Come and join us for a spectacular night at the Woodcock Club dinner at Hatfield House in March.

Shooting Times is holding its 34th annual Woodcock Club dinner on 24 March.

The event returns to the Old Palace at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, a spectacular Grade I listed building, which has played host to the grandest of functions, from magnificent medieval balls to events of great historical importance such as Queen Elizabeth I’s inaugural Council of State in November 1558.

In support of GWCT research

The event is open to both members and guests, who will be treated to an evening drinks reception, three-course dinner, charity auction and raffle, held in support of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) woodcock research. There will also be an after-dinner speaker, who is yet to be announced.

The 2017 dinner, held at Crowcombe Court in Somerset, managed to raise £5,000 to go towards the GWCT’s important research and Shooting Times is proud to support its work.

Deal for under-35s

Tickets cost £75, with a reduced price of £70 for guests under 35 years old. Visit to book a ticket or email the club secretary at for further information.

Joining the Woodcock Club requires successfully shooting a right-and-left at the bird in front of two witnesses — use the contact details above to get in touch if you believe you qualify and wish to become a member.