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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.

6th August 2017 at 1:00pm

August Open Day - Arts Day

Our monthly open day with our four ‘Capability’ Brown project artists work on display. Enjoy a free art trail - find a golden jelly baby to claim your free art piece.

Our bird hide is open, there are free guided tour and free activities for children including the Wild Things play trail. Adults £5 Children free


Places left: No booking required - pay on day

Cost: £5.00

24th August 2017 at 12:00pm

Gatton Trailtastics Fabulous Flight

Explore the world of flight, from birds to bats, butterflies to bees and aeroplanes to rockets. A self-guided trail with activities.

Picnics welcome 12noon - 3.30pm Adults:Free, Children over 3 years:£5


Places left: 33

Cost: £5.00

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29th August 2017 at 7:30pm

Bat Night (6 +yrs)

Watch bats flying over the ponds and learn lots about these amazing nocturnal creatures.

7.30pm to 9.30pm


Places left: 9

Cost: £7.50

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31st August 2017 at 12:00pm

Gatton Trailtastics A Flutter of Fairies

Join us for an enchanted journey meeting the fairy residents of Gatton Park. A self-guided trail with activities.

Picnics welcome 12noon - 3.30pm Adults:Free, Children over 3 years:£5


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.00

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23rd October 2017 at 10:00am

A Prickle of Hedgehogs (4 - 7yrs) - am

Discover more about these fascinating mammals and join in with hedgehog crafts and activities. 50p per ticket goes towards hedgehog care.

10am - 12noon


Places left: 13

Cost: £7.50

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23rd October 2017 at 1:30pm

A Prickle of Hedgehogs (4 - 7yrs) - pm

Discover more about these fascinating mammals and join in with hedgehog crafts and activities. 50p per ticket goes towards hedgehog care.

1.30pm - 3.30pm


Places left: 19

Cost: £7.50

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29th October 2017 at 1:00pm

Spooky Spiders, Wizards and Witches

Drop in for Halloween activities and enjoy a trail around the grounds. Ideal for younger children.

1pm – 4pm Adults �£5.00, Children �£2.00 NO BOOKING REQUIRED


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £0.00

11th November 2017 at 10:00am

Build a Bird Box (+6 yrs)

Family workshop to build a bird box and various kinds of bird feeders to take home.

10am - 12noon Cost:£10 for adults and £10 for children


Places left: 20

Cost: £10.00

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25th November 2017 at 10:00am

Family Christmas Decoration Making - am

Come along for a morning session of creating Christmas wreaths and other decorations from the natural materials of Gatton Park.

10am - 12.30pm. £10 for adults and £10 for children


Places left: 20

Cost: £10.00

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25th November 2017 at 1:30pm

Family Christmas Decoration Making - pm

Come along for an afternoon session of creating Christmas wreaths and other decorations from the natural materials of Gatton Park.

1.30pm - 4pm. £10 for adults & £10 for children


Places left: 20

Cost: £10.00

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3rd December 2017 at 1:00pm

Santa's Grotto 1pm - 1.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 1:00-1:30pm. For this slot 1-1:30 you will need to do your craft activities in the hall after your visit to the grotto. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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3rd December 2017 at 1:30pm

Santa's Grotto 1.30pm - 2pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 1:30-2:00pm. For this slot 1:30-2 you can either arrive from 1pm and do the activities in the hall first or do your activities after your visit to Santa. ��£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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3rd December 2017 at 2:00pm

Santa's Grotto 2pm - 2.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 2-2:30pm. For this slot 2-2:30 you can either arrive from 1pm and do the activities in the hall first or do your activities after your visit to Santa. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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3rd December 2017 at 2:30pm

Santa's Grottto 2.30 - 3pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto.For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 2:30-3pm. For this slot 2:30-3pm you will need to arrive earlier to complete your activities in the hall before your timeslot to visit Santa. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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3rd December 2017 at 3:00pm

Santa's Grotto 3pm - 3.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto.For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 3-3:30pm. For this slot 3-3:30pm you will need to arrive earlier to complete your activities in the hall before your timeslot to visit Santa. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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10th December 2017 at 1:00pm

Santa's Grotto 1pm - 1.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 1:00-1:30pm. For this slot 1-1:30 you will need to do your craft activities in the hall after your visit to the grotto. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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10th December 2017 at 1:30pm

Santa's Grotto 1.30pm - 2pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to Santa in his grotto, explore the grounds following a trail of clues and then return to Gatton Hall to make a Christmas decoration.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 1:30-2:00pm. For this slot 1:30-2 you can either arrive from 1pm and do the activities in the hall first or do your activities after your visit to Santa. �£5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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10th December 2017 at 2:00pm

Santa's Grotton 2pm - 2.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 2:00-2:30pm. For this slot 2:00-2:30 you can either arrive from 1pm and do the activities in the hall first or do your activities after your visit to Santa. £5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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10th December 2017 at 2:30pm

Santa's Grotto 2.30pm - 3pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 2:30-3pm. For this slot 2:30-3 you will need to arrive earlier to complete your activities in the hall before your timeslot to visit Santa. £5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.00

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10th December 2017 at 3:00pm

Santa's Grotto 3pm - 3.30pm

Enjoy a golf buggy ride to a trail of clues around the grounds which will lead you to Santa's Grotto and make a Christmas decoration in Gatton Hall.

Please ensure you check the timeslot you have booked for your buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto. For this timeslot you will be called by a Gatton Park team member for your buggy ride at some time between 3-3:30pm. For this slot 3-3:30pm you will need to arrive earlier to complete your activities in the hall before your timeslot to visit Santa. £5 per child. Event runs from 1-3:30pm. Tea and cake available to purchase. Other activities available in hall for a small charge. Please note appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear must be worn as the trail and buggy ride down to Santa's Grotto is outside.


Places left: 14

Cost: £5.00

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21st December 2017 at 10:00am

Christmas Crafts (3 - 7 years)

Get the glitter out! Christmas decorations for younger children.

10am - 11am


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.00

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21st December 2017 at 1:30pm

Christmas Craft (3 - 7 years)

Get the glitter out! Christmas decorations for younger children.

1.30pm - 2.30pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.00

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