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.

Check our property homepage for up to date info on what's open 

Please note, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, some of the attractions detailed on this page may still be closed. Please visit the Facilities and access section of our property homepage to confirm which areas of Hatchlands Park are now open, before booking your visit.

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 can enjoy 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.

Children in Georgian costumes at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Dress like a Georgian 

At Hatchlands we’ve taken the dressing up box a step further. Whenever our house is open, you can find specially designed, hand-made Georgian costumes for children to enjoy. Choose a role as the Gentleman, Lady, the Footman or Maid and get in touch with the fashions from the period our house was built.

Pony rides at Hatchlands Park

More events 

Pony Magic and Have-A-Go-Archery visit Hatchlands Park on selected days throughout the year.

Enjoy a truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Your child can enjoy short rides through the garden, led by a handler. Suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Think you're the next Robin Hood? Discover exciting, safe archery tuition in the garden with H&H Archery. Suitable for 6 year olds and above.

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 summer 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.

Girl with a GPS device


It's the newest activity on our 50 things list but you don’t have to be under 11¾ to take part. Great outdoor fun for the whole family, discover the world's largest treasure hunt. Get started on a new adventure hunting high and low around the Long Walk at Hatchlands.

Family eating in the cafe at Hatchlands

More info for families 

Children’s lunchboxes and highchairs are available from our café in the cobbled courtyard | You can pick up 2 age-specific children’s house trails at our house entrance | You can find baby changing facilities in the female and disabled toilets, also in the courtyard | Not all of our parkland and woodland paths are hard surfaced - for the most buggy friendly routes just ask at reception when you arrive | You’ll find picnic benches and tables all over our garden and park