5 Exciting things to do in Northwich
Home to SureStore’s third facility, Northwich is an historic town surrounded by the stunning Cheshire countryside and extensive waterways. As well as ideal self-storage solutions, the town also boasts a range of attractions and places to visit.
So, if you’re looking for some weekend activities or have recently moved to the area, take a look at these 5 exciting things to do in Northwich!
Anderton Boat Lift
Known to many as the Cathedral of the Canals, Anderton Boat Lift is an impressive example of Victorian engineering. Built in 1875, the remarkable structure is considered a scheduled monument included in the country’s National Heritage list. Along with the informative Visitor centre, coffee shop, and children’s play area, it’s no wonder Anderton Boat lift was 2018’s Large Visitor Attraction of the year winner.
The working hydraulic lift raises boats and barges 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal. Visitors can enjoy a half an hour boat ride up and down the lift or, if you’re feeling brave, try Walking the Lift to experience the fantastic view.
Along with the informative Visitor centre, coffee shop, and children’s play area, it’s no wonder Anderton Boat lift was 2018’s Large Visitor Attraction of the year winner. There’s also Anderton Nature Park, where visitors can walk alongside the River Weaver and witness the wildlife, and the nearby Northwich Woods. Opening times include weekdays 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and weekends/Bank Holidays to 5:30 pm, why not download the free local map and plan your visit!
Movie buffs in Northwich need look no further than Odeon Cinema. Established in 2016, the state-of-the-art cinema is part of the towns modern Barons Quay development along the River Weaver and is the perfect place to enjoy the latest blockbusters with a big tub of popcorn.
Whether you enjoy exciting action movies, horror films or rom-coms, the five-screen cinema shows all of the latest movie releases in 2-D and RealD 3-D. There’s also the thoroughly immersive ISENSE boasting a powerful sound system, super-sized screens and crystal-clear projectors making going to the cinema even more of an exciting experience for any age.
Odeon Cinema Northwich also offers plenty of sweets and snacks to share as well as a brand-new Costa Coffee.
Northwich Memorial Court
Northwich Memorial Court is a multi-purpose venue at the heart of the Northwich Community. Home to two swimming pools, a huge gym, and professional entertainment space, the venue caters for all whether you fancy a swim or catching a show!
The 500-capacity theatre hall hosts a wide range of events from comedy nights, to live music concerts, conventions, and pantomimes with a number of famous faces!
With a full calendar and entertainment throughout the year including shows like Shrek the Musical and Ghost as well as performances from big names like Showaddywaddy and regular tribute acts, Northwich Memorial Court offers something for everyone!
Marbury Country Park
Located in Northwich Community Woodlands, Marbury Country Park is a beautiful green space where the whole family can explore lime avenues and nature trails or feed the ducks on Marbury Mere. The park also links to several national cycling routes as well as being an excellent place for horse-riding.
The park has a rich history as a grand estate in the 19th Century and retains charming features such as the arboretum and community orchard. However, perhaps one of the more exciting features of the Marbury Country Park grounds is the Marbury Swimming Club Outdoor Pool. Visitors can spend the day at practising their lengths, splashing around or diving off the springboards at this hidden gem- British weather permitted of course!
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
An exciting day out for local history enthusiasts, The Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse takes visitors on a journey through Northwich’s past. With innovative displays, including film footage and reconstructions, the museum explores the history of the area’s industry, from salt-extraction to boat-building, and the market trade. The museum also provides an insight into local transport over the years and archaeological findings.
Located in an old workhouse building, a Victorian refuge for the poor, Weaver Hall Museum gives children the opportunity to experience a lesson in a workhouse classroom, complete with old-fashioned outfits!
Northwich offers exciting things to do for all ages, so whether you’re a nature lover, movie buff, history enthusiast or avid theatre goer, you’ll find something for you. For any self-storage requirements though, visit SureStore!