Workington is a town with plenty of leisure activities and nearby attractions and is very close to the breathtaking landscapes of the Lake District which you can explore and enjoy. The town has a good range of entertainment at the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre which hosts a variety of music, classical concerts, tribute acts, musical theatre, ballet and comedy. You’ll find a a good range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and the town has a good mix of pubs for a lively evening out.
For shopping, there’s a great choice, with a range of well known high street stores along with independent retailers. For business, the town’s conference venues include those at Energus and the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre, and the nearest major airport is Newcastle Airport.
Workington Car Hire
Wherever you are in Workington, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Workington car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places to visit in and around Workington:
Wordsworth House and Garden
Located a short distance from Workington, you can visit the house where the famous romantic poet, William Wordsworth, was born and spent his early years. Visitors can take a look around his former home where you’ll see furnishings and settings like it was during Wordsworth’s time here with his family, including a replica of a harpsichord which you can play, as well a toys and clothing for children to dress up in, and visitors can also stroll through the attractive walled gardens enjoying the flowers and herbs.
The Lake District Coast Aquarium
Close to Workington, all the family can visit this interesting Aquarium to see a variety of marine creatures from across the coast of Cumbria and Irish Sea, along with tropical reef creatures, and includes seahorses, octopuses, rays, lobsters, starfish and clownfish, and there are regular feeding sessions to watch along with interesting talks about the creatures.
Helena Thompson Museum
At this Museum, which is set in a fine Georgian building which was left to the Workington people by Helena Thompson, visitors can see a large variety of exhibits displaying the region’s cultural, social and industrial past, with exhibits including costume, furniture and photographs, and the Museum is also host to various events and activities throughout the year.
The Lake District Wildlife Park
Not to far from Workington, this Wildlife Park makes a great family day out, with a large variety of animals, birds and reptiles including Lar Gibbons, Grants Zebra, tapirs, bald eagles and boa constrictors. There are a number of enjoyable experiences you can book at the Park including flying birds of prey, and being a keeper to meerkats, tapirs and lemurs.
This is a great place for all ages to come and have a fun game of ten pin bowling against family and friends, and there’s also laser tag where you try and shoot your opponents with a laser beam. Also here are pool tables, a big screen along with gaming machines to enjoy.
Map of Workington, click the directions icon to open a larger map for driving directions from Workington to any other location.