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What you need to know about visiting Wallington

A man sits on a log with two young children in the Little Acorns nature play space at Wallington, Northumberland
Visitors in the Little Acorns nature play space at Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

We can’t wait to welcome you to Wallington. Take a gentle stroll around the walled garden, burn off steam in the four play parks and refuel with a bite to eat in the café. Here's all you need to know about visiting.

On your visit

There's so much to see and do at Wallington all year round. Whether you have a couple of hours or all day to explore, there's something for everyone.

  • The House has now reopened for the new season, open daily from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
  • The Walled Garden is open 10am to 5pm daily.
  • The four fun-packed play areas; the play fort, adventure playground, play train and station platform and the Little Acorns nature play space are all open everyday (weather permitting).
  • The Clocktower cafe is open every day from 10am to 5pm, offering a selection of hot and cold drinks and food.
  • The gift shops in the courtyard are both open every day from 11am to 5pm.
  • The River walk, Farm walk, Wannie Line walk and Greenleighton Quarry walk offering wonderful opportunities for nature spotting are open all year round.
  • The Wellbeing woods, which opened in 2023, is located in the west woods near to the wildlife hide and is open every day.
  • The wildlife hide in the west woods is open daily; a great place to enjoy some bird spotting.
  • The Dragon cycle trail is open all year round. Bring your own bikes and enjoy a two-wheeled adventure.
  • The wood-fired pizza trailer in the courtyard is open 12pm-3pm on weekends and every day in the school holidays.
  • The Dragon kiosk in the west woods (next to the play fort) is open on weekends and every day in the school holidays 11am to 3pm.
  • The Garden kiosk in the walled garden is now open for the season, open on weekends and every day in the school holidays from 11am to 3pm.
  • The Ice Cream Parlour in the courtyard is now open for the season, open on weekends and every day in the school holidays from 12pm to 4pm.
  • Cycle hire is open on weekends and every day in the school holidays from 10am to 4.30pm (last hire 3.30pm).

New at Wallington - EV charging points

Twelve 11kW electric vehicle charging points are available in the main car park. Chargers can be accessed using mobile app, RFID card, or contactless payment device. Visit our EV charging provider RAW Charging's website to download the app in advance of your visit. Chargers are only available to visitors during property opening hours. Drivers will require their own cables to charge.

Parking and arrival

You don't need to book to visit Wallington. A member of our admissions team will greet you on arrival. Entry to the property and car park is free for National Trust members, please bring your membership cards with you. Non-members will need to buy an admission ticket on arrival, which includes parking.

Opening times

Walled Garden: 10am to 4pm

Courtyard café: 10am to 5pm

Shops: 11am to 5pm

Car park: 10am to 5pm

Toilets: 10am to 5pm


Accessible parking: available in the main car park. There is also accessible parking next to the Walled Garden, please speak to a member of the welcome team on arrival for details.

Toilets: Toilets are open in the Courtyard and in the Clocktower Café, each with one accessible toilet. Baby changing facilities are available in both. There is also a toilet at the walled garden.

Mobility scooter: We have a small number of scooters available to book with no charge, donations are welcome. Please email to book 48 hours in advance or call 01670 773606.

Go North East X75 Bus Service

We are pleased to announce that the Go North East X75 bus service from Newcastle to Wallington via Belsay Hall and Gardens is back for 2024 and will run 4 services every Saturday from 4 May to 7 September.

Once again, this service if free of charge for those visiting Wallington. Non-National Trust members will receive 20% off their admission fee on production of their bus ticket.

For timetable information, please visit X75 - Newcastle to Belsay Hall, Bolam Lake and Wallington Hall (starts 4th May 2024) | Go North East

Other things to note

Please take litter home with you.

Dogs are very welcome at Wallington but should be kept on a lead at all times, in all areas. By doing this you’re helping keep the Wallington wildlife safe. Dogs are allowed in the cafe. Assistance dogs only in the House.

There is no WiFi on site and phone signal is limited.

Barbecues and open fires created by visitors are not permitted at Wallington.