Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Join us for lots of festive family fun in the great outdoors this Christmas at Hatchlands Park. Follow our children’s trail and find yourself lost in a book with the Boscawen family, or just drop into our café for a mince pie and head out for a winter walk. Stop by the courtyard to admire the Christmas tree, meet our resident donkeys and listen to some carol singing. You might even be able to arrange a meeting with Father Christmas himself.

A fairground carousel

Victorian carousel 

1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December, 1 January, 11am-3pm

A first for us at Hatchlands Park, this year we thought you might like to take a ride on a beautiful Christmas carousel, one of the most iconic fairground rides of all time. Always an eye-catching attraction, these merry-go-rounds of galloping horses have entertained crowds since the reign of Queen Victoria, so it feels fitting that this Christmas you can enjoy a ride in our Victorian courtyard.

£3 per ride

Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Meet Father Christmas 

Saturdays 1, 8, 22 and Sunday 2, 9, 23, 11am-3pm

Book a timed slot to meet Father Christmas and receive your present in person in his cosy living room off our cobbled courtyard. On 15 & 16 December, his lovely wife Mrs Christmas will be meeting children instead, so book in with her for a unique experience. Because they're a busy couple at this time of year, booking is essential.

£5 per child.

Mrs Christmas at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Meet Mrs Christmas 

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December, 11am-3pm

Following on from her successful stint as an emergency stand in for her husband in 2016, Mrs Christmas is back by popular demand and making a return to the grotto, stepping into the limelight for her third year in a row.

£5 per child.

Christmas tree at Hatchlands Park

Family Christmas Carols 

Sunday 16 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 also be joined by some musical guests.

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

Snow globe on the children's Christmas trail at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Follow our children's trail 

Saturday 1 December until Sunday 6 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), 10am-4pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels. On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Normal admission.

Cellar spaces at Hatchlands Park decorated for Christmas

Seasonal cellar tours 

December 1 and 2, 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.

Normal admission.

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.

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 are lots of old favourites in our shop, from Christmas decorations and cards to great ideas for stocking fillers. You'll also find a bargain in our pre-loved bookshop, from exciting kids adventure stories to classic weighty tomes.

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.

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. Take in the whole place on a ramble round the Long Walk or stick to a short stroll on hard paths with Fanny Boscawen's Walk.

We strongly recommend wrapping up warm and pulling on the wellies for your winter wander, even if you're not planning on wandering too far.

The organ in the Music Room at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Winter raffle 2018 

There could be exciting times ahead. Alongside all the festive favourites that are on offer at Hatchlands Park this Christmas, if you join in with our Winter Raffle, you could win an incredible £10,000 in cash.

This year all proceeds from Winter Raffle tickets sold at Hatchlands Park will go to towards our latest project - major conservation work on the Grade I listed organ in our Music Room. You can pick up your ticket at Visitor Reception or in our courtyard shop.