Winter at Speke Hall

Visitors walking on the North Lawn at Speke Hall

Enjoy a refreshing winter walk, pick up a warming treat from the restaurant or go on an adventure in the gardens and woodland. There's plenty to see and do on a day out at Speke Hall this winter.

We're open every day of the week, 10.30am-4pm. Entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s, admission charges apply to non-members.

Visiting Speke Hall: what you need to know 

You no longer need to book your visit to Speke Hall. To make the most of your day, please read the information in this article carefully before visiting.

Visitors exploring the Hedge Maze at Speke Hall, Liverpool

Play and explore

Let the kids loose on the slides and climbing frames in the gated play area or run wild in the woodland play area. Enter the hedge maze to discover gates, bridges and a viewing platform looking over the Mersey. Don't forget to follow the Childe of Hale trail and explore a world of snoring giants, vegetable musical instruments and optical illusions.

Snowdrops in January

Speke's nature highlights this winter

There's still plenty of colour to enjoy in Speke's garden and estate in winter, from bundles of red berries along the Bund path to a sea of newly-planted snowdrops on the South Lawn. Robins are a familiar sight around the garden and a venture onto the Coastal Reserve will reward you with sights of overwintering dunlin, curlew and black tailed godwits on the banks of the Mersey.

Winter cleaning and conservation at Speke Hall

What's happening in the house?

Over the winter season, we're continuing to carry out our conservation work to care for the house and its historic collections, including the annual winter clean and an important project to upgrade our fire protection. Swipe below to find out more about this significant project and follow us on social media @NTSpekeHall to see some behind-the-scenes action.

Behind the scenes

Admiring the Witch Hazel in Dunham Massey's Winter Garden

Winter days out in the North West 

Make the most of your membership, discover somewhere new on your doorstep, or blow away those winter cobwebs at National Trust places in the North West.