We understand that things might feel differently next time you visit, and you might have some questions. So, because we’re ever so helpful, we’ve put together some covid FAQs!

Just so you know, 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 full access to the children’s adventure playground, formal gardens, orchard and pond. From 31 December, the Children’s Zoo will close under new tier 4 restrictions as will the games hut. The Heritage Café will remain open, but for takeaway service only.

Hopefully, we’ve covered all bases. If you’ve still got a burning question, why not contact us.

The Children's Zoo is now closed under new tier 4 restrictions.

Our car park is open from 8.00 am.
The Heritage Cafe is open every day from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, offering a takeaway service.

No, we don't require you to book online before visiting Walton Hall and Gardens.

Our staff have worked extremely hard to ensure that our visitors can socially distance, with signage throughout the estate.

Visit England recently awarded Walton Hall and Gardens with the 'We're Good to Go' badge, meaning we're a safe space for you and the family to visit.

You're very welcome to visit our beautiful gardens and woodland either alone, with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.

Despite government advice changing regarding two-metre social distancing, we still recommend that you stay two metres apart when visiting Walton Hall and Gardens.

We also ask that:

  • You follow the new GOV.UK guidelines for this current lockdown
  • You pay attention to our signage, keeping left when passing other people to help with social distancing.
  • You supervise children in your care at all times.

To keep you safe, we've provided:

  • Safe queuing systems, signage and staff to help aid social distancing.

Following government guidance, you must wear a face mask in ALL indoor spaces. However, there's no requirement when out and about or when visiting any of our outdoor attractions.

Yes, from 25 September we'll be providing QR codes on entry to Walton Hall, our Administration Office, the Golf Course shop and clubhouse and Glasshouse Central Atrium.

Yes! All of our toilets are open to the public. Each toilet is cleaned thoroughly and regularly throughout the day for your safety.

Though we did re-open the pitch 'n' putt for a short time following lockdown, unfortunately, we've now had to close again for winter maintenance brought about by recent inclement weather. We'll re-open as soon as it's had some TLC.

Attractions that are closed due to Covid-19 are:

  • The Children's Zoo
  • Adventure golf
  • Pitch 'n' Putt
  • The cycle museum
  • Glasshouses, courtyard and vinery (the central atrium of the glasshouse is open to one household at a time)
  • The Shippon yard
  • Bowling
  • Thomas train rides and fairground rides

Unfortunately, the hall isn't accessible at the present time.

Although we're not able to allow visits to the hall at the moment, we can discuss your requirements and share pictures and information with you. Please contact either by phoning 01925 262908, or completing a contact us form.