Following on from yesterday’s coronavirus update and taking into account advice from the government, we’re now closing the Children’s Zoo and Adventure playground until further notice.

The park will remain open for those wishing to visit as part of their daily exercise routine. However, we must stress that under no circumstances should you visit Walton Hall and Gardens as part of a big group. 

The advice from the government is as follows:

‘One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with the people you live with.’

It’s essential that while you visit the park, you adhere to the government’s advice on social distancing.

Park closures

The following are now closed until further notice:

  • Adventure golf and other outdoor games
  • Children’s Zoo
  • Adventure playground
  • Walton Hall Golf Course
  • Cycle museum 

Other commercial closures

  • Thomas Land Train
  • Turner Art Studios

Heritage Cafe

The Heritage Cafe closed as of 22 March until further notice. Lewis Bros who operate the Heritage Cafe have also withdrawn their resident Ice Cream van from the park in light of the current crisis. 

Coronavirus event cancellations

Here’s our coronavirus update on events that have had to be cancelled:

  • Gilbert and Sullivan Opera – FOWHM – scheduled for 25 March
  • Mayoral Ball – scheduled for 3 April
  • Walton Hall and Food Festival – scheduled for 18 – 19 April
  • Hayley Parks (Piano) – FOWHM – scheduled for 24 April
  • The Mayors Charity Ghost Hunt – scheduled for 26 April
  • Flashback to the Forties – scheduled for 16 – 17 May
  • All alpaca walks – if you’ve made a booking you’ll have been notified by email and fully refunded
  • All other zoo events

Unfortunately there will inevitably be more event cancellations, which we’ll announce very soon. 

In the meantime, stay safe.

Walton Hall and Gardens