THE clocks change this weekend, meaning we all get an extra hour in the day.

Many people will be using the extra hour to catch up on sleep but others might want to use their extra hour more productively.

From pumpkin carving to supporting local businesses, there are plenty of things to do in Warrington during that precious extra hour off.

Here is everything you need to know about the clocks going back- including some creative ways to spend your extra hour:

When do the clocks go back?

On Sunday 25th October at 2am, the clocks will go back an hour.

This means that it will go back to 1am while many of us are likely to be sleeping.

Clocks on the majority of phones and laptops will reset themselves- but don’t forget to manually adjust any clocks and watches or you might find yourself running late for any appointments.

How to spend your extra hour in Warrington 

Read a good book

When was the last time you sat down with a good book and simply got lost in the story?

Sunday is the perfect time to rediscover your love of reading without the excuse of not having enough time as you have a whole extra hour.

Best of all, there are plenty of local authors to consider when perusing the book shelves.

Rob Parker is one local author know for writing thrillers.


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One of his novels, Far From the Tree, is actually set in Warrington and tells the story of DI Foley, who finds 27 bodies in a mass grave in a Warrington woodland

Do some online shopping

We might only be in October- but it’s never too early to get your Christmas shopping list started.

You could use your extra hour off doing some online shopping and gift inspiration- failing that, you could always treat yourself to an item or two.

However, have you also considered shopping locally and supporting smaller business with your shopping ventures?

Warrington business, HighTiedApparel, is selling custom tie dye face masks for £5 each (plus £1.50 delivery).
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They are available in a rainbow of colours and are made of 100% cotton material.

You can find the seller’s Etsy page at the following link.

Carve a pumpkin

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to carve some pumpkins with the kids and start decorating you house.

While you could buy one from your local supermarket, another fun idea is to head down to your local pumpkin patch and choose your own pumpkin.

Kenyon Hall Farm in one place you can pick your own pumpkin in Warrington.


Booking costs £2 per person (which does not include the cost of the pumpkin) and you will have access to over 15,000 pumpkins that were grown this year.

At this pumpkin farm, you can even access the carving den and start cutting out your pumpkin’s scary face for an additional £1.

If you want to visit, book your slot online.

Go for a walk

While it might seem like a mundane way to spend your extra hour on Sunday, walking gives you a chance to explore some of Warrington’s beauty spots.

There are many fantastic walking routes around Croft, many of which can be completed in less than an hour.

One picturesque and quick walking route takes you through the countryside and it even ends with a pub.

You start off at the horseshoe car park into Smithy Lane, walk along Houghton Green Pool and finish off at the Plough Inn.

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You can find more walking routes on the Croft Parish Cheshire website.

Try an escape room

Looking for something truly unique to try in sixty minutes?

At an escape room, you have sixty minutes to solve puzzles and escape from a locked room- it’s a surprisingly fun game to try with the family

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Clue HQ Warrington is open on Sunday and has a space themed room as well as a casino inspired room.

Prices range from £18-£25 per person.

You can find out more about the available escape rooms by visiting their website.

How do you plan on spending your extra hour this weekend? Let us know in the comments.