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…
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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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Santa Dash 2021

Santa Dash at Walton Hall and Gardens


It’s the return of Warrington Disability Partnership’s Santa Dash, which will be coming to Walton Hall and Gardens on Sunday 12 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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Santa’s Grotto at Walton Hall and Gardens


Warrington Disability Partnership present a spectacular, fully accessible, Santa’s Grotto experience at Walton Hall and Gardens for Christmas 2021! Each visit is £8 per child, which includes a wrapped present and a chat with Santa. Autism […]

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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The Dell, forget-you-not garden

The Dell forget-you-not garden now open

‘The Dell’ forget-you-not garden is now open for visitors. The new garden provides a tranquil setting to remember loved ones. There is now a place within the formal gardens where you can sit in a peaceful […]

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The glasshouses during the opening ceremony

Horticulturalist, Don Billington heads to Walton

Don Billington, world renowned horticulturalist, is heading to Walton Hall and Gardens this autumn, where his collections are on display.

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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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