Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 May 2023

Visitor Information

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.

By Rail

The main entrance to the Park is opposite Hatfield Railway Station. Kings Cross to Hatfield takes approximately 20 minutes.

By Air

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

Opening Times

Living Crafts is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Stay Safe

Please visit our Stay Safe page for the latest Government Guidelines and to see the precautions we are taking and the measures we require visitors to take.

Disabled Visitors

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. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair in advance, please contact the Organisers on 023 9286 3871.


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.

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

Hatfield House is not due to open until 19 May this year. For further information about Hatfield House, please visit their website.

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.


Hatfield Park is extensive with acres of accessible parkland. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control when on the showground and in the immediate vicinity of Hatfield House. Dogs are not permitted in the Food and Drink Pavilion or the refreshment areas and must be kept on the lead in some of the well signed areas sensitive to wildlife.