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15 Fun Things To Do in Preston for Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? We think that adults deserve to go out and have a good time too.

With that in mind, we've chosen 15 of the best fun things to do in Preston for adults - so let's dive in:

Red Rose Bowl

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Red Rose Bowl is one of the largest bowling alleys in Lancashire with no less than 24 recently refurbished lanes available.

As well as 10-pin bowling, they also have a wide selection of arcade machines, and pool tables too.

Red Rose Bowl also has a fully licensed bar and diner, and plenty of free parking right outside.


Belong Preston

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Whether you're a hardcore gamer wanting to break into esports or you're just a beginner in search of some fun, Belong Preston has something for you.

The gaming arena is equipped with high-spec gaming PCs, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles all with super-fast displays and esports quality peripherals.

You can pay for an hour or buy a day pass that will let you play all day.

Over 16s can even participate in tournament events.


Katy & Kelvin at Fired4U Pottery

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Discover your creative side at Katy & Kelvin - they have lots of classes and experiences for adults to choose from. Activities include:

  • Clay Forming - creating unique pieces by hand.
  • Pottery Painting - let your imagination run riot.
  • Copper Enamelling - create your own bespoke jewellery to take home.
  • Foam Clay - enjoy this fun and colourful air-drying clay.

The studio offers Adults Evenings which are your chance to have some creative fun without the kids around!

They can also host team-building events and parties for adults, including birthday parties and hen parties.

Why not try their Gin and Pottery Painting event which neatly combines gin tasting and pottery painting into one fun evening?


Brindle Distillery

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Gin lovers won't want to miss the Gin Tasting Experience at Brindle Distillery:

Your expert hosts will guide you through a tasting of five delicious award-winning gins - and you'll get to meet Maggie, their superb 500-litre copper still.

Alternatively, try your hand at making your own delicious gin on the Gin Workshop experience:

Guided by an expert member of the team, you'll create your very own unique gin, including creating your own recipe, choosing botanicals and distilling your gin.

If your gin is approved, you'll get to take a bottle home to share with your friends.


Boulder UK

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Indoor climbing is an excellent way to develop strength, balance and flexibility, but it's great fun too!

Bouldering is a type of indoor climbing where you don't go high enough to need ropes - so you can focus on solving the climbing "problems" each route presents.

Boulder UK in Preston offers beginners and experienced climbers a state-of-the-art bouldering facility with more than 150 problems ranging from very easy to very difficult, so there's something for all abilities.

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Beginners need to take a 1 hour First Visit Induction, and after that, you'll be free to climb unsupervised.


Trailer Trash Jim's Crazy Golf

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Challenge your putting skills with a round of crazy golf.

Trailer Trash Jim's has 12 holes of fiendishly tricky crazy golf problems to solve, all set on a colourful zany course.

Allow 30-40 minutes to play a round.

Trailer Trash Jim's Crazy Golf is located within "Level", Preston's largest leisure venue, so there are lots of other fun activities to enjoy as well as plenty of food and drink.


Ribble Steam Railway

© Ribble Steam Railway

Enjoy a trip on the scenic Ribble Steam Railway. Steam trains run on this heritage line between February and September, on Saturdays, bank holidays and for special events.

Heritage train rides are a three-mile return trip during which you'll cross the dock swing bridge, (a unique feature of this line) and travel along the bank of the River Ribble enjoying views of Preston.

© Ribble Steam Railway

There are also lots of exhibits to enjoy including preserved steam locomotives and diesel and electric locomotives too.


Odin's Bowl

© Odins Bowl

If you're looking for somewhere a bit special for a night out, why not try Odin's Bowl?

Named after the Norse God Odin, Odin's Bowl is a boutique bowling alley where every detail has been given careful thought, including the interactive lighting scheme and English walnut-coloured lanes.

Odin's Bowl uses the "Bes X" system that allows you to play a traditional 10-frame game or choose one of four alternative 5-frame games that are easier to understand.

For VIP treatment, you can book the private function space which has 2 lanes, waiter service, and you even get to choose the music!

© Odins Bowl / Kyle Mac Photography

There's also a range of food and drink available at Brooklyn Bites including burgers, hot dogs, nachos, wings and lots more.


Escape Reality Preston

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Can you find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape from a locked room within 60 minutes?

If you're up for the challenge then Escape Reality have 5 exciting themed escape games to choose from:

  • The Revenants - Trapped inside a castle with the blood-drinking corpses of the undead, you must escape before it's too late.
  • Seven - A crazed serial killer has been committing murders based on the seven deadly sins - can you stop him before he kills again?
  • Alcatraz - Imprisoned in Alcatraz, can you do what nobody has managed before and escape from this high-security prison?
  • Abducted - You find a box on your doorstep containing photos of your friends - kidnapped and tied up. You have 60 minutes to find the money and pay the ransom demand.
  • Trapped in the Gallery - Your team has been hired as security guards for a famous art gallery. But there have been some mysterious things happening and now you're trapped! Can you discover what's going on so you can leave the gallery?

All rooms are designed for groups of 2-6 players.


End of Days Laser Tag

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Put together a team of friends and join battle around the landmarks of post-apocalyptic Preston at End of Days Laser Tag.

Each team member gets a Helio CE System vest and a laser gun that will keep score as they play.

You have 20 minutes in the arena to complete your mission under enemy fire.

© End of Days Lasertag

Laser Tag is a fun and exciting activity that's ideal for team building with colleagues, parties, or just having a great time with friends.


Preston Comedy Club

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Everyone enjoys a good laugh, and there are plenty of laughs on offer at Preston Comedy Club.

With some of the biggest names in stand-up, there's a full night of live comedy on the last Friday of every month at Baluga Bar & Club.


Pointers & Co Darts

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Darts is cool again - so why not enjoy a few games with your mates at Pointers & Co?

Pointers also have a pool table and two 12ft shuffleboards, so there's lots of pub-style entertainment on offer.

You can also order food and drink to your seat.

Pointers & Co is part of the "Level" venue, so other fun activities are nearby without the need to go out in the rain!


Friargate Forge

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For a completely new experience, why not try your hand at Blacksmithing with a class at Friargate Forge?

If you're new to blacksmithing there's a Beginner Blacksmithing class as well as a range of other classes including:

  • Rose Making
  • Tong Making
  • Hammer Making
  • 1 Day Damascus Forging
  • 2 Day Knife/Axe Making
  • 3 Day Damascus Knife/Axe Making
  • 3 Day Forged in Fire Experience

Bespoke classes are also available.


Karaoke Rooms

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One of the many attractions within the "Level" entertainment venue is two state-of-the-art private Karaoke Rooms.

Each room is equipped with a 55" LED screen and there's a huge selection of songs to choose from, so whether you prefer Bowie or Beyonce, they've got something you'll enjoy.

Get a group of friends together and have a fantastic time belting out your favourite songs together.

Perfect for hen parties, team building with colleagues or just a fun night out.

VIP hospitality is included with drinks delivered to your room.

The Karaoke Rooms are part of the "Level" venue so other exciting activities are just a few steps away.


The Crafty Potter

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The Crafty Potter is a well-equipped pottery studio that offers a range of classes and pottery experiences for adults:

  • Pottery Taster Class: Up to 5 people can learn clay hand-building in this 2.5-hour session which is suitable for beginners.
  • Half-Day Experience: Up to 5 people will learn how to use a potter's wheel to make a cup or jug.
  • Experience Day: Learn to use a potter's wheel to make a cup or jug, add a handle and decorate with clay. After lunch, try your hand at glazing with underglazes.

The Crafty Potter is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 am-4 pm.



As you can see, there are loads of fun things for adults to do in Preston, so get out there and have a great time!


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