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Zombie Shopping Mall

Fight zombies in an abandoned shopping mall - it's the ultimate zombie experience day!
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  • Battle the zombie menace in an abandoned shopping mall
  • Movie-quality special effects & video game-style missions
  • 3+ hours of zombie killing action
  • Available for a limited time!

Locations are an indication only and may be subject to change.

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Last updated: 02 Apr 2015 04:05


Zombie Shopping Mall

Prepare yourself for the three most horrifying words in the English language: Reading shopping centre.

Bone chilling stuff, I think you’ll agree. We've prepared a bespoke, abandoned shopping centre in Reading, sprinkled to the gills with maniacal ZOMBIES lusting for your tender brains.

We know you want to combat them until they cannot be combated anymore. And now you have the chance.

"It's the most fun you can have with an [airsoft] gun." MSN

What happens on the day?

In this spectacular ‘full immersion’ experience, you’ll be briefed and armed by the Police Special Zombie Bashing Unit. They’ll fill you in on the full, unfolding, undead apocalypse that is going down in Reading town. An apocalypse that, for once, you didn’t cause, but will have to try and fix.

Then you’ll hit the spooky, deserted shopping mall, but you won’t be shopping for that lovely little Pashmina you saw in Littlewoods. Instead, you and your team will be depleting the zombie population with full Bronson-style perspicacity. Using state of the art special effects and large, blood-inducing props you’ll tackle a series of computer game like missions in a full-on 'run and gun' gore fest.

"A bloody great day out."The Sun

It’s like your favourite Zombie movie come to life! Remember that hilarious undead rom-com ‘I Eat On Your Face’? How many times have you watched that? Too many. And now, you won’t just be lying on your filthy futon watching it, you’ll be acting it out with a gaggle of like-minded lunatics. You and your hardy group of zombie annihilators tracking the living dead up and down the mean escalators of this mall of doom.

If, like me, you hate things that shuffle (old people, zombies, card sharks) then don’t miss out on this incredible full immersion zombie battering experience at The Mall, Reading.

"An afternoon shooting the undead - and I feel so alive." The Telegraph


Where is the Zombie Shopping Mall and how do I get there?
It's in Reading, Berkshire, 25 minutes or so by train from London Paddington station. You can also drive there - the postcode for your GPS is RG1 1NR. If you're flying in especially (you'd be surprised), then the nearest airport is Heathrow.

How long will Zombie Shopping Mall be available for?
In short: we don't know yet. The venue - a disused shopping centre in Reading - is due for demolition. We'll be taking bookings for as long as we are able to, but may have to withdraw this experience from sale at short notice. Please book ASAP to avoid disappointment - when it's gone it's gone!

To book a specific date, order your ticket now & you'll receive a unique activation code. This lets you choose the date you want to take part. If you can't find the date you want, contact us as we may be able to arrange a custom event. (And if you can't get the date that works, contact us within 30 days of booking for a full and prompt refund.)

How many people can take part?
You can book for any number of people you like: from just one person through to a group of 20. On the day, there will be up to 20 people taking part.

Do you take group bookings?
Some things are more fun in groups. We think Zombie Shopping Mall is one of them.

You can book up to 20 people - just update the 'How Many?' field up top next to "Add to Basket". Alternatively, email us and we'll help you get booked in

Unfortunately we already offer the lowest possible price for the Zombie Shopping Mall, so we're unable to offer discounts.

When does it run?
This experience runs all year round on weekends only. Latest availability is listed at the top of this page.

What time does it start and finish?
Weekend sessions run from 9:00am-1:00pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm. Weekday sessions run 1:00-5:00pm and 6:00-10:00pm.

What if I'm late?
Please don't be late! The event starts promptly, so you're advised to arrive 15-30 minutes before your session starts. If you're late, you may not be able to take part - this is for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Are there any extra costs on the day?
No, none at all. Everything you need to battle zombies is included. Any extras (like video recordings) are completely optional, and won't affect your odds of surviving the zombie apocalypse.

What weapons will we use and what happens?
During the first session you’ll meet with a team of police firearm specialists who will provide you with airsoft weapons and give you basic training on how to use them to stay alive! During this 2-2.5 hour session you’ll be part of a story which unfolds in real time. You and your group will then take on the zombies in a “run and gun” battle. The experience will not just about shooting zombies - ammunition will be limited with only a few opportunities to refuel As a survivor you will speed, steady nerves and smart thinking if you’re to make it out alive!

What should I wear?
Please bring suitable clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty. The Mall isn't heated, so you may need warm clothing (though you'll be running around a little).

Am I allowed to bring my own weapons?
No, you will be provided with all the necessary zombie-fighting weapons on the day.

Are we permitted to carry cameras during the event?
Cameras aren't allowed during the event itself, but you'll be able to take photos at the end.

Do I need to be fit? Will I get hurt?
This event is physical in nature and therefore requires that participants all have a reasonable level of fitness. Any underlying medical conditions must be discussed with the organisers when booking. This experience involves live action horror and gore and as is therefore not suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition. Consider a nice spa day instead.

The zombies may jump on you, murmur ‘brains’ and hold you down, but not in a manner whereby you will get hurt. There is no fighting or violence. Not on our watch.

How many zombies are you up against during the experience?
There are lots of zombie. Loads of them, possibly. Definitely more than you can handle if you don’t work with your fellow survivors!

Will I die if the zombies get me and if so, will I then be out of the game?
No, there are a number of ways to deal with a situation where you get cornered by the zombies. This is not a 'game' as such, so your team mates will have a chance to rescue you. This does not mean to say that it is a pleasant experience if you do get taken down though!

Is it suitable for children?
The minimum age to take part is 16 years old.

Is there somewhere to get food & drink?
Water will be provided but you're advised to bring your own snacks.

Is there somewhere my husband/wife/children/dog can watch?
There's no viewing gallery in the Mall, sadly, but there are plenty of hostelries and shops to entertain anybody opting out of the apocalypse.

Still got a question? Contact us

Be sure to checkout our other zombie experiences plus our new Riot Training experience!

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5 out of 5

Scary but really good fun!

Absolutely brilliant !! Fantastic time , great location and zombies to
shoot at. What more can you ask for on a Saturday morning! Scary but really good fun . Xx

Review by Amber

5 out of 5


Vinnie I went for the first time in January with some work friends. We were there for hours and had an AMAZING time, well worth the money and will be doing it again. Highly recommended

Review by Tracy

5 out of 5

Fantastic Xmas Present for my Husband

I really enjoyed this! I bought it as a Christmas present for my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The venue is fantastic and the actors realistic. I would be interested to know what other similar events you do!

Review by Sarah P

5 out of 5

Really fun and scary :)

Had such a brilliant day was adrenaline pumping! All I did was scream and run haha, definataly recommend!

Review by Paige Ball

5 out of 5

An amazing evening! Do it NOW!!

I was bought this as a present and really didn't know what to expect.
From the very start you're thrown into the unfolding situation and after a few nervous laughs everyone got stuck right in.
I won't spoil the first half but, thanks to the leaders you very quickly became immersed and didn't need to be asked twice to run in certain situations!
The second half you were without leaders and with a mission to complete. Trust me, it's not easy to locate things in near darkness, smoked filled rooms and with the screams and moans of zombies everywhere!
At times it was heartstopping but you really did learn to work as a team to try and beat the 'undead'.
I would totally recommend this to anyone who isn't of a nervous disposition and who wants to go kick some Zombie ass!

Review by Katie Mole
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Terms & Conditions

Your voucher is valid for 6 months for one person.

All dates are subject to availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

The minimum age is 16 years. Because the event is physical in nature it will require a reasonable degree of basic fitness. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear - it may get dirty! Any underlying medical conditions must be discussed with organisers when booking.

This experience involves live action horror and gore and as such is not suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition, members of the living dead or their sympathizers.

No alcohol must be consumed before or whilst the event takes place! If you arrive under the influence of alcohol you will not be allowed to take part in the event and no refund will be issued.