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Things to do in Preston

Preston makes a fantastic place to spend your well-earned leisure time, offering a wide choice of things to do and see for all the family. Whether you’re looking for simple ways to enjoy your leisure time, alternative activities or traditional sports, Preston offers something for everyone.

This might involve a fun afternoon or evening Ten-pin bowling or kicking back with a trip to the Odeon Cinema at Preston Docks or Vue Cinema at the Capitol Centre.

Nature and outdoor lovers

If you appreciate the great outdoors and all that Mother Nature has to offer, then be inspired by Preston's renowned parks, nature reserves, docks and waterside locations. Plus, the surrounding Red Rose countryside, including the ever popular Beacon Fell Country Park, is great for leisurely ambles.

If cycling is more your thing, then you won't be disappointed with the Guild Wheel, an impressive 21 mile 'greenway' encircling the city of Preston.

Relaxed affairs

For something a little more laid back, then why not try out horse-riding or pony-trekking, or cast your rod on the River Ribble and take in a spot of fishing, tapping into the peace and solitude of the riverbank.

Or, perhaps you fancy a round of golf - with a variety of clubs to choose from between the city centre and surrounding areas, you will be spoilt for choice.

Adrenaline seekers

Alternatively, if you're after something more adventurous, there’s always Laser Quest Preston, and even the thrill of paintballing nearby.
And, if you’re looking for something to expel stored up energy, where better than a Trampoline Park or a dip in one of Preston's swimming pools at West View or Fulwood Leisure Centre.

Culture vultures

If cultural activities are more your scene, then Preston offers an assortment of things to do...

Situated in the heart of the city centre and boasting the largest gallery space in Lancashire, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a must visit.

For further educational offerings, why not drop by Lancashire Infantry Museum or South Ribble Art Gallery and Museum – all within a stone’s throw away from the city centre. And, if you’re looking to roll out the cultural theme into the evening hours, then there are a number of options to whet your appetite. From the renowned Guild Hall and Charter Theatre to Preston’s independent Playhouse theatre for something a little more intimate. There's even a number of arts bars and pubs with happening weekly events - Preston has plenty on offer to get those cultural taste buds tingling!

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