Things to do at Walton Hall and Gardens review
We love visiting Walton Hall and Gardens, near Warrington in Cheshire. You have to pay to park, but the grounds, playground and petting zoo are all free to explore.
We don’t usually spend any more than half a day at Walton Hall and Gardens. However, if the sun is shining and you take a picnic with you, then it would be possible to spend the whole day there.
There’s an enormous playground, with a section that caters for toddlers, a section for under eights and one for older kids. Within the playground, you’ll find the usual collection of slides, roundabouts, swings and picnic benches.
Walton Hall and Gardens also has its own petting zoo. This is a small area and it only takes around ten minutes to walk around it, but it’s still home to an impressive range of animals. You’ll find rabbits, guinea pigs, red squirrels, alpacas, goats, pigs and an array of birds. In front of each animal enclosure, there’s information, which explains where each animal comes from. We enjoyed walking around and reading the information to the kids. Expect to see peacocks wandering on the path. They don’t seem at all phased by visiting families, but they will make a quick getaway if your kids get too close.
As well as the playground and petting zoo, there are also gardens to explore, an orchid and a pond. You’re free to kick a football around on the lawns or to enjoy a picnic. You can also have a game of adventure golf (for a small fee) or visit the hall. There is also a cycle museum.
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FAQ and Further Information Walton Hall and Gardens
Is there food and drink available?
There is a café on-site, which serves hot drinks, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. You are welcome to picnic in the grounds.
What are the main things to do?
Hall with gardens, petting zoo, playgrounds and adventure golf. There is a cafe and toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. It is free to visit. There is a small charge for the golf and to park.
Is there parking?
There is parking, charges apply.
When are they open?
Walton Hall gardens is open almost all year round, some facilities open at different times/on different days. For up to date opening times please follow this link.
Dogs are allowed in the garden both on and off a lead. Unfortunate they can’t be taken into the zoo or the play areas.
Are they accessible?
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