Summer at Speke

Escape to Speke Hall this summer

We're reopening Speke Hall to visitors again and we can't wait to welcome you and your family back this summer. Pre-booking is essential and some parts of the property (including the house) remain closed, but there's still plenty of family fun to be had.

You must book ahead before visiting Speke Hall Check availability and book now
Things to see and do
A family by the house at Speke Hall and Garden

The Great Summer Escape

Between 30 July - 1 September, escape to the ancient woodlands of Speke Hall to discover the tale of Terence the Troll and the Magic Acorn. Meet the mischievous creature that is gobbling up our trees and help the small but mighty Magic Acorn to protect its leafy friends and rescue nature. To take part, you'll need to download our trail booklet below.

Children enjoy the woodland play trail at Speke Hall

Play areas update

We're sorry, but all play areas are closed at the moment. This includes the play area at Home Farm, the maze, the Childe of Hale trail and the natural play area in the woods. We are working on plans to reopen some of these areas and will update our website and social media as soon as we can.

Things families need to know

Discover the floral delights of the South Lawn

One-way route

To ensure your safety, there is a one-way system in place. This will take you through most of your favourite parts of Speke's garden and grounds, but some areas remain closed. This includes the Childe of Hale trail, all play areas, the maze and the Secret Garden. You are more than welcome to stay and explore as long as you like, but please make sure you and your family follow the signs.

National Trust toilet sign

Toilets and baby-changing facilities

The toilets at Home Farm are open, where you will also find baby-changing facilities. To ensure your health and safety, we have introduced a queuing and one-way system, as well as extra cleaning measures.

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens and grounds at Speke Hall will reopen from 25 June and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back. For Neighbourhood Pass holders, bookings will need to be made by email - further information available below.

A family enjoying the park at Dunham Massey

Summer holidays in the North West 

Get planning your family days out this summer with our list of top places to visit in the North West. The perfect excuse to create new memories, explore somewhere new, or revisit an old family favourite.