Visit Runcorn this December for Festive Performances, Winter Walks and Christmas Classics.

As the air turns crisp and winter’s magic fills the atmosphere, Runcorn welcomes you to a season of wonder and joy. Here’s your guide to embracing the spirit of winter in Runcorn, where enchanting experiences await at every turn.

Step into the wonderland of Norton Priory and immerse yourself in the spirit of the season. From the timeless performance of A Christmas Carol to listening to your festive favourite carols with the Runcorn Community Choir Carol Concert, and the captivating Winter Solstice celebrations, Norton Priory is a hub of magical events. While the walled garden takes a winter break, the museum remains open from 10 am to 4 pm, with the last admission at 3 pm (closed Wednesday and Thursday) and will be closed for the Christmas period from 18th December to 1st January. Bring your furry friends on leads and explore the festive charm via the Museum Visitor Centre, complete with a café, toilets, and a gift shop.

Your day-out just levelled up with VR Warehouse! Immerse yourself in a Virtual Reality experience like no other. Choose your adventure—Zombies, Music, Horror, Fantasy, escape rooms, you name it, they’ve got it. Suitable for adults and families with children aged 8 and above, VR Warehouse promises a unique and thrilling escape. Pick a game, put on your VR headset, and let the magic of virtual reality transport you to new realms!

Looking for a great spot for your winter walk? Visit Runcorn Hill Park. If you want to experience some incredible views, there are a variety of paths to take, but the best one leads to the top of the hill with a view over The Mersey, with Snowdonia in the distance, Liverpool on the skyline, and the planes coming in to land at Liverpool Airport, flying just above your head!

This nature reserve is home to great green spaces with views of Runcorn town centre, where you can do a spot of Christmas shopping at Runcorn Shopping City

Let your little ones run free as they explore the small obstacle course and woodland area. be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife.  Whilst you’re there, be sure to grab a tasty treat and a hot drink at Esposito’s Deli, to fuel your walk. As the weather gets colder, they’re serving up comforting, homemade soups to warm you up from the inside out.

Just a short trip from the Silver Jubilee Bridge lies the award-winning Brindley Theatre. This 400-seater auditorium has hosted legends like Lulu and plans an enhanced extension to become a cultural hub in Runcorn. Get ready for show-stopping performances that will leave the whole family enthralled.

In December, join a fun, festive, musical show, great for all the family with ‘A Christmas Wish’ or why not enjoy Christmas classics in the seasonally decorated Studio such as Polar Express, Die Hard, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more! The Brindley promises magical moments that will brighten your winter nights.

Experience good times on tap at the Society Taproom, located by the iconic Silver Jubilee Bridge. This trendy tap house and microbrewery offer a winter retreat with Craft and Cask ales, real cider, cocktails, and live music. The mouth-watering street food kitchen will be sure to fuel your day out. Sit back, sip on artisanal brews, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this vibrant spot.

This festive season, visit Runcorn to find quirky and fun things to do this winter. From historic wonders and virtual adventures to captivating performances and crafted delights, there’s something for everyone.

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