Fun in the great outdoors

Children’s activities

Children’s activities

See below for our full programme of activities.  

To make a booking
Booking is essential except where indicated. Please book online at the links below. If you have a query, call 01737 649066 or email education@gatton-park.org.uk.

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 24 January

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: How to Catch a Star (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: How to Catch a Star (am or pm)

Friday 28 January

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “How to Catch a Star" by Oliver Jeffers, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 31 January

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: Magpie's Treasure

Trails and Tales: Magpie's Treasure

Friday 04 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Magpie's Treasure" by Kate Slater, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 07 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: Green Eggs and Ham (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: Green Eggs and Ham (am or pm)

Friday 11 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr Seuss, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in...

Junk Modelling: Build a House (am or pm)

Junk Modelling: Build a House (am or pm)

Thursday 17 February

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Make a doll's house, a haunted house or a princess palace! Suitable for 4-7 year-olds. Booking essential Price: £8.00 per child    

Trails and Tales: Superworm (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: Superworm (am or pm)

Friday 18 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Enjoy the story of “Superworm " by Julia Donaldson, and go for a walk in the park to bring the book to life.  Return to create artwork linked to the...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 21 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Little Seeds Forest School - block booking Monday am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - block booking Monday am or pm

Monday 21 February - Monday 28 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) sessions, six...

Trails and Tales: Where's Spot? (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: Where's Spot? (am or pm)

Friday 25 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Where's Spot" by Eric Hill, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 28 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: Duck in the Truck

Trails and Tales: Duck in the Truck

Friday 04 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Duck in a Truck" by Jez Alborough, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 07 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Unicorns (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Unicorns (am or pm)

Friday 11 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Ten Little Unicorns" by Mike Brownlow, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 14 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: The Singing Mermaid (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: The Singing Mermaid (am or pm)

Friday 18 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “The Singing Mermaid" by Julia Donaldson, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 21 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: I Love My Mummy (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: I Love My Mummy (am or pm)

Friday 25 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “I Love My Mummy" by Giles Andreae, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 28 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun!  Book for either the morning (10.00-11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45-2.30 pm) session.  The...

Trails and Tales: The Very Busy Spider

Trails and Tales: The Very Busy Spider

Friday 01 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in...

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt (am or pm)

Friday 08 April

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen, with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed...