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Stretches of natural parkland sweeping through Surrey, sheltering a classic country house
Hatchlands Park was built in the 1750s for naval hero Admiral Edward Boscawen and his wife Fanny, since then it has housed wealthy families, a finishing school for girls and even a printing press. Today you can visit the parkland or stop for coffee in the Kitchen Café all year round. You can also see inside our house on four afternoons a week, between April and October.
Take the time to wander through our 400 acres of rolling parkland and ancient woodland, one of the largest country estates in the area and full of year round seasonal colour. You can follow five way-marked walks, enjoy the tranquillity of the National Garden Scheme’s quiet garden, discover areas of the garden partly landscaped by Humphry Repton or bring the family to experience our natural adventure area for children.
Our mansion is now 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. An early interior design commission for architect Robert Adam, his work can be seen in ceilings and fireplaces throughout the house.
Situated on the edge of the beautiful Surrey Hills and surrounded by charming villages, this peaceful location is just 45 minutes from central London.
Head to our events page to find out more about all of our events going on throughout 2015. Make plans for Funday Fridays in August, discover our series of summer craft workshops coming up this July, or get ahead of the game and book in for the Big Camp 2015 and our exciting family summer theatre events.
Our Gertrude Jekyll garden is closed this year but there's still lots of great summer colour. You'll see agapanthus and hydrangeas in the garden, orchids hiding in the wildflower meadow and helleborines on centenary walk. Don't forget to stop by the NGS garden, just off our cobbled courtyard.
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.
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 50 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.
Our new look Kitchen Café has had a complete refresh and redesign for 2015, you can find us in the courtyard. Enjoy hot and wholesome soups, light bites, cream teas or coffee and cake. Our cook bakes cakes and make sandwiches on site every day, so you’ll always have a fresh, tasty selection.
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.