Cherry Trees sensory trail at Hatchlands Park

Cartoon image of a cherry and tree for the sensory trail

This summer, bring the family and explore the parkland in a new way. What can you hear, see, smell or touch? How do you feel? Tap into your senses and discover something new on our new sensory trail at Hatchlands Park, designed by Cherry Trees charity.

Especially created by Cherry Trees charity for Hatchlands, the trail is designed to engage children and adults of all abilities. There are 10 different stations, each one helping you to connect to your senses and discover how to communicate with each other in many different ways.

One of the activity stations along the trail
An activity board featuring illustrations of faces with different emotions
One of the activity stations along the trail

You can enjoy games and activities at each station– from making music in the woods, thinking more about the smells around you to seeing the world in different colours. And don’t forget to find the ten illustrations of Cherry, Cherry Trees’ macscot, which are hiding along the trail!

You can also learn a little more about Makaton and PECs (Picture Exchange Communication System) which help children and adults with no, or little verbal communication to communicate in other ways. Makaton uses gestures and symbols, and PECS uses pictures. 

" We are delighted to support Cherry Trees by hosting their fantastic sensory trail here at Hatchlands Park. We have learned so much from working with them to create a fun family experience that is accessible for all children, and hope our visitors enjoy it!"
- Dan Morey, General Manager at Hatchlands Park

The trail runs daily throughout the school holidays, 10am-4pm. You can pick up your trail guide for £2 at the entrance to Hatchlands Park. All proceeds go to Cherry Trees.

Based in East Clandon, Cherry Trees provides home from home care for children with complex disabilities, and a meaningful break for their families, all across Surrey and the surrounding counties. You can find out more about Cherry Trees here.