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.

Learn more about our venue(s) and what’s on offer for weddings, parties and more…
Mr Stink - Outdoor theatre cancellation until 2021

Mr Stink – Outdoor Theatre


You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome…that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s smelly sidekick – Mr Stink.

Cost of Entry: From £11.33

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Topaz the alpaca after having a bathe at the Children's Zoo, Walton Hall and Gardens. Taken by keen amateur photographer Darren Moston.

Walk an Alpaca


These are really popular events. When you see a free slot then book it quick!

Cost of Entry: From £30.00

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Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night’s Dream


Join Heartbreak for a story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Cost of Entry: From £11.33

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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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Making a day of it

Making a day of it…

Now that the country is beginning to open up again, why not come and make a day of it at Walton Hall and Gardens?

It would seem from how busy our website is that a lot of you are interested in finding out more about our attractions and what we have open for you to enjoy while you’re here. The answer is – quite a lot.

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A new brood of African pygmy goats at the Children's Zoo, Walton Hall and Gardens 2020. Taken by keen amateur photographer Darren Moston - Easter


In the build-up to Easter, we’ve been receiving many inquiries recently about different attractions and when they’ll be opening up.

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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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