Published: Thursday 7 September 2017.

Warrington Festival has a treat in store for families this weekend, with two special events.  Warrington Wolves and Walton Gardens are offering up something for everyone to enjoy.

First up is the Warrington Wolves Family Mile at Victoria Park Asics Arena, on Saturday 9 September. The event aims to encourage everyone to get active – regardless of their physical ability – from toddlers and teens, through to parents and grandparents.

It costs £5 to enter the family mile but for those who don’t wish to run, there will be a range of other activities and stalls available around the park.

Organised by the Warrington Wolves Foundation, it’s a great opportunity for local groups to get involved, including community clubs, scouts and girl guides. Groups are welcome to campaign for their own sponsorship and raise money for their organisation.

Completing a wonderful weekend in Warrington is the Walton Hall Gardens Country Fayre, on Sunday 10 September, from 11am – 4.30pm. There will be a huge amount on offer at the FREE event, from traditional rural crafts, live bands and craft stalls, to a children’s fun fair, farmers market, and gourmet hot food.

People can also enjoy classic cars, English civil war re-enactments, dog agility displays, a mountain bike show and talks from local history groups.

Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for culture and partnerships, Cllr Dan Price, said: “Warrington Festival 2017 got off to an absolutely fantastic start with RivFest, and I’m delighted that we are keeping the momentum going with another fantastic weekend of events for families to enjoy.

“I would urge everyone to get along to The Family Mile and Country Fair, get involved and have fun. They will both be superb events, showcasing some of the fantastic cultural, leisure and sporting activities we have on offer here in Warrington.”

Visit www.wolvesfoundation.com for more information about the Warrington Wolves Family Mile. For more information about the Walton Hall Gardens Country Fair, visit www.warrington.gov.uk/waltonhall

About Warrington Festival:

  • Warrington Festival 2017 is a major highlight in the borough’s cultural calendar, with two months of action-packed events – and something for everyone to enjoy.
  • It features a range of diverse cultural, artistic, sporting, leisure and heritage events – throughout September and October – run by a range of partners under the Warrington Festival banner. What’s more, many of the events are free.
  • The festival kicked off on 2 September with RivFest, which saw thousands of people descending on Priestley College, to enjoy music from Maximo Park, Billy Bragg, Eliza and the Bear, Mo and Max from The Voice, and many more.
  • Warrington Festival builds on the success of the Rugby League World Cup which came to Warrington in 2013.
  • It is organised by a number key players in the town including the River Reeves Foundation, Warrington Borough Council, Culture Warrington, LiveWire, Warrington Voluntary Action and Warrington Ethnic Communities Association.