The long abandoned riding school space at Walton Hall and Gardens was brought back to life as a public event space back in 2017.

The building was constructed in the latter part of the 19th century and consisted of stables and equestrian training facilities. After the sale of the Walton Estate to the council in 1938, the building was used to house ancillary fire engines, while troops were billeted in the stables during World War II. After the war, the building was used for storage by estate workers and slowly fell into neglect, becoming unsafe for use. 

However since its restoration in 2017, The Stables has hosted monthly artisan markets, cinema nights, indoor ice skating and food festivals, proving to be a valuable space for the public to use and enjoy as part of the wider estate.

space for hire
If you’d like to enquire about hiring the The Stables for an event then please email the Walton estate office.
Festive Film

Festive Film – Elf

14/12/2019

This is one for the adults as well as the kids. Accompany Buddy the elf (aka Will Ferrell) on his hilarious journey to discover his birth father, the gritty Walter Hobbs!

Cost of Entry: From £8.00

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Santa's Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

14/12/2019

It’s a Walton Hall and Gardens tradition. This year WDP will be running our annual Santa grotto, with loads of festive activities…

Cost of Entry: From £7.50

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Festive Film

Festive Film – Polar Express

15/12/2019

On Christmas Eve, a mysterious train arrives at the house of a young boy who has become a bit of a ‘Father Christmas’ skeptic. Jumping aboard the train, bound for the North Pole, he begins an epic journey that will open his eyes and his mind.

Cost of Entry: From £8.00

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Santa's Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

15/12/2019

It’s a Walton Hall and Gardens tradition. This year WDP will be running our annual Santa grotto, with loads of festive activities…

Cost of Entry: From £7.50

Book tickets for Santa’s Grotto
Santa Dash

Santa Dash

15/12/2019

Join WDP for the 3k Santa dash (or walk) on Sunday 15 December 2019! It’s just £10.00 per person, plus you’ll get your very own Santa suit!

Cost of Entry: From £10.00

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