Sports and Activities

If it’s sports and activities outside of the classroom you are looking for, Preston has plenty of choice. You may want to take advantage of the free sports membership for access to our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan or hire out the various sports facilities at the fantastic UCLan Sports Arena.

If it is an energetic experience with friends you are looking for, why not jump over to the Energi Trampoline Park, open into the evening during term time, or reach new heights at the Clip 'n Climb centre, where you can take on the vertical drop slide. In the mood for a group challenge? Put your wits to the test and breakout of The Escape Room or enjoy a classic bowling alley experience at Preston Rock n' Bowl.

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Want to try something different? Preston is home to Fins Scuba where you can take part in a number of courses, you can even learn how to capture that perfect underwater picture. A short train ride away is Go Ape Rivington, where you can take on a Tree Top Adventure in beautiful surroundings, or try out Paintballing Preston to test your tactics to the max. Preston Karting boasts a 500m long circuit for any thrill seekers looking to put their driving skills to the test or get some air at Preston Skatepark located in Moor Park.

If watching sport is more your game, you can catch Championship football at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End and one of England’s greatest footballers in Sir Tom Finney. With lower league clubs Chorley, Bamber Bridge and AFC Fylde providing an authentic, grassroots footballing experience just outside of the city.