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The 5 Best Activities and Fun Things to Do in Loughborough For Students

Loughborough is a vibrant town filled with plenty of great establishments to relax and enjoy. But what if you're after something a bit more actively enjoyable than your standard offering of cafes, bars, restaurants and parks? Thankfully, Loughborough is also host to an array of exciting activities and attractions for students and young people alike, so you'll have no problem finding plenty of fun things to do with a group of friends in Loughborough.

In this guide, we'll introduce you to the five best places to try, each with its own unique charm and offerings that guarantee something for everyone. You won't have to travel far either, because these venues are local to Loughborough. If you are willing to travel further, there are a multitude of things to do in the greater Leicestershire, but we like how accessible these are for Loughborough's local university students:


1. Break Escape

A shelf of chemicals in an escape room

Break Escape is Loughborough's most original escape room destination, offering an exciting and immersive experience for teams of 2-6 participants. Whether you're looking for a fun outing with friends or a team-building exercise, Break Escape has you covered. With a selection of 7 thrilling adventures to choose from, you'll embark on a journey of puzzles, mysteries, and teamwork. Can you solve the challenges and make your escape? Dive into the excitement at Break Escape and test your wits in a truly unique way.


2. Charnwood Golf & Leisure

A driving range

Charnwood Golf & Leisure Complex is your go-to destination for a blend of golf and leisure activities. Whether you're an avid golfer looking to sharpen your skills or just seeking a fun day out, this complex has it all. From mini golf, a top-notch driving range and adventure golf to interactive darts, you'll find an array of activities to enjoy. Explore the perfect fusion of golf and leisure at Charnwood Golf & Leisure Complex, where everyone can join in the fun.

3. Bull in the Hollow

An archery range

The Bull in the Hollow is a dynamic outdoor space where archery and airgun enthusiasts unite for an unforgettable experience. With convenient on-site parking, a warm welcome, and even tea and coffee to make you feel at home, your visit promises to be enjoyable from start to finish. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or eager to try something new, the Bull in the Hollow is a great place to experience shooting and archery. Discover the joy of archery and airguns in a welcoming and exciting outdoor setting.

4. The Climbing Station

A colourful climbing wall

The Climbing Station is more than just a bouldering centre in Loughborough; it's a community run for climbers, by climbers. With a deep understanding of what constitutes an exceptional indoor climbing experience, they dedicate 100% of their efforts to ensure you have an incredible day of climbing. Boasting over 800 square meters of bouldering surface that covers nearly every angle, there is a playground for climbers of all levels. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, at The Climbing Station, your climbing aspirations are met with the thrill and challenge you seek.


5. Laser Quest

A man wearing laser tag equipment

Laser Quest is the epitome of interactive fun. It seamlessly merges the thrill of classic games like hide and seek and tag with a high-tech twist which makes it fun for all ages. Step into a smoke-filled, UV-lit arena, armed with your laser blaster, and embark on an adrenaline-pumping mission to achieve the highest score. It's not just a game; it's an adventure filled with excitement and strategy, making Laser Quest an unforgettable experience.



With these exciting options in Loughborough, you're sure to find plenty of entertaining and enriching activities to fill your free time. From mini golf to escape rooms, each location offers its own unique experience, making Loughborough an ideal town for students seeking both adventure and relaxation.


So, gather your friends, set your itinerary, and make the most of your time in Loughborough. You'll soon discover that this town has something for everyone, making your student years all the more memorable. Don't miss out on these fantastic opportunities to explore and enjoy all that Loughborough has to offer! If you're also looking for a more relaxed and culturally enriching outing, check out our article on the best historic landmarks and cultural gems in Loughborough. And if you're new to or soon to be living in Loughborough, take a look at our guide to Loughborough for students for an overview of what Loughborough has to offer.

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