Alcohol-free activities

Entertainment and nightlife

Discover a diverse range of alcohol-free activities in Preston and Burnley.

Alcohol-free activities in Preston

There's plenty of evening entertainment in Preston that doesn't involve alcohol. From Go Karting to Escape Rooms, you won't be short of things to do and ways to make memories during your time at university. 

Things to do in Burnley

Considering studying at our Burnley Campus and wondering what your social life will look like? From cinema trips to Virtual Reality sports halls, you'll have plenty of ways to make friends and when you study at our Burnley Campus. 

Students' Union

Beyond lectures and seminars you'll have the opportunity to explore the other side of university life. Discover clubs, societies and make friends for life through the Students' Union.

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Alcohol free activities in Preston and Burnley

Students' Union

If you're looking for alcohol-free fun on campus, check out the University of Central Lancashire's Students' Union. With 150+ diverse clubs and societies, ranging from K-Pop to photography, you'll find the perfect fit during your time with us.


Spread across three floors, LeVel is Preston's largest leisure venue. On the first level, you'll find crazy golf, laser tag and karaoke. Go up one floor and you'll have access to bowling, interactive darts and a restaurant. Finally, the top floor features an assault course which is great for group bookings. 

Go Karting

Team Sports' Go Karting is located just outside of Preston City Centre in Bamber Bridge. Home to two Go Karting tracks, a restaurant and bar, it's perfect for a day out with family and friends.

Escape Reality

Escape Reality offers a choice of five different themed interactive escape rooms. Each game is for two-six players and varies in difficulty. 


Whilst it may seem like an obvious choice for this list, going to the cinema is still really popular because it's a great choice for entertainment on a budget. Preston has two cinemas you can choose from, Vue and Odeon. Both cinemas run promotional discounts throughout the year so it is always worth checking before you book.

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  • Shopping and culture

    Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a food lover, or a fan of unique finds, Preston is sure to have something to meet your shopping needs.

  • Explore the outdoors

    Your well-being is important to us, so we encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy nature, adventure, and fresh air. So when you need a rest, take a well-earned break from our bustling city centre campus and explore Lancashire's great outdoors.

  • Live music and comedy

    If live music and comedy is your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice when studying at our Preston or Burnley campuses.