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Things to do in Runcorn

Bustling industrial town that lies on the banks on the River Mersey

Are you looking for things to do in Runcorn? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   River Mersey, Halton Castle and Runcorn Ferry


Did you know...

  • The BBC situation comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is set in Runcorn.
  • Edward John Smith (1850–1912), captain of the Titanic, purchased a retirement home in Higher Runcorn but never lived there because of his death aboard the Titanic.



 

  Attractions

Halton Miniature Railway

The track is 7 1/4.
Town Park, Palace Fields
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 6PT

Recommended by Tom Sawyer, Widnes

 

Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Lodge Lane Nursery

Beautiful garden is set in 2 acres of peaceful Cheshire countryside along the banks of the Trent and Mersey canal.
Lodge Lane, Dutton
Warrington
Cheshire
WA4 4HP

 

Vale Royal Falconry

New Falconry Activity Centre now available for private bookings and falconry experiences.
Sandycroft
Warrington Road
Acton Bridge
CW8 3QB

01606851873

 

Norton Priory Museum And Gardens

Discover 900 years of history through this award winning historic site.
Tudor Road
Runcorn
WA7 1SX

01928569895

Recommended by Edith Myers, Wirral

 

Blakemere Village

There’s so much to enjoy now at Blakemere Village. Come and spend the day with us and discover what is here.
Chester Road
Sandiway
Northwich
CW8 2EB

01606883261

Recommended by Jo Williams, Davenham
“There are plenty of activities for the children to do as well as a lovely place to eat, its also free to enter and free parking!”

 

Go Ape! Delamere Forest

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Delamere Forest
CW8 2HZ

 

20 Forthlin Road, Allerton

National Trust - Former home of the McCartney family (as in Paul, of Beatles fame).
Liverpool
L24 2SA

 

Sutton Fields

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the River Weaver Valley, Golf Driving. Range, Putting Green, Bunkers, crazy golf.
Chester Road
Sutton Weaver
Runcorn
WA7 3EY

 
 

  Parks

Big Wood FREE

Big Wood, near Runcorn in Cheshire, is an area of diverse woodland in an urban area which provides a safe haven for wildlife.
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 6LA

 

Hatch Mere FREE

Hatch Mere comprises a variety of habitats, including open water, fen carr and dry woodland.
Delamere Forest
Frodsham
Cheshire
WA6 6NY

 

Beech Wood FREE

Beech Wood is a clough wood located to the south west of Runcorn in Cheshire. The site was a gift to the Woodland Trust.
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 4PL

 

Owley Wood FREE

An ancient woodland with an abundance of bluebells in the spring.
Weaverham
Cheshire
CW8 4HG

 

Warburton's Wood FREE

An ancient semi-natural clough woodland with a small tributary of the River Weaver.
Kingsley
Cheshire
WA6 8HR

 

Black Lake FREE

A small pool and associated bog with a variety of insects and spiders.
Delamere Forest
Delamere
Cheshire
WA6 6NB

 

Pickering's Scrape FREE

A small brackish pond with a small number of waders and wildfowl.
Hale
Cheshire
WA8 8LL

 

Dutton Farm Park FREE

A rich mixture of lush wildflower meadows and thick woodlands alongside the River Weaver.
Acton Bridge
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 3QQ

 

Abbots Moss FREE

A large area of acid bog with some areas of dry heath and bog pools.
Delamere Forest
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2ES

 

Hunter's Wood FREE

A new woodland, regenerated from poor grassland.
Frodsham
Cheshire
WA6 8EL

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Runcorn

Modern multi-screen cinema complex.
Trident Park
Halton Lea
WA7 2FQ

03303334444

Recommended by Gareth Selby, Runcorn

 
 

  Theatre

The Brindley

Home to an eclectic programme of drama, dance, comedy shows, touring comedians, music, family shows, films and exhibitions.
High Street
Runcorn
WA7 1BG

Recommended by Betty Draper, Widnes

 
 

  Golf

Runcorn Golf Club

Golf Club.
Clifton Road
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 4SU

 

Delamere Forest Golf Club

Founded in 1910 and designed by the renowned architect Herbert Fowler, Delamere Forest Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the best heathland golf courses in England.
Station Road
Dlamere
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2JE

 

Frodsham Golf Club

Golf Club.
Simons Lane
Frodsham
Cheshire
WA6 6HE

 

Sandiway Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chester Road
Sandiway
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2DJ

 
 

  Riding

E SCAPE

Unique electric off-road riding centre.
Hill Top Road
Preston Brook
Cheshire
WA4 4AH

03330117233

Recommended by Steve Rutter, Warrington

 

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