Nestled between big and bustling Manchester and Liverpool, the town of Warrington is unfairly looked over, by many who plan trips to the UK. A strong Rugby League town, Warrington is infatuated with their home team, the Warrington Wolves. Located in the heart of Cheshire, Warrington is a wonderful mix of big town living, history, and countryside.
Some of the best things to do in Warrington include the theme park named Gulliver’s World, Sankey Valley Park and Clue HQ. If you can, time your visit to when the Warrington Wolves are playing in the Super Rugby League - the atmosphere around town is electric!
1. Gulliver's World
Branded as the ‘Best Day Out in Cheshire’, Gulliver’s World is a family orientated theme park, that is a joy to visit whatever age you are! Home to over 80 different rides and attractions, there is never a dull moment at Gulliver’s World. With specialist play areas for different age groups, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the north of England’s leading theme park.
The summer of 2017 features the Smurf take over at Gulliver’s World! Booking tickets online in advance will save you some money, especially if you purchase a family ticket. Gulliver’s World is easily accessible by road and there is ample, child-friendly facilities and car parking.
Address: Warrington WA5 9YZ, UK
Website: Gulliver’s World
2. Woolston Park
Tucked away from Warrington’s main town centre, where you will find all your standard high street shops and some small independent boutiques too, you will find Woolston Park. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning or sunny weekday after work, Woolston Park is a much-loved spot by local people. Home to lots of ducks and swans, Woolston Park is a lovely reminder of how beautiful the English countryside really is!
Featuring wetlands, grasslands and woodlands, Woolston Park has so much to explore. In terms of facilities, there are free toilets available here and car park, too. If you fancy bringing a picnic, don’t worry if you forget the blanket, for there are free picnic tables for you to use, as well.
Address: Somerset Way, Warrington WA1 4LN
Website: Woolston Park
3. Clue HQ
Clue HQ is a great way to get together with some friends and have some good, plain fun. It is a new venture in Warrington and is proving very popular. Clue HQ is a room escape experience, where, as a team, you must work together to crack the code and escape the room. Testing your cooperation skills, not to mention your patience, Clue HQ is a fun way to spend the afternoon and posing for a photo with your team, at the end, makes for a wonderful keepsake photo, too!
Address: 10 Crown St, Warrington WA1 2AE
Website: Clue HQ
4. Sankey Valley Park
Sankey Valley Park is a wonderful location to blow those cobwebs away, get that heart rate up and partake in a brisk walk in Warrington’s most loved parkland. There is a lot of wildlife to observe here, including swans, ducks and geese. Sankey Valley Park is super close to Gulliver’s World and, as such, is very easy to find. And despite its close proximity to the theme park, it is still very quiet and peaceful.
Sankey Valley Park features artwork and sculptures that you can find and photograph. There are picnic benches available too and the park also features a BMX course, which is the only one of its kind in the town.
Sankey Valley Park
Address: Warrington WA5 9UR
Website: Sankey Valley Park
5. Walton Hall and Gardens
Walton Hall and Gardens is another of Warrington’s wonderful outdoor activities. A sought-after location for weddings, Walton Hall and Gardens is very photogenic. Featuring classic British architecture, it is one of the UK’s most impressive stately homes, built in 1836 for Sir Gilbert Greenhall.
Walton Hall and Gardens looks especially lovely in the spring months when the tulips are in bloom and it is a perfect day out, if you have children, for there is so much space for them to run around and even a children’s zoo to explore! The Heritage Cafe saves you the hassle of packing a picnic!
Walton Hall and Gardens
Address: Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN
Website: Walton Hall and Gardens
6. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is Warrington’s premier art gallery and houses over 200,00 exhibits and objects, covering everything from local history to numismatics, from archaeology to ethnology. Located right in the centre of town, the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is very easy to find and well worth a visit.
It receives top ratings from all who visit and the local history section is certainly interesting to explore. Closed on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, the museum hosts a wide range of events and activities, all year round. Although the history aspects may be of more interest to adults, there is plenty on offer for children, too!
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Address: Museum Street, Warrington WA1 1JB
Website: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
7. Apple Jacks Adventure Park
Apple Jacks Adventure Park is fun for all the family, located in Stretton, just a short drive from Warrington town centre. They offer visitors the chance to try archery and have a go on their giant trampoline pillow, which always provides a soft landing! The Maize Maze is a great challenge to take on and after you’ve escaped, why not grab a bite to eat at the onsite cafe?
Apple Jacks Adventure Park
Address: Stretton Rd, Stretton, Warrington WA4 4NW,
Website: Apple Jacks Adventure Park
8. Halliwell Jones Stadium
This rugby-mad town’s pride and joy is surely the Halliwell Jones Stadium, home to Rugby League team the Warrington Wolves. Built in 2003, the Halliwell Jones Stadium is a modern stadium that makes a great live sports venue! If you’re in town when the Wolves are playing, you should endeavour to get a ticket! The atmosphere is brilliant and there is nothing quite like a local rugby crowd!
Halliwell Jones Stadium
Address: Warrington Conference Centre, Mike Gregory Way, Warrington WA2 7NE,
Website: Halliwell Jones Stadium
As you can see, Warrington has so much on offer. From parks to stadiums, from galleries to theme parks, there is surely something for everyone in little ole Warrington!
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