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 or 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.

Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Meet Father Christmas 

Saturdays 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December and Sundays 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 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 14 & 15 December, Mrs Christmas will be back by popular demand, 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.

Christmas tree at Hatchlands Park

Family Christmas Carols 

Sunday 15 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).

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Follow our children's trail 

Saturday 30 November until Sunday 5 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), 10am-4pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow a musical Christmas story through our parkland and woodland. The sheet music to ‘Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree’ has been blown away by the wind and has got stuck up in the trees. Can you help us put the pages back together and save this Christmas classic?

Normal admission.

Children admiring Christmas decorations

Festive family crafts 

Saturdays 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December, Sundays 1, 8, 15 and 22 December and Monday 23 December, 11am-3pm

Drop in and get creative at our Christmas craft workshops. Why not make some decorations to take home and hang on your own Christmas tree. On Sunday 15 December, you can join in with a special activity and help us to decorate our giant reindeer sculpture.

Normal admission.

Cellar spaces at Hatchlands Park decorated for Christmas

Seasonal cellar tours 

Saturday 7 & 21 and Sunday 8 & 22, 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 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 2019 

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.