- Stately Homes and Gardens
- Petting Zoos
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Situated amid 32 acres of picturesque parkland and boast award winning Green Flag gardens which are great for a family day, not least of all because it's free!
Walton Gardens has spacious lawns ideal for a picnic or a kickabout, a Heritage Centre Cafe and picnic areas, play area with bouncy slide and trampolines, pitch n putt and various other outdoor activities including crazy golf and a ride around the grounds on the land train!
One of the park's most popular attractions, the children's zoo, boasts a colourful array of intriguing creatures including Shetland ponies, pygmy goats, Herdwick sheep, chickens, red squirrels, ferrets, chipmunks, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese and ducks plus the aviaries offer more tropical feathered friends including parrots and cockatiels. Feeding times for the beasties are 2pm in the summer and 1pm in the winter, so plan your own picnic around that and enjoy the extra fun!
Facilities wise they have public toilets available for visitors, including baby change and disabled facilities with a hoist and plinth; plus disabled access pathways intersect the grounds.
Should you wish to extend your day even further, nearby Blackleach Country Park also features another adventure playground, a lake with ducks and off-road footpaths and cycle routes. It's also right next to the Bridgewater Canal.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6SN, England
Click here to visit Walton Hall and Gardens's website
01925 262 908
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Walton Hall and Gardens: Monday to Sunday 08:00 - dusk
Children's Zoo: Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00/17:00
Outdoor Games: Monday to Friday 12:30 - 19:00, Saturday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:30 - 19:00
Free admission to Gardens and Children's Zoo
General Admission (Outdoor Games)
Adults from £2.50
Kids from £2.00
Seniors from £2.00
Term Time: Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
School Holidays: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Dogs are welcome
Weekends and Bank Holidays: £4.00
Family day out
Written by Anonymous . 30.03.16
Took my dad & son to walton hall gardens, good sized car park, fantastic play area for different age groups, train going around the grounds, good selection of animals to see, nice cafe with microwave to heat babies food/bottles, selection of drinks, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes, all in all definitely worth a visit.x