends. Food and drinks by the waterfront, a comedy club, lap dancing and then a cheesy disco, and that was done in the first night!? Corking!

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