Visiting Speke Hall: what you need to know

Family running alongside the topiary hedges surrounding the Tudor house

The garden, grounds, play areas and restaurant at Speke Hall are open, Wednesday-Sunday. You will need to book your visit in advance. Please read this article carefully so that you know what to expect before booking your visit.

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, grounds, play areas and restaurant at Speke Hall are open. To avoid disappointment please book your tickets in advance, especially at busier times like weekends and bank holidays. Members book for free, while non-members need to pay when booking.

For local Neighbours Pass holders, bookings will need to be made by email – see below for more information.

How to book:

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only. 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale.
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
  • If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can change or cancel your booking by calling the National Trust Box Office on 0344 249 1895. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors.
Escape to Speke Hall this summer

Speke Hall Neighbours Pass 

During the Covid-19 reopening period, opening arrangements to Speke Hall will be changing for everyone. If you're a Neighbours Pass holder, please click through to find out how to make your booking.

Parking and arrival

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff. Please have your tickets and membership card to hand. Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot. Last entry is at 4pm, and you’re welcome to explore Speke Hall's gardens and grounds until we close at 5pm.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

We have introduced a new one-way visitor route through the gardens and grounds. Please follow the new signage and system.

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets at Home Farm, and will find hand sanitiser at Visitor Reception and Home Farm restaurant, as well as by our play areas. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

What's open?

Car park: 10am – 5pm (car park gates lock at 5.15pm).

Garden and grounds: 10.30am – 5pm

Play areas: 10.30am – 5pm

Home Farm restaurant: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Takeaway only, outdoor seating is available. Find out more about eating at Speke Hall here.

Toilets: 10.30am – 5pm. Located at Home Farm. Accessible toilet and baby changing available.

What's closed?

House: We’re sorry but the house remains closed.

Shop: The shop at Speke Hall has now closed. You can still browse and shop online at:

To ensure our visitors and staff are maintaining social distancing and following our one-way system, the following areas remain closed: Hedge maze, Secret Garden, Kitchen Garden and Coastal Reserve path gate. We're sorry you're not able to enjoy these areas at the moment. We'll continue to monitor the flow of visitors on-site and reopen these areas when it's safe to do so.


Blue badge parking available.

Flat paths and benches available in the garden.

Toilets: one accessible toilet open at Home Farm.

Enjoy a takeaway treat in our outdoor seating area

Eating at Speke Hall  

Whether you're looking to take a refreshing drink on your woodland walk or enjoy a tasty lunch before exploring the gardens, Home Farm restaurant is open between Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm, for you to grab a drink or bite to eat. We're serving hot food, sandwiches, soups, cakes and bakes, kids lunchboxes, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. In line with government guidance, you can enjoy outdoor seating in the courtyard.

 A couple walking in the gardens at Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside.

Spend the day at Speke Hall 

No matter what time of day your visit is booked for, there’s plenty of time to explore Speke Hall’s highlights. Whether you have an hour, a few hours or a whole day, there’s plenty to see and do. Use this guide to help you plan your visit along our one-way route.

A man sat at a picnic table with his brown dog standing on the table top, looking into the distance.

Bringing your dog 

Planning on bringing your dog to Speke Hall? Dogs on leads are more than welcome in most areas of our grounds, but there are a few things you need to know.

Woman sits reading in the garden at speke

Explore the gardens  

This spring, discover new blooms and celebrate the lighter days as you explore the gardens at Speke Hall. There are plenty of places to relax and marvel at the sights of spring.