Days out – Halls and gardens

Below is a list of family friendly halls and gardens to visit near Knutsford. For more days out ideas click here.

The times given are approximate times to drive from Knutsford without traffic…please check journey times yourself before you travel!! Please also check opening times as some attractions are closed on some days or for part of the year.

Halls and gardens

Tatton Park – 0 mins  – Historic estate with house and gardens, deer park,  lake, adventure playground, farm and cafes

Dunham Massey – 15 mins – Historic estate with house, gardens, deer park,  cafe and ice cream parlour. National Trust.

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden – FREE – 15 mins – lovely garden (open Tues- Sun) and cafe (open Fri-Sun)

Grozone Community Garden – FREE – 15 mins  – Grozone is a flourishing community garden in Northwich. There are plenty of things for young ones including a music wall, a mud kitchen,  a swing, a play house and more. Various events through the week.

Arley Hall – 20 mins – Stately home and gardens with great adventure play zone (zipwires, maze, sand pit etc), picnic area and cafe

Hare Hill – 20 mins – Walled garden surround by woodland, with hare trail for children to follow. National Trust.

Quarry Bank Mill – 25 mins – Explore the mill and apprentice house to learn about workers in the cotton trade. Also extensive gardens and woodland and a small outdoor children’s play area. National Trust.

Walton Hall and Gardens – 25 mins – FREE (£3 parking) – Children’s zoo, adventure play area, gardens and cafe

Little Moreton Hall – 30 mins – Tudor hall, gardens and cafe. Children’s trail and opportunity to dress like a Tudor! National Trust.

Speke Hall – 40 mins – Tudor hall, gardens and estate with maze, two play areas, play trail and cafe. National Trust

Biddulph Grange Garden – 40 mins – wonderful gardens, great for kids to explore. Buggies allowed but can be tricky to access. Cafe on site. National Trust.

Lyme Park – 45 mins – Historic house with gardens, deer park, moorland, play area with giant slide and rope walk, cafe. National Trust

Trentham Gardens – 45 mins – gardens with plenty for children including boat ride, miniature train, fairy trail, adventure playground, sand play area with diggers, barefoot walk and hide and speak maze! Seasonal opening times for some activites please check on website.

Pavilion Gardens – 45 mins – FREE (small charge for parking and train) – gardens with lake, playground, miniature train and cafe with toddler soft play.