The Eaton Estate is part of the Grosvenor Estate and is privately owned and its history traced back to the early 1440s. At the heart of the estate sits Eaton Hall, the home of the Duke of Westminster, the Duchess of Westminster, and the Grosvenor Family.
Eaton Hall opens its grounds a handful of times each year in order to raise funds for local charities. Visitors will not access the house as it is privately owned, but the gardens are well worth a visit. The route around the garden covers 1.2miles and is mainly grassed or gravelled, so its suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
The gardens are absolutely stunning, filled with an abundance of colour, contrasting plants and structures, fountains, terraces and more, you will really enjoy a peaceful family stroll. Eaton Hall really does go all out on its Charity open days. Although exhibitions and events change annually, attractions have included falconry displays, exhibitions of the late Dukes automobiles and carriages, a military exhibition whereby the public could immerse themselves in the history of military tanks and other family friendly activities.
There are limited refreshment options so Clued in with kids would strongly recommend taking a picnic and enjoy a tranquil, relaxing afternoon by the water, watching the ducks and swans swim on by.
Finally, don’t forget to hop aboard heritage railway before you venture back home.
Additional information: *Maps provided to wheelchair users highlighting the most accessible routes. *The railway is a heritage railway and so no carriages allow full access. Cash only. No card payment. *All funds go to charity. *Activities listed are a guide only and are subject to change.