Top 10 Things to do in Runcorn, United Kingdom (UK)

August 9, 2017 Terina Blouin

Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in Halton, Cheshire, England, and in the southeast of the Liverpool City Region. Its population in 2011 was 61,789. The town is on the southern bank of the River Mersey, where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap. Directly to the north across the River Mersey is the town of Widnes. Upstream and 8 miles (12.9 km) to the northeast is the town of Warrington, and downstream 16 miles (26 km) to the west is the city of Liverpool.
Restaurants in Runcorn

1. The Brindley

High Street, Runcorn WA7 1BG, England +44 151 907 8360
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

The Brindley

Reviewed By barbelman92 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

What a night to remember fantastic venue and staff and totally took us by surprise how quaint and brilliant this venue is. It was our fist visit the seats we had chosen were fab and very comfortable swiftly served at the bar clean toilets. As...MoreThanks for taking time to write the review. Hope to see you at the Brindley Theatre again soon. Peter (The Brindley Team)

2. Victoria Park

Victoria Park Birchfield Avenue, Widnes WA8 6PX, England +44 151 423 6147
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Victoria Park

Reviewed By 2notverymobile - Widnes, United Kingdom

A great park for a day out! Two Playgrounds -one is for the little tots.Seating within the Playgrounds & grass areas for picnics.There is also an outdoor wet play area with sprinklers within the playground in summer ,but beware is does get very slippery & perhaps the floor could do with being cleaned more often!
The ice cream parlour is alongside the playground,again there is Seating inside & out.
An excellent new cafe has just opened too,further down in the park.
There is a lovely nature walk,& a lake,where children can enjoy feeding squirrels,birds & ducks,before visiting the butterfly house at the opposite end of of the park.
Also bike hire,tennis courts,climbing rock,enclosed skate board area ,cenotaph & bandstand.
There is even an enclosed dog area where dogs can play off lead.
A huge grassed area in the middle of the park offers space for children to run freely & families to picnic.
The park is suitable for those with mobility problems,as it is flat with excellent paths all around.Plenty of benches are dotted around,so it is easy to stop & relax.
Parking is not allowed inside,but plenty on the perimeter roads .
Suitable park for all ages.
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3. Catton Hall

Catton Hall Bradley Lane, Frodsham WA6 7EX, England +44 1928 788295
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 145 reviews

Catton Hall

Set in over 200 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside, Catton Hall is the North-West's Premier Outdoor Activity Venue! Try your hand at various country sports and adrenaline activities which are sure to leave you feeling totally exhilarated. Now come along and learn something new whilst having serious fun along the way!

Reviewed By dannybuck - Stafford, United Kingdom

This is the third time i have been hear and not been let down yet myself and my girlfriend and our friends had booked to go quad biking but unfortunately my girlfriend couldn't take part so it was just the 3 of us. We did...MoreHi dannybuck, Thank you so much for your kind words! We will look forward to seeing you again for another dose of adrenaline :)

4. Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Tudor Road | Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1SX, England +44 1928 569895
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Reviewed By xusto - wirral

Had the pleasure many yes ago of visiting this beautiful priory in all its glory before the awful renovations. It was a gem then, not now. Whoever gave permission for this awful renovation needs to be fired. I thought old buildings were protected, not the priory it seems. On arrival, you firstly have to go through a business park, which I assume was the priory s land which has been sold off. Very built up. On arrival, I was horrified to see what had happened to that beautiful old building. The only thing I can describe, is someone taking Stonehenge and putting a plastic and glass building on top of it. Scandalous!!!! Whoever agreed this renovation, you have ruined that beautiful, old priory and replaced it with a concrete, glass and plastic monstrosity. Shame on you!!

5. Spike Island Nature Reserve

Mersey Road, Widnes, England +44 151 420 1121
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Spike Island Nature Reserve

Reviewed By andynix2017 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Local walk for me and enjoy watching the ducks and swans. Views good over the Mersey and plenty of benches to watch world go by

6. Hover Force Ltd

Field off Brook Furlong, Frodsham, England +44 1928 240444
Excellent
86%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Hover Force Ltd

Hovercraft Racing, Off Road Buggy Trials, DTV Shredder & Segway Experiences for groups and individuals. Outdoor Activities for Stags & Hens, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Teambuilding, Redletterdays and to suit all ages 7+. Located next to M56 at Frodsham

Reviewed By katemenzies - Manchester, United Kingdom

An absolutely fantastic day from the 9.30am start through to the 6pm finish. We managed to fit in x6 different activities, x1 of which they made bespoke to us to accommodate for the ~40 people we had to entertain for the day.
Facilities
We provided our own BBQ during the day but the site on staff couldn't do enough to support us with setting it up and ensuring we had all the bits we needed. There is also tea/coffee available on site throughout the day and the toilets were impeccably clean with hand wash facilities provided. They thought of everything!
Staff
All staff were very skilled in the activity they looked after and made the experience as fun as possible whilst ensuring safety was ensured
Activities
Hovercrafting, Buggies, Tomahawks, DTV shredders, Duck herding (bought in for us!)
Tips
Just book it and go an enjoy a fun filled day out - some of our group have already rebooked!

7. Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall Gardens Walton Lea Road | Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN, England +44 1925 262908
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 952 reviews

Walton Hall and Gardens

Reviewed By Sallylilla - Manchester, United Kingdom

Visited yesterday 13 th March with my son and small grandson. Playground attractions good but our experience in the cafe/ tearoom were dreadful and need management attention. Firstly there was nobody to serve us in the cafe. It was deserted save for two customers who were leaving. The time was approximately 2.30. Went looking for staff along with two other potential customers. 10 to 15 minutes later a man in a pinafore emerged from a room outside on the courtyard laughing and joking with colleagues. There was little or no food to choose - one Sandwich cake and some unappetising looking sweaty looking scones in cellophane. By this time we were pretty disappointed and the young man seemed not to know what he was doing. Worse by far was he filth and I use the word deliberately. The flagstone floor had clearly not been mopped. In a very long time and our little who is not quite walking crawled off. On picking him up his hands were literally filthy and the knees of his trousers brown and covered in soil and dust. The table in front of our settee was also dirty and this was a quiet day. We made a hasty retreat having wasted nine pounds.
Worse was to come. I took my grandson into the ladies to change a nappy. It was so dirty that I was horrified: an overflowing bin of soiled nappies, dirty change table and the floor awash with muddy water so that a clean dropped nappy had to be immediately binned. I did not want to use the facility because of health risks but had to as our baby had soiled himself. I spent ages with anti bac wiped both on the baby and on myself. There is no excuse for such disgusting conditions and the establishment should be ashamed.

8. Jump Nation

Elite House Shaw Street | Elite House, Runcorn WA7 5TZ, England +44 845 609 0799
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Jump Nation

Picture the scene, wall to wall trampolines as far as the eye can see, all connected together to form one huge indoor trampoline park. Now imagine angled trampolines forming the sides so you, your family and friends can literally bounce off the walls! This is what you will find at Jump Nation's trampoline parks, the largest indoor trampoline arenas in Europe.

Reviewed By Benitta - Runcorn, Cheshire, England

We managed to get a last minute booking. Car parking spaces available where good and the booking in process straightforward. Sticking to booking in times the children's hour up soon came around. Toilet facilities were good and clean although location meant younger children required supervision. We didn't use the catering facility but it was useful to know it was there.
Looking forward to seeing it after the New Year upfurb! Trampolines in good condition despite!
We were lucky enough to utilise a groupon voucher so fee was very fair

9. Catalyst

Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England +44 151 420 1121
Excellent
45%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Catalyst

Catalayst makes Science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities, explore the award winning galleries, visit the stunning interactive theatre, experience fun activities in the lab or travel 30m above the river Mersey in the external glass lift to the glass walled Observatory gallery!Visit the gift shop and Elements cafe, the perfect place to enjoy a tasty snack whilst admiring the riverside views Free car parking!

Reviewed By lynne g - Southport, United Kingdom

All you want to know about the manufacturing history of this important area of the north west.We went for an hour and stayed all day.Some thing to interest everyone. I view the chemical industry in a new light....essential for every part of modern life.Exhibition about the new bridge manned by amazing volunteers an added extra. Views from the glass top story over the estuary out of this world. Dont forget to ask for a tablet to t ake up deposit required

10. Pickerings Pasture

Mersey View Road, Widnes WA8 8LP, England
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Pickerings Pasture

Reviewed By Glynn W

Visited for the first time last weekend. Positives: Ample parking, toilets, cafe and wheelchair friendly. Negatives: horrendous smell of human waste due to the wastewater treatment plant at the western edge.
Still, on a nice day, if you get beyond the smelly area or walk the other way, this is a nice place for a stroll.

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