Walton Hall and Gardens welcomes you to the former home and gardens of Lord and Lady Daresbury and Warrington’s premier destination. Set within acres of tranquil and idyllic parkland, steeped in local history, this has been a popular destination for nearly three generations – and you can see why!

We have a Children’s Zoo to amble through, beautiful grounds that are perfect for picnics on hazy, lazy summer days. There are woodland walks and orchard ones too, flower beds and picturesque pond. Entertain the children for hours and hours at our fantastic, fully-accessible playground, play a round of Adventure Golf or Pitch ‘n’ Putt – the choice is yours, it’s up to you.

Also, lovingly restored to its original grandeur, Walton Hall is perfect for weddings and celebrations. Boasting unique antique furniture, Victorian paintings, an oak-panelled hall, grand staircase and high gilded ceilings, this is a hall with lots of history.

So, whether you’re interested in viewing the hall for a future ‘I do’, or just visiting with family and friends, there’s always a warm welcome at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Learn more about our venue and what’s on offer for weddings, parties and more…
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Play a round at the best municipal golf course in the North West

Artisan Market


From March 2024, on the first Sunday of every month we will be welcoming Eventive’s artisan food and craft market. Launching on Sunday 3 March, the Old Riding School will play host to a selection of […]

Cost of Entry: Free

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Zoo Keeper Experience


Our Zoo keeper experiences are back this summer! Get set to muck in… If you love animals then this is definitely for you! Join us for a session to discover what working in the children’s zoo […]

Cost of Entry: From £10.95

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Frontier Sapiens Film Festival 2024


Outdoor cinema, but not like you’ve seen before! Coming to Walton Hall and Gardens this summer, the Frontier Sapiens Film Festival is the UK’s largest open-air adventure film tour and is bringing inspiration and adventure to the […]

Cost of Entry: From £15.87

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Meet our alpaca at Walton Hall and Gardens Children's Zoo.

Animal Adoption

We invest your adoption money into ‘luxury’ items for the Children’s Zoo – particularly things we wouldn’t usually be able to afford. Your kind donations have provided shelter for the alpacas, Herdwick sheep and ornamental waterfowl. We’ve also purchased squirrel sheds, an incubator, rugs and a harness for the donkeys, as well as a set of ornamental entrance gates. The lovebird aviary, feeding troughs and veterinary scales are all further proof of your outstanding generosity. Our animals salute you.

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Outdoor theatre returns next month

The incredibly popular outdoor theatre is making a comeback to the Walton estate for 2024, with a special performance of Julius Caesar. Oddsocks Productions will be bringing their unique brand of family-friendly, laugh out loud Shakespeare […]

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Old Time Sailors set to return to Walton Hall and Gardens

Following a sell-out debut last year, the Old Time Sailors will be returning to Walton Hall and Gardens next month. The Old Riding School will once again be transformed for a unique musical night out, as […]

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Walton Hall and Gardens crowned winners at Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

The team at Walton Hall and Gardens are celebrating the estate being named as the Wedding Venue of the Year, following last week’s Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards. The category featured competition from the likes of Chester […]

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Several projects around the estate have received funding from the heritage fund.

Wedding Venue of the Year at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2024