Visiting Wallington: what you need to know

Winter family visit

We can’t wait to welcome you to Wallington this winter. Take a gentle stroll around the walled garden, burn off steam in the play parks and warm up with a hot chocolate in the cafe.

On your visit

There's so much to see and do at Wallington. Whether you have a couple of hours or all day to explore, there's something for everyone. The team has worked really hard to recover from the damage sustained during Arwen ad we're pleased to say that most areas are back up and running now. 

Things to note for your visit:

  • The House is now closed for the season, reopening in April 2022.
  • The cafe is open every day from 10am to 4pm offering a selection of hot and cold drinks and food. 
  • The shops are both open every day from 11am to 4pm.
  • The play fort, adventure playground, play train and Little Acorns nature play space are open.  
  • The Walled Garden is open 10am to 4pm daily.
  • The River walk has reopened.
  • The East woods and West woods, inclduing the Wildlife Hide, are now open again, with just a few barriers up on some footpaths that remain closed. Please for your own safety and that of our staff, do not venture beyond these barriers and please stick to the paths in the woodlands.
  • The Green route on the Dragon cycle trail is now open.
  • The Wallington voicemail system is currently down. If you call and there is no response, please email where a member of the team will be able to help.

Unfortunately, some areas are still undergoing repair following the storm. Please note:

  • The Blue route on the Dragon cycle trail is still closed. Please don't attempt to access it.
  • The Farm walk is still closed. Please do not attempt to do this walk. It will reopen as soon as possible, keep an eye out for updates. 
  • Please do not use the walks on the wider estate (Wannie Line or Greenleighton Moor).They are simply not safe at this time. We do not anticipate being able to reopen these any time soon, the damage to both is significant.

Parking and arrival

You no longer 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 4pm (There are currently no kiosks open at this time.)

Shops: 11:00am to 4:00pm 

Car park: 10am to 4pm

Toilets: 10am to 4pm 


Accessible parking: available in the main car park.  The accessible parking next to the Walled Garden is now also open.

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. Please email to book 48 hours in advance or call 01670 773606.

Our full accessibility statement is available here.


Staying safe

In England, face coverings are required in indoor areas, except in cafés and tea-rooms, unless you're exempt.

We're continuing to provide hand sanitiser should you wish to use it and are sticking to our high standards of cleanliness. You’ll notice that we have kept the protective screens in our café and shop. 

If you’re showing any 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.

Thanks for your support and for showing staff, volunteers and other visitors kindness and respect as we move forward into this next phase together.


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 the young wildlife of Wallington thrive and are giving them the best chance of reaching adulthood. Dogs are allowed in the cafe. Assistance dogs only in the House.

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

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