Get out with the kids as Preston’s leisure venues begin to re-open

Posted on - 25th July, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Deepdale, Fishwick, Fulwood, Kid's stuff, Plungington, Preston City Centre, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Another view inside the Flip Out trampoline centre
Flip out Trampolining Centre will be reopening on Saturday 25 July

As leisure venues are given the green light by government to re-open their doors, families are ready to get back to some fun activities outside of the home.

Some leisure venues are opening the doors with restrictions in place including reduced capacity, sanitiser stations and social distancing stickers to allow visitors to feel safe in their venues.

Trampoline parks, swimming pools and Laser Quest are just a few of the leisure facilities opening their doors this weekend.

Fulwood Leisure Centre

Fulwood Leisure Centre in Black Bull Lane Pic: Blog Preston
Fulwood Leisure Centre in Black Bull Lane Pic: Blog Preston

Opening Saturday 25 July

Fulwood Leisure Centre will start a phased re-opening on Saturday (July 25) which will see the opening of the gym, studio space and pool.

All Better members at West View Leisure Centre are being invited to use the Fulwood centre and all those wishing to use the facility will need to book a time slot on their website or on the Better app.

Equipment within gym areas will be reduced to ensure that two metres social distancing between users is maintained, while some fitness classes will be relocated to sports halls or even, weather permitting, the open air.

Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the building and staff will be increasing cleaning regimes while asking that members clean down the equipment after use.

Gareth Kirk, Regional Director for Better Leisure Centres in Preston said: “After nearly four months of lockdown, we’re delighted to finally be able to re-open leisure centres, albeit at reduced capacity initially.

“Our key priorities are to ensure customer and staff safety and build customer confidence. That’s why we’re phasing in our re-openings to ensure that the systems we have put in place to be Covid-Secure, are working at an optimum level, before we roll out further.

“We recognise that some people may be worried about returning to their local leisure facilities, so we will continue to offer free access to online fitness and exercises classes via our Better app.”

Clip ‘n Climb

Clip n' Climb
Clip n’ Climb is reopening on Saturday (25 July). Pic: Clip n’ Climb / Facebook

Opening Saturday 25 July

Clip n’ Climb at Millennium City Park will be back open for people to go climbing from Saturday (July 25).

Hand sanitiser will be available for customers to use after every climb.

Session sizes will be reduced to allow social distancing and customers are welcome to bring their own face coverings, if they wish to do so.

Staff will be wearing PPE and contact surfaces will be regularly cleaned throughout the day.

Customers are encouraged to pre-book their climbing slots online and pre-pay to avoid unnecessary waiting on arrival.

If customers pay at the centre, they are being encouraged to use contactless payments and customers will be able to purchase add on items at the booking stage.


Inside the trampoline park in Fishwick
Inside the trampoline park in Fishwick

Opening Saturday 25 July

FlipOut trampolining park are ‘bouncing’ back on Saturday (July 25), welcoming parties back to their venue.

Restrictions are in place and foam pits and soft play areas will remain closed in line with government guidelines.

Based in Fishwick Park, the venue has released a safety video stating their Covid-19 safety measures.

Hand sanitiser stations, increased cleaning and temperature checks are among some of the safety precautions put in place.

The venue is also operating on a reduced capacity and has installed social distancing floor signs and asks that anyone who has had a positive test or displayed any COVID-19 related symptoms to not visit the park.

Laser Quest

Laser Quest is always good on a soggy Preston day!
Laser Quest is always good on a soggy Preston day!

Opening Saturday 25 July

Laser Quest Preston will also be welcoming customers back on Saturday (July 25) and the centre has put measures in place to protect customers.

The Deepdale based business has recommended that people wear masks and perform frequent hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand gel or washing hands.

All rooms and surfaces are disinfected between each session and people are asked to respect social distancing.

Red Rose Bowl

Red Rose Bowl
Bowlers will have to wait an extra week as Red Rose Bowl will open on Saturday 1 August. Pic: Red Rose Bowl / Facebook

Opening Saturday 1 August

Red Rose Bowl in Greenbank Street will be welcoming back bowlers on Saturday 1 August as per government guidelines.

They will be following social distancing requirements and have installed hand sanitiser stations around the building.

Staff will be cleaning all equipment and tables before and after all customers and only 12 of the lanes will be opened to allow social distancing.

Bowling shoes are not mandatory but can be borrowed and are fully sanitised but bowlers can wear their own footwear if it is acceptable (trainers with white soles preferably).

They have asked that everybody must book and if anybody develops symptoms to cancel their booking until they are well again.

In a Facebook post, the bowling alley said: “We’d like to thank everyone for the ongoing support and we can’t wait to return to normality!

“We hope you like our new ongoing changes and we will continue to update you as much as we can!”


Level at Preston Guild Hall

Opening Saturday 1 August

Entertainment complex LeVel will be opening up their multi-activity complex on Saturday 1 August.

They will be welcoming back people for bowling, laser tag and mini golf and the soft play area and ‘Daredevil Assault course’ on the third floor will not be opening until guidelines allow soft play centres to re-open.

The complex located in the Guild Hall will be releasing more information on their social media once they have more information about the guidance.

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