The charming boutiques and shops in the village centre offer an array of fashion, home ware and local produce. With the delightful gift shops selling both grand and modest gestures, there the perfect place to pick up that gift for a friend or family. The clothes shops cater right through from the very young to the old and have something to suit whatever your budget. Some truly magnificent displays of flowers and artwork can be purchased from a number of places and their decorative shop fronts really add to the beauty of the village. Home ware and furnishings can also be found in the village whether you're looking to redecorate your home or just mooching for that hidden treasure in the charity shop. There's a fine selection of beauty salons and hairdressers to choose from if you're looking for a bit of pampering. Some real good quality local produce can also be bought from a number of resources depending upon the type of groceries you're after. Furthermore, there's the weekly Thursday Market by the canal consisting of a selection of stalls selling all kinds of goods and local produce.
The shopping centres and streets of Warrington have a huge range of retail resources. With the main shopping streets all pedestrianised the shops are all within easy walking distance. What's more, there are plenty of resting spots and sights to take in such as the award winning redeveloped water fountain and “Guardians” designed by Howard Ben Tre. There are often events such as live music, continental markets, street entertainment and children fairground rides presented in the town centre. With a great mixture of independent shops and well-known stores there's something to cater for everyone's needs. In 2007, the Golden Square Shopping Centre reopened following a £120 million makeover. The undercover centre features a massive range of recognised stores, independent stalls and chain restaurants and cafes. Open every day and till late on Thursdays.
The Cockhedge Centre is located a mere 5 minutes walk away from the Golden Square, adjacent to the pedestrian area. It caters for an excellent selection of specialist shops and larger retail stores. With 32 shopping outlets and surface parking for over 500 cars it's the perfect place to satisfy your shopping needs. The Riverside Retail Park in Warrington can be found on the southern edge of the Town Centre. It hosts a selection of furniture and home ware, sports, pets and other stores. With plenty of parking and a couple of food retailers its perfect for a Sunday afternoon mooch.
A market town for over 750 years, Warrington Market is one of the largest in the North West. With local produce, fashions for all ages, cosmetics, household goods, home furnishings, school uniform, pet supplies, sporting equipment and a range of refreshment bars and cafes there's over 150 stalls with thousands of bargains to be found all under one roof.
Victoria Square in the heart of the village of Stockton Heath is home to a wealth of designer shops and some award winning wine and spirit specialists. Futhermore, the newly developed Forge Shopping Centre can be found immediately next to the square. With a selection of shops and food stops, the centre also hosts the Stockton Heath Winter Market providing a fantastic collection of local farmer's produce and craft stalls. There's also a Santa for the kids, live music and free parking.
There's attempting array of shops on offer in the market town of Altrincham. With many high street names and a kind selection of independent stores the shopping areas present a fantastic choice of retailers. The recent and further ongoing development work in the main shopping areas has provided an exciting list of retailers with still more to come. The village square atmosphere with its lively pedestrianised cross streets, candy floss stands and children fairground rides provides a perfect setting for a weekend shop. There are some really unique shops to be found in the Historic Market Quarter, a selection of cute cafes and some wealthy designer hide aways to be discovered on the streets.
The market in Altrincham is notorious to the area and has been around since 1290. Providing a hefty range of fresh local produce, the stalls sell fruit, vegetables, fish, meats and bread in whatever quantity you wish to purchase. Along with these quality food stands there's a selection of other lines on offer including clothing, accessories, haberdashery and crafts, fancy dress, cards and wrapping paper, gifts, flowers and much more.
The designer outlet at Cheshire Oaks makes for the perfect place for a family day out as there's something to cater for everyone. Located close to Chester, Cheshire Oaks is the largest Designer Outlet in the UK. With the looks of an entertainment complex and a vast car parking area in the centre the selection of stores is mind boggling. The shops are all decked in a somewhat Tudor style of architecture, and consist of a generous helping of fashion, sport, home ware, electronics, beauty cosmetics, jewellery and children's toy retailers. With thousands of discount prices and so much to choose from it's a perfect way to while away the hours and grab a bargain. Furthermore, the cafe stops on every corner and food hall offer a selection of cuisines to choose from to keep you refuelled whilst you shop!
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