Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst is an interactive science centre whose aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It is a great action-packed family attraction with an excellent educational focus. Try out the three hands-on galleries to explore with...

Future Flower

Designed by award winning architects Tonkin Liu, the Future Flower is a 14m high iconic public art piece which can be seen to grow out of the land, move gently in the wind and transfer wind energy into pulsing red light, marking a definitive point on the horizon of...

Hale Duck Decoy

One of Halton’s important historic sites is the ancient Duck Decoy in Hale Village. It has been restored for use as a nature reserve with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Owned by Hale Estates, it is an important Scheduled Ancient Monument. Believed to...

Hale Village

Sited on the north bank of the River Mersey, Hale Village’s quiet & tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by thatched cottages and brightly coloured cottage gardens. Winner of several ‘Best Kept Village’ awards, it is surrounded by farms, nursery gardens and rolling...

Mersey Gateway Visitor Centres

The Mersey Gateway Visitor Centres have been set up to tell the story of Halton’s iconic new bridge. Mersey Gateway volunteers are on hand to answer questions on everything from local history and heritage, environment and ecology, to the bridge construction. Further...

Pickerings Pasture Local Nature Reserve

A Green Flag Award winning Local Nature Reserve with acres of wild flower meadows and a fabulous view across the upper Mersey estuary. It is a peaceful place to enjoy picnics and watch the abundant wildlife. Surfaced paths lead along the waterfront making it suitable...

Select Security Stadium

The stadium is home to Widnes Vikings Rugby League team. The ground has a capacity of over 13,000 seated in what is now one of the most well equipped stadiums for rugby league in the country. The innovative ‘i’ pitch is the latest generation of artificial...

Spike Island

Green Flag Award winning Spike Island, on the Trans Pennine Trail, is now open parkland with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal. Acknowleged as the birthplace of the British chemical industry, the industrial wilderness was reclaimed as woodland,...

St Luke’s Church

The sandstone church of St. Luke was founded in 1180 and was originally dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon saint, Wilfred. The Grade 11* listed building has seen many changes and additions over the centuries. The original chapel of 1180 forms the central section of the...

St Marie’s Church

The Grade II listed building, designed by the eminent architect E.W. Pugin, was built in the early 1860s. Largely unaltered from its original design, it includes many original features including the magnificent altar screen (or rederos) which has been painstaking...

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is situated close to Widnes Town Centre. It holds the prestigious Green Flag award. Opened in 1900 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Heritage Lottery funding has restored Victoria Park to its former splendour and enabled the replacement...

Widnes Market

Traditional value in a modern market hall is what awaits the shopper on a visit to Widnes Market. Opened in 1875, the market moved to its current location in 1995, providing modern facilities and more free customer parking than ever. With a wide range of stalls at the...