England’s opening game in Newcastle will be screened at the fanzone in Golden Square (as will all other RLWC games).

During this weekend there will also be a series of family friendly activities taking place in the town for those wanting to bring the family and make a day of it.

Saturday 15 October from 11am - 5pm

The Actual Reality Arcade will be taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October. 

The Actual Reality Arcade is a life sized interactive game zone for all ages inspired by classic arcade games where YOU bring the games to life. Mixing interactive fun and laughter with physical play and engagement, whilst also bringing back nostalgic memories and giving opportunities for new happy ones, it has proved hugely popular with players and audiences wherever it has been. Enter the arcade and play for real!

A highly engaging mix of fun, laughter and physical play. The arcade brings back nostalgic memories and creates many opportunities for new happy ones. It has proved hugely popular with players and audiences and has brought joy and happiness wherever it has been.

Sunday 16 October from 11am - 4pm

The Actual Reality Arcade will be back and open from 11am – 4pm in Time Square, outside Warrington Market’s Cookhouse.

Out of the Deep Blue

Autin Dance Theatre are bringing this large-scale outdoor performance, featuring a sea giant puppet, to Warrington town centre on Sunday 16 October.

Inspired by the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis, this spectacle is designed specifically for family audiences and tells the magical story of Eko, a sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and who encounters, on the shore, a courageous little girl called Violet.

Meet Eko in Time Square and follow the performance along Dolman’s Lane, up Bridge Street and into Golden Square’s Old Market Place, where you will be enthralled by a performance combining puppetry and dance.

Out of the Deep Blue will be performed twice at the following times:  

  • 10.30am – Promenade from Time Square to Golden Square
  • 11.00am – 11.30am – Static performance in The Old Market Place, Golden Square
  • 1pm - Promenade from Time Square to Golden Square
  • 1.30pm – 2pm - Static performance in The Old Market Place, Golden Square

To access a programme for the performance, audio description links and an easy read guide, visit the Autin Dance Theatre website.

Family friendly arts activities

Join Culture Warrington for a day of free family friendly arts activities in Warrington's New Art Spaces (the former M&S building) between 11am - 4pm to celebrate the RLWC coming to town!

Our team of artists will lead a jam packed programme of drop in workshops themed around the environment, sustainability and caring for our planet.

Children can bring an old piece of clothing that they can upcycle, make crafts out of recycled materials, learn how to make create their own puppets and even help build a cardboard city plus much more!

All activities are free and available on a first come first served basis, no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Bow Jangles Quartet

Forget everything you think you know about string quartets, Bowjangles is an irreverent, anarchic group of genre spanners, bringing music, song, dance and comedy together in a way you’ve never seen before.

This multitalented four-piece not only play their instruments superbly; they also sing, they dance, they leap, tumble, juggle and joke, leaving their audience in stitches of laughter – and incredulous. You can watch their performances live at: 

  • Golden Square from 12.30pm - 1pm
  • Market Gate from 2pm - 2.30pm
  • Time Square from 3pm - 3.30pm
  • The Cookhouse at Warrington Market from 4pm - 4.30pm

For more visit RLWC Warrington events


RLWC opening weekend activities