Does your family love animals? Then Hatfield Park Farm is the place for you! Meet new animals, have great fun in the adventure park or simply stroll around the beautiful grounds.
The History of Hatfield Park
The perfect setting of the National Trust's Hatfield House & Park holds a deep & fascinating history. This fine Jacobean House originally belonged to Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury in 1611. The House joined onto the site of an old Palace in Hartfield.
Wonder around this historic house as if it were you own! Walk with grace up and down the Grand Staircase. Notice it's fine carving? Gaze up at the rare stained glass window in the private chapel and scour the house & gardens for all of the magical momentos collected by the Earl throughout his life, hundreds of years ago.
The history gets richer and richer when you learn the full story of Henry VIII's links to the House & Gardens. He actually owned the deer park and the original palace! Making this a Tudor Old Palace! If you aren't familiar with Henry the VIII he's the one of the most famous figures in British history, whether you know him for his six wives, his broken relationship with the pope or his famous daughter Queen Elizabeth I! The palace was actually the place used to house his 3 children Edward, Elizabeth and Mary.
Whether it's Earls, monarchs, or Marquises, this home & acres of park land are enriched with wonderful historical tales, fascinating items & endless views of the beautiful hertfordshire
Animals & Wildlife
See if you can say hello to all of the animals at the farm, ranging all the way from sheep and cattle to ducks and turkeys! Enjoy walking amongst the paddocks to see the animals grazing and feed them through the hoppers. If you get a little tired you can even hop aboard the tractor for a ride all the way round the grounds.
Then take your little adventurers to Bloody Hollow, the huge adventure playground that has its own very own model of Hatfield House. Go shopping at Stable Yard where you'll find a variety of shops ranging from a Toy Shop and Gift Shop to music shop. Then head off to the restaurant for refreshments. Here you can get morning coffee, lunches, snacks and delicious afternoon teas.
Food & Drink
Dine out in the classy Coach House Kitchen restaurant for fantastic food. it's grace choice of venue whether you are visiting the park or want somewhere exquisite to go out for food with your family. Choose from multiple menus and meal times throughout the day. Tuck into the light & fluffy pastries in the morning, sample freshly homemade sandwiches from the deli counter or tantalise your tastebuds with a Sunday Roast in the restaurant. There are great options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free.
Parking For Visitors
The car park is FREE and large - whoop whoop! The Coach and Car Park is accessed through George’s Gate and is located a few hundred yards on from the Station Lodge entrance, at the mini roundabout with a large Citroen dealership. Here is the best postcode to use for the car park: AL9 5HX.
- Traditional farm animals
- Tractor rides
- Adventure play park