Upcoming events

What’s on

What’s on

See below for our full programme of events.  

To make a booking
Booking is essential except where indicated. Please book online at the links below. If you have a query, call 01737 649068 or email events@gatton-park.org.uk.

All events:

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: 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...

Make Your Own Terrarium

Make Your Own Terrarium

Sunday 05 May

11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Sometimes referred to as a 'garden under glass', terrariums are a beautiful addition to a home. Join Head Gardener Dan Ryan in making your own terrarium to take away. All...

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 05 May

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Enjoy 250 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland and Edwardian gardens. This is another opportunity to view our beautiful Japanese garden which has just celebrated 25 years since its restoration. Head...

Trails and Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Trails and Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Friday 10 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 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: 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" by Maurice Sendak with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed...

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt

Monday 27 May

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Join characters from well known fairy tales on the Spring Bank Holiday and follow their clues in a treasure hunt around the magical grounds of Gatton Park. Ideal for families...

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    

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrows' Wedding - am or pm

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrows' Wedding - am or pm

Friday 31 May

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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

Summer at Gatton: Picnic in the Park

Summer at Gatton: Picnic in the Park

Sunday 02 June

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer with a picnic on the parterre, or take your hamper to the lakeside or Japanese garden. Children's activities including croquet, skipping, hoops, Jenga and other...

Gatton Country Fair

Gatton Country Fair

Sunday 07 July

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

The highlight of our calendar, and a great day out for the whole family. Enjoy animal displays including falconry, water rescue dogs and reptiles, a fun dog show, live music,...