Average visit time – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at Hatfield House review
Hatfield House is located just 21 miles north of London in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. It is a fine Jacobean House and gardens set in spectacular countryside. Sadly the farm and play area have had to close permanently due to the pandemic. There is, however, still plenty of gardens and woodland to explore.
There are a number of grand rooms you can see in the house. From the marble hall to the grand staircase and the Chinese bedroom to the Victorian kitchen.
There are three woodland walks within the estate with varying lengths. The trails are marked yellow (1.4 miles, blue 2.1 miles and red 3.1 miles), use the arrows to navigate your way. There is also a 13th-century deer park.
The gardens are themed with a number of different areas including The Sundial Garden, Old Palace garden, Renaissance garden and the Pleached lime walk. These are well cared for and certainly worth exploring. Since the closure of the farm Hatfield House is looking at ways to incorporate family-friendly trails and other things to do.
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FAQ and Further Information Hatfield House
Category – Historic House – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks, there are other restaurants and places to eat in the local area. You are welcome to bring a picnic, they are permitted in the parkland but not in the formal gardens.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house with lots of rooms to explore, extensive parkland with woodland walks and formal gardens. There are toilets and a restaurant.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. An adult house, gardens and woodland ticket costs £19, children 5-15 £9. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
Hatfield House is open from late March until late September. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome in the park but not the house and gardens. Assistance dogs are permitted throughout.
Are they accessible?
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