Things to do in Warrington
A Visitor’s Guide to Activities and Sites in Warrington
The busy town of Warrington in Cheshire has a number of great sites to see and places to visit that are entertaining for all the family. Check out our list of activities below and plan your big day out in Warrington.
Warrington’s Golden Square
The Golden Square shopping centre is a great place to go if you want to do a bit of shopping or dine out. It has a number of great shops, including big brand names like Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and H&M. It also has a number of smaller boutiques selling everything from clothing to stationary. You’ll be able to pick up whatever you need.
If you want a break from all that shopping then you can sit down and eat in one of the many restaurants and cafes in the Golden Square centre. These include Ask Italian and Nandos, as well as places where you can grab a quick snack or a cup of coffee.
Warrington boasts yet more shopping opportunities at its traditional market. Situated right in the centre of town, Warrington Market has over 200 stalls for visitors to browse and buy from. You can find everything you could want, including clothing, fresh produce and handcrafted gifts. It provides you with an authentic market town feel.
While you’re in the area, why not stop to watch a little rugby? The Warrington Wolves are the local rugby organisation and have a maim team as well as youth ones. They have many fixtures throughout the year, so pick up tickets if you’re a sports enthusiast.
LA Bowl – Warrington
Bowling is a great past-time that can be done with friends and family. The LA Bowl centre in Warrington boasts several lanes and often has deals on for holidays, as well as providing group deals. On top of bowling, LA Bowl also has a fun arcade with bumper cars and other games. There are also karaoke booths so you can indulge in a little singing while you’re there. Plus, there is a bar and restaurant so you can top up on food and drink while you bowl. It’s also an ideal place for kids’ parties; they’ll love all the activities that they can do under one roof.
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
If you are in need of a little culture while you are in Warrington then look no further than the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. It has over 200,000 objects and pieces of art under one roof, which will keep you busy and fascinated all day. As well as exhibitions on Warrington’s interesting history, it also provides a number of other fascinating displays on Egyptian history and natural history; it even has its own dinosaur!
Warrington museum frequently has events and extra-exhibitions on throughout the year, as well as its permanent displays, so there is always something fun and interesting to do. There are also often family craft days and activities for children, so everyone can be kept busy and can try their hand at something new.
Warrington has its very own theme park! Gulliver’s World is an ideal place for kids and adults to spend a fun filled day out. It boasts over 90 rides and attractions that will suit everybody, from the nervous to the adrenaline junkies. There are also several rides suitable for younger children aged 2 upwards; which is ideal as you know your child will be suited to the attraction.
Gulliver’s Fun World boasts all the traditional fairground rides, including log flumes and dodgems, plus several rides on different themes, such as Alice’s Wonderland and Western World.
If you get peckish while you’re there then you can stop in at one of the five family restaurants. They all provide great food and indoor seating.
Restaurants in Warrington
If you enjoy dining out then you will love the town of Warrington as it has a large number of eateries that serve everything from traditional British food to Indian cuisine. Here are a few of our favourite places to eat in Warrington.
- ASK Italian – A chain restaurant that serves Italian food
- Mojo – A Tapas restaurant and bar
- The Grill on the Square – Seasonal grill menus and a full cocktail menu
- Bombay 8 – Traditional Indian sit-in and take-away restaurant
- Nandos – Another chain restaurant that serves everyone’s favourite spicy chicken
- The Cotton Mill – Serves an array of food and cocktails
Catching a good film is always a great way to spend your time. Warrington has a multi-screen Odeon cinema which shows all the latest releases. It is easily accessible by car and bus and is a great way to entertain the kids or adults. There are frequent deals on special days so check out the website or visit the cinema to get details.