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.

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): The Highway Rat

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): The Highway Rat

Friday 24 September

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “The Highway Rat" by Julia Donaldson, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 27 September

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 (morning or afternoon): Shark in the Park

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Shark in the Park

Friday 01 October

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Shark in the Park" by Nick Sharratt, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 04 October

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 (morning or afternoon): Monkey Puzzle

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Monkey Puzzle

Friday 08 October

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Monkey Puzzle" by Julia Donaldson then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story all...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 11 October

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 (morning or afternoon): Hairy Maclary

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Hairy Maclary

Friday 15 October

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" by Lynley Dodd, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 18 October

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 (morning or afternoon): Room on the Broom

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Room on the Broom

Friday 22 October

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a...

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Meg and Mog

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Meg and Mog

Wednesday 27 October

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Meg and Mog" by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format...

Little Seeds Forest School - Block Booking Monday mornings or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - Block Booking Monday mornings or afternoon

Monday 01 November - Monday 13 December

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, seven...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 01 November

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: Funnybones

Trails and Tales: Funnybones

Friday 05 November

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Funnybones" by Allan and Janet Ahlberg, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 08 November

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 (morning or afternoon): What the Ladybird Heard

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): What the Ladybird Heard

Friday 12 November

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “What the Ladybird Heard" by Julia Donaldson, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 15 November

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 (morning or afternoon): Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari

Friday 19 November

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari" by Penelope Harper, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 22 November

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 (morning or afternoon): Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Friday 26 November

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears", then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story all...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 29 November

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: Where's Spot?

Trails and Tales: Where's Spot?

Friday 03 December

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story all...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 06 December

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 (morning or afternoon): The Gruffalo's Child

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): The Gruffalo's Child

Friday 10 December

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “The Gruffalo's Child" by Julia Donaldson, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story...

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Little Seeds Forest School - morning or afternoon

Monday 13 December

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 (morning or afternoon): Stick Man

Trails and Tales (morning or afternoon): Stick Man

Friday 17 December

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Stick Man" by Julia Donaldson, then explore a trail around the garden. Trails and Tales is returning to its pre-Covid format of a story all...