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Warrington: Like a local

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Exterior view of a historical building in Warrington.

Warrington: Like a local

Here at Pentahotel Warrington, we want you to have the most fun during your stay. And so we have collected some of our favourite and most popular activities to do in Warrington. We hope to welcome you soon! Our staff is always happy to give you more recommendations and the best advice for your trip.


1. Go visit the Gulliver’s World theme park.

The number one attraction for families coming to Warrington is Gulliver’s World. It’s especially great for a day out with little kids, as there are plenty of rides and fun activities. The Lost World is amazing for dinosaur enthusiasts big and small. 


2. Take your kids to the Splash Zone water park.

On a rainy day, families can head to Splash Zone instead. It’s an indoor water park for kids that belongs to Gulliver’s World and is open to all ages, though kids must be at least 1 m tall to use the slides. 


3. Spend an afternoon at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Walton Hall and Gardens is a beautiful destination for a day in Warrington. It’s free to enter and a great time for kids and adults alike. It has many outdoor activities like a kids zoo and playground, adventure golf and a high ropes course. Walton Hall itself is a beautiful Elizabethan hall and the ornamental park is stunning. 


4. Visit Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

An interesting little museum with something for everyone. The art gallery holds around 300 oil paintings. Entrance is free and so it’s really worth a visit. This hidden gem is located in a Grade II listed building in our Cultural Quarter, right above the Central Library. It’s also one of the oldest local museums in the country!


5. Get your lunch from Warrington Market.

Have a look at Warrington city centre and the historical buildings on Bridge Street and find Warrington Market right on Times Square. It’s a great place to buy fresh food or have lunch at the lovely indoor dining area. Here you can also find nice gifts to bring home.


6. Have your afternoon tea at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden.

A beautiful walled garden, Grappenhall Heys is the perfect destination if you are looking for some peace and quiet in Warrington. It boasts three ponds, vegetable plots and glasshouses. There is also a café that uses some of the fruit and vegetables from the gardens.


7. Walk or cycle along Bridgewater Canal.

The Manchester Ship Canal that runs through Warrington is undoubtedly impressive in its size. However, it’s also worth checking out the smaller Bridgewater Canal for a walk or bike ride. One of the oldest canals in the country, it runs from Worsley through Manchester all the way to Runcorn.


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