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 - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 27 June

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: Tiddler - am

Trails and Tales: Tiddler - am

Friday 01 July

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Trails and Tales: The Snail and the Whale - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Snail and the Whale - am or pm

Friday 08 July

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 11 July

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: Oi Frog

Trails and Tales: Oi Frog

Friday 15 July

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Oi Frog" by Kes Gray 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 18 July

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: Cinderella - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Cinderella - am or pm

Friday 22 July

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Listen to the story of “Cinderella" with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin or taken away.  Ideal...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Monday 25 July

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire.  For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10.00 am-12.00...

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Tuesday 26 July

10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Follow a trail of dinosaur tracks and make a dinosaur habitat.  Come back and make your own model dinosaur. Suitable for children aged 3-7. 10.30 am - 12.00 noon Booking...

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo - am or pm

Wednesday 27 July

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo - am or pm

Friday 29 July

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “The Gruffalo" with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin or taken away. ...

Junk Modelling: Build a Monster - am or pm

Junk Modelling: Build a Monster - am or pm

Tuesday 02 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

We'll provide the materials and the guidance - you provide the gggrrrrrr....s!  Suitable for children aged 4-7 years. 10.00 - 11.30 am or 1.30 - 3.00 pm Price: £8.00 per...

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum - am or pm

Wednesday 03 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “Each Peach Pear Plum" by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can...

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Thursday 04 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Thursday 04 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire.  For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10.00 am-12.00...

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum - am or pm

Friday 05 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “Each Peach Pear Plum" by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can...

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Monday 08 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Monday 08 August

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire.  For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10.00 am-12.00...

Family Pond Dipping

Family Pond Dipping

Tuesday 09 August

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Explore the hidden wonders in our ponds. 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Price: £8.00 per child    

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Wednesday 10 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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

Forest Explorers Club (new whole day activity)

Forest Explorers Club (new whole day activity)

Thursday 11 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Enjoy a full day exploring the outdoors at Gatton Park.  Activities include den building, pond dipping, fire lighting, crafts and games.  This activity day is suitable for unaccompanied children aged...

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Friday 12 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Monday 15 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Monday 15 August

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire.  For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10.00 am-12.00...

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Tuesday 16 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town - am or pm

Wednesday 17 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “The Smartest Giant in Town" by Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft...

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Thursday 18 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town - am or pm

Friday 19 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “The Smartest Giant in Town" by Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft...

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Street Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Monday 22 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Sensory Earth Walk: 4-7 years

Sensory Earth Walk: 4-7 years

Tuesday 23 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Join us on a walk, enjoying different activities to explore your senses along the way. 10.00 - 11.30 am or 1.30 - 3.00 pm Price: £8.00 per child    

Forest Explorers Club (new whole day activity)

Forest Explorers Club (new whole day activity)

Thursday 25 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Enjoy a full day exploring the outdoors at Gatton Park.  Activities include den building, pond dipping, fire lighting, crafts and games.  This activity day is suitable for unaccompanied children aged...

Trails and Tales: Maisy Goes Camping - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Maisy Goes Camping - am or pm

Friday 26 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “Maisy goes Camping" by Lucy Cousins with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the...

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Monday 29 August

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Join characters from well-known fairy tales and follow their clues in a treasure hunt around the magical grounds of Gatton Park.  Ideal for families and younger children - the route...

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Ballet Dance Classes - new to Gatton Park

Tuesday 30 August

9.30 am - 10.45 am

Unlock your child's imagination and creativity, through an introduction into the world of dance.  All classes will be taught by Tanya Greenwood. Walkers to Pre-school   9.30 - 10.00 am Reception...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Tuesday 30 August

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire.  For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10.00 am-12.00...

Trails and Tales: What the Ladybird Heard - am or pm

Trails and Tales: What the Ladybird Heard - am or pm

Wednesday 31 August

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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