Christmas at Hatchlands Park

This December, get out and explore the outdoors on our festive parkland trail or head to the courtyard to admire the Christmas tree, meet our resident donkeys, and stop by the café for a mince pie. You can journey underground on a cellar tour, listen to some carol singing in the courtyard, or even arrange a meeting with Father Christmas himself.

Woolly mice hidden at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Follow our children's trail

Friday 1 December until Tuesday 2 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the story of the mice who made the Silent Night, spotting our cheeky little mice hiding around the park, and find out where they have made their nest for the winter.

Christmas animals at Hatchlands Park

Christmas animal visit

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December, join us for our favourite Christmas tradition. The animals from Miller’s Ark farm will be in the courtyard for you to meet from 11am until 3pm. Come and snuggle up with some furry friends, and also meet Hatchlands’ own resident donkeys, Morris and Callum.

A tray of mince pies

Eating and shopping this Christmas

Don’t forget to drop in to our shop and Kitchen Café this Christmas. You can find both in our cobbled courtyard. There’re lots of old favourites in our shop, from Christmas decorations and cards to great ideas for stocking fillers. Our Kitchen Café is serving a range of festive treats throughout the season. Stop by and relax with a delicious mince pie, or warm up after a winter walk with a tasty mug of hot chocolate sprinkled with marshmallows.

Mary-Jess Leaverland at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

A Christmas Evening with Mary-Jess

Saturday 16 December, 7.30pm. Tickets £15.

Join us for an intimate evening of festive music with classical-crossover soprano Mary-Jess. She'll treat us to a rendition of her favourite Christmas songs, alongside her Downton Abbey theme song.

Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Meet Father Christmas

Weekends from Saturday 2 until Sunday 10 December, and 21 & 22 December, 11am-3pm. £5 per child.

Because it's his busiest time of year this event is now fully booked.

Christmas tree at Hatchlands Park

Family Christmas Carols

Sunday 17 December, 12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm.

Enjoy a festive sing-song in the music room at Hatchlands. Exercise your vocal chords with our fun, family-focused carol concert where we’ll be joined by special guests tbc.

Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children)

A school choir performing in the courtyard at Hatchlands

Carols in the courtyard 

To keep our courtyard fun, festive and cheerful, we’ll be joined throughout December by a number of local choirs in our courtyard. You can find details of who’s singing and when, on the Hatchlands events page.

Cellar spaces at Hatchlands Park decorated for Christmas

Seasonal cellar tours 

Each weekend on December 2, 3, 9 and 10, at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Join us on a cellar tour to find out how 90 school students spent the festive season during World War II, as well as other stories of 20th century life in the basement spaces beneath our house.

Winter walks at Hatchlands Park

Winter walks 

Burn off the mince pies on a walk through our parkland. You can pick up a map from reception and head off on one of our waymarked walks through the park, then from 1 January call into the Kitchen Café for a cup of tea while you discover what Fanny Boscawen wrote about in her January daily journal back in 1748.