Visiting Speke Hall: what you need to know

A couple walking in the grounds of Speke Hall

You don't need to book your visit to Speke Hall. We're open every day for spring walks, hearty food and fun in nature. Please have a read through the information below so that you can enjoy your visit to Speke Hall to the fullest.

Tickets and entry

You no longer have to pre-book to visit Speke Hall. Entry is free for National Trust members and all under 5s. Admission fees apply to non-members. You will need a ticket to visit the gardens, grounds, house, restaurant and play areas.

Family running alongside the topiary hedges surrounding the Tudor house

Speke Hall Neighbours Pass 

The Speke Hall Neighbours Pass scheme is available to residents of Speke and some parts of Garston. Find out more about who the pass covers and how to apply.

When is best to visit?

We're open every day, 10.30am-5pm, but we're quieter on weekdays and afternoons.

Parking and arrival

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff. If you're a National Trust member, please have your membership card to hand. You’re welcome to explore Speke Hall's gardens and grounds until we close at 5pm.

What's open?

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

Garden and grounds: 10.30am – 5pm

Coastal Reserve path: 10.30am-5pm. Please note the gate onto the Coastal Reserve is locked at 5pm, so please ensure you return before this time as you won't be able to re-enter the property or access the car park.

House: Wednesday-Sunday, 12.30 – 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm. Please note the house is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Play areas, Giant Childe of Hale trail and hedge maze: 10.30am – 5pm

Home Farm restaurant: 10.30am – 4.30pm (last orders at 4.15pm). Outdoor seating and limited indoor seating is available. Find out more about eating at Speke Hall here.

Toilets: 10.30am – 5pm. Located at Home Farm and the Dairy Courtyard next to the house. Accessible toilets and baby changing available.

Second-hand bookshop: Our bookshop is run by volunteers, so opening times and days can vary, though it is usually open every day in the early afternoon. If you'd like to visit the second-hand bookshop specially, please call us the day before or on the day of your visit and we can confirm with you.

Dogs

Dogs on short leads are very welcome. They are allowed in most of the gardens and grounds, except for the play areas and Childe of Hale trail. Assistance dogs are permitted in all areas of the property, including the house.

Accessibility

Blue badge parking available.

Flat paths and benches available in the garden.

Toilets: accessible toilets open at Home Farm and in the Dairy Courtyard next to the house.

Access for everyone
If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, we offer a carers ticket, free of charge.

Autism and neurodiversity awareness
If you or someone you are travelling with has Autism or other neurodiverse conditions, visiting a busy tourist attraction can be an overwhelming experience. To help make visiting Speke Hall as enjoyable as possible for everyone, you can download our visual story before you visit. This photographic, step-by-step guide shows areas that are loud, bright, visually noisy or have a strong smell.

If you require any additional assistance or need us to make any additional preparations before your visit please give us a call on 0151 427 7231, or email spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Visitors enjoying a cup of tea in Speke Hall's restaurant

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 every day, 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. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Walking dogs at Speke Hall

Bring 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.

Visitors in the garden at Speke Hall

Explore the garden and estate 

Discover your new favourite walks around the garden and estate at Speke Hall this spring, from the peaceful South Lawn and blossom-filled orchard to woodlands overflowing with bluebells.