Lancashire Science Festival is growing and getting better every year. Remember to keep checking this page regularly for the latest news on what to expect in 2020. We’ll be adding more details throughout the run-up to the festival.
The University of Central Lancashire’s Preston Campus is the home of Lancashire Science Festival. The area is currently undergoing a radical transformation as part of the University’s £200m Masterplan project.
There is a lot of building work going on around the festival site so we are having to fit our programme around this. This may mean that there will be a slightly more limited capacity for the festival overall. The building work is constantly evolving so please check here regularly for further updates.
After feedback and consultation with secondary schools, we have decided that the Lancashire Science Festival will no longer feature a schools programme for secondary schools during the three-day event.
Instead, we will be once again carrying out our Lancashire Science Festival Roadshows which will bring some of the event’s most popular shows into school assemblies across the region. We’ll be able to bring the fun of the festival to more secondary school children than ever before.
Lancashire Science Festival will remain open for primary school children on Thursday and Friday.
Coach Drop Off and Parking on School Days
On School Days we will have dedicated parking and drop off area for coaches and minibuses on the University’s Fylde Road car park. This will be away from other traffic and should make it easier and safer for your school group to get to and from your transport.
Unfortunately, parent or guardian drop off and pick up is no longer permitted due to limited car park capacity.
We are introducing an improved queue management system which should mean that you will not have to wait in line only to be turned away if the show is full to capacity.
Car Parking on Public Day
We are delighted to be able to offer free parking across all University car parks for the duration of Lancashire Science Festival. However, on site parking is very limited and so we are encouraging all our visitors to consider alternative options.
Our Preston Campus is well served by public transport. Details can be found on our Visit Us page.
Parking is also available at Walker Street car park from just £3.70 for a full day. This car park is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the main festival site. There will also be a number of car park attendants available to help you park safely and easily.