Just 45 minutes outside Greater London the green wide open spaces at Hatchlands Park make it the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors this summer.
From the first snowdrops in February and the glorious bluebells in the spring, to the summer wild flower meadow and glowing autumn colour, Hatchlands Park is full of interest throughout the seasons. It’s also a great place for families to enjoy – there are trails, children’s activities as well as Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren – a natural adventure area featuring hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes and balance beams and a tree house.
While the parkland is open 363 days a year, the house is a hidden delight, in which you can peep inside on regular afternoons from April until October. Originally built for naval hero Sir Admiral Boscawen the mansion has seen many different residents including evacuees during WWII and a finishing school during 1960s. Today this Georgian country residence is home to tenant Alec Cobbe and his collection of paintings, fine furniture and keyboard instruments owned or played by famous composers such as Elgar, JC Bach and Chopin. Lunchtime recitals using these instruments take place on Wednesdays from March to June and in October and November.
Enjoy a welcome break in the Kitchen Café set in the old kitchen, browse the gift shop and discover more about the history of the house and parkland in the Old Stable. You can also meet our resident donkeys here: Callum and Morris. Plus don’t forget to peek into the NGS quiet garden – a little oasis of tranquillity in the busy cobbled courtyard.
There are also a wide variety of events throughout the year including open-air theatre during August. Visit our website for more details and how to book.
House , garden and parkland: Adult £10, Child £5, Family £25
Parkland only: Adult £6, Child £3, Family £15
Group: £7 per person
Map & Directions
|Shop , café, parkland (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|House and garden (2 Apr 2017 - 30 Oct 2017)|
* Parkland open 10am - 5.00pm or at dusk if earlier. Property closed 24 and 25 December. Visitor car park opens at 10am and locks at 5pm
When open the House visiting hours are: 2pm - 5pm.
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print and braille guides
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- On-Site cafe/restaurant - Self-service restaurant and tearoom, open same days as house for coffee, lunches and homemade teas from 1100-1700. Tel: (01483) 211120.
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 2 hours
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Tue-Thu only.
- Maestro Accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 53
- Min group size - 15
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Marketed Towards Families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- French printed material