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Hardwick Park events


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.

What's on this May half term 

The Enchanted Village Park Trail

Date: Saturday 25 May-Sunday 2 June
Time: any
Cost/booking: £1 per trail sheet, available from the gift shop during opening hours. No booking required.
Details: Take part in a little magic this May half term. Find all the miniature houses that make up our enchanted village to claim your free sticker.

Marvellous Mermaids and Nautical Neptune

Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm
Cost/booking: £3 per child. No book required.
Details: Learn more about King Neptune who guards our Serpentine Lake. Make your own merman or mermaid craft and create a mermaid accessory or tremendous trident, to become your own ruler of the water.

Believe in Unicorns! 

Date: Wednesday 29 May
Time: 10.00am-11.30am
Cost/booking: £4 per child. Must be booked in at advance. To book contact us.
Details: Join us for some mythical magic. Follow our hoof print trail to rescue the unicorn locked in the tower. Make a rainbow ribbon wand and a unicorn hat to take home.

Dragon Den Building

Date: Wednesday 29 May
Time:1.00pm-2.30pm
Cost/booking: £6 per child. Must be booked in at advance. To book contact us.
Details: Build the perfect den for a dragon and collect natural materials for our make-believe dragon tea party. You will then have the opportunity to celebrate all things fire-breathing by building your own woodland camp fire.  

Fairy Houses and Magical Kingdoms 

Date: Thursday 30 May
Time: 11.00am-3.00pm
Cost/booking: £8.50 per child. To book contact us.
Details: Children will work with local artist Kay Henderson using a range of materials to make a miniature magical place from their own imagination.  
Advance booking essential. 

Summer activities 

Dad's Den Building

Date: Sunday 16 June
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Cost/booking: £5.  Booking is essential.
Details: Use natural materials to design and build your own den.  Make a camp fire to toast marshmallows and enjoy some hot chocolate. Age 5 +

Mud Pie Monday 

Date: Monday 29 July 
Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm 
Cost/bookings: £3 per child (pay at the Gift Shop). No booking required.
Details: Come along to our annual event, where children are encouraged to make a mess, get muddy and make mud pies in our woodland kitchen.  Old clothes are a must for this fun but messy session!

Ranger Fun 

Date: Every Sunday during the school summer holidays
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm 
Cost/bookings: Free. No booking required
Details: Join our Rangers for a fun environmental activity each week, such as pond dipping, mini den building and bug hunting.

Summer Camp 

Date: Monday 5 - Friday 9 August 
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Cost/bookings: £12.50 per child. To book contact us.
Details: Suitable for ages 6 -11 years. Our Adventurers and Explorers will spend their days building dens, haunting for mini beasts, creating works of woodland art, overcoming challenges and making new friendships.

Toddler tales and trails

See our  Icon for pdf Toddlers Tales and Trails February - July 2019 (PDF, 867.3kb)

Educational sessions for schools

See our  Icon for pdf Hardwick Park Workshops Spring 2019 (PDF, 1.4mb)  and Icon for pdf Hardwick Park Summer Workshops 2019 (PDF, 1.7mb)  flyers 

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Contact us
Hardwick Park
03000 262 899
Our address is:
  • Hardwick Park Visitor Centre
  • Sedgefield
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • TS21 2DN

Wharton Park
03000 262 655
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