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 pond. Entertain the children for hours and hours at our super playground, play a round of adventure golf; the choice is yours, it’s up to you.

And there’s more. 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 here with family and friends, there’s always a welcome at Walton Hall and Gardens.

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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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Safe to Travel - new award for Walton Hall and Gardens

Safe to Travel stamp

We’re very proud to announce that we officially received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s international ‘Safe to Travel’ stamp this week.

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Wildlife snap by Andy Gilbert at Walton Hall and Gardens

Spring is coming

With the tentative announcement from Downing Street on Monday, we’ve got reasons to be hopeful at Walton Hall and Gardens. We know that the governments 4-step plan is a provisional one and open to change should the national situation change. However, the official program to ease the country out of restrictions does give rise to optimism. Spring is coming…

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National lockdown

National lockdown

From 6 January 2021, England is set to go into another national lockdown. There aren’t many changes to the restrictions we’d already put in place, following the government’s tier 4 implementation last week. However, to clarify […]

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