Summer family adventures at Hatchlands Park

Time to break out the hats and the sunscreen and visit us at Hatchlands Park now that the weather’s warmed up and the days are lighter for longer. We’ve got lots of excellent activities for the whole family so join us for outdoor adventures under sunny skies.

Children on space hoppers in the garden at Hatchlands

Come out and play 

Join us for fun and games in the garden this summer. Try your hand at games such as badminton, volleyball and croquet or challenge friends and family to a space hopper race! No experience or sporting prowess required, just come along and have some fun.

Audiences viewing outdoor theatre

Outdoor theatre 

Join Immersion Theatre and The Lord Chamberlain’s Men for a summer of theatre at Hatchlands Park. Enjoy a series of outdoor plays on the lawn in front of the mansion with classic comedy from Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde and a colourful, fun adaptation of the children's fairy tale, Rapunzel. You can book tickets now.

Children playing at sunset

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾  

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 please ask at reception when you arrive. If you're in need of a pit stop, 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)