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Hardwick Park

From £0.00
County Durham
TS21 2DN

Tel: +44 01740 621505

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Hardwick Park at sunset

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All VisitorsFree

Parking charges: up to 2 hours - £2.00, over 2 hours - £3.00, Season Ticket - £75.00.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

    Trip Type:
    Lovely park and lake
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th October 2017
    Lovely park and lake adjacent to the Hardwick Hall Hotel. Very pleasant walk and cycle path around the park grounds and lake. Some interesting statues and old ruins to be seen. Read full review
  • Aflac92
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Always fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th October 2017
    I am fortunate enough to live 5 minutes drive away from this park and visit very regularly. The park is well maintained and lovely and relaxing to walk around. Can’t recommend it enough! Read full review
  • Lauren A
    Trip Type:
    Trip out with kids
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th September 2017
    Kids loved gruffolo trail and was a pleasant walk out for adults. Reasonably priced aswell and lots of areas to have a picnic. Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be on a lead.

Access Information

Opening Times

Hardwick Park (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday07:00 - 18:00

* Park open all year, daily 0700-1800; Visitor Centre open 1000-1600. Visitor Centre and Cafe open throughout the festive season. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Cafe open to 6pm Summer.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hardwick Park is near Sedgefield on the A177 Durham to Stockton road. 2 miles from A1(M)J60. Ample parking on site with coach and accessible parking bays (please note pay and display charges apply at all times).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest bus stop is on Sedgefield high street which is a mile walk to Hardwick Park. Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for further details.

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Sunday, 1st January 2017 - Sunday, 31st December 2017

Hardwick Park - The Gruffalo Trail There's no such thing as the Gruffalo or is there? Follow the clues and answer the questions in your booklet to discover the animal homes from the story. You may even encounter our 8ft Gruffalo hiding in the woods.
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017 - Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Hardwick Park - Wizard SchoolJoin Hardwick's very own Professor of Witchcraft and Wizardry and make the perfect elder wand, join a potions class and embark on some spooky activities and games in our yurt. Suitable for ages 6 and over.
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017 - Sunday, 29th October 2017

Hardwick Park - Potions, Charms and SpellsA family trail for aspiring wizards. Grab your trail sheet from the gift shop and start your wizarding adventure around the park. Suitable for all ages. 50p per trail.
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Friday, 27th October 2017 - Friday, 27th October 2017

Hardwick Park - Woodland Trick or TreatIs it a trick? Is it a treat? You'd better be nimble on your feet! Find the woodland witch, solve her riddles and complete her challenges in this fun Halloween quest amongst the trees. Suitable for ages 4 and over. £4 per child, advance booking required.
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Friday, 27th October 2017 - Friday, 27th October 2017

Hardwick Park - Spooky CraftsJoin us as we celebrate Halloween with some arty fun indoors. Suitable for all ages. £3 per child.
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Saturday, 4th November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

Hardwick Park - Family Den BuildingEnjoy some quality family time in the woods, create a den, learn how to light a fire and enjoy some hot chocolate whilst toasting marshmallows. Suitable for age 6 and over. £10 per den, advance booking required.
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Sunday, 5th November 2017 - Sunday, 5th November 2017

Hardwick Park - Bonfire Night Arty FunBonfire night arty fun, drop in to the education room to make paper rockets and glittery sparklers.
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Hardwick Park - Wooden ReindeerCome and work with the rangers to make your very own reindeer using natural materials collected from the park. £24.00 per reindeer. Advance booking and payment required.
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Hardwick Park - Elf TrailCan you find the elves hidden in Hardwick Park? Collect your trail sheet from the shop during opening hours to start your festive adventure. 50p per trail booklet (drop in).
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Friday, 15th December 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

Hardwick Park - Father Christmas in the ParkCelebrate the festive season with Father Christmas at Hardwick Park. Visit him in the specially decorated yurt and receive a gift.
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