Visit the parkland at Hatchlands

Spanning over 422 acres, and open 363 days a year, our parkland at Hatchlands is a wonderful spot to enjoy the great outdoors. Just 45 minutes outside Greater London and with great stuff to do every season, why not stop by and enjoy a breath of fresh air.

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.

Child walking along a muddy path wearing wellies

Visiting Hatchlands in wet weather

Our parkland is open 363 days a year so that you can enjoy walking here all year round. However, our house and garden are only open between April and October. This means that access to our café, shop and courtyard during the winter months will be via the parkland only. It’s likely that you’ll encounter some mud so please dress according to the weather with wellies or walking boots strongly recommended, even if you’re not planning on walking very far. If you're planning on pushing a buggy through the park you may want to carefully consider your route, just ask our reception team for the best paths to take.

The garden in summer

Opening times 

The formal gardens and our wider parkland are not always open at the same time. Our gardens, inside the park fences, are only open between April and October on the same days as our house. House open days are limited because Hatchlands is a family home. The wider parkland, including our park walks, are open 363 days a year.

A family walks in open parkland at Hatchlands

Spring walking at Hatchlands Park 

Get your boots on this spring, gather up the family and the dog, and head to Hatchlands for wonderful walking. We’ve got the perfect springtime spots to discover all season long. Find blossom lined paths, picnic benches surrounded by daffodils and one of the best bluebell woods around, all set in 400 acres of unspoiled parkland.

Dog and owner on a walk

Dog owners 

Our parkland is a great place to walk your four-legged friends. We welcome dogs to the park but please not the house, formal garden or the children's adventure area. Find out which of our walks are most suitable for dogs and download the trails.

A family picnic at Hatchlands Park

Picnic spots 

You’ll find great picnic options all over the place. Throw a rug down on the lawn in front of the house or head further afield to one of the many picnic spots in the park. Our picnic areas are cow-free zones, so you can enjoy your food in peace. They’re marked on our map with a picnic table.

Tramper mobility vehicle in the park

Tramper vehicle 

For those less able to walk long distances, try using a Tramper. We have one of these robust mobility vehicles available throughout the year. Availability is limited, so booking is essential. To book a morning or afternoon session, or for more information about accessibility at Hatchlands, you can email us or call 01483 222482.

The parterre in summer at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

The Parterre Garden 

Following a tough 2015, our parterre garden has undergone significant changes and is now once again bursting with colour. At its best in June and July drop by to enjoy this tranquil suntrap, perfect for a quiet spot to sit and think.

Boys with a GPS device

Geocaching at Hatchlands Park 

Discover the world's largest treasure hunt and get started on your adventure at Hatchlands Park. Geocaching is also the newest activity on our brilliant list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Donkeys at Hatchlands Park

Our donkeys 

We've fostered two donkeys, Callum and Morris. We've given them a happy and safe home where they can spend their days roaming our fields and their nights tucked up in our stable. Why not come and say hi, they might even let you tickle their noses.

The icehouse in the garden

The temple and icehouse 

Discover two of Hatchlands’ best kept secrets. Explore a short distance off the beaten track and you’ll find our classical stone temple installed by Hatchlands' last private owner and the icehouse, a Georgian fridge-freezer built in the 1750s.

All weather path at Hatchlands Park

All weather paths 

We’ve had hard standing paths laid through sections of our park. These hard paths extend Fanny Boscawens walk and now enable you to take a less muddy, and completely cow free, stroll from reception to Great Wix Wood and our children’s adventure area. Follow the orange trail on our map.