10 Things to Do in Warrington That You Shouldn't Miss

January 22, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2016 was estimated at 208,800, more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town. Warrington is the largest town in the county of Cheshire.
Restaurants in Warrington

1. Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Astor Drive | Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 3DS, England +44 7999 619575
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was originally part of the estate of Thomas Parr, a wealthy banker in Warrington who established his home here around 1830. After a turbulent period of demise, the walled garden was saved and transformed back to its former glory. Facilities include a pleasure garden with 3 ponds, a fully stocked kitchen garden, a cafe which is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday serving a selection of freshly made food using, where possible, produce from the kitchen garden when available. The site, owned by Grappenhall & Thelwall Parish Council, is open Tuesday-Sunday and admission is free. Opening times: Tuesday - Thursday from 1pm - 4pm (Garden only), Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm (Garden and Fountain Room Cafe). The site has disabled access and toilet facilities.

Reviewed By JCSJM - Warrington, United Kingdom

Beautiful Gardens, very well kept and cared for. Great to explore on a delightful short walk or just sit back, relax and enjoy the surroundings. At weekends a cafe serves good food.

2. Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall Gardens Walton Lea Road | Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN, England +44 1925 262908
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 952 reviews

Walton Hall and Gardens

Reviewed By Sallylilla - Manchester, United Kingdom

Visited yesterday 13 th March with my son and small grandson. Playground attractions good but our experience in the cafe/ tearoom were dreadful and need management attention. Firstly there was nobody to serve us in the cafe. It was deserted save for two customers who were leaving. The time was approximately 2.30. Went looking for staff along with two other potential customers. 10 to 15 minutes later a man in a pinafore emerged from a room outside on the courtyard laughing and joking with colleagues. There was little or no food to choose - one Sandwich cake and some unappetising looking sweaty looking scones in cellophane. By this time we were pretty disappointed and the young man seemed not to know what he was doing. Worse by far was he filth and I use the word deliberately. The flagstone floor had clearly not been mopped. In a very long time and our little who is not quite walking crawled off. On picking him up his hands were literally filthy and the knees of his trousers brown and covered in soil and dust. The table in front of our settee was also dirty and this was a quiet day. We made a hasty retreat having wasted nine pounds.
Worse was to come. I took my grandson into the ladies to change a nappy. It was so dirty that I was horrified: an overflowing bin of soiled nappies, dirty change table and the floor awash with muddy water so that a clean dropped nappy had to be immediately binned. I did not want to use the facility because of health risks but had to as our baby had soiled himself. I spent ages with anti bac wiped both on the baby and on myself. There is no excuse for such disgusting conditions and the establishment should be ashamed.

Warrington Library Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England +44 1925 442399
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 237 reviews

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all over the world. Work from acclaimed artists is also on display in the art gallery, and there is a lively program of events, activities and temporary Exhibitions. Admission is free!

Reviewed By victor s - Warrington, United Kingdom

Had a lovely couples of hours walking around, staff very helpful. The only problems was that some of the exhibits weren't light enough so could not read the explanation cards .

4. Halliwell Jones Stadium

Halliwell Jones Stadium Winwick Road, Warrington WA2 7NE, England +44 1925 248880
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Halliwell Jones Stadium

Reviewed By Mike F - Warrington, United Kingdom

Good mix of standing and Seating. Right size as it doesn't look half empty like most grounds that cater for other than Just Rugby. Premier Seating and executive are watching from the same seats. good atmosphere all-round pleasurable experience.

5. Bluebell Cottage Gardens

Bluebell Cottage Lodge Lane, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4HP, England +44 1928 713718
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Bluebell Cottage Gardens

A 1.5 Acre cottage garden set in a rural location, with plant nursery, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods. Our small tea room serves hot drinks, cakes and ice cream. There are plenty of seats around the garden so do take your time, relax and enjoy the plants and the wildlife. We're open from 10-5 Wed-Sun April to September

Reviewed By SouthernMyst - England, United Kingdom

Lovely garden, with a few different sections. Tea room and toilet as well. Very large nursery and plant selling operation! Pay only entry into garden. What a wonderful delight the bluebell wood was! We discovered it at just the right time!

6. Warrington Play & Sensory Centre

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4PN, England +44 1925 817347
Excellent
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5 based on 33 reviews

Warrington Play & Sensory Centre

Reviewed By Resbec

11, 9, 5 yr old have been coming here for a few years and always enjoy. 2 boys without a disability particularly enjoy chasing each other down the wide slide whilst other son loves the swing. Never gets too busy.

7. Sankey Valley Park

Warrington WA5 9PB, England +44 1925 571836
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Sankey Valley Park

Reviewed By Digby98 - Cheshire

We parked in a car park just off Cromwell Avenue South (Not signposted and rather secluded complete with dumped tires and overflowing litter bins) then strolled towards Sankey Bridges (passing a couple of dumped mowers and a wheelbarrow) towards Fiddlers Ferry and back. We were early so t was quiet but never the less saw a couple of natives (mot all friendly particularly the kamikaze cyclist doing wheelies who was old enough to know better) before wandering back. Pleasant stroll, rubbish aside, and nice to see the birds and get some fresh air.

8. Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane | near Farndon, Stretton, Warrington SY14 7JA, England +44 1606 271640
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Stretton Watermill

A gorgeous working watermill in the heart of the rural Cheshire. A tour of the mill and a picnic by the mill pond is a delightful way to spend an afternoon for all age groups and all interests. The mill is open seasonally and has temporary Exhibitions and events.

Reviewed By Kishor P - Leicester, United Kingdom

This quaint place has a working watermill. It is worth a quick visit. The staff are enthusiastic and if you really wanted to you can get a guided tour for £ 3 but I only wanted some scenic photos. Great stuff. There is also one Bunbury – again one that works but apparently only open on a Sunday so you need to check.
Careful parking though. It is literally a small field. Dodgy if wet!

9. Apple Jacks Adventure Farm

Stretton Road, Warrington WA4 4NW, England +44 7484 900454
Excellent
34%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
19%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 802 reviews

Apple Jacks Adventure Farm

Apple Jacks Adventure Farm is probably best described as an adventure playground with extras. The attraction is NOT a petting zoo. It is open from Spring to Autumn during weekends and school holidays only, and is a day out primarily for children aged 5 to 12. Most activities involve physical challenges; zip-wires, Jack’s Ball Blast, roller skating, quad karts, and the jumping pillow are just some of the attractions available. The Massive Maize Maze opens in late July. Access to most of the activities is included in the entrance price however there are some small additional costs for coin-operated activities. Food, drink, toilet and baby changing facilities are available. There is ample free car parking at the site. Negative reviews on Trip Adviser tend to be a result of peoples' expectations not having been met, even though the website gives full details of what guests should expect when they get there. Note that the Spooky World attraction is a separate event to this attraction.

Reviewed By ebenezerManchester - Manchester

Booked two tickets for my niece and I on Nov 4th for £50 which I thought was overpriced but it didn't put me off.
Was very surprised to see so many young children, when I spoke to security they told me it was the second night for children! This was definitely not made clear on the booking system and not what I expected.
We weren't interested in the fireworks so decided to go to the attractions, only to be told they were closed whilst the fireworks were on. This then created a large unnecessary queue.
The groups were too close together, so you either didn't get any scares or could see what was going to happen.
We had a good laugh but feel it's time for a change of attractions to make this worthy of another visit

10. Gulliver's World - Warrington

Warrington WA5 9YZ, England +44 1925 444888
Excellent
26%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Gulliver's World - Warrington

Gulliver's has over 35 years of experience in providing families with great value fun. Designed for children aged 2-13 years, all of our themed areas comprise thrill rides, fun rides, family rides, indoor rides, attractions, shows and play areas providing non-stop entertainment for children of all ages at all times. Our multiple award winning theme parks are open at all key holiday times, almost all weekends and many term-time dates throughout the year. We host hundreds of Children's birthday parties every year and hold loads of annual special events that include Easter, Halloween and Christmas!

Reviewed By Lucy J

I've visited here a few times with my now 6 year old son. It's a lovely day out, especially in the summer. Some parts of the park are really run-down eg Jurassic kingdom ( I think it's called that) the food/drinks stalls here are closed and so are majority of rides . The staff are friendly young teenagers. It has potential so be such a good theme park especially when it's the only local one for children. The whole park needs a lot of TLC.

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