Things to do

Whether you are here for an hour, a day or longer Warrington has something for everyone!

Children's Centres

There are six children’s centres in Warrington that offer a variety of play based learning activities for young children and their families.


We offer a variety of play and development opportunities, childcare, health advice and guidance, family support and parenting advice. With a particular focus on the most disadvantaged families, children’s centres aim to work with families to reduce inequalities in child development and school readiness.


Services are tailored in each area to meet the needs of local families.


Children’s centre services may include:

  • crèches to support adult education and respite
  • antenatal and post-natal care, including midwife appointments, health visitor advice drop-in, baby massage
  • advice from a range of professionals such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), health visitors, family support workers, and Early Year SEND support
  • stay and play sessions for parents/carers and their children to help with social development and school readiness


For details of what’s on at your local children’s centre, visit our Facebook page

Or call 01925 443444 

Virtual Activities

Follow this link for a list of Virtual activities that children can enjoy during their time away from school - virtual activities

Activities for young people

The council’s youth service offers lots of targeted activities and one-to-one work to support your personal and social development if you're aged 11-19. 

All projects are based on listening to you and working with you to make sure you get the best out of all activities.  You can get involved in sessions based on music, art, dance and sports, and also discussions in group situations.  We can also offer one-to-one support to help you overcome any specific difficulties by working with a dedicated youth worker to set targets and achieve goals. 

All of our youth work support and activities aim to help you to build self-esteem and confidence, tackle any substance misuse issues, access sexual health advice, and overcome any social, emotional and behavioural difficulties you might be experiencing.

Link to Warrington Youth Service Facebook page

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There are hundreds of volunteering opportunities available across Warrington. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA) can help you to explore what is available and match you up with the most appropriate one.

Contact WVA today


A large number of events, fetes and festivals also happen around the borough throughout the year, these include farmers and themed markets, Warrington Walking Day, classic car shows and a welly wanging competition!  Take a look at the What's Onsection.

Town centre

From an award winning market offering the best of local produce, to the Golden Square shopping centre and more, Warrington has lots of different shopping experiences for residents and visitors alike. 

The town is also home to one of the oldest lending libraries in the country and the award winning Warrington Museum and Art Gallery features regularly changing exhibitions. 

The Pyramid and the Parr Hall venues host an array of music concerts and family friendly shows for all tastes and ages. 

Sports fans may enjoy a trip to the Halliwell Jones rugby stadium to see local Super League side Warrington Wolves in action!

Picturesque villages and outdoor fun

Warrington has plenty to offer nature lovers and those who enjoy the exploring in the great outdoors.  The borough of has a plethora of parks, green spaces, historical estates and sites of scientific interest, not to mention an interesting network of canals. 

Highlights include Walton Hall and Gardens (home to a lovely children's zoo), Rixton Claypits, Risley Moss, Woolston Eyes and Appleton Dingle.

For young families a trip to local theme park Gulliver's World is likely to be right up your street.

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