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Solstice in the Forest

Join us to celebrate the start of summer in the heart of Hatfield Forest.

  • Booking essential

Join us for a magical evening of music, food and dancing with your closest family and friends at the Forest. For one night only, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakeside while the enchanting sounds of folk music provide the soundtrack to the sunset on the longest day of the year.

Get closer to nature and take part in wellness activities or take the hand of a loved one and test your barn dancing skills. Suitable for all the family, Hatfield Forest is the place to be this summer solstice.

Line up:

Melody Coles

The Turkey Shed Ceilidh Band


Tin Giants

King Driscolls



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Adult£18.00
Child Child (6-17)£14.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Family 1 Adult and up to 3 Children£32.00
Family 2 Adults and up to 3 Children£50.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Under 5's go free and do not require a ticket.


This is a family friendly event and children are welcome.

Meeting point

Head to the Lake area, be prepared to show your tickets at the entrance gate to receive your wrist band.

What to bring and wear

This is an open air event so dress for the weather. A torch is advisable as the parking for the event is a short walk from the event area.


Accessible parking available at the Lakeside Car Park, directly next to the event area. No steps are involved across the whole site, however there is uneven ground in some areas. Staff and volunteers are on hand across the event area to support with additional needs. Accessible toilets are available at multiple locations. The main parking is a 5 minute walk from the event area via a boardwalk.


Please buy an adult ticket if you are aged 18 or above. Please buy a Family Ticket if you are attending with Children (under 5's go free). Licensed bar, our cafe and another food vendor are available available if you wish to purchase food and drink. Our toilets will be open with additional toilet provisions in the lakeside car park. Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the main event area, but a designated area will be available.

Contact info

Central Box Office

Upcoming events


Breathwork in the Forest 

A relaxing breathwork class, designed to calm the nervous system, clear tension from within and provide space to connect back to the mind, body and soul.

Event summary

26 May to 29 Sep 2024
09:15 to 10:15
+ 16 other dates or times

Hatfield 100 - Guided Tours 

Discover the fascinating story of Hatfield Forest as we celebrate 100 years since it was saved for the nation.

Event summary

11 Jun to 27 Sep 2024
11:30 to 13:00
+ 4 other dates or times

Hamlet by The Lord Chamberlains Men 

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air.

Event summary

25 Jun 2024
19:00 to 21:00

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle presented by Illyria 

Helped by his wise old parrot, Doctor Dolittle makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals. A funny, exciting family musical performed outdoors by the incomparable Illyria.

Event summary

5 Jul 2024
18:00 to 20:00