2020: Activity 20 – Warrington Parks

Today Boys 2, 3 and I visited a few parks in and around Warrington.

This summer I’ve shared regular updates of what we’ve been up to during the school holidays – you can see a summary at our 2020: 42 Activities of Summer page.

Here are some photos

Whilst on holiday, it’s inevitable things don’t go 100% to plan – or certainly that’s the case with us!  This week when I tried to book Gulliver’s World Theme Park I discovered there were no spaces left.

I’d purchased a Wowcher family deal last year, and was waiting to see which day would be best weather wise.  I thought there couldn’t be many wanting to go to a Theme Park in the middle of a pandemic, especially when face masks are required whilst queuing and on rides – but it seems this and many other local attractions are full.  I’ve read the Government 50% off meals scheme is popular too, with people struggling to get booked.

Dad was brilliant, and suggested I add a couple of days to our trip – which is sorted.  We are missing Dad and Boy 1.  This will be the longest we’ve been apart since we got together 15+ years ago.  We’re video chatting daily via What’sApp, and there’s a bit of a competition going on as to who can have the most treats.

Boy 1 also wanted a competition as to who could stay up the latest.  I quickly declared him the winner (after sending him a photo of us in the dark) – as I don’t doubt he could stay up all night and beyond to win the prize (he’d selected) of fireball gobstoppers!

Back to today.   We stayed local, heading to a local Clarks’ shop as yesterday, Boy 3 said his toes were hurting from pressing against the front of his trainers.

On arrival they said “Did you know we’re only taking pre-booked appointments?”  (Oh no!)  Thankfully, they had one slot left in a couple of hours, so I gratefully accepted. 

They suggested a walk through Black Bear Park to Victoria Park (Postcode: WA4 1DQ, South East Warrington, free parking) whilst we wait.  There were two play parks next to each other, and a skatepark too.  Perfect.

Here’s a Relive video of our route.


Later in the day, we drove to another park recommended by a Mum I’d got speaking to – Wolston Park (Postcode: WA1 4LN, North East of Warrington, free parking).  There were three further play parks here, all within easy walking distance of the car park.  We saw a conker tree with spiky balls, bunnies, squirrels, and the boys played another couple of hours whilst I enjoyed the heat of the sun.

I’ve got a good vibe from Warrington – lots of cycle paths, canals, the Mersey river, and green spaces.  Today was a reminder you don’t need to spend money to have fun.  This was the boys best day, as they liked the parks, and that made it a good day for me too 🙂

Can you recommend any parks in and around Warrington?  What’s your favourite playpark?

#Warrington  #BlackBearPark  #VictoriaPark  #WolstonPark




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