This northwestern town might be a short distance from Liverpool and Manchester, but Warrington has plenty of activities in its own right, including museums, theme parks, historic halls and more.
Activities in Warrington
Designed for children aged two to 13, Gulliver’s World is an action-packed theme park with over 80 rides, including log flumes, roller coasters and several themed areas. Although it’s best enjoyed in the summer, their indoor Splash and NERF Zones are great fun whatever the weather. Plus, it’s just a short 10-minute drive from our Warrington (A49/M62, J9) hotel.
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Teamsport Go Karting
Located in the heart of Warrington’s Cultural Quarter, the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (and library) opened in 1848 and is one of the oldest museums in the country. The exhibits cover a broad range of topics, including geology, Roman Britain, pottery, the Civil War, local industry and native birds, mammals, fish and amphibians. The art gallery on the second floor houses over 1,000 paintings from the 19th and 20th century, including the acclaimed ‘Between The Tides’ by Walter Langley.
With a zoo, regular fairs and markets, and its own film festival, Walton Hall – located to the south of Warrington and around a 10-minute drive from our Warrington South hotel – is more than just a 19th-century stately home. The gardens and grounds are open to the public and also include crazy golf, pitch and putt, a bowls lawn and the excellent Heritage Café for snacks, drinks and lunch.
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Dating back to 1830, the impressive Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden is a great place to explore on a sunny day. Green-fingered gardeners will love the Victorian greenhouse and the gorgeous gardens, while everyone will appreciate the Fountain Café, which is open from Friday to Sunday.
Warrington Escape Rooms
Located near the train station, Clue HQ have five games to choose from, including Bunker 38, The Dungeon of Doom, The Vault, The Teleporter and Sacrifice. A short drive from our Central North hotel, it’s a great way to entertain the family on a rainy day and is best suited to children 10 years and over.
With three clever challenges to choose from, Lock Down is aimed at slightly older participants (children need to be 16 and over), with edgier games like Death Row and The Asylum aiming to scare and challenge.
Warrington Golf Club
Located on the highest point in town, Warrington Golf Course offers commanding views over the area, including the Pennines and the Welsh hills on a clear day. The 6,216 yards, par 71 course makes good use of its height and the natural woodland to create a challenging but rewarding course that is open year round.
Teamsport Go Karting Warrington
Get your speed fix at Teamsport Go Karting, the largest purpose-built indoor track in the country. With 35 bends and a Monaco-style tunnel, the 1000m-long track takes in three different levels with their 200cc karts capable of speeds up to 40mph. There is a range of different racing options available, including family sessions for kids over eight.