Park news and information
Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference, a Visit England accredited attraction, and a great place to visit at any time of the year. Find the latest park news and details of our current events and activities.
Magical Fun at Hardwick Park this May half term!
Park trail: Quest for the Dragon Eggs
Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June
The Hardwick Park dragon has lost her eggs! Can you help her find them?
£1 per trail sheet. Drop into the gift shop to collect your trail sheet.
Saturdays on the following dates: 26 May and 23 June, 10.00am - 12.30pm
Wood Club is back for 2018! The whole family can get involved in these outdoor play and learning sessions where activities are challenging, bring out your imagination, encourage communication and creativity and teach new skills. Join our team once a month and spend some quality family time in the woods.
Younger siblings are welcome but sessions are aimed at school age children. Contact 03000 262 845 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to book.
£10 per family (age 5+)
Our Secret Garden
Tuesday 29 to Wednesday 30 May, 10.00am - 11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Enter our enchanted secret garden for a very magical adventure. From chasing fairies, to joining our woodland tea party this is a mystical adventure not to be missed!
£6 per child. Advance booking essential, contact us.
Family Crafts: Dragon Magic!
Friday 1 June, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Drop in to try our dragon themed craft activities and take a little magic back from your visit!
£3 per child. No booking required
Parking charges apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult during these activities.
Pre-school Special: Little Dinosaur's Stomp and Roar!
Monday 11 June, 10.00am - 11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Make and name a baby dinosaur in our craft, then build a nest and a den in the woodland to keep him safe. Specially designed for children under 5yrs.
£4 per child. Advance booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dad's Den Building
Sunday 17 June, 10.0am - 11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Join us this Father's Day. Build a den in the woods with your family, learn fire lighting techniques and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows.
£10 per family. Advance booking essential, please contact us.
Toddler Tales and Trails: The Very Greedy Bee
Wednesday 11 or Saturday 14 July, 10.00am - 11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Sessions specially designed for children aged 2 - 5 years featuring fun park trails and craft activities.
£4 per child, advanced booking essential.
Pre-School Special: Mud Pie Making!
Monday 16 July, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Session specially designed for children aged 2 - 5 years. Create the most amazing mud pies you can in our woodland kitchen. Old clothes are a must for this fun, messy activity.
£3 per child, no booking required.
Gruffalo inspired trail
Friday 20 July - Sunday 2 September
Help us celebrate the return of our willow Gruffalo to its former glory! Take part in our Gruffalo inspired trail this summer.
£2 per booklet (pencil included), collect from the gift shop during opening hours.
Every Sunday from 22 July - 2 September (school holidays), 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Join our rangers for fun environmental activities such as pond dipping, bug hunts and making clay creatures.
Free, no booking required.
Mud Pie Monday
Monday 23 July, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Create the most amazing mud pies you can in our woodland kitchen. Old clothes are a must for this fun, messy activity.
£3 per child. No booking required.
Gruffalo Woodland Adventures
Friday 27 July, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Join us in the front woodland to try Gruffalo themed crafts and activities.
£3 per child. No booking required.
National Play Day
Wednesday 1 August, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Join us for stories, games and woodland play as we celebrate all things fun!
Free, no booking required
Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Summer camp is a great opportunity for children to get stuck into a range of different experiences and learn lots of new skills within the beautiful landscape of Hardwick Park.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing for outdoor fun.
Please contact the Parks and Countryside Education Officer for further information 03000 262 845 or email@example.com
£12.50 per child a day, advanced booking required.
Wednesday 15 August, 10.00am -11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Come dressed as your favourite superhero character and join our team invincible! Take part in themed outdoor games, crafts and exciting challenges to defeat the villains and save the world!
£6 per child, advance booking essential.
Toddler Tales and Trails
Educational sessions for schools
In partnership with
- Visitor Attraction Quality Marque