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.

Forest Fun

Forest Fun

Monday 02 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children aged 2-7 years. There...

Trails and Tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Trails and Tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Wednesday 04 August

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Discover the pages of the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, then explore a trail around the garden. Craft kit to complete during your visit or to...

Forest Fun

Forest Fun

Thursday 05 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children aged 2-7 years. There...

Forest Fun

Forest Fun

Monday 09 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children aged 2-7 years. There...

Family Treasure Hunt

Family Treasure Hunt

Tuesday 10 August

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Come and crack the clues to follow the treasure hunt trail as you explore the gardens. Booking essential so choose an arrival time. 6 places for every half hour arrival...

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt

Wednesday 11 August

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Discover the pages of the story of “Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen, then explore a trail around the garden. Craft kit to complete during your visit or...

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are

Wednesday 18 August

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Discover the pages of the story of “Where the Wild Things are" by Maurice Sendak, then explore a trail around the garden. Craft kit to complete during your visit or...

Forest Fun

Forest Fun

Thursday 19 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children aged 2-7 years. There...

Forest Fun

Forest Fun

Monday 23 August

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children aged 2-7 years. There...

Trails and Tales: Maisy Goes Camping

Trails and Tales: Maisy Goes Camping

Wednesday 25 August

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Discover the pages of the story of “Maisy goes camping" by Lucy Cousins, then explore a trail around the garden. Craft kit to complete during your visit or to take...

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Monday 30 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...