Top 10 Things to do in Whitchurch, United Kingdom (UK)

September 13, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best top things to do in Whitchurch, United Kingdom (UK) including Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club, Dearnford Lake, Doodle Alley, Grindley Brook Locks, Whitchurch Heritage Centre, Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Brown Moss countryside site, St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch Marina, Virgin Balloon Flights - Whitchurch.
Restaurants in Whitchurch

1. Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club

Tilstock Airfield, Skydiving Club, Whitchurch SY13 2HA, England
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5 based on 256 reviews

Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club

Skydiving club. Charity events and solo courses.

Reviewed By Harjit A

Had THE most amazing experience doing a tandem skydive here. Staff were all very professional. My instructor Jim made me feel at ease & made the whole experience highly enjoyable. Would 100% recommended this centre for anyone wanting to do a skydive. I will definitely be coming back here again.

2. Dearnford Lake

Tilstock Road, Whitchurch SY13 3JQ, England +44 1948 665914
Excellent
51%
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Dearnford Lake

Reviewed By Emzie2291 - Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

I've been here a handful of times previously to it changing to Alderford lake, I bring the dog or the children for a walk on weekends & week days. It's disappointing that they're now asking for 50 pence entrance fee, they could have added it to a parking concession. There are a enough nice places to walk near by, that allow your dog off the lead & that allow picnics onsite. The restaurant onsite is ridiculously over priced, what could be a very busy family hub is ruined by rules, fees & restrictions. If I walked my dog here every day I'd have to pay premium of £3.50 for the pleasure, not going to happen

3. Doodle Alley

Victoria Yard | Rear of 44 High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1BB, England +44 1948 258080
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5 based on 34 reviews

Doodle Alley

The Whitchurch Hub of all things creative. Visit us to paint your own pottery, canvas art, foam clay and to browse our gift shop. What does Doodle Alley have to offer? * Party packages starting from as little as £9.95 a head. * Prices start t £5.95. No studio fee * Hot or cold drinks, snacks and cakes available. * Commission service * Afternoon Tea. * Baby hand and foot print Art * Gift shop * Adult only painting evenings * Adult canvas painting workshops * Workshop space hire

Reviewed By DatsunBeagle - Cheshire

Doodle Alley is a great place to have a children's party. Our kids loved it and even the babies got involved in painting. The staff and food were fantastic and really made our day special. I would recommend Doodle Alley to anyone looking for a great day out or a special birthday party.

4. Grindley Brook Locks

Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QH, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Grindley Brook Locks

Reviewed By Blundel - Worcester

Welcoming smiling competent & pleasantly efficient young staff ( volunteers) in the cafe.Food excellent quality ,well presented & good value.
Interesting to watch narrow boats passing through without problems .....well guided by the Canal Trust volunteers.
We are so glad friends alerted us to this midway stopover on our ( Southport to Worcester ) road journey.

5. Whitchurch Heritage Centre

12 St. Marys Street, Whitchurch SY13 1QY, England +44 1948 664577
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Whitchurch Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is home to Whitchurch Museum and Archives and contains displays and exhibits that reflect the town’s historic roots. The integral Gallery contains a selection of original works, in both oil and watercolour, by Randolph Caldecott and other artists connected with Whitchurch. Permanent displays include ● Local Archaeological Finds – includes Bronze Age axe-head, Anglo Saxon silver tags & Roman pottery ● Sir Edward German - Whitchurch-born composer and musician ● Randolph Caldecott - Artist and illustrator who worked in Whitchurch ● History of Joyce’s Clocks - a Whitchurch- based company famous for its tower clocks ● World War One - based around communication wagon ● Themed interactive displays geared towards younger children There are numerous temporary displays which tell stories connected to Whitchurch and the local area. These currently include • Transportation • Commemorative China • Napoleonic Wars • Prees Heath WW1 Camp • Whitchurch Railway Station

Reviewed By Puzzler67 - Aylesbury, United Kingdom

There were few attractions open in January within an hour of our holiday cottage so we rang before arriving to check they were open as their website made reference to 2016 not 2017. We were given some good advice on parking locally for the less...MoreHi, Thanks for the review and pointing out the mistake on the Website, we've updated the site to show our latest opening hours. Glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your comments to the rest of the volunteers. Ian

6. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa

Tarporley Road | Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf, Whitchurch SY13 4JH, England +44 844 879 9049
Excellent
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4 based on 66 reviews

Macdonald Hill Valley Spa

Reviewed By alatbish2 - Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Overall we had an enjoyable golf break. 20 golfers stayed 2 nights and played both courses. Rooms were the best I've had on a golf break; all the same large size regardless of twin or single. My single room had huge king size bed, was clean, light and very comfortable, good shower and bath. Service was good with friendly, helpful staff, Our deal included a £10 a day drinks voucher was a nice touch.
Golf courses were very challenging, trees, trees and more trees with water. (condition is better than reviews suggest) And a deal on a bulk order of buggies at £20 each was very reasonable.
Food generally was adequate. Uninspiring standard buffet breakfast. Small portioned, limited choice 3 course dinner. Same menu both nights was a sign of stinginess, seen by a refusal to give some of our hungrier golfers a second bread bun (only one allowed in our package apparently). And then 2 particularly poor meals (fish and chips, shepherd's pie @£14 each) bought before we departed for home. So come on hotel, sort this shortcoming out.

7. Brown Moss countryside site

Hospital lane, Whitchurch, England +44 345 678 9000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Brown Moss countryside site

Reviewed By Gary B - Nantwich, United Kingdom

We discovered this gem by accident, hidden away in the back lanes a mile away from Whitchurch, irregular shaped lake with easy path around the edges and large amounts of established trees. We walked around the whole area in a couple of hours but could have done it in less time but stopped at the numerous benches to sit and watch the wildlife.
Two reasonable size car parks ( not tarmaced and a little rutted) And no toilets.
Amazing little discovery, will definitely return

8. St Alkmunds Church

Church Street, Whitchurch SY13 1LB, England +44 1948 665413
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

St Alkmunds Church

Reviewed By Malcolm C - Bagshot, United Kingdom

Having refuelled at Etzio's across the road, we were happy and ready for a post-lunch relaxing wander into St Alkmund's. It was well worthwhile - absorbing and educational..
There's plenty to read about the history and evolution of the church over 300+ years. It's all there in nicely set out descriptive plaques for the many places and items of interest.
This was a satisfying way to conclude our visit to Whitchurch..

9. Whitchurch Marina

Wrexham Road | Whitchurch Marina and boatyard, Whitchurch SY13 3AA, England +44 1948 662012
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Whitchurch Marina

Reviewed By NCdianab - Garner, North Carolina

We rented a 47 ft narrow canal boat for 3 1/2 days and 4 nights for 3 adults(MUST be at least 2 adults). It's like an RV on the water. They go over the essentials and some training on handling the boat and working the locks. Our engineer rode with us about 4 furlongs to make sure we understood how to do it. On our own, we went through 2 locks, 4 lift Bridges, 2 tunnels and across 2 aqueducts both directions. We crossed the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal. You-tube videos of a canal boat trip are on line. We are 68-year-old non-athletes with zero boating experience and were able to do it. You travel at a slow speed--2-4 mph. Everone on the canals were friendly and willing to help or wait for us to get straightened up. They have rentals from a number of Marinas and Day Trips as well as 3-14 day trips. We were talking about doing another rental next year by the time we got home.
We took a train to Whitchurch and stayed locally for the night. A cab was only 5 pounds for the 3 of us and our luggage to the marina from town.

10. Virgin Balloon Flights - Whitchurch

Whitchurch Rugby Football Club Claypit Street | Edgeley Road, Whitchurch SY13 1NT, England
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5 based on 5 reviews

A hot air balloon ride over Whitchurch provides the perfect chance to enjoy beautiful rolling countryside from the majesty of a balloon basket. With views of Brown Moss Countryside Site, Shrewsbury and the Shropshire countryside, balloon rides over this area will take you over fields of green and lush countryside with miles of beautiful, patchwork landscape for you to enjoy.

Reviewed By Dennis9 - Shropshire UK

Bought this for my wife. I didn't take the flight as I am a bit nervous of heights.
My wife thoroughly enjoyed the early morning flight. In terms of flying time it took about 45minutes but overall a couple of hours when taking into account set-up time and safety briefing.
Glorious views over local countryside and a glass of champagne on landing at 8.30am !
The flight is of course subject to weather conditions and half a dozen previous bookings were cancelled the night before as the weather was not right. This is a bit frustrating but it is well worth persevering.
We would recommend.

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