5 Things to Do in Widnes This Summer!

Looking for some of the best things to do in Widnes this summer? Whether you’re a local or visiting from nearby Liverpool, this is your guide to the best summer activities in Widnes.

Walk, run and play in a park that reigns supreme – Victoria Park, Birchfield Rd, Widnes WA8 7SU

Start your summer adventure with a visit to Victoria Park. This beautifully maintained park is perfect for a scenic stroll with the dog, a family picnic, or a fun day out with the kids.

There’s plenty to do here, from playgrounds and a water play area to a duck pond and woodland walks. There are also various activities available including tennis courts, skateboard ramps, climbing boulder and playing fields. It’s a great spot to soak in the sun, surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant flower beds.

Roadside Parking is available on surrounding streets.

Spread your wings and explore a Butterfly oasis – Victoria Park, Birchfield Rd, Widnes WA8 7SU

The Butterfly House in Victoria Park is a key highlight and has reopened for the summer season! Walk through the Glasshouse and immerse yourself in a tropical oasis of butterflies – it’s an experience like no other.

Opening Times: Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am – 1pm each week and additionally on Wednesdays during the school holidays for the same hours. This will continue until the end of September.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates @vpetbutterflyhouse

Get a taste of Italy in Widnes – Victoria Park, Birchfield Rd, Widnes WA8 7SU

If you’re feeling peckish at the park, be sure to visit Esposito’s Deli and cool down with a creamy gelato or refreshing iced drink or authentic Italian coffee that will transport you straight to Tuscany. They also have a wide selection of food and meal deals. Don’t miss out on their delicious cakes and sandwiches – they’re a real treat!

Opening Times: 7 days a week, 9am-5pm

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates @espositosdeli

 Cheer on the Widnes Vikings at DCBL Stadium – Lower House Lane, Widnes WA8 7DZ

 There’s nothing like the excitement of a live sports game, and the Widnes Vikings Rugby League at DCBL Stadium delivers just that. The energy in the stadium is electric, and it’s a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening. Grab some snacks, deck out in your team colours, and immerse yourself in an edge-of-your-seat experience.

Visit their website here for further details and ticket information.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates @widnesrl

Spark your creativity at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre – Mersey Road, Widnes, WA8 0DF

Who says learning can’t be fun? This interactive museum is dedicated to the fascinating world of science and chemistry. Get hands-on with exciting experiments, explore interactive exhibits, and enjoy stunning views of the River Mersey and Liverpool’s skyline from the rooftop observatory. It’s a great way to feed your curiosity and inspire young minds.

For more information on tickets, events and workshops, visit their website here

Opening Times: Tuesday- Sunday from 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays)

Catalyst has a large free car park. If you are coming over the Mersey Gateway Bridge or the Silver Jubilee Bridge, please don’t forget to pay your toll within 24 hours. This can be done online at www.merseyflow.co.uk

Summer Plans Sorted!

You don’t have to travel far to make the most of your summer. For more inspiration, check out Halton’s 50 Quirky Things and discover what’s right on your doorstep!

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