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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 Easter

Easter Bunny in the Park - Saturday 20 April
Join us for a day of family fun in the park. Try our Easter craft activities and annual egg hunt, enjoy family entertainment in our yurt and meet the bunny himself for a chocolate treat! £8.50 per child. Various timeslots available, contact us as booking essential. 

Park Trail: Cin-egg-matic superstars

Date: Saturday 6 Monday 22 April
Cost/booking: £1 per trail sheet. No need to book. Collect from the gift shop during opening hours. 
Details: This Easter school holiday will you find all the famous egg faces hiding in the park? 

Bees in your bonnet!

Date: Wednesday 10 April
Time: 11.00am-3.00pm
Cost/booking: £3 per child. No need to book.
Details: Use a range of materials to decorate a special bonnet ready for Easter weekend, before finding out more about spring flowers, pollination and British bees. 

Woodland Easter Crafts

Date: Wednesday 17 April
Time: 11.00am-3.00pm
Cost/booking: £3 per child. No need to book.
Details: Make a hessian celebration flag, weave an Easter egg using natural materials and take part in spring planting activities. 

May half term activities

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 conatct 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. 

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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