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Day Ticket & Family Visitors

Whether you’re visiting Leighton as an individual or a family, there’s lots to keep everyone entertained.

Leighton Hall welcomes day and family visitors from May to September each year. Our enthusiastic and friendly guides will be happy to share with you the magic of this grand old home, its heritage and its character.

Discover the Secrets of one of England’s most famous furniture making families

Leighton Hall is very much a lived-in house rather than a stuffy museum, there are no roped-off areas and you won’t find anyone shouting 'don’t touch!' at your children! The Hall’s history is brought to life by the guides. Each room from the modest chapel to the imposing dining room is still used every day by the Gillow family.

With lots of funny and fascinating tales to reveal, the family’s ancestry means there are plenty of unusual pieces of furniture and paintings to enjoy.

Leighton Hall
A treasure chest of history
Rich Heritage
Come and experience our entertaining guided tours of the hall. Be welcomed like a guest of the family rather than a number on a production line!
Fun For All The Family
Family friendly tours with Teddy bear hunt, craft corner in the studio during the summer holidays, adventure playground, maze, mini beasts, brass rubbings and tree face trail in the woodland walk plus a free activity pack for all children.
Not Just An Historic House
Explore, Discover, Relax & Reconnect
Spectacular Views
Come and enjoy our beautiful gardens. Relax and stroll around all corners of this amazing outdoor space, from the extensive lawns to the 19th century Walled Garden.
The Woodland Walk
Starting at the bottom of the garden, the Woodland Walk is a beautiful scenic stroll. As part of the walk there is Tree Face Trail to keep the children entertained and an adventure playground to burn off the last bits of energy. On arrival there is a free activity pack for children.
Birds of Prey Display
Included in the ticket price, starts at 3.30 pm on open days Summer season only, weather permitting
Dramatic Displays

Set against the backdrop of our wonderful rolling parkland, there can be few more exciting and dramatic experiences than to watch beautiful birds of prey swooping from the sky to collect treats. Birds are flown at 3:30pm every day in the summer season (weather permitting) by expert falconer, Lindsay Bevan of Northern Sky Falconry.

Northern Sky Falconry

For further details of Northern Sky Falconry's beautiful birds which are flown here at Leighton Hall, email Lindsay on

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Fun for all the family and a visit to remember

When my daughter received a parcel this week, I was puzzled. I was sure that she couldn't online shop or could she? Then I noticed a stamp on the parcel saying Leighton Hall and I started to smile. I immediately knew that this surprise will make her so happy.

At the same time I tried to remember what we did on that day. It was a lovely sunny day. The fields surrounding the Leighton Hall were full of grazing cows. The staff was friendly and welcoming. In the hall our girls received two sheets encouraging them to find teddies. Well obviously there was a prize draw involved. So my girls were looking for teddies while we were on the tour. As a mum of my girls I helped them to fill in our contact details. I didn't express my thoughts to my girls that they would be very lucky to win when they were putting their filed sheets into the box. They hoped and were very excited. We left the hall and enjoyed gardens with maze, woods looking for funny faces, cakes from the cafe and a fantastic bird of prey displays.

Back to this week when I collected my youngest from the school, I mentioned her that there is a parcel waiting for her home. I was not disappointed and got her exciting reaction. She just couldn't wait to be home and open that package.

Thank you for our wonderful afternoon in Leighton Hall and a special surprise as a cherry on the cake.

Anonymous Family - Summer 2021

Leighton Hall Day Visitor Leaflet

Downloadable leaflet detailing what to expect on your day visit to the fabulous Leighton Hall.

With useful information regarding opening times, prices, facilities and much more.