8 of The Best Reading Week Activities

By on November 2nd, 2021


When starting university in a new city, it can be hard to know what to do in your time off. With reading week upon us, Downing Students has pulled together some great recommendations for you – with the added bonus of offering student discount!


Ghetto Golf Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with friend’s, Ghetto Golf is perfect. Unlike your typical mini golf course, Ghetto Golf is an 18-hole indoor golf course where you can eat, drink and is also great for your Instagram. An added bonus is Ghetto Golf offers a cocktail and 30% off your ticket when you pre book.


Byron Burgers – Liverpool, London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Cambridge

Fancy a well earnt food break from all the studying? Byron Burgers is the best place to go for a huge range of burgers – meat and vegetarian – there is something for everyone. Byron Burgers offers an amazing 30% discount Sunday to Wednesday when you have a valid Unidays account!


City tour Hop on, Hop off bus – All sites

The best way to get to know your university city better is through the Hop-on Hop-off City Bus tours that are offered. With tickets that range from £10 to £40 it is a great day out where you can see all the best landmarks in your city, and even grab a selfie!


Paintballing – All Sites

This is a university favourite! Normally Paintballing can be quite expensive, but providers are always looking to flog discounts to students – so keep an eye out on campus and at Freshers’ Fairs for stands offering discounts. Virgin Experience Days offer full-day entry, equipment hires and 100 paintballs for £15 per person. It can work out even cheaper if you decide to book as a bigger group, so get your friends together and get your camo on!


Go Ape – Liverpool,  Newcastle, London, Edinburgh and Coventry

Unleash your adventurous side at one of Go Ape’s 35 locations across the country. Whether you are looking to climb high up the trees to tackle Treetop Challenge or zoom across the forest floor on one of its12 Forest Segway locations. You can also release your inner-warrior with Axe Throwing. With 10% your ticket with Student Beans.


Escape Rooms – All Sites

Solve puzzles, riddles and try not to fall out with your mates as you attempt to unlock the door and escape the room within an hour. Escape rooms are so much fun, and the more people you get involved, the cheaper they can be. Expect to pay between £15 – £20 per person after discount.


Hotel Chocolat – All sites

Bored of studying in your bedroom? Why not get out the flat and take your studying to Hotel Chocolat. Enjoy an amazing range of hot chocolates and chocolate bars while you study. Make sure to download the Student Beans app to get 10% discount.


Bowling – All sites

Bowling is a great way to let your competitive side out. Whether it is a more boutique lane like Lane7 or a classic bowling complex like a Tenpin, every city where our developments are situated, has a bowling alley. Lane 7 is an amazing bowling lane that is situated in five of the same cities as us. If you are checking it out, make sure you bring your NUS card to get discount Sunday to Wednesday.

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