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...

Daresbury Village, the birthplace of famous author, Lewis Carroll

Daresbury Village is a picturesque place and it's well worth spending a few hours here just wandering around. The village is situated in the lovely Cheshire countryside and is renowned as the birth place of Lewis Carroll who wrote the famous children's book 'Alice's...

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 have...

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...

Halton Castle

  Halton Castle is one of only two surviving Norman castles in Cheshire. It stands on a prominent rocky hill overlooking the River Mersey. Standing above Halton Village, it is clear that must have been chosen for its "elevated position and excellent potential as...

Halton Miniature Railway

Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this miniature railway line is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 7 1/4 inches, and operates a passenger service every Sunday afternoon throughout the year running through a small part of Town Park, the 10...

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...

Moore Nature Reserve

Moore Nature Reserve is situated between Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey. It offers five large lakes surrounded by 200 acres of woodland, meadows and wetland with paths and bird hides. Its habitats provide a home for a variety of mammals, insects,...

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Norton Priory in Runcorn has been a centre for the community since 1134. Today it provides a breath-taking historical setting and thriving natural environment which all ages can enjoy together.   Further Information Norton Priory...

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park holds the coveted Green Flag Award.  It offers a wide range of play activities for people of all ages and abilities. For the more energetic, why not try your hand at rock climbing on the boulder or test your skills on the skatepark that has three...

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...

Runcorn Hill

Originally a busy, sandstone quarry producing the stone for building works as far apart as Liverpool Cathedral and New York Harbour, Runcorn Hill is now a Green Flag Award winning local nature reserve with 32 hectares of natural landscapes and formal grounds. These...

Runcorn Town Hall Park

Runcorn Town Hall Park is set within formal gardens, meadows and woodland. It is regularly used by local residents for dog walking and informal sporting activities. There is a children's playground and the large open grass area for a variety of events and activities....

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,...

The Brindley

The Brindley is a multi award winning theatre and arts centre. It is the main centre for art and entertainment in Halton. It comprises of a 420 seat theatre, 108 seat studio, cinema, gallery, craft displays, workshop space and terrace café overlooking the Bridgewater...

Town Park

Set in the middle of Runcorn, the Town Park is an oasis of greenery amid the surrounding housing estates. There are lots of well marked paths to explore so it's great for a walk with the family or just you and the dog! The Bridgewater Canal borders the Town Park's...

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...

Wigg Island

Wigg Island is a Green Flag Award winner and was officially opened on 19th April 2002 by the Mayor of Halton and popular bird watching celebrity Bill Oddie. Bill’s comments summed up the occasion when he said, “It’s a beauty; it’s great to have...