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Changes to the 2020 Visitor Season

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update – Hatfield House opening postponed.

We would like to thank all our valued team and visitors for their continued support during this time, “By supporting each other it means we can all keep playing our part in the community whilst caring for the places, collections, historic and natural environments that unite and sustain us all. The whole team are working hard to keep it all safe and sound. When the time comes, we can’t wait to welcome you, your friends and family back to Hatfield House, Park and Gardens.”
Anthony Downs – Estate Director.

Updated Monday 1st June.

The health and wellbeing of our visitors and the people working here is our overriding priority during the developing situation, we have therefore decided the following

1) We are delighted to announce that we plan to reopen the Park, Gardens & Woodland Walks on Saturday 20th June. The team here at Hatfield House are busy reviewing the recent government guidance and taking steps to ensure both visitors and staff can maintain safe social distancing whilst still enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

2) The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount and for this reason, we will not be receiving visitors into Hatfield House itself for the remainder of this 2020 season.

3) The Old Palace will be open from Saturday 4th July. We will not permit anymore than 15 visitors at any one point in the building.

4) Hatfield Park Farm and play area will unfortunately close and won’t be re-opening in its current form. We are taking some time to review what attractions and experiences we can offer future visitors to this area of the Estate.

The difficult decision to close Hatfield Park Farm permanently has now been made. We are using this time to reflect on how the experiences we offer families and especially children can be improved. We will continue to develop our educational tours of our buildings and grounds, and introduce exciting new woodland trails that give everyone the chance to see the park’s stunning wildlife in its natural setting. We look forward to bringing you further news about new activities and changes to our visitor experience in due course.

5) We want to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit with us and so it is important that we can control visitor numbers via our online and kiosk channels. Sadly the logistics of ‘Pay once, visit all season‘ do not support these guidelines and won’t be on offer this season.

6) We hope to open the Coach House Kitchen with a reduced take away menu in a form which complies with the latest government guidelines.

7) There are changes taking place to upcoming planned events, please go here for the latest information.

For details of opening times please go here.


We are pleased to announce that passes will be issued/renewed from Tuesday 9th June. If you would like to obtain or renew a pass please book an appointment in advance to complete the necessary paperwork. Please contact stn_lodge@hatfield-house.co.uk or 07771594036 to arrange an appointment. Any pass issued or renewed will be valid until the end of December 2020 as we are reviewing the current scheme and looking to develop and introduce new terms and conditions for 2021. Hatfield House is running a cashless operation and we ask all visitors come prepared to use contactless payment

Thank you


  • Woodland Walks & Park:
  • Open wkends in Dec
  • Restaurant:
  • Open wkends in Dec
  • Stable Yard:
  • Please check with retailers
  • West Garden:
  • Closed for this season
  • Hatfield House:
  • Closed for this season
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