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:

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

Friday 31 January

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

Trails and Tales: Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

Friday 31 January

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 02 February

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view the snowdrops.  The bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours and activities for...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 03 February

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 03 February

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Friday 07 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Friday 07 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Snowdrop Day (National Garden Scheme)

Snowdrop Day (National Garden Scheme)

Sunday 09 February

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

As part of the National Gardens Scheme the park and gardens are open to view the snowdrops.  The bird hide is also open and there is a small plant sale,...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 10 February

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 10 February

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson

Friday 14 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson

Friday 14 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 16 February

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view the snowdrops.  The bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours and activities for...

Head Gardener Talk

Head Gardener Talk

Sunday 16 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Come for a presentation on Gatton's rock garden by our Head Gardener, Dan Ryan.  The talk will cover the history and restoration of the garden as well as future plans. ...

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Monday 17 February

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying...

Snowdrop Week

Snowdrop Week

Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view the snowdrops.  The bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours and activities for...

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Monday 17 February

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying...

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Wednesday 19 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Wednesday 19 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Junk Modelling: Build a House (4-7 years)

Junk Modelling: Build a House (4-7 years)

Thursday 20 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Make a dolls house, a haunted house or a princess palace! A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying adults free.

Junk Modelling: Build a house (4-7 years)

Junk Modelling: Build a house (4-7 years)

Thursday 20 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Make a dolls house, a haunted house or a princess palace! A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying adults free.

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Friday 21 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

Friday 21 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 23 February

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view the snowdrops.  The bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours and activities for...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 24 February

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 24 February - Monday 30 March

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Block of six sessions, every Monday from 24th February to 30th March. Children must...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 24 February

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 24 February - Monday 30 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts and lots of fun! Block of six sessions, every Monday from 24th February to 30th March. Children must...

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum

Friday 28 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum

Trails and Tales: Each Peach Pear Plum

Friday 28 February

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 01 March

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

On our monthly Open Days visitors can enjoy the park all afternoon.  Our bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 02 March

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 02 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson

Friday 06 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson

Friday 06 March

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 09 March

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 09 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: Zog by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: Zog by Julia Donaldson

Friday 13 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Zog by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: Zog by Julia Donaldson

Friday 13 March

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 16 March

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 16 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: Billy's Beetle by Mick Inkpen

Trails and Tales: Billy's Beetle by Mick Inkpen

Friday 20 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Billy's Beetle by Mick Inkpen

Trails and Tales: Billy's Beetle by Mick Inkpen

Friday 20 March

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 23 March

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 23 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson

Friday 27 March

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson

Friday 27 March

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 30 March

10.00 am - 12.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Little Seeds Forest School

Little Seeds Forest School

Monday 30 March

1.00 pm - 3.00 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 2-5 years. There...

Trails and Tales: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Trails and Tales: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Friday 03 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Trails and Tales: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Friday 03 April

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 05 April

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

On our monthly Open Days visitors can enjoy the park all afternoon.  Our bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours...

Birds, Nests and Eggs (4-7 years)

Birds, Nests and Eggs (4-7 years)

Monday 06 April

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Explore the grounds and enjoy crafts about birds that make their home at Gatton.

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Monday 06 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Birds, Nests and Eggs (4-7 years)

Birds, Nests and Eggs (4-7 years)

Monday 06 April

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Explore the grounds and enjoy crafts about birds that make their home at Gatton.

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Monday 06 April

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tuesday 07 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tuesday 07 April

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Wednesday 08 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Trails and Tales: The Troll by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Troll by Julia Donaldson

Wednesday 08 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: The Troll by Julia Donaldson

Trails and Tales: The Troll by Julia Donaldson

Wednesday 08 April

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Wednesday 08 April

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Thursday 09 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Tea in the Japanese Garden

Thursday 09 April

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Enjoy a cream tea in our Japanese tea house with a lovely view and exclusive use of the garden. Buggy ride included. Adult £15, child £7.50. Maximum six per group....

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 12 April

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Come for a springtime stroll and join the hunt on Easter Sunday.  Easter trails, craft, face painting and games.  Refreshments available to purchase. Adult £5.00; Child £3.00  No booking required.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 13 April

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Come for a springtime stroll and join the hunt on Easter Monday.  Easter trails, craft, face painting and games.  Refreshments available to purchase. Adult £5.00; Child £3.00.  No booking required.

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Wednesday 15 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Wednesday 15 April

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Thursday 16 April

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying...

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Forest Fun (2+ years)

Thursday 16 April

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. A standard ticket gives access for one child. Accompanying...

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Friday 17 April

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Trails and Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Friday 17 April

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Enjoy the story and go for a walk in the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story. A standard ticket gives access...

Garden Structures Course

Garden Structures Course

Sunday 26 April

10.00 am - 4.30 pm

A one-day garden structures course run by experienced under-woodsman, John Waller.  Learn the weaves to craft an obelisk and a 'sunflower' plant support while enjoying views of the lake.  Materials...

Green Woodworking Course

Green Woodworking Course

Sunday 03 May

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Try your hand at green woodworking in our woodland workshop.  Make simple items such as a beetle (mallet) using traditional tools and techniques.  No previous experience necessary.

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 03 May

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

On our monthly Open Days visitors can enjoy the park all afternoon.  Our bird hide is open and there is a small plant sale as well as free guided tours...

Open Day: Great Gatton Mouse Hunt

Open Day: Great Gatton Mouse Hunt

Sunday 07 June

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Join the Great Gatton Mouse Hunt! Find knitted mice in the grounds. On our monthly Open Days visitors can enjoy the park all afternoon.  Our bird hide is open and...