Robin Park is a sports, leisure and retail complex on the outskirts of Wigan. It is home to a variety of businesses and organisations including Wigan Athletic FC, the Empire Cinema, and the Robin Park Arena, Sports and Tennis Centre.
The Robin Retail Park is situated at the centre of the complex. Shops here at the time of writing (May 2015) include Next, Smyths (toys), Argos, Carpetright, Pets at Home, Sports Direct, Thomson, Bensons for Beds, Poundstretcher, Maplin, JD, Matalan, Boots, Wickes, Carphone Warehouse, Clintons, and Poundworld. There’s also a Burger King restaurant near the park entrance.
Opening hours vary by store but all are open seven days a week. For example, opening times for Argos are Monday 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Opening hours for Maplin are Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
ASDA has a large store at the southern end of the park. It is open 24 hours from 8 am on Monday until 10 pm on Saturday. On Sundays the store opens at 10.30 am and closes at 4.30 pm.
The western side of Robin Park houses a variety of leisure and sports facilities. The 25,000 capacity DW Stadium (formerly the JJB Stadium) is the home ground of both Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Warriors rugby league club.
The Robin Park Arena, Sports and Tennis Centre is a large community sports centre operated by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, a charitable trust set up by Wigan Council to manage leisure facilities in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It boasts extensive facilities including an athletics arena with 10-lane running track, multi-purpose sports halls, tennis centre with four indoor and four outdoor tennis courts, a full-size synthetic sports pitch, an indoor gymnastics centre, and a café.
Entertainment options can be found at the northern end of Robin Park. The Empire Cinema Wigan is an 11-screen multiplex theatre showing all the latest movies. Nearby there’s a Gala Bingo hall plus several places to eat and drink such as Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, and the Red Robin pub.
Stadium Way is home to the Powerleague 5-a-side football centre (formerly the JJB Soccer Dome) and the DW Sports Fitness club.
Robin Park is situated roughly one mile west of Wigan town centre. Drivers with satellite navigation systems can use the following postcodes to find it: Robin Retail Park WN5 0UH, DW Stadium (car parks) WN5 0UN, DW Stadium (reception, directors car park) WN5 0UZ, Empire Cinemas WN5 0UJ, and Asda WN5 0XA.
Buses to Robin Park include the 622, 644, 640, and 641. All depart from Wigan Bus Station.
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