Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

A den built from fallen branches in the Forest

50 Things to do before you're 11¾ at Hatfield Forest 

With lots of open space and woodland to explore at our special place we're perfect for kick starting your 50 Things adventure. Here are our top ten activities to get you started.

A footpath heading off in to the Forest

Hatfield Forest Trails 

Explore the further reaches of Hatfield Forest by following one of our themed trails. Whilst the main focus is on natural history, there is also some regular history to discover. If you are lucky, you may spot fallow deer in the more remote areas.

An Every Step Counts ‘red’ route in winter

Every Step Counts - Summer update 

The summer months allow the many of the footpaths made muddy by the winter rains to dry out and recover. It also shows us where the damage is more long term.

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest


Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Wild Camping & Bushcraft Weekend 2016 (Fri pm-Sun afternoon)

Sat 27 Aug 2016
This event runs from Friday night at 6pm until Sunday at noon . Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization

Picnic Hamper for Two

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Presented in a real (sixteen inch) wicker hamper for you to keep, we offer you a traditional English picnic to enjoy with the event. Includes a gingham cloth to keep. Order up to one week in advance of the event and collect at the time of the event

Ghostbusters (12) CANCELLED

Sun 28 Aug 2016
We're very sorry to say that this film has been withdrawn by the studio

Mamma Mia! (PG)

Sun 28 Aug 2016
"Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it's my mother"

Den Building Tuesdays - As part of the 50 Things

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Every Tuesday of the summer holidays we'll be Den Building, so come and join in and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

The Big Brown Bash

Wed 31 Aug 2016
Join in with our Ranger team helping to restore part of an original Capability Brown landscape.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

 National Trust Warden rounding up sheep near Forest Lodge at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Our work 

Find out more about the many different types of conservation work we undertake in the Forest.

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Learning at Hatfield Forest