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 - Block Booking Monday am or pm (February - March)

Little Seeds Forest School - Block Booking Monday am or pm (February - March)

Monday 19 February - Monday 25 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Zog

Trails and Tales: Zog

Friday 23 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 26 February

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Owl Babies

Trails and Tales: Owl Babies

Friday 01 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell 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 04 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: I Love my Mummy

Trails and Tales: I Love my Mummy

Friday 08 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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 11 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Lost and Found

Trails and Tales: Lost and Found

Friday 15 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Lost and Found" by Oliver Jeffers 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 18 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: The Oak Tree

Trails and Tales: The Oak Tree

Friday 22 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “The Oak Tree" 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 25 March

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Tuesday 02 April

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 03 April

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...

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

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

Friday 05 April

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...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Monday 08 April

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: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Wednesday 10 April

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...

Minibeast Hunt

Minibeast Hunt

Thursday 11 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Explore our woodland and hunt for bugs, from beetles to butterflies. £8.50 per child Booking Essential

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Highway Rat - am or pm

Friday 12 April

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...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 15 April

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Little Seeds Forest School - Block Booking Monday am or pm (April - May)

Little Seeds Forest School - Block Booking Monday am or pm (April - May)

Monday 15 April - Monday 20 May

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: The Snail and the Whale

Trails and Tales: The Snail and the Whale

Friday 19 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “The Snail and the Whales" 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 22 April

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Unicorns

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Unicorns

Friday 26 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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 29 April

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Cave Baby

Trails and Tales: Cave Baby

Friday 03 May

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Cave Baby" by Julia Donaldson 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 13 May

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Detective Dog

Trails and Tales: Detective Dog

Friday 17 May

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Trails and Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Trails and Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Friday 17 May

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 20 May

10.00 am - 2.30 pm

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

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are

Friday 24 May

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Where the Wild Things are" with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin...

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Monday 27 May

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...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Wednesday 29 May

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...

Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Thursday 30 May

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Search for the minibeasts that live in Cedar Forest Pond. 10.00-11.30 am Price: £8.50 per child