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Georgian mansion filled with historic keyboard instruments set in rolling Repton parkland
Hatchlands Park was built in the 1750s for Admiral Edward Boscawen and his wife Fanny. They gave architect, Robert Adam, one of his first interior design commissions. His work can be seen throughout the house, particularly in ceilings and fireplaces.
Today the mansion is a family home, containing tenant Alec Cobbe’s collection of paintings and fine furniture. Also on display is the Cobbe Collection, Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers including JC Bach, Chopin, Elgar and Bizet.
With over 400 acres of parkland, partly landscaped by Humphry Repton, we're one of the largest country estates surrounding Greater London. You can follow five way-marked walks, see a parterre garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, enjoy the tranquillity of the National Garden Scheme’s quiet garden, or bring the family to experience our natural adventure area for children.
20-21 April, 11am-4pm
Hunt high and low for fluffy chicks on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Follow the trail, solve the clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. Once you've eaten your winnings head off to try pony rides or archery.
- Normal admission plus £2
For info on all our upcoming events check out our events page.
Visit us from Tuesday 1 April to enjoy the new season. See one of the finest bluebell woods around, at their best in April and May you can email us to find out when the bluebells are in full bloom. With daffodils on the lawn, blossom in the hedgerows and cowslips in the meadow, Hatchlands is a great spot for spring colour.
Our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your way to outdoor adventures. You can complete 18 of the activities here. Build a den in our adventure area or play conkers under one of our huge horse chestnut trees. Just ask the team at reception for pointers when you arrive.
There’s loads for families to do at Hatchlands. Start with a visit to our fantastic natural adventure area – with hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes and balance beams. You can also pick up a house trail, download a garden trail, get competitive with garden games or take a pony ride with pony magic.
Keep in touch
Keep up with our latest news, what's on and all the unseen work going on behind the scenes.
Get up-to-date information on all our events and view our image galleries from around the park.
For a unique view from behind-the-scenes, check out the musings of our hard working house team.
We hope that you had a very enjoyable day with us and would love to hear more about your visit.