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Activities for Children & Families

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We have lots of activities for children and families to learn and enjoy in Gatton Park. Why not bring your kids for some fun during the school holidays? Our Education staff lead all of the activities with special tutors for some courses.


To make a booking


Booking is essential on all activities unless otherwise stated

 

Please book on online. If you have any question please contact us on 01737 649066 or education@gatton-park.org.uk.

 


Activities for Toddlers




Please go to our Trails and Tales page...

Birthday Parties

 

Themed parties for lots of birthday fun for up to fifteen children.

What is involved? Click here to find out more

 

Open Days

 

Free activities for families are available on our regular open days (entrance prices apply) - click here to find out more

 

Events

 

All activities must be booked in advance, except Open Days unless otherwise stated. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

29th April 2017 at 8:00pm

Gatton BioBlitz Bat & Moth night

Join the Gatton Park team and a variety of experts who will be, over a 24 hour period, attempting to record as much wildlife as possible found in the park.The Bat and Moth Night will start at 8pm by setting up a moth trap to be left overnight and checked on Sunday morning. We will also hopefully be identifying some moths on the night! You will also join the Surrey Bat Group who will be surveying the bats on site using bat detectors.

Booking is essential; Adults £5 Children £1. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a group activity led by an expert. If you wish to further explore the grounds then you will be able to enter the Bioblitz afternoon for free on the Sunday (30th April). You will not be able to explore the park by yourselves during the evening.


Places left: Please book on the events for adults page

Cost: £5.00

30th April 2017 at 12:00pm

Gatton BioBlitz Afternoon

Join the Gatton Park team and a variety of experts who will be, over a 24 hour period, attempting to record as much wildlife as possible found in the park. April our Bioblitz afternoon will start at 12pm and finish at 5pm. We will have experts from a variety of different organisations to lead walks and help identify species including Butterfly Conservation, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Surrey Botanical Society.

Our bird hide will be open throughout the afternoon and we will also have free children activities. You are free to explore the park by yourselves and see what species you can find. Adults £5 Children £1 (free entry if you have attended the previous evening or morning session). No booking required. Why not bring a picnic lunch?


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £5.00

30th April 2017 at 4:20am

Gatton BioBlitz Dawn Chorus Walk

Join the Gatton Park team and a variety of experts who will be, over a 24 hour period, attempting to record as much wildlife as possible found in the park. Join Daniel Greenwood, Conservation Project Officer at Sydenham Hill Wood, (London Wildlife Trust) for a Dawn Chorus Walk. The group will meet at 4:20am for a start time of 4:30am and last approximately two hours.

Booking is essential; Adults £5. This is a group activity led by an expert. This is a group activity led by an expert. If you wish to further explore the grounds then you will be able to enter the Bioblitz afternoon for free later on in the day. You will not be able to explore the park by yourselves during the morning.


Places left: Please book on the events for adults page

Cost: £5.00

29th May 2017 at 1:00pm

Fairytale Treasure Hunt

Discover fairytale characters around the park, talk to them and hunt for treasure. In conjunction with Gatton Community Theatre.

1 - 4pm Refreshments available to purchase. Cost: £7.50 per child + 1 accompanying adult free, additional adults £7.50 (no booking required)


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £7.50

30th May 2017 at 10:00am

Junk modelling - vehicles

Build a vehicle of your choice - fairy carriage, a tank or even a pirate ship.

4-7 years 10-11.30am


Places left: 10

Cost: £7.50

Download Booking Form

30th May 2017 at 1:30pm

Junk modelling - Vehicles

Build a vehicle of your choice - fairy carriage, tank or even a pirate ship

4-7 years 1.30-3pm


Places left: 18

Cost: £7.50

Download Booking Form

2nd July 2017 at 12:00pm

Gatton Country Fair

A great day out for all the family. Animals, country crafts and demonstrations, children's activities, fun dog show, gardens and grounds open.

12noon - 5pm Cost:£7 children free (no booking required)


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £7.00


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