Things to do in Preston

The Best Western Park Hall Hotel is discreetly nestled within 100 acres of parklands and woodland, proudly overlooking the peaceful lake in the hotel grounds complete with its own jetty. The tranquil topography emanates a sense of calm and serenity for all who visit, creating a tranquil haven amid the trappings of the surrounding Lancashire district. The hotel plays host to a mix of business travellers and delegates, and the Medieval Banquets held in the regal Barional Hall, along with a fantastic variety of party nights and events, make Park Hall Hotel near Preston a popular location for short breaks.

Whether you’re looking for business facilities or a leisure break, Park Hall Hotel has something to suit all tastes and to enhance your stay; we have personally picked out our favourite things to do in the local area.

Astley Hall

The Grade 1 listed Astley Hall in Chorley is so much more than a historic house. Set within the inspiring landscape of Astley Park, including woodland, lake and Victorian walled garden, this majestic Elizabethan home combines as both a museum and art gallery. Astley Hall is open to the public throughout the year, and holds a number of cultural events in the walled garden.

Pennine Battlefield LIVE

Feeling adventurous? Why not become the latest Battlefield LIVE recruit and sign up to the ultimate combat laser-tag experience. Test your skills and become the hero in authentic military Call-of-Duty-style missions using military grade equipment, complete with sniper scopes for optimal precision, in a purpose-built gaming arena. Prices start from £5.00 per mission.

Boatel Party Cruises

Step aboard the Royal Sovereign and join the party with Boatel Party Cruises. The Royal Sovereign, a 60ft long and 14ft wide canal cruiser accommodating up to 60 guests, is available for both private hire and for public cruises. No matter what the occasion The Royal Sovereign welcomes all guests and offer tailor made cruises to suit all preferences. Prices start at £10.00 per person.

Heskin Hall

Located just 3 miles off junction 27 on the M6, set in 8 acres of grounds, lies one of the most stunning examples of Tudor architecture in the North West. The historic Heskin Hall doubles up as a stunning wedding venue and antiques centre, offering a range of vintage collectibles from vintage crockery and clocks to fine antiques. With an adult admission price of £1.50, and various events held throughout the year including Christmas parties and children’s activities, Heskin Hall is not to be missed.

Chorley Little Theatre

Originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema in 1910, Chorley Little Theatre has become a thriving arts venue in the centre of the town putting on shows by amateur dramatics group CADOS, who own and operate the theatre, as well as shows by some of the biggest names one the comedy circuit. This fantastic little venue is just 15 minutes away from Park Hall Hotel by car.