Preston’s autism friendly Belong Arena

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Welcome to your Preston Belong Arena in St George’s Shopping Centre. James is the Arena Manager here and, with his colleagues, will make your visit as inclusive and enjoyable as possible.

Belong Arenas are separate areas at some GAME stores where customers can play the latest video games on the latest equipment –including high tech gaming PCs, Playstations and Xboxes.

These are called “stations” and customers can book time at them, sit in a comfy seat and use the consoles with headphones for quiet and privacy.

How to book a gaming station at Preston Belong Arena

You can book a station (which has a PC and consoles for you to use) for £5 to £7 an hour.

If you have someone supporting you they do not need to book a station. But, if you are going with someone who wants to play games too they will need to book a station.

There are four ways you can book a station

  1. You can go into the store and ask to speak to a member of staff – tell them that you would like to book time at the arena. If you let them know you have autism they can help you plan your trip, but you don’t have to tell them.
  2. You can call them on 07483179955 – tell them that you would like to book time at the arena. If you let them know you have autism they can help you plan your trip, but you don’t have to tell them.
  3. You can email them on belong.preston@game.co.uk – write that you would like to book time at the arena. If you let them know you have autism they can help you plan your trip, but you don’t have to tell them.
  4. You can visit belong.gg and use the Quick Book tool. You will need to select Preston, the date and time you would like to book, the number of stations you would like to book and how long you would like to book it for.

Preparing for your visit to Preston Belong Arena

The website for Preston’s Belong Arena has information including when the stations are available and what equipment they have available. Visit their website to find out more.

The entrance to Preston’s Belong Arena is to the right hand side of the GAME store entrance.

When you enter the Belong Arena you will see a counter. If you want to ask a member of staff a question you can go to this counter. You can also buy drinks and snacks from here, or you can take your own.

Here are some things to think about before your visit:

  • Preston’s GAME Arena is in the St George’s Centre, at the top of the escalators.
  • the entrance to Preston’s Belong Arena is to the right hand side of the GAME store entrance.
  • before 6pm there are toilets available to use in the St George’s Centre, ask a member of staff
  • after 6pm there are toilets available to use in the Belong Arena, ask a member of staff
  • the Arena and store is quietest Monday to Friday from 12pm until 6pm. Other times and school holidays might be busier
  • If you are visiting after 6pm the centre may be closed however security will be stood at the doors and will let you in.

We have written this social story for you to download, there are a few places where you can put in extra information and photos but you might find the information in it useful without doing this.

Download Preston’s Belong Arena social story which you can edit on the computer and add photos in

Download Preston’s Belong Arena social story which you can print off and write information in

Address and opening times

Preston GAME Belong Arena
Unit 12 St Georges Shopping Centre
Friargate
Preston
PR1 2TU

  • Monday 9am-9pm
  • Tuesday 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday 9am-9pm
  • Thursday 9am-9pm
  • Friday 9am-9pm
  • Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 10:30am-5pm

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  • If your enquiry is urgent or you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call 0300 303 9062