Our favourite things to do in Accrington!

Although it might officially be summer, if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's not to rely on the English climate. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of our favourite things to do in Accrington so whatever the weather, through sun, rain, sleet, or snow, you'll be able to have an enjoyable weekend.


Haworth Art Gallery

Hollins Lane, Accrington BB5 2JS

Haworth Art Gallery, located in Accrington, is renowned for its extensive collection of Tiffany glass, the largest in Europe. This Edwardian mansion, set in picturesque grounds, also features a variety of fine and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century paintings. You can explore the beautifully restored stables, which now houses exhibitions, artists studios and various workshops and events. The gallery's serene gardens and on-site café offer a perfect spot for relaxation. Ideal for art enthusiasts and families alike, Haworth Art Gallery combines cultural enrichment with a peaceful retreat, making it a fantastic option for a day out in Accrington.

Accrington Market

The Market Hall Peel Street, Accrington BB5 1ER

Accrington Market, a historic gem in the heart of the town, has been a bustling hub for over 150 years. Housed in a stunning Victorian building, the market offers a wide range of goods and still boats several traditional stalls alongside contemporary ones. The lively atmosphere is complemented by friendly stallholders and a sense of community spirit. Regular events and seasonal markets add to its charm, making it a vibrant spot for shopping and socialising. Whether you're seeking local delicacies or unique finds, Accrington Market provides a delightful shopping experience.

The Jump Works Trampoline Park

Sydney Street, Accrington BB5 6EG

The Jump Works Trampoline Park in Accrington is the perfect destination for fun and fitness for all ages. The mass of trampolines is interconnected and features foam pits, inflatables, obstacle courses and even balls and basketball hoops! With such a big canvas to enjoy, you can find your place and enjoy the chaotic fun, no matter your skill or interest level. The park also offers fitness classes, party packages, and special events, which may be of interest if you fancy becoming a more frequent visitor. Safe and supervised, The Jump Works Trampoline Park provides a thrilling environment to burn off energy and enjoy some active recreation.

Wham Stadium

Livingstone Road, Accrington BB5 5BX

Wham Stadium, home to Accrington Stanley Football Club ('who are they?'), is a central fixture in the town's sporting life. The venue has a rich history, reflecting the town's enduring love for the sport. Even outside of the football season, Wham has something to offer, with regular stadium tours that offer a glimpse behind the curtain of a professional football stadium! Beyond football, Wham Stadium also serves as a community hub, hosting various events and activities. Whether you're a die-hard football fan or just looking to experience local culture, attending a match at Wham Stadium is a memorable way to engage with Accrington's vibrant community.

Accrington Victorian Arcade

48 Warner St, Accrington BB5 1HN

Opened in 1894, the arcade features elegant glass ceilings, intricate ironwork, and ornate detailing, creating a unique shopping environment. It houses a variety of independent shops, boutiques, and eateries, offering everything from fashion and gifts to delicious treats. The vendors have come and gone over the years, but the arcade is now at capacity for the first-time in nearly 3 decades, highlighting it's continued value for the Accrington community. Accrington Victorian Arcade is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture, blending historical charm with modern retail and offers the perfect spot for a solo stroll or grouped activity.