Living Crafts has been taking place in the grounds of Hatfield Park since 1974 and is the longest running craft show in the UK showcasing and supporting hundreds of independent designer makers. The extensive parkland provides a beautiful setting and visitors are welcome to explore.
The Old Palace was the childhood home of Elizabeth I and it was here that she learnt of her succession to the throne; the Living Crafts showground is in the Elizabeth Oak field! Although closed, you will be able to see the Old Palace where Elizabeth I lived from the West Gardens - included with your Living Crafts ticket - and there is a shuttle bus to take you between the show and the gardens.
The entrance for Hatfield Park, whether on foot or in a car, is directly opposite Hatfield Railway station. It's a convenient and short, direct train ride from Kings Cross, taking about 25 minutes. If you're coming by car, there is free parking adjacent to the Living Crafts Showground and Hatfield Park is 5 minutes from the A1M (just 7 miles north of the M25). You will be able to follow brown signs to Hatfield House or blue signs for Living Crafts.
Disabled parking is provided next to the main entrance to the show ground. We also have a limited number of mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available to hire in advance by calling us on 02392 863871.