Things to do in Widnes

The Best Western Everglades Park Hotel is a smart contemporary hotel, situated less than five minutes from the M62 motorway and ten minutes from the M56 motorway network. The hotel plays host to a mix of business travellers and delegates, and the Key’s Restaurant, along with a fantastic variety of party nights and events, make the Everglades Park Hotel in Widnes a popular location for short breaks.

Whether you’re looking for business facilities or a leisure break, the Everglades Park Hotel has something to suit all tastes and to enhance your stay; we have personally picked out our favourite things to do in the local area.

The Hive

The Hive is a fantastic leisure complex located on the Widnes Waterfront and is home to a variety of family friendly facilities from a multiplex cinema and a 16 lane ten pin bowling alley to an ice rink and restaurants. As The Hive is only a 10 minute drive from the Everglades Park Hotel and it is open from 9am until late, it’s the perfect place for a fun filled family day out.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre located just 10 minutes away from the Everglades Park Hotel is an interactive science centre and museum devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in everyday life.With three interactive galleries and over 100 different exhibits there is something for all age groups including an excellent programme of holiday workshops.Prices start from £3.95 per child and £4.95 for adults with family tickets available and children under 4 get in for free.

Hough Green Park

Hough Green Park is a Green Flag Award winning park and is home to a rich diversity of habitats and a wide variety of resident wildlife. Whether you're looking to relax on the grass or take advantage of the many recreational facilities there is something here for everyone and is only 10 minutes away from the Everglades Park Hotel.

Widnes Market

If you have a penchant for bargains, then the long-established Widnes Market is the place for you. From fresh meat, fruit and vegetables to fireplaces, curtains to cups and saucers, you are bound to find a bargain. Opened in 1875, the market moved to its current location, just 7 minutes away from the Everglades Park Hotel, in 1995, providing modern both a market hall and an open market and more free customer parking than ever.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

The Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is home to 900 years of history through an award winning museum, a spectacular 14th century Saint Christopher statue and excavated medieval ruins set in acres of managed woodland. Just 15 minutes away from the Everglades Park Hotel by car, the Priory offers a stunning 18th century Walled Garden with orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk.