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:

Christmas Winter Welly Walk

Christmas Winter Welly Walk

Sunday 03 December

11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Enjoy an 'elfy' winter walk around beautiful Gatton Park.  Stop off along the way to make a willow star decoration as you follow the Christmas trail around the lake. See...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 04 December

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: Tabby McTat

Trails and Tales: Tabby McTat

Friday 08 December

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Willow Christmas Angel Workshop

Willow Christmas Angel Workshop

Sunday 10 December

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Create a beautiful willow angel Christmas decoration. Materials and instruction provided. Suitable for beginners in willow work. Glass of Mulled wine and mince pie included. 10.00 - 11.30 am £30...

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday 10 December

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Make a willow wreath for your front door and decorate with natural materials and foliage - cedar, holly and ivy - found at Gatton Park. Enjoy a glass of mulled...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 11 December

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: Just Right for Christmas

Trails and Tales: Just Right for Christmas

Friday 15 December

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Just Right for Christmas" by Birdie Black 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 18 December

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...

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Tuesday 19 December

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Get the sparkle out for lots of Christmas craft creativity. Christmas Craft making session for younger children of 3 - 7 years 10-11.30 am or 1.30-3.00 pm A standard ticket...

Trails and Tales: Stick Man - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Stick Man - am or pm

Wednesday 20 December

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “Stick Man" 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: Stick Man - am or pm

Trails and Tales: Stick Man - am or pm

Friday 22 December

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “Stick Man" 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: Scarecrows' Wedding

Trails and Tales: Scarecrows' Wedding

Friday 05 January

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Scarecrows' Wedding" 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 08 January

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 (January-February)

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

Monday 08 January - Monday 05 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: The Princess and the Pea

Trails and Tales: The Princess and the Pea

Friday 12 January

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “The Princess and the Pea" with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed in the cabin...

Living Willow Workshop

Living Willow Workshop

Saturday 13 January

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Natural, workable and inexpensive, willow weaving is one of the most ancient of handicrafts.  Join us to learn how this versatile and durable product can be used to make beautiful...

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Pirates

Trails and Tales: Ten Little Pirates

Friday 19 January

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Ten Little Pirates" 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 22 January

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: Oi Frog

Trails and Tales: Oi Frog

Friday 26 January

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...

Hurdle Making Workshop

Hurdle Making Workshop

Saturday 27 January

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Learn about the traditional method of woodland management through coppicing in Temple Wood, and make your own hazel hurdle (traditional woven fence0.  Soup and roll lunch provided. 10.00 am to...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 29 January

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: Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Trails and Tales: Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Friday 02 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Listen to the story of “Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose" by Julia Donaldson with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be completed...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 04 February

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view a spectacular display of snowdrops. Heralds of spring and a sure sign that warmer weather is on the way. Gatton Hall open for...

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Little Seeds Forest School - am or pm

Monday 05 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: Superworm

Trails and Tales: Superworm

Friday 09 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Snowdrop Day - National Garden Scheme

Snowdrop Day - National Garden Scheme

Sunday 11 February

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view a spectacular display of snowdrops. Heralds of spring and a sure sign that warmer weather is coming. Gatton Hall open for cake and...

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Forest Fun 2-7 years - am or pm

Monday 12 February

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: We're Going on a Bear Hunt - am or pm

Trails and Tales: We're Going on a Bear Hunt - am or pm

Wednesday 14 February

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be...

Trails and Tales: We're Going on a Bear Hunt - am or pm

Trails and Tales: We're Going on a Bear Hunt - am or pm

Friday 16 February

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Listen to the story of “We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen with a craft activity, then explore a trail around the garden.  Another final craft can be...

Run Reigate Trail Run and Canicross at Gatton Park

Run Reigate Trail Run and Canicross at Gatton Park

Sunday 18 February

8.00 am - 1.00 pm

Run Reigate is back with an exciting 5k and 10k multi-terrain loop through Gatton Park's beautiful parkland. This year there are two events.  A dedicated Canicross event starts at 8.30am...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 18 February

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view a spectacular display of snowdrops. Heralds of spring and a sure sign that warmer weather is coming. Gatton Hall open for cake and...

Snowdrop Day

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 25 February

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Park and gardens are open to view a spectacular display of snowdrops. Heralds of spring and a sure sign that warmer weather is coming. Gatton Hall Tea Room open for...

Open Day: Great Gatton Mouse Hunt

Open Day: Great Gatton Mouse Hunt

Sunday 03 March

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

One of our most popular events. Follow the trail to find our famous knitted mice hidden in the rock garden - and buy your own in the Mouseum. Gatton Park...

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 29 March

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Join the hunt at Gatton Park over the Easter weekend. Complete the fun trail and solve the clues to earn your Easter treat!  Topical activities and refreshments available to purchase. Perfect...

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 01 April

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Join the hunt at Gatton Park over the Easter weekend. Complete the fun trail and solve the clues to earn your Easter treat!  Topical activities and refreshments available to purchase. Perfect...

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...

Blossom Open Day

Blossom Open Day

Sunday 07 April

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Enjoy Gatton Park in bloom, including our young cherry trees funded by the Japanese Embassy as part of the Sakura Cherry Trees Project. Gardens and parkland fully open. Tours, activities...

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...

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...

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 05 May

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Enjoy 250 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland and Edwardian gardens. Head Gardener Dan Ryan will be showcasing our oldest trees in 'Gatton's Heritage Trees Walk' at 2.30pm. Please sign up...

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,...