Attractions & Events
Santa’s Woodland Express
Take a ride on our miniature gauge railway and see Santa!
Small presents for the children are included in the price.
Please be aware this is an outdoor event so wrap up warm and ring before arriving to confirm that the railway is operating if inclement weather conditions prevail
See Santa on these dates below during December
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd
Sat 9th & Sun 10th
Sat 16th & Sun 17th
Wed 20th, Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd
Open 10.30am – Last Train 3.45pm
Sun 24th (Christmas Eve)
Open 10.30am – Last Train 12.45pm
This is a turn up event, no need to book
Vanstone Woodland Train
On our site we have the Vanstone Woodland Train. The 10¼” (260mm) gauge woodland railway is 560 yards (512m) long. Trains run at frequent intervals, according to demand. Trains will normally be diesel hauled.
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4.30pm
Prices from £1.60 per ticket (Plesae note the Woodland Train can only except cash payments)
The Woodland Train operates in most weather conditions but please call the Garden Centre for opening times during inclement weather.
Car Wash and Valet Service
Our onsite car wash offers a traditional hand wash, wax and dry plus interior valeting service for that personal touch to your car. We cater for standard family cars as well as larger vehicles such as 4x4s and people carriers. Prices start from £6.
Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday – 9.30am – 5.30pm
Country Tipis is based at Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Hertfordshire, and our specialist Giant Tipis offer a stunning backdrop for any event, from weddings and special occasions to promotional events and corporate days. Our Tipis can be linked with one another to create a unique versatile structure suitable for any number of guests.
We are lucky enough to be able to offer Vanstone Park as a venue, providing you with a secluded woodland location for that special event. We pride ourselves on being different from other Tipi rental companies, and boast number of unique features: a sealed flue system for indoor fire places, custom joining kits for seamless Tipi links and handmade scaffold-board furniture to name just a few. Come and join us on our adventure.
Date for your Diary – The Camping Exhibition will return for 2018
From 28th April 2018 – 28Th May 2018
Opening hours will be announced next year