Alcohol-free activities

Entertainment and nightlife

More and more students are choosing to go sober. There are plenty of alcohol-free activities in Preston, so you can still have fun and go out with your friends.

Things to do

There are lots of fun activities in Preston that don't involve drinking. Check out some of our favourite alcohol-free activities.

  • Cinema - Enjoy a movie night for less. Preston has an Odeon and Vue cinema, which both offer student discounts.
  • Bowling - Go bowling at Red Rose Bowl, just a short walk from campus.
  • Escape room - Test your problem-solving skills at an escape room. Escape Reality has lots of cool themed rooms and challenging clues.
  • Go-karting - Hit the tracks at Team Sport's Go Karting course.
  • Snooker and pool - Play a game of pool at Stephen Hendry's Snooker & Pool Club.
  • LeVel - LeVel has everything in one place including bowling, darts, mini golf and laser tag.

Late night dessert bars

If you want somewhere to socialise after-hours then why not check out some of Preston's late night dessert bars. Kaspa's serve American-style desserts including shakes, sundaes and waffles. Heavenly Desserts have a great spread of delicious cakes, crepes, cookie dough and more. Indulge at Haute Dolci with a divine menu of chocolate fondue, French toast and cakes.

Make friends without drinking

If you're worried about making friends, then take a look at the clubs and societies at the Student's Union. There are lots of hobbie and interest-focused clubs that allow you to meet new people, like the K-Pop Dance Society or Video Games Society. So put yourself out there and you can still make friends at uni without drinking.

Student's Union