Visit Widnes – From man-made islands that made music history to interactive exhibits, you’ll find a diverse range of attractions for visitors of all ages!
Widnes is a vibrant town offering crowd-pleasing experiences and attractions. Just a 7-minute car journey from Runcorn, take the A533 over the Mersey Gateway Bridge or Silver Jubilee Bridge, and you can enjoy the views over the River Mersey. You can also hop on the Merseyrail from Liverpool Central Station, sit back, relax, and arrive in Widnes in 40 minutes.
Start your journey at the man-made island that made rock and roll history. Spike Island is central to Britain’s chemical industry and is known for hosting the iconic Stone Roses’ 1990 gig. Explore the island with its footpaths, cycle paths, canal walks, woodland and wetlands and outdoor activities.
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.
Whilst you’re there, be sure to visit Catalyst Science and Discovery and Museum. Experience interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, perfect for curious young minds, to discover the wonders of science and technology like never before. Unleash your inner scientist as you explore interactive displays and engage in exciting experiments.
Enjoy free parking at Spike Island Car Park nearby, or if you’re using public transport, you can get on the 27 or 27A bus which stops right outside the premises.
Just a 5-minute drive from the Catalyst, you’ll find DCBL Stadium. Home to the Widnes Vikings, DCBL Stadium hosts exhilarating matches and crowd-pleasing events, that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Whether you’re coming to support your favourite team or experience a special event, DCBL Stadium has a line-up of exciting events.
Widnes is also home to some great outdoor spaces. Voted as one of the top 5 best parks in the country by the Green Flag Awards, Victoria Park is a delightful place to spend a few hours with something for all the family.
Wander around the lake and enjoy the fresh air and tranquil surroundings. Explore the woodland area and keep an eye out for birds, squirrels, and other wildlife.
Dog walkers are also welcome, with a specially designated enclosed area where they can be safely let off their leads.
You can really make a day of it at Victoria Park with plenty of things to do, scenic surroundings and, to top it all off, Esposito’s deli, stocked with tempting treats and delicious hot drinks to fuel your scenic stroll.
With its exhilarating experiences and scenic spots, Widnes has so much to offer, from the Catalyst’s interactive exhibits to picturesque views and fantastic walking and cycling routes, plan your visit today!