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(s) and what’s on offer for weddings, parties and more…
Walton Hall golf course
Play a round at the best municipal golf course in the North West
Warrington Disability Partnership's Santa's Grotto 2023

Santa’s Grotto


Father Christmas is returning to Walton Hall and Garden’s as Warrington Disability Partnership hosts another year of their Santa’s Grotto! For just £9 per child, your little ones will get to meet Santa, receive a present, […]

Cost of Entry: From £9.00

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Warrington Disability Partnership's Santa Dash

Santa Dash


It’s the return of Warrington Disability Partnership’s Santa Dash, which will be coming to Walton Hall and Gardens on Sunday 10 December. Have some festive fun and help to raise funds for Warrington Disability Partnership by […]

Cost of Entry: From £10.00

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Christmas at the Zoo


If you love animals and Christmas, then this is definitely an event for you! Join us for a festive, fun filled hour at the Children’s Zoo this Christmas! Our Christmas at the Zoo events will consist […]

Cost of Entry: From £8.00

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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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Daresbury Festival announce their 2024 artist line-up

Following last week’s announcement that the boutique festival is set to return in 2024, Daresbury Festival has announced their phase one line-up. The event will feature headline sets from the legendary Soul II Soul, who will […]

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Daresbury Festival set to return in 2024

After an unforgettable debut earlier this year, the team behind Daresbury Festival have announced that they will be back by popular demand, returning to Walton Hall and Gardens on Saturday 22 June 2024. Having sold out […]

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We’re a finalist at the Red Kite Days Cheshire awards!

Walton Hall and Gardens has reached the finalist stage of the Red Kite Days Cheshire awards, in the outdoor play category. Red Kite Days is a family friendly website with around 630k visitors each year, with […]

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

Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards - Finalist 2023/24

Walton Hall and Gardens is a finalist at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards!