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 summer enjoy our HatFILM open air cinema, Wild Wednesdays in the holidays, have a go at medieval archery, and make sure you come to WoodFest!

Go exploring with our new phone 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


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 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.


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


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.