Autumn adventures for families at Hatchlands Park

Bring the whole family to enjoy the changing seasons at Hatchlands Park. Kick through leaf-lined paths on a woodland walk or head out on one of our self-led trails for children as the seasonal colours start to turn. You'll find excellent outdoor adventures for the whole family.

Girl taking pictures on a phone

Autumn activity booklet

As the days shorten and woodlands take on new colours, autumn days offer great opportunities for getting outdoors as a family. When you embark on your autumn adventure with us at Hatchlands, you can use our autumn activity booklet to explore the season. You’ll find activities to do, puzzles to solve and places to keep a note of your discoveries. Pick one up from our Visitor Reception whenever you visit.

Carved hallowe'en pumpkins at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Autumn half-term events 

Head out into the garden and parkland at Hatchlands Park this Halloween half-term on two different spotting trails. The Halloween ducks are up to all sorts of spooky shenanigans around the parkland and there are painted pumpkins on the loose in the garden. Once you’ve finished putting them in their place, stop by the stables to pick up your pumpkin seeds so you can grow your own for next year.

Conkers on the ground

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at Hatchlands Park 

Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There are 50 ultimate activities for you to enjoy and, at Hatchlands, you'll find lots of them. Build a den in the woodland, fly your kite on a windy day or find a huge hollow tree to explore; the whole park is your playground.

Child playing in the natural adventure area

Wizard Wix's Willow Warren 

Visit our natural adventure area for children. Get to grips with hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes, balance beams, sculptures and a totem pole; we've even got wood piles for den building. With picnic benches for tired parents to take a break, you’ll find us on the map in Great Wix Wood.

A family picnic at Hatchlands Park

Picnic spots 

Throw a rug down on the lawn in front of the house or head further afield to discover one of the many picnic spots in our park. Pack your own hamper full of your favourite food or visit our Kitchen Café and let us do the hard work for you with fresh sandwiches and takeaway drinks. Head to the top of Wix Hill for views of the surrey landscape, down to Sheepwash Pond to sit by the water or grab a seat on the circular bench in the peaceful Courtyard Garden.

Family eating in the cafe at Hatchlands

More info for families 

Children’s highchairs are available from both cafés on request | You can find baby changing facilities in the male, female and accessible toilets in the cobbled courtyard | Not all of our parkland and woodland paths are hard surfaced - for the most buggy friendly routes ask at reception when you arrive | You’ll find picnic benches and tables all over our garden and park | We welcome children’s bicycles below a height of 75cm (floor to handlebar)