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 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 the Children’s Zoo, children’s playground, the Heritage Café, formal gardens, orchard and pond. We’re also delighted to add our adventure golf to the list of things you can do while visiting us.
Hopefully, we’ve covered all bases. If you’ve still got a burning question, why not contact us.
Yes, we're now open. Unlike other local visitor attractions, there's no need to book your visit online.
Our car park is open from 8.00 am.
The Children's Zoo is open every day from 10.30 am - 4.00 pm (last admittance at 3.45 pm).
Adventure golf is open at weekends from 10.30 am - 4.00 pm (last tee off 3.00 pm).
The Heritage Cafe is open every day from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, offering a takeaway service.
No, we don't require you to book online before visiting Walton Hall and Gardens or any of our attractions, including the Children's Zoo and adventure golf. We have safe queuing systems in place for both our adventure golf and the Children's Zoo to help aid social distancing.
Following the government rule of six, it would be best if you only played adventure golf with members of your household or support bubble.
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.
Our adventure golf remains open at weekends and during school holidays.
Attractions that have remained closed due to Covid-19 are:
- The cycle museum
- Glasshouses, courtyard and vinery (the central atrium of the glasshouse is open to one household at a time)
- The Shippon yard
Our staff have worked extremely hard to ensure that our visitors can socially distance, with signage throughout the estate. We've increased hygiene facilities, especially at the entrance and exit areas of our Children's Zoo.
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.
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 'rule of six' as stipulated by the government.
- You clean your hands before entering and leaving the zoo at our hand washing/sanitising stations.
- 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.
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.
Following government guidance, you must wear a face mask in ALL indoor spaces, including the shops inside the Stables Yard as well as the Heritage Café. However, there's no requirement when out and about or when visiting any of our outdoor attractions.
We suggest you visit only with members of your household or support bubble. If you meet friends at the gardens, please don't meet with more than six people and follow the latest government guidelines.
Viewings are available by appointment only. Please contact our administration team to book a viewing, either by phoning 01925 262908, or completing a contact us form.
We ask that you please wear a face covering on arrival at Walton Hall, hand sanitiser is available when you enter, and we have the NHS test and trace QR code available to scan on arrival.