Eating & shopping

Pop in for a tasty treat while out for a walk or bike ride © Paul Harris

Pop in for a tasty treat while out for a walk or bike ride

Forest Cafe

Outdoor cafe serving fresh, locally sourced, homemade food. Whether you fancy something savoury or sweet, there is something for you.  On a hot day enjoy a sandwich and an ice-cream.  If it's a bit chillier, tuck into some warming stew. The menu depends on seasonal availability.  The cafe is fully licensed and the chips are locally renowned!

Visit Hatfield Forest's shop

Buy a Hatfield Forest mug as a memento of your visit

Buy a Hatfield Forest mug as a memento of your visit

Supporting local suppliers is important to us. We stock a wide variety of produce from the local area to excite your tastebuds and support our local farmers and suppliers.  There's also lots of lovely gift items and cards if you are looking for a birthday present.


Second hand booksale

Second hand book sale.

We've set up a second hand book stall in the Fishermans Shelter by the Shell House. Pick up a bargain as they are 4 books for £1.  All the money raised supports the Forest's conservation.


Locally produced honey

Did you know a spoonful of your local honey can help to clear hayfever?

You'll find a jar of delicious local honey in the pantry section of our shop.

Locally sourced venison

With responsible management of the forest comes top quality wild venison.
Available from the Forest shop, when in season, or call us on 01279 870678 to purchase directly.

Forest firewood for sale

Firewood & logs for sale

There’s nothing like the warmth of a roaring log fire on a chilly winter evening. You can order firewood from September (01279 870678) and we start delivering in October.

Books for everyone

Books for sale

We stock a wide range of books to suit all tastes. From pictorial wildlife guides to help you name that mystery flower, to childrens activity and storybooks.

Pocket money treats

Buy a bug pot, book or bouncy ball at the Hatfield Forest shop

We have a great selection of things for the kids to spend their pocket money on.  Buy a bug pot and go exploring, pick up a book to help you ID your finds, or a plastic spider to scare your friends!

Picnic essentials

Picnic blankets and other items available to

Whether to sit on or wrap yourself up in, our beautiful blankets are available in lots of styles and colours. Pop into the shop where we have a range of items to make your picnic perfect.