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Whether you are here for an hour, a day or longer Warrington has something for everyone!

Town centre

From an award winning market offering the best of local produce, to the Golden Square shopping centre and more, Warrington has lots of different shopping experiences for residents and visitors alike. 

The town is also home to one of the oldest lending libraries in the country and the award winning Warrington Museum and Art Gallery features regularly changing exhibitions. 

The Pyramid and the Parr Hall venues host an array of music concerts and family friendly shows for all tastes and ages. 

Sports fans may enjoy a trip to the Halliwell Jones rugby stadium to see local Super League side Warrington Wolves in action!

Picturesque villages and outdoor fun

Warrington has plenty to offer nature lovers and those who enjoy the exploring in the great outdoors.  The borough of has a plethora of parks, green spaces, historical estates and sites of scientific interest, not to mention an interesting network of canals. 

Highlights include Walton Hall and Gardens (home to a lovely children's zoo), Rixton Claypits, Risley Moss, Woolston Eyes and Appleton Dingle.

For young families a trip to local theme park Gulliver's World is likely to be right up your street.

Events

A large number of events, fetes and festivals also happen around the borough throughout the year, these include farmers and themed markets, Warrington Walking Day, classic car shows and a welly wanging competition!  Take a look at the What's Onsection.

Activities for young people

The council’s youth work service offers lots of activities and one-to-one work to support your personal and social development if you're aged 11-19. 

All projects are based on listening to you and working with you to make sure you get the best out of all activities.  You can get involved in sessions based on music, art, dance and sports, and also discussions in group situations.  We can also offer one-to-one support to help you overcome any specific difficulties by working with a dedicated youth worker to set targets and achieve goals. 

All of our youth work support and activities aim to help you to build self-esteem and confidence, tackle any substance misuse issues, access sexual health advice, and overcome any social, emotional and behavioural difficulties you might be experiencing.

Take a look at some of our services and activities: 

 

Central East

Central South

Central West

Monday

Mind Works

Drop in 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Wellbeing Project

(Referral only)

4.30pm - 6.00pm

Orford Youth Base 

Focused Group (13-19years)

6.45pm – 9.15pm

 

Media School @ Youth Cafe

3pm to 6pm

Substance Support Works

Drug and Alcohol Screening drop-in @ Youth Cafe

4.00pm - 5.00pm

TAGS (17-24yrs)

Town Centre location

(Referral only)

6.30pm – 9.30pm

 Mobile Youth Base

Chapelford

6.30pm - 9.15pm

Tuesday

Warrington Children in Care Council

4.30pm – 6.30pm

 

UFI

(Referral only)

6.45pm – 9.15pm

Mind Works

Drop in 12.00pm - 1.00pm

 

 

Wednesday

Mind Works

Drop in 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Orford Youth Base Open 

Years 7 and 8

5.30pm – 7.00pm

Orford Youth Base Open 

(Ages 13-19 years)

7.30pm – 9.15pm

(Music)

Heritage Project@ Youth Café

3pm to 6pm

Mind Works

Drop in 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Youth TAGS (11-16yrs)

Town Centre location

(Referral only)

6.30pm – 9.30pm

The Bike Project

Referral only, open to young people from accross Warrington

6.30pm – 9.15pm

Thursday

Wired Young Carers 

fortnightly drop-in

4pm – 5.30pm

Girls’ Group

6.45pm – 9.15pm

Connect Sexual Health @ Youth Cafe

(Connect & School Nurses)

3pm – 6pm

 

IMPACT

  Warrington Youth Council

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Mobile Youth Base

Whitecross

6.30pm to 9.15pm

Street Bike Responsive

6.30pm - 9.15pm

Friday

Youth Voice

Fortnightly drop-in

4.00pm - 6.30pm

The Project

6.30pm – 9.15pm

Music Blast @ Youth Cafe

3.00pm – 6.00pm

 

Street Bike Responsive

6.30pm – 9.15pm

Saturday

 

Youth Café

Sing and Music Jam

2.00pm – 5.00pm

 

The Bike Project is based at Great Sankey Children's Centre

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