Hatfield House can be found off the A1(M) 7 miles north of junction 23 of the M25. Exit the A1(M) at Junction 4 (after the Hatfield Tunnel if travelling from the South) and follow brown leisure signs for Hatfield House.
Please use the postcode AL9 5AB.
The main entrance to the Park is opposite Hatfield Railway Station. Kings Cross to Hatfield takes approximately 20 minutes.
The airports at Luton, Stansted and Heathrow are all less than 40 mins away.
Parking for disabled drivers is right next to the entrance to the event. The majority of the show is on cut grass and gently sloping parkland and all the exhibition areas are accessible by wheelchairs. There are temporary disabled W.C.'s on the showground and permanent disabled W.C.’s in the Old Palace Yard near the café.
Subsidised mobility scooters and wheelchairs will be available for hire at the event from Event Mobility. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair, you can book on-line at www.eventmobility.org.uk, print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form to be posted to you.
The main public car park is sited on grass right next to the showground. A free shuttle bus service will be running continuously to and from the showground entrance to Hatfield House, the Stables Courtyard Café and the Old Palace.
A range of refreshments are available to suit all tastes. Temporary catering facilities at various points around the showground will offer a varied selection of delicious refreshments and the permanent restaurant and café near Hatfield House will provide hot lunches and drinks.
A parent and baby tent is available with baby changing facilities run by the Welwyn Garden City branch of the National Childbirth Trust.
Tickets to Living Crafts include access to the beautiful West Garden near Hatfield House which are open from 10.00am - 5.30pm including the Wilderness areas and the beautiful Herb and Knot Gardens next to the Old Palace. These gardens are maintained entirely organically in the style that reflects their Jacobean origins. Visitors are also free to explore over 1,000 acres of parkland with nature trails and woods. There is a children’s play area designed for use by young children under parental supervision which incorporates a pleasant picnic area although this is not available to those visitors with dogs.
Hatfield House will be open for visitors during Living Crafts from 11.00am until 4.00 pm for a small additional charge. For further information about Hatfield House, please visit their website.
Hatfield Park is extensive with acres of accessible parkland. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control when on the exhibition site and in the immediate vicinity of Hatfield House. Dogs are not permitted in the Food and Drink Pavilion (Lime), the refreshment tent or in the children's play area and picnic site and must be kept on the lead in some of the well signed areas sensitive to wildlife.