Activities & Attractions

Preston is perfectly situated providing an excellent base to explore not only the City itself with everything from relaxing leisure and cultural experiences to adventurous outdoor activities This thriving Northern city has much to offer both visitors and residents alike.

On visiting the city, you can appreciate the Victorian splendour of the Outdoor Markets, Miller Arcade, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, stunning Winckley Square and the award winning jewel in the crown of City centre the breath taking Avenham and Miller Gardens complete with river walks and Chinese water gardens. Preston has over 500 hectares of green spaces, wildlife habitats and Parks making it one of the greenest Citys in the UK

Whatever your age or interest, Preston has plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The city centre is home to Level Preston, a huge entertainment complex that combines all kinds of top entertainment and activities under one roof. The city also offers a variety of high energy activities, such as Wacky World and Ninja Adventure, as well as traditional family entertainment with Preston Rock N’ Bowl,  Odeon Cinema and Vue Cinema. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and exciting there’s also TeamSport Go Karting and Multiverse Virtual Reality.

Preston Docklands and Riversway Marina give much to marvel at, revitalised in recent years but no less historic– from steam trains and boating to waterfront living, shopping, eateries, pubs and cinema. There’s no need to head off home at the end of day. Preston’s purple flag award promises quality entertainment and a safe, vibrant night out. Its pubs, clubs and bars; theatre and live music; dance and comedy are all part of the whole Guild City experience.

For those wanting adventure away from the city, there’s plenty of choices to keep you entertained within a 20-40 minute drive:

The Ribble Valley

The Ribble Valley

Famed for its stunning scenery and award winning Michelin starred restaurants

Fylde Coast & Blackpool

The Fylde Coast

With its beautiful sandy beaches including the must visit town of Lytham with its choice of over 30 restaurants and 6 golf courses and the famous Blackpool pleasure beach and Tower.

The Lake District

The Lake District

The world renowned Lake District now a UNESCO world heritage site

Manchester

Manchester

Manchester the UKs second City with its incredible shopping and nightlife