Things to see & do

So much to see and do...

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Come along to an event

We have a varied programme of events for all ages. This spring you can learn how to survive in the woods, join in our muddy play week, have a go at medieval archery and follow the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail.

Go exploring with our new smartphone app

Exploring Hatfield Forest with the smartphone app

Always wondered what was at Portingury Hills or why there is a Shell House?  Find out the answers to this and lots more on the new Hatfield Forest smartphone app. 

Download from iTunes or Google Play.

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

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Hatfield Forest is a great place to start your 50 things adventure. 

Pick up a scrapbook from the shop and start ticking off the best outdoor things to do.

Fishing

Fishing at the Lake

The lake contains coarse fish such as carp, roach, perch and pike, including some large specimens. You can purchase a day fishing ticket (£6) at the lakeside or a season ticket from the Estate Office.

Birdwatching

The Forest is a haven for birdlife. You can see birds such nuthatches, woodpeckers, great crested grebes and, if you're lucky, buzzards. So pick up your binoculars and get spotting.

Photography

If you're interested in photography there are so many inspiring subjects for pictures here at the Forest. They include ancient trees, fallow deer, beautiful spring flowers or amazing autumn colours.

Ticket for opening ceremony 1924 © National Trust

Ticket for opening ceremony 1924

90th Anniversary weekend - 10 and 11 May

2014 sees the 90th anniversary of Hatfield Forest opening to the general public.  It was donated to the National Trust by the respected conservationist Edward North Buxton, as one of his final acts before his death in early 1924.

We are celebrating the anniversary with a weekend of special events, with free parking on 10 May.

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