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.

What’s your celebration?
Learn more about our venue(s) and what’s on offer for weddings, parties and more…
Covid-19 at Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall and Gardens open again

We’re open, and you don’t need to book to visit. How good is that?

Walton Hall and Gardens is free to enter, no need to book, just pay for parking. When you arrive, you’ll have access to most of the park, including the Children’s Zoo, children’s playground, the Heritage Café, formal gardens, orchard and pond. We’re also delighted to add our adventure golf and pitch ‘n’ putt to the list of things you can do while visiting us.

Queues are likely at our games hut. Please be patient and courteous to our staff.

Unfortunately, other facilities, such as the hall will remain closed until further notice. We’ll be reviewing this regularly, as per government guidelines.

Thank you for your patience.

Plan Your Visit
Opening times, car parking – all you need to know to help you plan your visit to Walton Hall and Gardens
Scooter training at Walton Hall and Gardens

Road safety – scooter training

26/08/2020

The first event of the year at Walton Hall and Gardens with thanks to the Warrington Borough Council’s Road Safety and Smarter Travel teams. Book your place now. Places limited to Warrington residents only.

Cost of Entry: Free

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Road safety - bike training at Walton Hall and Gardens

Road safety – bike training

26/08/2020

More road safety events for you all. Take part in our road safety – bike training this summer at Walton Hall and Gardens. Thanks to the council’s Road Safety and Smarter Travel Teams for organising these events. Places limited to Warrington residents only.

Cost of Entry: Free

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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.

Outdoor activities at Walton Hall and Gardens consist of adventure golf, pictured here

Adventure golf to re-open soon

Our adventure golf will be re-opening soon. Apologies this hasn’t been re-opened sooner. We’re making sure that all necessary safety measures are in place.

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Children's playground re-opened

Children’s Zoo and playground re-open

From Monday 13 July, the Children’s Zoo and Adventure Playground will be re-open at Walton Hall and Gardens. Please take notice of the safety notices.

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Wildlife snap of a honey bee by Andy Gilbert at Walton Hall and Gardens

A wildlife window

Did spring pass you by during lockdown? In this post we bring the wildlife to you. Enjoy Andy Gilbert’s amazing photographs of some Walton residents.

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