For families

Wizard Wix's Willow Warren

Run through the tunnels, build a den or see the sculptures - it's up to you 

Run through the tunnels, build a den or see the sculptures - it's up to you

Visit our fantastic natural adventure area for kids. With hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes and balance beams, fun sculptures, bird-feeding station and even a totem pole, plus picnic benches for tired parents. Find us in Great Wix Wood.

Sylvanian Families Nature Trail

Grab an activity sheet from reception then head out to solve the clues © Matt Batchelor

Grab an activity sheet from reception then head out to solve the clues

We’re excited to announce that a new children’s nature trail featuring the collectible toy brand Sylvanian Families, is now open at Hatchlands. Free to all visitors this nature trail focuses inspiring children to explore the outdoors.

Fun family events

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    Funday Fridays

    Enjoy the school holidays on Fridays in August, join us for trails and arts & crafts

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    Pony magic

    A magical experience with safe ponies and experienced handlers, rides suitable for 2-11 years

  • Time for target practice at Hatchlands © Rob Henderson

    Archery

    Think you’re the next Robin Hood? Discover the skills of archery, ages 6 and over

Outdoor adventures

We’ve put together a list of 50 of the best outdoor activities you can do before you’re 11¾. Are you up for the challenge? Take a look at our 18 activities available here, then head to the 50 things website to get started.

Tree house project

Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren has proved hugely popular with children and parents. Now we want to make it even better by adding an amazing new tree house. Find out more about how you can help us to reach our goal.

Family membership

To help keep costs down you can sign up for a family membership and enjoy free admission to over 500 houses, gardens and stunning areas of coastline and countryside. You can join on the day or email us to find out more.

Family food

Visit our Kitchen Cafe or bring your own picnic

Visit our Kitchen Cafe or bring your own picnic

Pick up a packed lunch for the kids from our café. Choose from junior sized sandwiches or wraps, brownies or flapjacks, and a range of fruit and juice boxes. 

Summer

There's lots to enjoy outdoors here this summer. There are beautiful blooms like poppies and peonies in the NGS quiet garden and you'll find lots of tiny hidden treasures including orchids in the wildflower meadow. Look out for buttercups and butterflies in the park, and a variety of beautiful flowers in the terrace border.

Garden trail

There's loads to do for children around our park and garden, so why not download our garden trail? Follow the map to find each activity and tick them off as you go. Pick up a trail from reception or you can download it here if you're planning your visit. 

House trails

Follow our trails around the house to help children get the most from their visit. Uncover hidden gems with two trails for different ages. Pick one up at the house entrance or download it here if you're planning a visit.

Download a trail for under 7's

Download a trail for over 7's

Garden games

Enjoy a selection of larger-than-life games. We've got chunky chess, giant jenga and super-sized snakes & ladders. You can find those and more in our marquee. Look on the lawn in summer or just ask a member of staff.

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