Crowning the banks of River Mersey in Cheshire, Warrington is a bustling city full of parks, gardens, art galleries and ethnology exhibits. It’s also a family-friendly destination with theme parks and a beloved rugby league team.
Things to do in Warrington
Woven into the fabric of city life, Woolston Park reflects the ambience of the English countryside with woodlands, wetlands, meadows and swan-filled ponds. You’ll find beautiful nature and wildlife at Sankey Valley Park, along with sculptures, art and a BMX course. Walden Hall and Gardens boasts a children’s zoo and a nine-hole pitch 'n' putt course.
Near Sankey Valley Park is the wildly popular Gulliver’s World. The theme park features at least 80 rides, attractions and play areas for all ages. Head to Apple Jacks Adventure Park for archery, trampolines and the intricately designed Maize Maze.
You could spend an entire day at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, home to more than 200,000 artefacts and exhibits spanning numismatics, archaeology, regional history, ethnology and Egyptology. Afterwards, pay your respects to the nation’s police force at the decades-old Museum of Policing.
If your visit coincides with a rugby league game, score tickets to watch the Warrington Wolves play at Halliwell Jones Stadium. Indulge in Italian cuisine at Donatello’s near the stadium or join rugby fans for contemporary European fare at The Grill on the Square.
Getting around Warrington
Several major motorways service the city of Warrington, including the M6, M62 and M56. You can rent a car locally or from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, a 30-minute drive away. Buses, taxis and bicycle hire are available as well.