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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Alpaca selfie

Walk an Alpaca

25/09/2021

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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Weddings at Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Wedding Fair

26/09/2021

Walton Hall and Gardens wedding fair is back on 26 September 2021 – book your free tickets today before they all go!

Cost of Entry: Free

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Illuminate at Walton Hall and Gardens

Luminate at Walton Hall and Gardens

24/11/2021

Walton Hall and Gardens are delighted to be hosting Luminate this winter. Presenting the light fantastic, you can expect spectacular, illuminated trails full of wonder and intrigue. So, as darkness descends, join Luminate as they weave […]

Cost of Entry: From £11.00

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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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The glasshouses during the opening ceremony

Horticulturalist, Don Billington heads to Walton

We’ve got some fantastic news all. We’ll be giving a Walton welcome to world-renowned horticulturalist Don Billington in the next few weeks. Now, who is Don Billington? Well, among many things, he’s the national collection holder for […]

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Peacock in full display at the Children's Zoo. Image for Walton Survey.

Walton survey 2021

Where did August go? With only ten days left of summer, are you wondering ‘what happened to that second heatwave that was predicted?’ Us too.

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Film fiesta weekend

Walton Hall and Gardens Film Fiesta

What a topsy turvy year it’s been for all of us. We’ve found it particularly challenging organising events, frequently having to change our plans at the drop of a hat. Following 21 July we’ve been frantically […]

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