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Reading Birthday Party Ideas

Overview

Reading is a fantastic place to have your birthday weekend, with its fantastic National Trails and beautiful unspoilt stretches of river and many, many great outdoor and indoor activities. Plus its home to the legendary Reading Music Festival; so music is at a high.  You will be guaranteed a great birthday, not forgetting Reading is a really great place to party day or night, with some fab bars and clubs and that’s not you will you will also find top places to eat. All our Birthday party packages include any of our Reading Birthday party ideas and top quality, city centre hotels which are close to all of the city’s best nightlife

If you would like to create your own Birthday party, then simply click the build your own package and take a look through some of our Reading Birthday party ideas. When you’re ready give us a call or enquire for a quote. We have expert party planners waiting to answer your questions and help you arrange the best Reading Birthday party ever.

Travel

Reading is a large town with two major train stations, Reading and Reading West. The bus station is just next door to Reading station and provides good transport links across the town. Its major shopping destinations The Oracle and Broad Street make it one of the top 10 UK destinations and these are both a short walk from the central station. Getting around otherwise is best served by taxi’s and if you fancy a bit of culture head over to The Forbury Gardens, Victorian gardens. 

Tips

Here are a few tips that might help you during your party or group event in Reading.

  • Reading music Festival is one of the biggest events in the UK and has around 90,000 people attending each day of August Bank Holiday, so if you’re not a music lover I would avoid this weekend.

Nightlife

There are many trendy bars in Reading, so to make the most of you birthday party weekend and head over to the cocktail bars that have surpassed themselves, with state-of-the-art creations and a top class service.  There are buzzing nightclubs, microbreweries, casinos, and theme clubs to give you maximum variety for minimum costs. The areas around Reading Station including Station Road and Friar Street are dense with a high concentration of fantastic nightlife venues, as well as a huge number of bars.

Reading is a vibrant lively city where you will find a variety of stylish clubs and bars, well known for their wild and exotic collections of spirits. The city has thrived with its cocktail scene, matching some of the best cocktail cities in the UK. Reading nightlife is exciting and offers endless entertainment, if you are looking for a chilled out bar or a club to dance the night away with your birthday party group.

Friar Street has some stylish cocktail bars with vodka specialists and worth a visit during your birthday party night. There are many bars that incorporate a dance and performance area equipped with the latest sound and lighting systems. Try to arrive before 11pm, as entry into the clubs gets busy and exceptionally long queues. Smart dress codes are in place at most venues.

Take a look through our Reading Birthday party ideas for some late night entertainment options that are guaranteed to give you a stag do to remember! 

Activities

Two Birthday Party Activities ONLY £52pp

  • Save Money!
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Old School Sports Day
  • Zorb Bubble Games
  • Disco Dodgeball
  • Was £59.00
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Cocktail Making

  • Welcome drink
  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Includes food platters
  • City centre venues
  • From £27.50 pp

Nude Male Life Drawing

  • Nude Male Model
  • Plus includes a tutor
  • City centre private venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • From £29.50 pp

Old School Sports Day

  • Classic school sports games
  • Sports day bibs and headbands
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Prizes for the winning team
  • From £29.50 pp

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • Team challenges, great questions
  • From £15.00 pp

Zorb Football

  • Inflatable bubbles
  • Footballs, bibs and goals
  • Pitch hire included
  • Event Co-ordinator / Referee
  • Was £29.50
  • Now From £27.50 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Dance Party Ideas

  • 30+ Dance party themes
  • Props used in some classes
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp
Rating: 5.0 of 5

Cocktail Making & Life Drawing

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Cocktail Making Masterclass
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Was £57.00
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

2 Course Meal

  • Choose your own restaurant
  • 2 Courses
  • Modern restaurants
  • City centre locations

80's Dance

  • Learn a fun 80’s dance routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

90’s Dance

  • Learn a fun 90’s dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

ABBA Dance

  • Classic ABBA songs
  • Learn a dance routine to ABBA
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Afternoon Tease

  • Selection of sandwiches & cakes
  • Hosted by a naked butler
  • City centre venues
  • Cheeky & sophisticated
  • From £45.00 pp

Any Two Mobile Craft Party Activities ONLY £70

  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Mobile Flower Crown Making
  • Mobile Jewellery Making
  • Mobile Garter Making
  • Mobile Bunting Making
  • Mobile Knicker Making
  • Mobile Flapper Headband
  • Mobile Nipple Tassels Making
  • Mobile Cocktail Ring Making
  • Was £79.00
  • Now From £70.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Archery

  • Competitive fun activity
  • All equipment included
  • Expert instructor
  • Games and competitions
  • From £25.00 pp

Archery Battle Zone Tag

  • Action packed day
  • Battle against each other
  • Bunkers and barriers
  • Latest Craze!
  • From £33.00 pp

Art of Seduction

  • Light hearted sex & foreplay class
  • Play games, tell stories
  • Not for the faint hearted
  • City centre venues
  • From £35.00 pp

Ask Italian Meal

  • Modern Italian restaurant
  • 2 course meal
  • City centre locations
  • Silver or gold menu options
  • From £18.00 pp

Belly Dance

  • Get your hips ready!
  • Dress to impress
  • City centre venues
  • Guided by dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Beyoncé Single Ladies

  • Fun dance class to single ladies
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Binocular Football

  • Crazy binocular football goggles
  • Football bibs and headbands
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Challenges and 5 a-side
  • From £29.50 pp

Bollywood Dance

  • Learn a story through dance
  • City centre private venues
  • Guided by an instructor
  • Spectators free of charge
  • From £25.00 pp

Burlesque Dance

  • Learn a fun burlesque routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Fun props like fans or boa's
  • From £25.00 pp

Café Rouge French Meal

  • Choice of courses
  • Includes a choice of drink
  • Authentic French restaurant theme
  • City centre locations
  • From £21.00 pp

Can Can Dance

  • Energetic, high kicking dance routine
  • Can Can skirts included
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Charleston Dance

  • 1920’s dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp
Rating: 5.0 of 5

Cheerleading Dance

  • High energy cheerleading routine
  • Pom-poms included
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Chicago Dance

  • Jazz hands at the ready ladies!
  • Dress to impress
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Chocolate Making

  • Mould, shape and decorate
  • Sampling different chocolates
  • City centre venues
  • Take home your creations
  • From £45.00 pp

Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • Shoot using shotguns
  • Expert Tuition
  • One to one coaching
  • Friendly shooting competition
  • From £45.00 pp

Cocktail Masterclass & Meal

  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Fun & Games
  • Enjoy a 2 Course Meal
  • City centre venues
  • From £42.50 pp

Cuban Cocktail Masterclass

  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Includes tapas meal
  • Fun games & challenges
  • City centre venues
  • From £36.00 pp

Dance Class & Cocktail Making

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Dirty Dancing Dance

  • Fun dirty dancing routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Disco Dodgeball

  • Learn and play dodgeball
  • In game disco music
  • Bibs and headbands
  • Play many mini games
  • From £29.50 pp

Dodgeball

  • Play many games
  • Dodge, duck & dive
  • Venue hire & referee
  • Team bibs included
  • From £29.50 pp

Electric Shock Football

  • Latest crazy football game
  • Electric shock each other
  • Hilarious fun
  • Venue hire included
  • From £29.50 pp

Evening Meal Options

  • You choose the restaurant
  • 2 or 3 course options
  • Modern restaurants
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Finger Food & Fizz

  • Glass of prosecco
  • Hot & cold finger food
  • Reserved seating for 2 hours
  • Perfect for lunch or afternoon
  • From £12.00 pp

Gangnam Style Dance

  • Learn the dance routine
  • Includes a dance instructor
  • City centre venues
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

GLEE Dance

  • Inspired by hit TV show GLEE
  • Songs include Don’t Stop Believing
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Go Karting

  • Fast, furious racing
  • Latest go karts
  • Morning & afternoon sessions
  • Trophy & bubbly presentation
  • From £45.00 pp

Grease Dance

  • Taking you back to Rydell High
  • Grease themed dance routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Pink Lady Jackets included
  • From £25.00 pp

Hip Hop Dance

  • Learn a totally Hip Hop theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Expert instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Hire a Cocktail Bartender

  • Professional bartender hire
  • All equipment is included
  • Cocktail shopping list
  • Cottages, Apartments, Hotels
  • From £20.00 pp

Jive Dance

  • Learn a Jive dance theme
  • Taught by a dance instructor
  • City centre private venues
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Kids Pamper Party

  • Professional treatments
  • 30 mins worth of treatments
  • Two pamper package options
  • Pamper Party invitations
  • From £22.00 pp

Kylie Dance

  • Learn a Kylie dance routine
  • City centre venues
  • Includes a dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Late Bar, Booths & Drinks

  • Entry into a City Bar
  • Queue jumper entry
  • Reserved Booths
  • Shots & Premium Spirits
  • From £25.00 pp

Life Drawing & Dance Class

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Lip Sync Battle

  • Choose your song
  • Professionally choreographed routine
  • Split into two teams to battle
  • Private central venue
  • From £39.50 pp

LMFAO Dance

  • Learn the LMFAO routine
  • City centre venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Local Bar Guide

  • List of local bars
  • Save time researching
  • Party bars & chic cocktail bars
  • You choose where to go

Madonna Vogue Dance

  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Learn the famous routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Man Vs Food Burger Challenge

  • Massive burger food challenge
  • Everyone can take part
  • Great birthday party activity
  • City centre venues
  • From £13.50 pp

Mobile 1920's Flapper Headband Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own 1920’s flapper headbands
  • Laces, ribbons, pearl trims, feathers
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Afternoon Tea

  • Mobile Afternoon Tea
  • Professional private chef
  • All food made from scratch
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £31.00 pp

Mobile Bunting Making

  • We come to you!
  • Bespoke bunting to suit your theme
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Cocktail Making

  • Make cocktails at your own venue
  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Fun & Games
  • Cottages, Apartments, Hotels
  • From £33.50 pp

Mobile Cocktail Ring Making

  • Create your own cocktail ring
  • Swarovoski crystals, pearls, glass beads
  • Includes a presentation box
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Dance Party

  • We come to you!
  • 15+ Dance party themes
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Cottages, Apartments, Home
  • From £25.00 pp

Mobile Fascinator Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own fascinator
  • All materials included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Flower Crown Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create beautiful flower crowns
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Garter Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own garter
  • Fabric flowers, bows, beads
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Jewellery Making

  • Create your own jewellery
  • Bracelets, necklaces, earrings
  • Swarovoski crystals, pearls, glass beads
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Knicker Making

  • Held at your home or venue
  • Customise knickers to your design
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Great fun, cheeky activity
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Life Drawing

  • Nude Model
  • Plus includes a tutor
  • All drawing materials included
  • Apartments, Cottages, Homes
  • From £34.00 pp

Mobile Life Drawing & Cocktail Making

  • Two Fantastic Activities
  • Mobile Life Drawing
  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Apartments, Cottages, Homes
  • From £67.50 pp

Mobile Nipple Tassels

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own nipple tassels
  • Sequins, Swarovski crystals, silk
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Pamper Party

  • We bring the pamper to you
  • 1 x 30 min treatment
  • Massage, Facial, Manicure, Pedicure
  • Cottages, Apartments, Hotels
  • From £29.95 pp

Modern British Meal

  • Choice of dishes from set menu
  • Modern bar restaurants
  • Choose either 2 or 3 courses
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Naked Butlers

  • Hot butler wearing just an apron
  • Available day & evening
  • Hire more than one
  • Play games, serve drinks
  • From £15.00 pp

Naked Chef - Afternoon Tea

  • Mobile Afternoon Tea
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £35.00 pp

Naked Chef - Asian Meal

  • 2 course Asian meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £38.75 pp

Naked Chef - Indulgent Meal

  • 2 course Indulgent meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £48.00 pp

Naked Chef - Italian Meal

  • 2 course Italian meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £38.75 pp

Naked Chef - Premium Meal

  • 2 course Premium meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £55.00 pp

Naked Chef - Spanish Meal

  • 2 course Spanish meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £42.00 pp

Nightclub Entry

  • Nightclub Entry
  • Queue jumper, so no waiting
  • Nothing else to pay on the door
  • Less Hassle on the night
  • From £5.00 pp

Nude Female Life Drawing

  • Nude Female Model
  • Plus includes a tutor
  • City centre private venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • From £29.50 pp

Paintballing

  • Competitive Action
  • Fantastic courses
  • Masks, overalls and guns
  • Half day or full day
  • From £18.00 pp

Perfume Making

  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • Create your own fragrance
  • Choose from 18 blends
  • Free gift for the Birthday Guest
  • From £47.50 pp

Personal Chef Service

  • Gourmet dining experience
  • Professional Chef
  • Fresh ingredients used
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes

Pizza Express Meal

  • Fabulous Italian meal
  • Includes a choice of drink
  • Great party atmosphere
  • City centre locations
  • From £21.00 pp

Pizza Making

  • Welcome glass of prosecco
  • Learn to toss dough
  • Create calzone and pizza
  • Includes some dough balls, nibbles
  • From £26.50 pp

Pizza or Burger & Drink

  • Perfect for groups
  • Choose one of the following
  • Pizza & drink or burger/ chips & drink
  • City centre bars
  • From £13.50 pp

Pole Dancing Dance

  • Learn basic spins, moves & tricks
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Revolution - 2 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 2 course meal
  • Lively venue
  • City centre location
  • From £17.00 pp

Revolution – 3 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 3 course meal
  • Lively venue
  • City centre location
  • From £21.00 pp

Rock n Roll Dance

  • Learn a rock n roll dance theme
  • Guided by a dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • City centre venues
  • From £25.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - 2 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 2 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • City centre location
  • From £16.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - 3 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 3 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • City centre location
  • From £19.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - Party Package

  • Exclusive area with balloons
  • Large Prosecco fizz bowl
  • Giant sharing ice-cream partini
  • Bottle of beers / wine
  • From £9.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - Signature Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • Glass of prosecco
  • Signature 2 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • From £22.00 pp

Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised city treasure hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest APP technology
  • Team challenges, clues and puzzles
  • From £15.00 pp

Spice Girls Dance

  • Learn a Spice Girls routine
  • Held in city centre venues
  • Experience dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Sports MegaMix

  • Choose any three activities
  • Zorb Bubble Games / Zorb Football
  • Old School Sports Day
  • Binocular Football
  • Disco Dodgeball
  • Archery Battle Zone Tag
  • Was £88.00
  • Now From £70.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Spy School Smartphone Challenge

  • Spy themed challenges
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • GPS and image recognition
  • From £15.00 pp

Strada Italian Meal

  • Choice of Italian dishes
  • Choose either 2 or 3 courses
  • Contemporary Italian restaurant
  • City centre locations
  • From £21.00 pp

Street Dance

  • Learn a street dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Strictly Dance

  • Learn to become a Strictly Champion
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Thriller Dance

  • Michael Jackson Thriller routine
  • Fancy dress welcome
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Turbo Ten10 Cricket

  • Short Ten10 cricket match
  • Bats, balls, stumps
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Scorecard
  • From £29.50 pp

Yates - 2 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 2 course meal
  • Party atmosphere
  • Super value drinks
  • From £13.00 pp

Yates - 3 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 3 course meal
  • Party atmosphere
  • Super value drinks
  • From £15.00 pp

Yates - Beer & Banter

  • Reserved area
  • Cold glass of beer
  • Party bar atmosphere
  • Hot & cold buffet
  • From £11.00 pp

Yates - Beer & Burger

  • Burger & sides
  • Reserved tables
  • One beer each
  • Great for groups

Yates - Boozy Brunch

  • Enjoy a late morning breakfast
  • Free flowing beer, cider or prosecco
  • Reserved tables
  • Perfect for groups
  • From £25.00 pp

Yates - Steak & Beer

  • Steak meal
  • Reserved tables
  • One beer each
  • Great for groups
  • From £11.50 pp

Yates Cocktail Making

  • Welcome Drink
  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • City centre venues
  • Includes food options
  • From £23.50 pp

Zizzi Italian Meal

  • Choice of classic Italian dishes
  • Choose either 2 or 3 courses
  • Modern Italian restaurant
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Zorb Bubble Games

  • Classic games like bulldog, relay races
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Zorb Bubbles
  • Fun forfeits to play
  • From £29.50 pp

Special Offers

Any Two Mobile Craft Party Activities ONLY £70

  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Mobile Flower Crown Making
  • Mobile Jewellery Making
  • Mobile Garter Making
  • Mobile Bunting Making
  • Mobile Knicker Making
  • Mobile Flapper Headband
  • Mobile Nipple Tassels Making
  • Mobile Cocktail Ring Making
  • Was £79.00
  • Now From £70.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Cocktail Making & Life Drawing

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Cocktail Making Masterclass
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Was £57.00
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Dance Class & Cocktail Making

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Life Drawing & Dance Class

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Mobile Life Drawing & Cocktail Making

  • Two Fantastic Activities
  • Mobile Life Drawing
  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Apartments, Cottages, Homes
  • From £67.50 pp

Two Birthday Party Activities ONLY £52pp

  • Save Money!
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Old School Sports Day
  • Zorb Bubble Games
  • Disco Dodgeball
  • Was £59.00
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017

Zorb Football

  • Inflatable bubbles
  • Footballs, bibs and goals
  • Pitch hire included
  • Event Co-ordinator / Referee
  • Was £29.50
  • Now From £27.50 pp
Valid until 01/06/2017