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Things to do in Preston

Lively town with lots to do surrounded by rolling countryside

Are you looking for things to do in Preston? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   River Ribble and Richard Arkwright


Did you know...

  • The first Kentucky Fried Chicken shop in the UK was opened in Preston in 1965.
  • The first concrete road was built in Preston, at Hutton, near the Police HQ.
  • Wallace and Grommet are from Preston. (Well Nick Parks is).



 

  Attractions

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Fun and educational nature reserve.
Preston New Road
Samlesbury
Preston
PR5 0AG

01772872000

 

Cobble Hey Farm And Gardens

Friendly working farm and beautiful gardens. Great fun for all the family.
Hobbs Lane
Preston
PR3 0QN

01995602643

 

Turbary Woods

Owl and bird sanctuary. Fun and educational day out.
92 Chain House Lane
Preston
PR4 4LB

01772323323

 

RideSegway Cuerden Valley Country Park

A fantastic location, with woodland, open stretches and challenging obstacles to over come.
Berkeley Dr, Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6BY

Recommended by Tim, Wigan
“It's new and exciting - something a little different than the normal day out!”

 

West Lancashire Light Railway

Two foot gauge passenger carrying railway located in the village of Hesketh Bank midway between Preston and Southport.
Nr Preston
Lancs
PR4 6SP

 

Ribble Steam Railway

Enjoy a journey on an authentic steam train.
Chain Caul Road
Ashton
PR2 2PD

01772728800

 

Fired 4 U

Fired 4 U studio welcomes all ages to come and enjoy many ceramic and craft activities, providing you with fun and relaxation all at the same time for adults and children.
15-17 Hennel Lane
Walton-le-Dale
Preston
PR5 4LA

01772203060

Recommended by Jane Fox, Bolton
“We love going with the kids to paint pottery as they love it. Very friendly helpful place. You can do other crafts too; clay work, enamel copper jewellery and other crafts. We love the coffee whilst the kids paint and make gifts”

 
 

  Museums

Harris Museum And Art Gallery FREE

Grade I listed building offering something for everyone.
Market Square
Preston
PR1 2PP

01772258248

Recommended by Felicity Grange, Preston

 

Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum

The largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England.
Fulwood Barracks
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 8AA

Recommended by Dan Snowdon, Manchester

 

Lancashire Infantry Museum

The Lancashire Infantry Museum houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country.
Fulwood Barracks
Preston
PR2 8AA

 
 

  Parks

Fishwick Local Nature Reserve FREE

The site is a crescent shape and covers an area of approximately 24 hectares on and adjacent to Common Bank.
Preston
PR2 5AN

 

Moor Park FREE

The park has a multi-use games area, 8 football pitches, 4 bowling greens, cricket wickets, hard surface tennis courts, basketball.
Preston
PR1 6AS

 

Fishwick Recreation Ground FREE

Includes a football pitch, space set aside for a further sporting activity and a BMX track.
London Road
Preston
PR1 4BB

 

Avenham Park FREE

Stunning local parks that host various events throughout the year.
Great Avenham Street
Preston
PR1 3TD

01772252901

 

Withy Grove Park

Located next to Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, the park includes the borough’s flagship play area.
Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6YH

 

Hills And Hollows FREE

This is a large site located in fields to the north of Preston in the Brookfield area and forms part of a linear park.
Fulwood Row
Preston
PR2 5RU

 

Ashton Park FREE

The park boasts an attractive open landscape with a fine colonnade of trees, small woodlands, flower displays and a peace garden.
Pedders Lane
Ashton
Preston
PR2 1HL

 

Grange Valley Nature Reserve FREE

The health trails around Grange Valley have tarmac surfaced paths for gentle walking.
off Ribbleton Hall Drive
Preston
PR2 6ED

 

Pope Lane Field FREE

Pope Lane Field was once a recreation field. Today the grass is left to grow to allow wildflowers to develop.
Pope Lane
Preston
PR2 6EY

 

Boilton Wood FREE

Part of the biggest, longest stretch of ancient woodland in Lancashire and is designated as a site of special scientific interest.
Pope Lane Field
Preston
PR2 6EY

 

Haslam Park FREE

Haslam Park is a particularly good example of a fine Victorian influenced town park with many of the original features in place.
Bristow Avenue
Ashton
Preston
PR2 1JE

 
 

  Bowling

Lakeside Superbowl Preston

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
50 Greenbank Street
Preston
PR1 7PH

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Preston

Multi-screen cinema.
Riversway
Portway
PR2 2YQ

03330144501

 

Mitchell And Kenyon

Independent Cinema.
UC Lan Student Union
Flyde Road
PR1 2HE

01772893000

 

Vue Cinema Preston

Multi-screen cinema.
The Capitol Centre
London Way
PR5 4AW

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Preston Guild Hall And Charter Theatre

Preston's premier multi-arts venue.
Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1HT

 

The Playhouse

Great amateur theatre right in the heart of Preston.
Market Street West
Preston
PR1 2HB

 

Guild Hall And Charter Theatre

Music, drama and comedy.
Guild Hall
Lancaster Road
PR1 1HT

01772203456

 
 

  Live Music

53 Degrees

Lancashire's leading live music venue.
Brook Street
Preston
PR1 7BQ

01772893000

 
 

  Comedy

Frog And Bucket

Popular Comedy Club.
Lords Walk
Preston
PR1 1RA

01772563964

 
 

  Golf

Penwortham Golf Club

Golf Club.
Blundell Lane
Penwortham
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 0AX

 

Ingol Golf Club

Golf Club.
Tanterton Hall Road
Ingol
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 7BY

 

Fishwick Hall Golf Club

Golf Club.
Glenluce Drive
Farringdon Park
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 5TD

 

Preston Golf Club

Preston Golf Club, a must play Lancashire gem, is situated in the Fulwood District of Preston.
Fulwood Hall Lane
Fulwood
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 8DD

 

Ashton & Lea Golf Club

Golf Club.
Tudor Avenue
Off Blackpool Road
Lea, Preston
Lancashire
PR4 0XA

 

Leyland Golf Club

Leyland Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course, 6298 yards long, par 70. It possesses a large practice area available to members and visitors.
Wigan Road
Leyland
Lancashire
PR5 2UD

01772-436457

 
 

  Leisure centres

Virgin Active

Health and fitness club.
The Capitol Centre
Walton-le-Dale
PR5 4AW

01772834036

 

Total Fitness

Health and fitness centre.
West Strand
Preston
PR1 8UY

01772208700

 
 

  Karting

Trax

Go-karting Circuit.
Riverside Park
Wallend Road
Preston
PR2 2HW

01772769554

Recommended by Ricky Parish, Preston

 

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