Hatchlands Park

Stretches of sweeping parkland sheltering a classic country house

Children on a gate in the parkland at Hatchlands

Summer fun for families 

Looking for exciting adventures with the family this summer? Then look no further. With 400 acres of dog-friendly parkland and woodland, a fantastic children’s adventure area complete with tree house, and a host of 50 things activities to accomplish, you'll find the perfect spot for big kids and little ones to enjoy the great outdoors.

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What's on 

Summer theatre in 2017 at Hatchlands Park

Visit us throughout August 2017 for a little drama at dusk. Get details of all our summer theatre events and how to book tickets, from Shakespeare’s classic comedies to fun family shows.

Upcoming events

Summer trail

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Explore Hatchlands whilst hunting for bugs with our fun summer trail. Keep your eyes peeled through the parkland and woodland habitats searching for the different types of creepy-crawlies that make their home here.

Pony Magic

Fri 25 Aug 2017
12:00-15:00
Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Cellar Tours

Sun 27 Aug 2017
12:00-12:30
Have you ever wondered what happened in the spaces underneath our house? Put on your hard hat, pick up a lantern and come down with us into the cellars to discover previously unseen places.

Have A Go Archery

Mon 28 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
Think you're the next Robin Hood? Exciting, safe archery classes for ages six and above with H&H Archery. £2 for 6 arrows.

Northanger Abbey

Wed 30 Aug 2017
19:00-21:00
Enjoy a summer's evening of classic Jane Austen as Heartbreak Productions brings Northanger Abbey to Hatchlands garden.

Bat Walk

Wed 06 Sep 2017
19:30-21:30
Join us at dusk for a guided walk around the park in search of some of our bat population. We'll lend you a bat detector so that you can hear, and maybe even see, some of the 9 species that live here.
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Eating and shopping

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History 

A portrait of Fanny Boscawen

History

Hatchlands has been a family home since it was built by the Boscawens in 1756. In the years since it's filled many roles, but there's almost always been a family at the heart of the park. Learn more about the people who've made this place their own and uncover a few of the fascinating stories from 250 years of history.

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Our work

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Get involved

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Groups

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Hatchlands Park on the National Trust Collections website