Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 May 2025

Visitor Information

Vehicle and pedestrian access to Living Crafts is through the gates at Station Lodge directly opposite Hatfield Railway Station. Once inside the grounds please follow the signs for Living Crafts.

By Road

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.

For SatNav users

Please use the postcode AL9 5AE.

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By Rail

The main entrance to the Park is opposite Hatfield Railway Station. Kings Cross to Hatfield takes approximately 20 minutes and it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the station to the Living Crafts showground.

By Air

The airports at Luton, Stansted and Heathrow are all less than 40 mins away.

Opening Times

Living Crafts is open Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th May 2025 from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Accessibility

Free accessible parking is next to the entrance to the showground. 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 are available for hire, subject to availability. Please call the organisers on 02392 863 871 to make a reservation.

  • Manual wheelchair - £10 per day
  • Electric mobility scooter - £30 per day

These scooters and wheelchairs are designed for outdoor use. Please also note that some pavilions have a heavy duty coir matting.

Free Parking

The main public car park is sited on grass right next to the showground. A free shuttle service will be running continuously to and from the showground entrance to Hatfield House, the Stable Yard Café and the Old Palace.

Food & Drink

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.

Parent & Baby

A parent and baby tent is available with baby changing facilities run by the Welwyn Garden City branch of the National Childbirth Trust.

Park and Gardens

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 Sundial Garden 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.

Hatfield House

The House is not open until June. For further information about Hatfield House, please visit their website.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on the showground but are not permitted in any of the Pavilions or the refreshment areas, with the exception of assistance dogs.

They must be kept on a lead and under control when on the showground and in the immediate vicinity of Hatfield House.

Hatfield Park is extensive with acres of accessible parkland where you can walk with your dog. Please look out for signs indicating the areas sensitive to wildlife where your dog must be on a lead.