One of the best parts of being a student is the discounts you can get in most stores and restaurants. Not only does it help to manage your expenses but it also helps to meet new people and form lifelong friendships and connections.
Most people know about the big brands and retailers that offer student discounts, which can be found on student apps such as Uni Days and My Student Beans. However, lots of independent shops and cafes offer student discounts which you may not be aware of.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of all the best places in Staffordshire that are a short journey from your student accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent to help you explore whilst on your university journey.
Flip Out Stone
Need a new fun activity for you and your friends? Why not visit Flip Out in Stone, a huge trampoline park suitable for all ages.
The trampoline park hosts a variety of events from fun daily bounces to exercise classes and even a disco-style bounce session in the evenings.
It’s a great choice if you’re looking to relax after a hard day or simply improve your fitness. The disco bounce sessions are great for exam season when you need to let loose but can’t afford another late night, or worse, wake-up hungover.
Not only is this a fun way to de-stress you can get 10% off with your student card.
The Clubhouse Stoke
Based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, The Clubhouse has a range of activities which are perfect for students.
If mini-golf, table tennis, and cocktails are your vibe or you’d rather gaming tournaments, beer pong, milkshakes, and pizza, The Clubhouse will be a great hang-out spot for you and your friends.
Every Thursday is student night at The Clubhouse, which gives you 20% off drinks as well as a great pre-drinks setting before you hit the bar and clubs. Mini-golf has 25% off all day every day, which makes the setting even more affordable.
Ninja Warrior UK
Have you seen the TV show and thought you could give it a go? The official Ninja Warrior assault course is located in Hanley, right opposite the big Tesco – perfect for a fun activity before your food shop.
You can get 10% off of your admission with a valid student ID, so if you want to see if you can make it up the warped wall why not drop in. Perfect for solo students or large groups alike.
Escape Room Stoke
If you haven’t done an escape room at this point have you really lived? No matter if you’re studying at Staffordshire University or Keele University, there is a local escape room for you so you can finally cross it off of your bucket list.
There is a room to suit everybody, whether you’re into murder mysteries or are a Harry Potter mega-fan. What better way to bond with your housemates than be locked in a room for an hour? You might even settle the debate to who is the smartest after all.
There are tons of other opportunities to make memories when you’re on a budget. A great piece of advice would be to always enquire if the venue has a student discount upon booking or in advance, as not everywhere will make it obvious. If you don’t ask, you don’t get it!