Inspire me

There is something for everyone in Northwich if you’ve got some leisure time to enjoy.

Cycle or run in the Mid Cheshire countryside, visit our parks and open green spaces or explore Northwich’s waterways.
Family activities can be found at every turn too, with a range of sessions, workshops, classes and events taking place throughout the year.

Check out our ‘Inspire Me’ blog posts below for ideas on days out, running and cycling routes and more!

Latest Inspire me Blog Posts

Businesses say yes to Northwich BID3! 

Businesses say yes to Northwich BID3! 

Businesses in Northwich have voted with an increased majority once again in favour of a third five-year term for a Business Improvement District (BID).The proposal for a BID was supported by a majority of 83% and will deliver £1.5million of   private sector led...

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March 24 Round Up

March 24 Round Up

Night Out in Northwich If you love good food (who isn't?), are crazy about beer and cocktails, or just want to soak up a lively and friendly vibe, Northwich is your place! We got to kick back and enjoy a fab Friday night in town and visited, The Quayside, Northwich...

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Festival of Arts Returns In 2024

Festival of Arts Returns In 2024

THE Northwich Festival of Arts will return for 2024, with organisers on the lookout for artists and creatives. The festival is now in it’s fourth year, with thousands of people having experience some form of engaging activity delivered through the month-long festival....

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February 24 Round Up

February 24 Round Up

Falling in love with Northwich Northwich is a vibrant, welcoming town that truly offers something for everyone. There’s something special about this place that just makes you fall in love with it. The town’s warm and friendly vibe is hard to find elsewhere. Wherever...

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Falling in love with Northwich

Falling in love with Northwich

Northwich is a vibrant, welcoming town that truly offers something for everyone. There's something special about this place that just makes you fall in love with it. First off, the town’s warm and friendly vibe is hard to find elsewhere. Wherever you go, you'll be...

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How to celebrate Valentine’s/Pal-entine’s Day

How to celebrate Valentine’s/Pal-entine’s Day

It's that time of year again! The time when love is in the air, and couples everywhere are scrambling to make last-minute plans for Valentine's Day. If you're lucky enough to have a significant other this year, congratulations! But if you're single and ready to party...

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January 24 Round Up

January 24 Round Up

January brought a magical snowy spectacle to Northwich! We were absolutely thrilled to see all the stunning photos shared by everyone. Thank you for capturing those beautiful moments and sharing them with us.Wellbeing in Northwich Northwich is a haven of tranquillity...

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Veganuary in Northwich

Veganuary in Northwich

To celebrate Veganuary we took a trip to all of the fantastic retailers in and around Northwich who are actively providing us with vegan food choices, beauty products and clothes.Veganuary is a campaign that encourages people to try a vegan lifestyle for the month of...

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Wellbeing in Northwich

Wellbeing in Northwich

In this fast-paced world with endless responsibilities and constant distractions, it's easy for us to neglect our own health and happiness. But in the picturesque town of Northwich, in the heart of Cheshire, there's a sense of tranquillity and community that makes it...

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Looking after your car this Winter

Looking after your car this Winter

Winter is here and it's time to brace ourselves for the chilly weather ahead. While we may all be gearing up with winter coats, scarfs and wellies,  and not forgetting hot cups of cocoa, it's easy to overlook our vehicles.  Make sure your car is winter-ready and able...

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December 23 Round Up

December 23 Round Up

Independent businesses to visit this winter Don't let the chilly winter weather get you down! Why not take the opportunity to explore the amazing independent businesses in Northwich and wave goodbye to those winter blues? For those looking for adrenaline, you've got...

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January 24 Sales

January 24 Sales

The New Year has arrived, and with it comes the opportunity to bag some incredible savings in Northwich. Whether you are looking for furniture, clothes, shoes, jewellery, holidays or haircuts, the town has everything you need to make the most of the January sales. To...

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November 23 Round Up

November 23 Round Up

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza On Saturday, November 25th, Northwich was transformed into a magical winter wonderland, all thanks to the incredible Christmas Extravaganza. This epic celebration, organised by the amazing team at Northwich Town Council and Northwich...

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Northwich Christmas Offers

Northwich Christmas Offers

As the most wonderful time of year approaches, Northwich is gearing up for the festive season with a wide range of events and offers for everyone. Read on for some great ideas to help you shop, eat, drink and stay local this Christmas!Northwich offers a wide range of...

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5 great places to go for a drink in Northwich

5 great places to go for a drink in Northwich

Whether it’s date night with your partner, a catch-up with friends or a family get-together, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy a nice drink. Northwich is the perfect town with so many lovely bars to choose from. Here is a list of a few of the best places to go for a...

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Thousands Gather for Spectacular Light Switch-On Event

Thousands Gather for Spectacular Light Switch-On Event

On Saturday, November 25th, Northwich experienced an extraordinary surge of Christmas spirit as thousands of attendees joined one of Cheshire's most significant light switch-on events, transforming the community into a festive wonderland. The annual Christmas...

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Northwich Christmas Extravaganza 2023

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza 2023

Shoppers are in for a treat this Saturday, 25th November as the town gears up for Christmas with it’s annual Extravaganza and light switch on event. The fun starts from 10am when the magical ice rink will once again open its doors.  Across the town centre a great...

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Independent Northwich Business To Visit This Winter

Independent Northwich Business To Visit This Winter

Winter is here! And what better way to beat the cold weather blues than by exploring the amazing independent businesses in Northwich?  First stop, Kings Delicatessen - a cheese lover's paradise. Their wide selection of crafted cheeses is bound to have something to...

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Northwich Ice Rink Tickets

Northwich Ice Rink Tickets

Returning for its 4th year, this year’s rink is guaranteed to be another sell out! To make it even more exciting, our friends over at Radio Northwich are this year’s headline sponsor, to make sure everyone knows about their big event… Heaven 17 returning to...

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October 23 Round Up

October 23 Round Up

Autumn in Northwich Get cosy with mouth-watering Autumnal treats at Abda's! They've got delicious autumn specials waiting for you. Plus, shop the fantastic autumn collection at Chapel Gift and Home, featuring scarves, handbags, and more! Don't miss out on the Autumn...

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Northwich’s Fang-tastic Halloween 

Northwich’s Fang-tastic Halloween 

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner in Northwich and it’s time to start getting your spooky on! From fancy dress parties to terrifyingly tasty treats, the town is buzzing with excitement. There is no better way to celebrate the season of autumn than to dress up...

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Susan Howarth inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 

Susan Howarth inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 

Cheshire-based Family Law solicitor Susan Howarth, Founder and Director of Susan Howarth & Company Solicitors in Northwich, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame in The Legal 500 UK Solicitors 2024 Legal Guide.  As one of only seven individuals within the field...

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September 23 Round Up

September 23 Round Up

Deafness Support Network September was Deaf Awareness Month, and we were inspired by the Deafness Support Network (DSN), located on London Road in Northwich to focus on their incredible work. As the leading sensory charity in Cheshire, their aim is simple; to ensure...

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4 Charity Shops in Northwich

4 Charity Shops in Northwich

Charity begins at home…  Crane Quality Counselling Based on Witton Street, Crane Quality Counselling shop sells pre-loved furniture and clothing and is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. The charity was set up in 2017 and offers a wide range of counselling...

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Visit Northwich speak up about Deaf Awareness Month

Visit Northwich speak up about Deaf Awareness Month

September is Deaf Awareness Month, and today’s blog is inspired by the Deafness Support Network (DSN), located on London Road in Northwich. As the leading sensory charity in Cheshire, you can find out more about their work here and we wanted to highlight all the...

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August 23 Round Up

August 23 Round Up

Gallery 3 Introducing Gallery 3, a brand new addition to the lovely space at Ivy Cottage Interiors, where creativity and style come together. This is a haven for art enthusiasts and nature lovers. We're thrilled to have two incredible local artists, Lea Williams Art...

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What banks are in Northwich?

What banks are in Northwich?

Visit Northwich where you’ll find a whole host of banks and building societies to choose from; but what’s the difference, and what’s right for you?  What is a bank? A bank is typically owned by external shareholders and are run across the whole of the UK (or...

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Pina Colada Festival! It’s Back! It’s Bigger!

Pina Colada Festival! It’s Back! It’s Bigger!

The ultimate countdown to the 2023 Northwich Pina Colada Festival has begun!This is the event you don't want to miss and guess what? It's completely free to attend on Saturday, August 19th!  What's in store for you this year? Well, hold on tight because it's going to...

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High Street Shops in Northwich

High Street Shops in Northwich

Your local Northwich Town Centre has all you need to create your perfect summer capsule wardrobe, so whether looking for a style refresh or those summer essentials, read on for where you can get them and how you can make sure they don’t cost the earth. Matalan Let’s...

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Introducing Gallery 3

Introducing Gallery 3

Introducing Gallery 3: Unveiling Artistic Treasures by Lea Williams Art and The Marbury Lady at Ivy Cottage InteriorsIntroducing Gallery 3: Unveiling Artistic Treasures by Lea Williams Art and The Marbury Lady at Ivy Cottage InteriorsA treat is in store for all those...

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July 23 Round Up

July 23 Round Up

Exciting New Additions To Northwich Get ready for new adventures and a vibrant social scene, thanks to the Northern Lights Group of companies. We're absolutely thrilled to announce the upcoming openings of two incredible establishments at Barons Quay - Wild Tots and...

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Exciting New Additions to Northwich

Exciting New Additions to Northwich

Wild Tots and Gasworks Northwich to Open at Barons Quay Northwich is about to get a whole lot more adventurous and socially vibrant, thanks to the Northern Lights Group of companies! We're thrilled to announce the upcoming openings of two fantastic establishments at...

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Decode The AI Magic – A Workshop for Local Businesses

Decode The AI Magic – A Workshop for Local Businesses

Local Businesses in and around Northwich are invited to attend free workshops on harnessing the power of AI in your business and personal life. Terran Consultancy Ltd is pleased to announce a free educational workshop aimed at local businesses in Northwich who are...

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June 23 Round Up

June 23 Round Up

Say Cheese! Kings Delicatessen arrives in Northwich Are you a cheese enthusiast or just someone who loves the good things in life? Get prepared for a mouth-watering selection of artisan cheeses, chutneys, crackers, and other delicious treats. From local to...

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Writing a Will in Northwich

Writing a Will in Northwich

Where there’s a Will It’s not something you want to think about, but have you and your loved ones made a Will? There are so many reasons why you should and once it’s done, you won’t have to worry about it again. As well as reducing stress on those you leave behind, a...

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Make Father’s Day

Make Father’s Day

Sunday 17th June is Father’s Day, and where better to treat the father figure in your life than in your home town of Northwich? For the purposes of this blog, we’ll talk about ‘dad’ but for the sake of clarity and for ease, by this we mean all dads, grandparents,...

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What’s it like to swim at Puddle Ducks?

What’s it like to swim at Puddle Ducks?

Me?  I’m a six month old Splasher! You see, I’ve always loved my bath and so when I got big enough, Mummy decided to take me to my first Splasher class at Puddle Ducks in Northwich.  I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never been to a swimming pool before - I’m six months old...

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Pina Colada is Back!

Pina Colada is Back!

Do you like Pina Colada? Well yes, we do, actually (and good luck with getting that song out of your head now); if you didn’t make it to Pina Colada Festival in Northwich Town Centre last year, you missed out.  And it’s making a welcome return for 2023, Saturday 19th...

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Northwich Library Relocation

Northwich Library Relocation

We reported recently on how your beautiful local Library is being renovated and of the temporary relocation to Weaver Hall Museum during these renovations. We’ve been following this over the last few weeks, and now they’ve settled into their temporary home; they offer...

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May 23 Round Up

May 23 Round Up

Radio Northwich Celebrate Their 5th Birthday! Radio Northwich just celebrated its 5th anniversary of broadcasting from the town centre on May 14th, 2023. The station first launched transmissions during the Charlatans homecoming concerts in 2018, and since then has...

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Radio Northwich Celebrates 5th Birthday!

Radio Northwich Celebrates 5th Birthday!

On May 14th 2023, Radio Northwich celebrates 5 years of broadcasting from the town centre.   The station launched transmissions to coincide with the Charlatans homecoming concerts in 2018, the original studio being located on the second floor of premises at the bottom...

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The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is situated near the popular market town of Northwich, in the charming village of Anderton. Once you’ve visited this iconic piece of engineering, you will understand why it earned its nickname, “Cathedral of the Canals.” The History of the Boat...

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Verdin Park Music Festival

Verdin Park Music Festival

Verdin Park Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in Northwich, providing a family friendly free to attend day out. Held on Verdin Park, the event is accessible for all and you'll find a great choice of food and drink, a childrens funfair and live music...

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Pride @ The Dog

Pride @ The Dog

Featuring That Joe Payne, Lilly SnatchDragon, John Celestus and Stevie Turner If you're after an evening of thrilling entertainment, then don't miss Pride @ The Dog, presented by Wonky Bear Productions. This event is set to be a celebration of diverse talent,...

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What to do during the Easter holiday in Northwich?

What to do during the Easter holiday in Northwich?

What to do during the Easter holiday in Northwich? The longer, lighter hours are a great way to celebrate Spring - just in time for Easter.From exciting activities for the kids to family-friendly heritage sites, Northwich has something for everyone this Easter...

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The Great Northwich Pokémon Hunt

The Great Northwich Pokémon Hunt

From Friday 31st March the community Pokémon Hunt will begin and will run for 6 weeks. Toppers of Northwich have taken their crochet work to another level with the Great Northwich Pokemon Hunt! There will be 37 Pokémon to find, 21 at locations in the town centre and...

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Northwich Welcomes a Delectable Monthly Street Food Affair

Northwich Welcomes a Delectable Monthly Street Food Affair

Delight your taste buds with the inaugural 'Northwich Grub Club,' a scrumptious street food extravaganza set to launch on 6th April in the heart of Northwich Town Centre. Taking place on the first Thursday of each month, this gastronomic gathering invites friends and...

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Farmfoods Northwich Celebrates 6-Month Milestone

Farmfoods Northwich Celebrates 6-Month Milestone

The dedicated team at the Farmfoods store in Northwich town centre is excited to celebrate their 6-month milestone since the grand opening. Located at the former Co-op site on Chester Way, the store has quickly become an integral part of the community, enhancing the...

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River Festival Returns for 2023

River Festival Returns for 2023

River Festival Returns for 2023 The much-loved Northwich River Festival will return for its fifth year. Organised by Northwich Rotary Club, this free to attend event will take place on Saturday 15th July 2023. Each year, the Dragon Boat teams compete in heats racing...

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Charity Shopping Evening

Charity Shopping Evening

Businesses in Northwich town centre are coming together to support Victoria Infirmary's (VIN) fundraising appeal, with a charity shopping evening taking place on Thursday 2nd March. Chapel Gifts & Home and Board Beans are teaming up for this charity evening and...

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Inaugural Spring Open Exhibition

Inaugural Spring Open Exhibition

Northwich Art Shop are joining forces with Visual Arts Cheshire to organise a Spring
Open Exhibition at VAC’s Pop Up Gallery in Barons Quay (opposite Wildwood)
running from 13th April -13th May.

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Northwich Waterways

Northwich Waterways

With two rivers and a canal on its doorstep, there are beautiful Northwich waterways just waiting to be explored and enjoyed by all.the History of our waterways As with Northwich's salt industry, the waterways in Northwich have played a large part in the success of...

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Getting to Northwich

Getting to Northwich

Getting to Northwich is easy as the town is perfectly placed in the heart of Cheshire with great transport links. Main motorways are a short drive from the town and two major train lines are close to Northwich town centre. Both Manchester and Liverpool airports are...

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Moving to Northwich

Moving to Northwich

If you’ve moved to Northwich or are just about to come and live here, we have compiled a handy list of services, organisations and lifestyle provisions just for you. Please read more below and click on the relevant links to be taken to the right page.Northwich...

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Car Parking in Northwich

Car Parking in Northwich

Where to park in Northwich If you're heading into Northwich then we're sure you'll find somewhere to park, just make sure if you're coming on an event day you arrive early to ensure a spot close to the centre - find out about the towns range of events here.Northwich...

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Church Walk Paddling Pool

Church Walk Paddling Pool

Church Walk Paddling Pool opens around May each year and closes in early September. Visitors are required to book in advance to ensure capacity is managed. Walk-ins are possible, but we strongly advise trying to get a pre-booked place to ensure you have no...

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Northwich Library

Northwich Library

Northwich Library is currently closed for refurbishment. Services are available at Weaver Hall Museum, a short 10-15 minute walk from the high street. Check out the website below for more information.Take a walk through Northwich town centre and you will soon come...

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Professional Services in Northwich

Professional Services in Northwich

Last week the team at Visit Northwich decided it was time to share the love with chocolate cake. We knew that we had to visit one of our favourite bakers! So we stopped off to see the team at Vinnie's, who supplied us with the most glorious cupcakes to share with a...

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Christmas Hospitality

Christmas Hospitality

Northwich at Christmas is really special; not only do we have the lovely festive walks in and around town. We also have fantastic pubs, restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. Whether you want a pint after a long walk, a festive meal or an evening of cocktails and...

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Northwich Festive Windows

Northwich Festive Windows

Northwich Festive Windows Each year, businesses across the town centre put together some magnificent window displays to help visitors feel festive when visiting the town. Below we've highlighted a range of displays which have been submitted by businesses to be part of...

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Northwich Star Trail

Northwich Star Trail

Explore with our Star Trail From the 26th November until the 22nd December, you can take part in our Star Trail around Northwich town centre. There are 10 stars located in windows of businesses around the town, each one contains a letter that forms part of our secret...

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Stress Awareness Day in Northwich

Stress Awareness Day in Northwich

Stress Awareness Day falls on the first Wednesday in November; this year, it’s today, Wednesday, 2nd November 2022. Mediation and Mindfulness Taking part in meditation and mindfulness exercises can really help your physical and mental well-being.Yoga is all about...

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Goblin Games, Coffee and Beer, what more could you want?

Goblin Games, Coffee and Beer, what more could you want?

There is little doubt about what is on offer at one of Northwich’s newest businesses – with Goblin Coffee and Beer providing exactly what it says above the door.
The Witton Walk venue opened its doors on October 8 and is already proving to be a hit with customers.

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Northwich finishes year of events on a high!

Northwich finishes year of events on a high!

Northwich will once again host it’s Christmas Extravaganza in 2022, and unlike many areas who are pulling back on what they deliver, organisers are committed to giving people what they have come to expect… an event that rivals what you’ll see in many city locations....

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Northwich Scoops Gold… and more!

Northwich Scoops Gold… and more!

In its 4th year of entering RHS North West in Bloom, Northwich has finally achieved the illusive Gold at the annual awards held in Bolton, as well as joint ‘Best in Category’ for Large Town. To top off its best awards yet, the town also received special recognition...

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Chapel Gifts & Home

Chapel Gifts & Home

Chapel Gifts Northwich now sells furniture. They have a wide range of furniture such as sofas, dining room tables and more!

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Northwich Pina Colada 22: What’s happening!

Northwich Pina Colada 22: What’s happening!

This Saturday (20th August 2022) Pina Colada Festival returns… and we couldn’t be more excited! We have an incredible day planned for you, with everyone getting involved! Apple Market Place Apple Market Place (next to Northwich Market) will be turned into a tropical...

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Pina Colada Festival 2022

Pina Colada Festival 2022

AFTER months of planning, the Pina Colada Festival will make its tropically triumphant return to Northwich Saturday 20th August, 11am - 6pm.The utterly unique festival, which was the brainchild of Tom Barrow, became a viral sensation when it debuted last year. The...

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Children’s Art Trail

Children’s Art Trail

Three Northwich schools are celebrating after coming out on top in a public vote for their brilliant artwork. During the month of June, over 20 primary schools from around Northwich entered pieces of work for the Children’s Art Trail.The exhibition was organised by...

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Game-night at Board Beans!

Game-night at Board Beans!

We decided to spend a Friday night in Northwich to see first-hand what amazing night-life it has to offer. It’s safe to say we weren’t disappointed! We stopped off at many places including Salty Dog, Grape & Bean, and Quayside. Oh plus a trip to McDonalds before the night was over…

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Queen’s Baton Relay – Everything You Need To Know

Queen’s Baton Relay – Everything You Need To Know

Ready to celebrate the relay?From South Africa, to Cameroon... and now Northwich. After travelling around the world, the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is heading through England and will be stopping in Northwich on the 17th July.ROUTE MAPWHAT'S WHERETIMINGSBATON...

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Northwich River Festival

Northwich River Festival

Organisers of the Northwich River Festival have announced a brand-new race as part of the annual event. As well as the ever-popular MIGHTY River Weaver Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday 9th July, teams are invited to enter The Puddle Ducks Pedalo Challenge on the...

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The Salty Dog at Krazy Races

The Salty Dog at Krazy Races

ONE of the teams taking part in this weekend’s Krazy Races is likely to prove popular with beer and live music fans. Northwich will become a racetrack on Sunday (June 26) and the Salty Dog will be among the soapbox cars lining up to speed down Verdin Hill. Jeff...

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Rare Vitamin Annual Diversion

Rare Vitamin Annual Diversion

Next month sees the inaugural Rare Vitamin Annual Diversion come to Northwich, what is an Annual Diversion you might ask, well according to co-organiser Chris Mundie from The Salty Dog “We wanted to put together an alternative musical festival curated by Rare Vitamin...

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The History of Northwich

The History of Northwich

The history of Northwich is rich and varied which is closely tied to the salt industry. Salt has helped shaped the town visitors see today. There is plenty of evidence suggesting that the Romans extracted salt in the area through brine springs. Salt of course was an...

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Vote Now: Connections Art Exhibition

Vote Now: Connections Art Exhibition

A new exhibition organised by Visual Arts Cheshire will go on display at Barons Quay from the 23rd May, featuring artwork from over 20 Northwich primary schools.This year’s exhibition is entitled ‘Connections’ and explores how we make connections with one another and...

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Visiting the Lion Salt Works

Visiting the Lion Salt Works

Restored at a cost of over £10 million, the Lion Salt Works tells the tale of the country’s last open-pan salt making site. It only opened to the public in June 2015 but is regarded as one of the best museums in Cheshire. Thousands of visitors flock to Northwich every...

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Optimus Prime Comes To Northwich

Optimus Prime Comes To Northwich

The Entertainer is bringing Optimus Prime to Northwich, giving fans the chance to meet the famous Transformer and ultimate Robot in Disguise. The Optimus Prime truck, which is more than 12ft tall and 30ft long, is coming to Northwich on Thursday 2nd June, between 10...

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Queen’s Baton Visits Northwich!

Queen’s Baton Visits Northwich!

“It is a special honour for Northwich to be one of the few towns chosen to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR)."The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Northwich during its final journey through England this summer. The 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay...

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