Fun Activities and Experiences in Preston

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Fun Activities and Experiences in Preston

During your stay at Friargate Court there is plenty to experience when you are not studying.  We are in the heart of Preston so it’s definitely worth getting out and about and finding out what the city has to offer.

Preston is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Preston, from museums and art galleries to parks and recreation facilities. Here are a few ideas for Preston activities that you can get out and enjoy.


Take a walk along the Preston Guild Wheel

The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21-mile circular cycle and walking path that takes you around the city and through the surrounding countryside. It is a great way to explore Preston and get some exercise at the same time. It's certainly one of the Preston activities to help with your fitness.

Visit the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum is home to a collection of over 200 commercial vehicles from the past 120 years. The museum also has a number of interactive exhibits, making it a great place to learn about the history of commercial transport.

Visit the Lancashire Infantry Museum

The Lancashire Infantry Museum tells the story of the Lancashire Infantry Regiment, one of the oldest and most decorated regiments in the British Army. The museum has a collection of uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts from the regiment’s history.

Visit Avenham and Miller Parks

Although we have grounds and gardens for residents to use here at Friargate Court, sometimes you need to get back to nature.  Avenham and Miller Parks are two of Preston’s largest and most popular parks. The parks offer a variety of activities, including walking, running, cycling, and boating. There is also a children’s playground and a cafe in Avenham Park.

Visit the Ribchester Roman Museum

The Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the nearby village of Ribchester. The museum tells the story of the Roman fort that was once located in Ribchester. The museum has a collection of Roman artifacts, including pottery, coins, and jewelry.

Visit the Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

The Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a great place to see owls and other birds of prey up close. The sanctuary offers a variety of experiences, including guided tours, flying demonstrations, and photography workshops.

Go shopping at St George’s Shopping Centre

St George’s Shopping Centre is Preston’s largest shopping centre. It has a wide range of shops, including department stores, high street chains, and independent boutiques. The shopping centre also has a number of restaurants and cafes.

Enjoy a night out in Preston

Preston has a vibrant nightlife scene, with a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink or a night out on the dance floor, you’re sure to find something to your taste in Preston.

These are just a few ideas for things to do in Preston. With its rich history, culture, and attractions, Preston has something to offer everyone.