Thompsons Funeral Directors, Aintree

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Aintree Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Aintree funeral home

At Thompsons Funeral Directors in Walton Vale, Orrell Park, we are devoted to helping you, just as our founder Mr Ken Thompson would have back in the 1940s. We are here for you every step of the way, offering you peace of mind that your loved one will be looked after with dignity, compassion and respect in the lead up to their funeral.

We know that every person is unique and funerals should be no different. To make the day special we will work with you to understand your loved one and organise a farewell that reflects and pays homage to the way they lived their life. No matter how big, small or distinctive your request is we will do our best to cater to your needs. Some of the things you can change include the music, the hymns, the service or the type of hearse.

Since our establishment, we have conducted funerals of all kinds; whether that be a religious, a humanist, a cremation, a traditional or a contemporary ceremony such as a woodland burial or bright celebration of life. If you would prefer burial we are central to the Everton, Bootle, Kirkdale, Walton Park and Liverpool RC Cemeteries.

You can find our funeral home on Walton Vale; opposite the Windsor pub and next door to the Blessed Sacrament RC Church. Orrell Park rail station is a stone throw away, meaning we are accessible from all over Liverpool via the Merseyrail. We are also a short drive away from Orrell, Old Roan, Litherland, Seaforth, Norris Green, Aintree, Croxteth and Bootle.

From our six funeral homes across the city, we give the whole of Liverpool an unparalleled standard of care. Our other funeral homes are in Bootle, Netherton, Maghull, Huyton and Tuebrook.

Our dedicated team are available 24 hours a day to assist you with your every need; all you have to do is pick up the phone.

What we offer

  • Advice from our experts at every step of the process
  • Arrangements tailored to your and your family's needs
  • Funeral directors with local expertise
  • Your choice of any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services suitable for all faiths, cultures and preferences
  • Use of the chapel of rest to view your loved one
  • Hearses, limousines and bespoke transport arrangements
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,027 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,027 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,027 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,027 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

8 Walton Vale
Walton Vale
Liverpool L9 2BU
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the Walton Vale high street, next to Blessed Sacrament Church.

There is restricted parking on our road, however you can park for free on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0151 525 3138

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
Great service from the ladies at Thompson's Walton Vale. Very empathetic and helped my sister's and I to give dad the farewell he deserved
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 4.0
All went according to plan on the day of the funeral Bernard and the team of bearers were very professional.
The Celebrant (Sharon ) was excellent and attendees commented on how nicely the service was presented.
Communication at the office level sometimes got a bit muddled but overall a sensitive and caring team did a good job.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to leave your 4* review. We are glad that the service went according to plan on the day and you found our team to be professional. If you have any concerns at all that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Rating 5.0
I just wanted to thank everyone involved in supporting us through a trying and difficult time. Everyone was so supportive and caring and friendly. And all went out of their way to adjust to what we needed for the day and after. Well done team. Especially Gill.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family, It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Would highly recommend we received an excellent service and was kept informed throughout the funeral arrangements. The staff were very friendly and professional.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
I would highly recommend to family and friends the service we received was outstanding right from the first telephone call. Nothing was a inconvenience when I phoned for advice and guidance. The staff were so supportive and explained everything in detail. I would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff from myself and family
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and thoughtful staff in Walton Vale. Made us very comfortable and helped make a difficult situation a lot easier. Thank you
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
option of webcast of service was very useful during covid restrictions, people very professional
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very good service, respectful and courteous both in planning and then the funeral itself, no complaints whatsoever
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
At such a difficult time Thompsons were 100% tbe right choice to handle my husbands funeral. Janet at walton vale was highly professional and explained everything to me in a supportive, sympathetic and professional manner. From the first point of contact until after the funeral. It was all arranged as i wished. Thompson's and dignity gave me peace of mind at this difficult time.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your husband and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Great service from start to finish nothing is to much trouble and Jannet at our local thompsons walton vale liverpool is great and so nith it she can make you feel that everything is in hand and if there is a problem she will point it out and resolve it thank you for your service Mr J Coulton 5 star rating
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
During what is naturally a difficult time all staff were courteous and dignified throughout. All questions were dealt with promptly and effectively and I was kept fully informed at all times. When the inevitable happens it's reassuring to know all formalities are in capable and competent hands.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
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