Winter fun for families at Hatchlands Park

Wrap up warm and enjoy a bright winters day at Hatchlands Park. Crunch down frosty paths on a woodland walk or head to our natural adventure area where running around is the ideal way to stay warm. We’ve got lots of excellent activities for the whole family so join us soon for a wintry outdoor adventure.

Wellies boots

Visiting Hatchlands in wet weather

Our parkland is now open 363 days a year so that you can enjoy walking here all year round. However, our house and garden will still only be 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.

Children in the rain

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at Hatchlands Park 

Our list of 50 things will set you on your way to great outdoor adventures. You can complete 19 of the 50 activities here. Build a den in our adventure area, fly your kite on a windy day or find a huge hollow tree to explore in, the whole park is your playground.

Children enjoying an autumn walk


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 and get started on a new adventure.

Child playing outdoors

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, find us on the map in Great Wix Wood.

Children playing on the tree house

Our tree house at Hatchlands Park 

Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren, our natural adventure area, has proved hugely popular with children and parents. Now you can visit and get even closer to nature with our tree house.

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