Walton Hall and Gardens developments
We've been busy at Walton hall and gardens over the last 18 months with new developments in the shape of:
- a new extension completed using carved sandstone
- a new courtyard that can be used for events and wedding parties
- a resurfaced events car park complete with disabled parking
- new public toilets and baby change facility near the entrance to the zoo
- a new footbridge for access to the eastern greens on Walton golf course
Our younger children's play area is now open! The fantastic enchanted woodland theme was chosen by you through consultation so all the more reason to visit us and see how great it looks! We've got a wide range of new equipment suitable for 2 - 8 year olds.
Walton Adventure Golf
As you'll see if you walk through the park, our old crazy golf that was installed in 1973 has been removed. Our brand new course with new challenges is now open!
We also have a new games hut to complete the work. We’ve extended the space and you can now buy cold drinks and snacks to enjoy while you enjoy your games.
We've got capital funding from the council to refurbish the roof on the Old Riding School. This is hidden away behind the heritage yard. Once the new roof is on the space we'll be able to use it for events such as markets. The works will take place in 2017.
National lottery funding
As if that wasn't enough we've just found out that Walton Hall and Gardens has secured funding from the National Lottery via the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a second stage bid for restorative work on the historic conservatory and stable buildings!
This has been a joint effort and we have to thank our partners Myerscough College, Walton Lea Partnership and the Friends of Walton Estate in helping us secure these funds.
The aim of the project will be to re-open the conservatory area to visitors to Walton. Part of the main conservatory will be a public space where visitors can learn about the horticultural heritage of the site and see development and training work being undertaken. Our second phase application will go in during Autumn 2016 and we will find out if we have the money to do the works around January 2017.
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The new play area and adventure golf...