Before the stress of exams start, why not make the most of the lovely spring weather and enjoy everything happening in and around Lancaster city centre this term.

Escape Events – Ghost of the Gallows

The Ghost of the Gallows event is an interactive puzzle adventure that helps you uncover the path to the gallows. Exclusive to Lancaster, this interactive trail around the city will help you learn some of Lancaster’s history as well as getting the know the city better. Lancaster is famous for witchcraft and the Lancashire Witch Trials, in this puzzle adventure, follow Alice, an innocent executed for witchcraft around the city and help her discover its gory and violent history. Are you able to solve the puzzles to free Alice from purgatory? or will you condemn her to haunt the streets of Lancaster forever?

Whether you go alone or with your mates, this is a great opportunity to leave your Lancaster student home, and explore the charming, cobbled streets of the city centre in the lovely spring weather. This event allows you the unique opportunity to explore Lancaster city centre and its famous historic hotspots with your friendly ghostly tour guide. Are you brave enough to step up to the plate?

Interested in playing? Visit the Ghost of the Gallows website to find out more.

Black Axe Throwing

Located at Kanteena, Black Axe Throwing is the perfect stress reliever and a great day out. What a way to take out all your stress and worries by slinging an axe with all your might at the huge target board! The fully trained staff are with you every step of the way, so even if you’re a complete novice at axe throwing, the safety team will be working with you to ensure there’s no possible way that you or anyone else can get hurt, whilst making sure you’re having fun.

As students living in Lancaster, your student accommodation is close to the town centre, so for you, it’s only a short journey over to Kanteena. Plus, if you take part in axe throwing and want to continue the fun, you will receive a 20% off voucher from the Black Axe team to spend at Kanteena on either their street food or a selection of drinks. Visit their website to find out more, and to book your slot!

Highest Point Festival

Highest Point festival has been one of the most popular events in Lancaster for the last few years! Taking place the weekend beginning 11th May, Highest Point fest is sure to be a hit and we are certain there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place at Williamson Park, located at the top of Lancaster, it’s only a short journey for our Lancaster University students living in off-campus accommodation in the town centre.

Highest Point is loved by both locals and tourists with people from all over the country traveling to Lancaster for the event! Williamson Park is the perfect backdrop for the festival as the large 54-acre space hosts beautiful views of the local area. The line up for 2023 is sure to fit everybody’s different musical needs, including headliners such as Anne-Marie, Bastille and the astonishing Hacienda Classical.

If you’re planning on going to Lancaster’s biggest event of the year, you are spoilt for choice by the different ticket options, either for all 3 days, or just for the one depending on who/what you want to see. As well as musical artists there are also comedy shows, live poetry, activities for younger attendees and a large selection of food and drink supplied by local Lancaster vendors. As students living in Lancaster, we know that activities that don’t break the bank are important, which is why tickets start from as low as £44 pp! If you want to find out more, visit the Highest Point Lancaster festival website here.

There are so many exciting things happening in Lancaster over the spring season, and a lot of them are the perfect excuse to get out of your Lancaster student accommodation and out into the city centre to enjoy everything it has to offer before the stress of exam season begins! To keep up to date with all things Lancaster student living, IPM and student housing, visit the IPM wesbite for more.