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Walton Hall and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Warrington
Certificate of Excellence
Warrington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place has always been a favorite with the whole family and when the children were small we enjoyed the playground, a picnic and a stroll around the petting zoo. Now they are grown up we still enjoy our trips out to Walton Hall gardens although now we leave the playground to the younger visitors. It is well worth a visit especially as the Hall is such a large part of Warrington history, being the ancestral home of the Daresbury family, and so very well looked after especially the lovely gardens. There is a pitch and put, putting green and crazy golf for the budding golfers also a cafeteria for refreshment for those of us who are not. Well worth a trip steeped in history.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Still a lovely place for a stroll”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Still a lovely little place for a peaceful stroll . have been visiting this place for years and its always nice for a place to walk and think ...

Visited March 2012
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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Fab family day out!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Something for everyone here, from young to old, and all abilities.. Loved the petting zoo, very well looked after..

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great fun for the kids and lovely gardens too”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We have been to Walton Gardens for many years now both for events like their food festivals or simply somewhere to take the kids in the summer holidays. My wife's cousin's husband John was the vicar here for some years so we have also been to the gardens when visiting. As well as having a lovely walk through water garden area, animal area, and walks through the park Walton Gardens have a very good play area for children and there is always an icecream vendor on hand to help the day go smoothly for the kids (and us adults too come to that!). The one fault that we find is that when there is an event on at Walton Gardens there are often very long queues to get into the car park because of it's popularity. This is caused by traffic coming either way from Manchester or from Liverpool on the main road to Walton and traffic lights which never seem to filter long enough to alow traffic to clear upto the car park entrance and therefore you get cars coming in when their red traffic lighta are on in the middle of the road blocking entrance for those on who have a green light coming from the opposite direction and this becomes a nightmare. Still if you can put up with this without losing your patience it is very worth a visit on those event days. I just wish they would do something better like two seperate entrances from either direction for example leading to two seperate car parks - it isn't rocket science and it would work perfectly without taking too much of an area off the park itself ! Once inside itself they have a cafe in the hall (though we found it quite expensive!)

Visited September 2012
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for children and adults too.”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Loads for children to do. Animal petting zoo, playground, mini golf, cafe, bowling green. There is loads of space for picnics and running around.

Visited July 2012
Thank wizard449
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