Walton Hall Gardens is a remnant of a large country estate once owned by the local brewing family, the Greenalls. Opened as a 30ha public park in 1945, the gardens have become the areas most popular park with around 500,000 visitors annually. There really is something for everyone at Walton, with a broad range of facilities and attractions to suit all ages and abilities, including Adventure Golf, Pitch & Putt, Bowls, Children's Zoo, Heritage Centre, formal gardens, ornamental pond and extensive lawns. The 'Friends of Walton Estate' work closely with Warrington BC to help manage events, activities and with major development projects. They currently manage a Tree Adoption Scheme within the Estate, which helps to fund a range of improvement projects. A site-based Ranger Service and Grounds Maintenance and Management team take great pride in providing a high quality, accessible, attractive, safe and sustainable environment. The park boasts a full and varied events programme with something to appeal to everyone. Activities range from small scale, educational-based events with small groups, outdoor theatre, traditional band concerts, right up to the voluntarily managed Disability Awareness Day attracting over 20,000 visitors throughout the day. Located on the outskirts of Warrington, close to the local motorway network (only 2 miles from J11 M56), and adjacent to the Bridgewater Canal, the park provides an easily accessible and safe environment appealing to the whole family.