50 Quirky Things To Do in Halton: Part 2
What are your plans for 2024? We’ve got a unique list of 50 inspiring and quirky things to see, do, taste and experience – only in Halton! Join us as we continue our journey through the next set of extraordinary experiences…
Part 2: Quirky Things 16-30
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Pickering’s Pasture, Widnes, WA8 8LP
Escape into nature at Pickering’s Pasture, a local nature reserve with acres of wildflower meadows and a fabulous view across the Upper Mersey Estuary. Distinguished by its prestigious Green Flag Award and acres of wildflower meadows is the ideal location for a scenic stroll. Overlooking the picturesque upper Mersey estuary, the reserve offers a peaceful place, perfect for leisurely strolls in nature while you observe the wildlife.
- Dance to the Beat of the Sounds of the Summer of 1990 – Spike Island, WA8 ODG
Take a stroll along the paths on this man-made island and soak up the picturesque views of the River Mersey, or head out on a bike ride and discover the many hidden gems dotted around the island. Revel in the beauty of footpaths, cycle paths, canal walks, woodlands, and wetlands.
- Cross the Famous Bridge to Discover the Whole Region – Silver Jubilee Bridge
Embark on a circular route around the island, passing under the Mersey Gateway Bridge and witnessing spectacular views of the iconic Silver Jubilee Bridge. This bridge has become more than a transportation link, it has become an iconic landmark, attracting visitors from far and wide and has also been the star in some on-screen features including a Netflix drama which filmed scenes on the Silver Jubilee Bridge.
- Flutter Through a Butterfly House – Victoria Park, WA8 7SU
Flutter through a tropical oasis in the glasshouse full of butterflies at Victoria Park. The beautifully maintained grounds are scattered with trees. Wander around the lake and enjoy the fresh air and tranquil surroundings.
- Step on the Stage Where Gary Barlow Took His First Steps to Stardom – Halton Royal British Legion Club, Runcorn, WA7 2BE
Step on the stage where Gary Barlow took his first steps to stardom. It was here that he first performed his own material including the first public performance of the massive hit, Million Love Songs.
- Go Full Steam on a Miniature Locomotive – Miniature Railway, WA7 6PT
Go full steam and hop aboard this miniature locomotive. This family-friendly attraction is loved by visitors of all ages and offers a fun and unique experience.
- Visit the Venue of One of the Largest Dance-Music Festivals – Creamfields, WA4 4AF
Explore the grounds of the Daresbury Estate, passing by the site of the Take a stroll around Moore and pass by the site of the world-famous Creamfields Music Festival. Creamfields, one of the largest dance-music festivals featuring world-class DJ’s and live acts from all over the country, all set on the Daresbury Estate.
- Tune in to the Store Where the Greats Get Their Guitars -Runcorn WA7 1LG
Step into Frailer’s, a store renowned in the region for being a go-to destination for rock and roll legends, entertainers, and musicians. With a rich history of having some of the biggest names in music visit instore.
- Record Your Own Hit Song – The Studio, Widnes WA8 7SQ
Once part of the Queen’s Hall, The Studio is a space dedicated to all things sound. Hosting live events, rehearsal rooms, and a recording studio.
- Explore a Campus Full of World-Class Innovation – Daresbury, WA4 4FS
Explore a cutting-edge world of science and technology at Sci-Tech Daresbury. Located in the heart of Halton, this world-class campus is home to some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies and institutions in the UK. Check the website and look out for opening days for the public.
- Have a Picnic in a Park that Reigns Supreme – Victoria Park, WA8 7SU
Have a picnic in a park that reigns supreme whilst enjoying the stunning views of nature. This top 5 Green Flag award-winning park is a great spot for a picnic or a scenic stroll. Explore the woodland area and keep an eye out for birds, squirrels and other wildlife.
- Lick Your Way Through 12 Delicious Flavours of Dairy Ice Cream – WA4 4HZ
Treat your taste buds at Daresbury Dairy Ice Cream. With 12 delicious flavours to choose from, savour seasonal treats and award-winning creations. Find a spot by the pond, take in the scenic surroundings, and enjoy the perfect combination of tasty treats and picturesque views.
- Visit the Village Wonderland and Birthplace of Lewis Carroll – WA4 4AE
Daresbury, a village steeped in history and creativity, proudly stands as the birthplace of Lewis Carroll. Explore the childhood home of the famous author, discover attractions dedicated to his legacy, and immerse yourself in the wonderland that inspired “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
- Hike Around a Lighthouse – Hale Point & Lighthouse, L24 4AZ
Perched on a sandstone cliff overlooking picturesque coastlines, Hale Head Lighthouse overlooks the beaches and salt marsh of the picturesque coastline, offering scenic views of the River Mersey.
- Look Out for Buddhist Monks – Buddhist Temple, Runcorn, WA7 1JH
In search of serenity? Visit the Buddhist Temple and Meditation Centre in Runcorn. Experience a tranquil escape surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of the temple. Whether you seek meditation or simply wish to explore the beauty of this cultural gem, the Buddhist Temple offers a serene retreat in the heart of Halton.
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