23 Best & Fun Things to Do in Crewe (Cheshire, England)

Now that you’ve chosen your vacation destination to be Crewe, Congratulations on solving the issue of where to go for vacation.

The second problem is – what do I do when I get to Crewe? Are there fun activities in this town, and if yes, what are they?

I will start by telling you that Crewe is situated in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. 

It is not a big town, however, there are amazing things you will find in Crewe that have been made available not just for its 71,722 population, but also, for people like you who may want to pay them a visit.

The introduction of the railway brought about development in Crewe where the project was headed by The Grand Junction Railway in the 1830s.

Although the town no longer leads in railway transportation, it is still a prominent town when it comes to transportation, featuring the Bentley factory.

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That being said, let’s get right into the essence of this article which is to educate you on the fun things you can do in Crewe, Cheshire.

23 Best & Fun Things to Do in Crewe (Cheshire, England)

1. Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall was constructed in the 16th century where timber was used to build more than half of the building.

What makes this place a tourist spot is a strange feature the hall possesses which happens to be the Long Gallery placed on top of the building toward its south range. 

As a result of the weight of the gallery, the levels below are bent thereby making the building appear scary.

Aside from this, there are other things that show signs of royalty in the building such as the leadwork on the windows.

2. Crewe War Memorial

You will have a view of the Crewe War Memorial while you are busy exploring the Municipal Square, so, keep this in mind when you visit Crewe.

It is a bronze sculpture that was made as far back as 1924 with the intention of honoring those who lost their lives as a result of the world war and also conflicts in the area.

You will find the names of these heroes carved towards the base of the sculpture alongside other inscriptions connected to the memorial.

3. St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church is a place that shouldn’t be found wanting in the list of things you can do in Crewe.

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful ancient churches in the United Kingdom, and some of the components of the church that makes it a tourist spot are a triple sedila in the chancel, a beautiful

the octagonal tower,  the piscina as well as its ceiling (which has more than 70 carved bosses).

4. Crewe to Nantwich Greenway

Here is an opportunity of a lifetime – Crewe to Nantwich Greenway allows you to make a trip of about a five-mile distance from Crewe to Nantwich on a bicycle.

Please note that the pathway is free from traffic and safe, you will feed your eyes with beautiful scenery in the area as you ride along this route.

In case you get tired on your way, feel free to stop at the Rising Sun Pub which is located along this route to have a rest.

5. Queens Park

A visit to the Queen’s park in Crewe is one of the best things you can do for yourself due to the natural beauty it exudes.

The features of the park that makes it an ideal spot for fun things are the lake that goes through the park where you can be allowed to take boat trips, its flower beds as well as numerous playgrounds and fun games for kids to play.

6. Crewe Heritage Centre

If you have a flair for history, then the Crewe Heritage Center is a place you should see and not be told about.

You will get to know everything concerning the history of Crewe including how the impact the introduction of the railway had on this town.

Some of the things that make it interesting include displays that inform us about the history of the locomotive industry which is rotated from time to time, two preserved signal boxes from Crewe, and one of these boxes was obtained from Exeter as well as the Advanced Passenger Train prototype constructed in 1979 in Derby designed to wobble when it attains high speed.

7. Bentley Motors Factory Tour

I bet that you’ve heard a thing or two about Bentley Motors. A visit to Crewe offers you the opportunity to visit the Bentley Motors Factory, and over time, this place is known to be a preferred spot for most tourists who come to Crewe for a fun time.

Interestingly, you’re entitled to a two-hour tour around the factory, and you will get to see some of the best cars in the industry.

That being said, if you’re a lover of cars, then this spot will surely be a fun place to spend your time.

Please also note that a tour per individual costs about £30.

8. Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre has risen to become a landmark in Crewe with an exciting story about its history.

Formerly brought down by the fire, this theatre was renovated and currently erected a seating capacity of 1,250.

On getting there, you will find an enormous gable brick that informs you about when Lyceum Theatre was established.

Furthermore, you have the liberty to watch some of the performances that take place there such as play, dance,  comedy, and many others.

So, if you are looking for where to see a movie in Crewe, I suggest you add this place to your to-do list.

9. Dorfold Hall

The Dorfold Hall building is a building that is situated near Crewe in Nantwich and was built in 1610 using the Jacobean architectural style.

It is best described as an outstanding building where you will be amazed at some of the features in the house like a recessed center with very large Windows, triangular gables, and turreted chimneys.

Although Dorfold Hall is presently a private residence, however, it is still made available for guided tours on Tuesdays and also during Holidays in the summer.

10. Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

If you don’t mind taking a trip back in time, visit Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, a large underground facility situated just outside Hack Green which is nearest to Crewe.

You will be educated on the role the bunker played during the wall when you visit the museum.

In addition to this, you will have a view of a medical room, telephone exchange facilities, the Minister of State’s office, decontamination facilities, 1980s computer terminals, and a broadcast prepared in case of an invasion.

When you come above the ground where the bunker is situated, you will see hardware from the Cold war like a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System and many other decommissioned nuclear weapons.

11. Bunbury Mill

A watermill established in the year 1840 is surely one of the places that have to make it to your checklist when visiting Crewe, Cheshire.

Currently, you will find a historic building, millpond, and neighboring woodland, and these sites are what create a picturesque scene.

Activities you can engage in within your 40 minutes tour through this mill are removing the grain’s chaff, weighing the grain, and making your flour.

Also, visit its tearoom to grace your tastebud with the taste of cakes baked using the floor made by the mill.

12. Golfing

Are you a golf lover? You may want to take a look at the three golf courses situated ten minutes away from the Crewe town Center.

If you are very experienced, I recommend these best golf courses for you to try out, and they include Crewe Golf Club and Sandbach Golf Club.

Don’t worry you don’t have to break the bank to play in any of the three-course.

13. The Wheelock Rail Trail

The Wheelock Rail Trail is paved and is not dusty, so, it is regarded as one of the best in the area.

Some of the fun activities you can carry out along this trail are jogging, hiking, running, cycling, and so on.

In addition to this, you can choose to engage in bird watching, but don’t forget to go with your camera so as to take pictures of the beautiful environment filled with wildlife, plants, wildlife, and all that accompanies the beauty of nature.

14. The Salt Line and Borrow Pit Meadows

Do you desire to have some outdoor time for yourself?

Add walking along the Salt Line and Borrow Pit Meadows to the list of things you should do in Crewe.

You can hike, jog, run, and cycle on the trail and along the trail, you will see parking spaces and picnic tables where you can stay in case you want to take a break.

15. Sandbach Park

Sandbach Park is best described as a family-friendly park situated near the Sandbach town center.

Aside from the fact that you will be awed by its beauty, this park has numerous fun activities to engage you.

There are fascinating facilities such as picnic areas, a playground, a small wildlife pond, and so on to aid relaxation.

16. Reaseheath Zoo

In Reaseheath college lies Reaseheath Zoo located in Nantwich.

This college is said to be the first college to have a zoo in the country, and they offer vocational programs in courses like animal management and agriculture.

Aside from its educational purpose to its students, this college permits nonstudents to pay a visit to the zoo during holidays and some weekends.

You will learn mind-blowing facts about the animals and also truths about their diet and their personality.

A Bengal eagle owl, an Exmoor pony, Brazilian tapir, blue tegu, and lots more are some of the animals you will find in the zoo.

17. Crewe Market

You may want to shop during your stay in Crewe, so, Crewe Market, a shopping hub established in 1854 is the place you have to visit.

Things you can get from this market are clothing, handicrafts, kitchenware, cards, fruit, and vegetables among other items.  

18. Crewe Alexandra Stadium

Also known as the Railwaymen as a result of the locomotive history of the town, Crewe Alexandra is the name of the football team of the town and was founded in the year 1877.

When you visit their 10,000 seating capacity stadium situated in Gresty Road, you can watch a home game played by this team.

19. Wybunbury Tower

This is described as a monument also known as “Leaning Tower of South Cheshire” situated in the village of Wynbury which is very close to Crewe.

Regarding the tower, you will notice that sandstone was used in building it and it inclines a bit to the north. 

Another thing you will notice about it is its Perpendicular style architecture which was used in designing it.

Furthermore, you will see saints on the 1st-story window and doorway are among other interesting features of the tower.

20. Axis Arts Centre

If you are the type who is quick to enjoy modern arts, Axis Arts Centre during your visit to Crewe.

You will meet certain programs like dance, theater art, music, and creative writing.

Their aim is to ignite public interest, knowledge, and experience in modern arts where they work to nurture upcoming talents and also provide the public with a fun time.

21. The Market shopping Center

If you looking for where to see some of the top value retailers such as Argos, B&M, Wilko, and so many others. 

This is a place you should go to if you have plans of doing some shopping while in Crewe.

Interestingly, the Market Shopping Center is known to record about 100,000 visits from residents of Crewe and Cheshire yearly, and visitors come there to work, shop, eat and drink and also have a fun time.

22. Funsters Play and Party Centre

In case you are looking for where to visit with your kids in Crewe, pay a visit to Funsters Play and Party Centre.

This company allows kids to exhaust themselves while exploring an amazing play center.

While they are at it, you can go to the coffee area to get a hot or cold drink, buy any of their sumptuous meals, and enjoy a relaxation time.

23. Hops-Belgian Bar

Hops-Belgian Bar is the perfect spot to relax while enjoying the best of Belgian beers after the day’s tour.

Interestingly, this family cafe is known to offer the best of beers including local and also regional beers.

If you want a strong beer, upon entering the bar, hit any of the six pumps which are towards the left.

Also, if your choice of a drink is Stout and Porters, they can provide it for you.

Enjoying the nightlife at Hops should make it to the top of your list of things to do in Crewe.

In conclusion, I have listed and explained about 23 best and most fun things you ought to do when you arrive in Crewe.

I have no doubt that any of the aforementioned things you choose to do, you will have all the fun that you can.

However, I want to know which of the places appeals most to you and the one you can’t wait to explore, feel free to let me know in the comment section.

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