Tatton Park - National Trust

Tatton Park - National Trust
Tatton Park
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 6SG
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tatton-park

E-mail

Reception

tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Education Department

Education@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Telephone

01625 374400

Fax

01625 374403

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Tatton Park Mansion
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Magnificent estate with mansion, grand garden, deer park, farm and Tudor old hall.

* Neo-Classical mansion, home to a grand array of antiques and furniture
* Fine Victorian arboretum, including a fernery, orangery and Japanese garden (100th anniversary of its installation in 2011)
* Gift shop, garden shop, and speciality food shop offering local produce and treats
* Children-friendly 1930s rare-breeds farm and adventure playground
* Fabulous lakeside and woodland paths in the deer park and special interest walks
* Temporary Exhibitions held within the Mansion
* Adult learning and family based programmes include courses; talks; lectures; Ranger's Walks and creative workshops throughout the year.
* School programmes linked to the curriculum including Living history and themed study tours.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive, Gallery, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Archaeological site, Agricultural site, Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

For attraction and admission prices tel. 01625 374400. NT members free to house (except guided tours) and gardens, but must pay (reduced rate) for entry to farm and full price to Old Hall. Saver tickets available.

Discounts

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Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Big eared townsend bat

Bat Bonanaza

  • 2 September 2014 6:45-8:45pm

Come for an atmospheric night walk around Tatton Park with a Ranger to see and hear the furry fliers as they hunt for their evening meal. Minimum age 8 years.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£8.00 per person.

Website

http://www.events.tattonpark.org.uk

photograph of pig

Pigs Galore!

  • 13 September 2014 10am-12pm

An opportunity to meet all our rare breed pigs and learn all about their care and welfare. There may also be a litter of piglets to see. Have a go at walking one of our sows out to the field and learn just what it takes to earn a rosette in the show ring.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

mod K&R 290514

Website

http://www.events.tattonpark.org.uk

Toadstool

Fungal Punk Fungus Foray

  • 14 September 2014 11am-3pm

Join fungus expert fungalpunk Dave on a guided walk of Tatton’s parkland. Young or old, two or four-legged, all are welcome on this fun and unique walk, where you will discover a great deal about the mysterious fungal world. Bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £7.50. Child: £3.50.

Website

http://www.events.tattonpark.org.uk/

photograph of deer

Autumn Deer Walk

  • 21 — 22 October 2014 2-4pm
  • 28 October 2014 2-4pm

Triggered by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather, the rut marks the time of year when male deer compete to mate with females, resulting in much posturing, bellowing and wallowing. Take a guided walk with our Rangers, to witness this special time of year in the Park. Minimum age 8 years.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

£8.00 per person.

Website

http://www.events.tattonpark.org.uk/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Anglo Saxon/Viking Living History Programme

A school's workshop based at the atmospheric old Hall set in the 10th century AD. Your pupils arrive just after a Viking raid has took place and throughout the session will focus on home life, religion, trade, food, language and geography. Activities include threshing and winnowing, baking, pottery and runes. Some cross curricular links.
Suitable for KS1/KS2, Max number:60, Duration: 10.15-2.15

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Christmas Sessions at the farm and Mansion

Popular programmes have been created during the Christmas period. Come along and celebrate a Victorian christmas in style at the Mansion which is beautifully decorated or meet Father Christmas at the farm. lots of carol singing and nativity scenes.

How to obtain

Contact: tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Cinderella -Stortyime and Rhyme programme

Tours especially designed for early years. Meet characters from the story of cinderalla, experience the many chores she undertook as a servant in the cellar and kitchens and learn of the transformation she undetook when the fairy god mother cast her spell. Pupils celebrate the end of the story with a formal dance at the ball in the staircase hallway. (duration 1 hour)

How to obtain

Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Elizabethan Living History Programme

A school workshop set in the grounds of the atmospheric Old Hall in 1581 during the reign of Elizabeth I. Tatton is home to Sir Richard and Lady Dorothy Brereton who are currently away settling a family crisis. the children are travellers looking for the Mansion's hospitality and will become involved in the work of the village - wool has to be spun, wattle and daub panels in timber frame buildings repaired and the years's harvest threshed and winnowed. During your visit a long lost friend will return with news of Tudor adventures, bringing intrigue of court life at Tatton. (Group size: maximum 60, Duration: 10.15-2.15, KS1 & KS2)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Farm Study Tour

A study tour delivered at Tatton's working farm which is virtually untouched since 1938. Includes a look at the livestock, offices, and stores of the period. (Suitable for Foundation, KS1/2/, Duration 1 hour)

How to obtain

Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Garden Study Tour

A study tour delivered by guides showing the gardens which are rated as among the best in the country. Discover a walled garden that provided flowers, fruit and vegetables for the Mansion, Also, view garden styles influenced by japan, New Zealand, italy and Greece (Suitable for Early Years, KS1/2/3, Duration 1 hour)

How to obtain

Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Hands on History Activities - Medieval Realms

Activity sessions with costumed staff set in the historic period at the Old Hall. Activities may include: Soap making & laundry; Making rushlighs; Basketry; Corn Dollies; Archery and/or weapons; Medieval cookery; Mummer's Play, Deer Walk; The Manour Court; Herbs and medicines, Natural dyes. (Optional Extra - Falconry, period Music, Suitable for KS2 & KS3, Minimum number 60 and Maximum number of pupils 228, Available only in June and July)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Hands on History Activities - Tudor Times

Activity sessions with costumed staff set in the historic period at the Old Hall. Activities may include: laundry; Threshing & Winnowing; Making Tudor Sweets; Wattle & Daub; Spinning & Weaving; Corn Dollies; Rush Lighting; Deer Walks
Suitable for KS2 & KS3, Minimum number 60 and Maximum number of pupils 228, Available only in June and July)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Hands on History Activities: Anglo Saxon & Vikings

Activity sessions with costumed staff set in the historic period at the Old Hall. Activities may include: building shelters; Archery and weapons; Rune stones; Threshing & winnowing; Deer walking; Learning about natural dyes; viking story time and understanding the life of an Invaders and Settler; Pottery. (Optional Extra - Falconry, period Museic, Suitable for KS1 & KS2, Minimum number 60 and Maximum number of pupils 228, Available only in June and July)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Mansion Study Tour

A study tour delivered by costumed guides emphasing the Victorian era. The Mansion was a symbol of the Egerton's wealth and power and was erected between 1780 and 1813. The interior designs and furniture is still much as it was in the 19th century. This study tour incorporates the state rooms and the enormous Victorian kitchens. (Suitable for KS1/2/3, Duration 1 hour)

How to obtain

Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Medieval Living History Programme

A school workshop based at the atmospheric Old Hall, set in the 1363 when The Lord of the Manor is Sir Hugh Massey. On the day of your visit Sir Hugh Massey is away tending to his estate in South Lancashire and the servants are preparing for his return. Activities include making rush lights and corn dollies, obtaining flour for baking, archery and inspecting the deer herd. Once all the work is done, all the villagers will be summoned to attend the manor Court where a child is being tried for poaching rabbits. Some cross curricular links. Suitable for KS1/KS2, Max number:60, Duration: 10.15-2.15

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Old Hall Study Tour

The Old Hall is tatton's hidden gem which depicts life from Medieval England through to the 1950s. A good tour for homes throughout the Ages. (Duration 1 hour, Suitable for KS1/2/3, Maximum 60 pupils)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 01625 374428

Old MacDonald - Storytime and Rhyme

Tours especially designed for early years. Meet the animals at the farm and sing the songs from the story of Old MacDonald (Duration 1 hour, suitable for Early years, KS1)

How to obtain

Contat tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Pond Dipping & Bug Hunt

Join Tatton's Park's ranger team to explore the Parkland and investigate the life cycles, predator/prey relationships through games and exploration. Identify the pond life and hunt for insects. (Suitable for KS2/KS3, 1'2 day and full day options)

How to obtain

Contact tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625374428

Sleeping Beauty - Storytime and Rhyme

Tours especially designed for early years. Explore the gardens and hear of the Sleeping beauty story (duration 1 hour, Suitable for Reception and KS1)

How to obtain

Contact tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Tudor Living History Progamme

A school workshop set at the atmospheric Old Hall. the year is 1536 and Henry V111 is in his twenty-seventh year of his reign. Your students will find themselves in the midst of intrigue as they assist the servants of the Brereton household in their efforts to unearth the truth which might save their master's family.(Group size: maximum 60, Duration: 10.15-2.15, KS1 & KS2)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

Victorian Living History Programme

In 1887, the Prince and Princess of Wales honour Tatton with a visit. To help with the preperations, the children will be recruited as extra servants. Before getting down to work, new servants are given strict instructions by the butler or housekeeper rehgarding their behaviour and social status. they will be involved in the day to day running of the Mansion - polishing, making beds, baking scones, scrubbing floors or laying tables. New servants arealso taken around the Mansion so they can see how much work there is to be done in this grand house. (Group size: maximum 48, Duration: 10.15-2.15, KS1 & KS2)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

World War Two Living History

A school workshop set at Tatton Park's working Farm in the 1930s. The children are welcomed as guests of Lord Maurice Egeron of Tatton, visiting his own farm. they will meet Aunt Mary, some of the farm workers and farm animals. They will have the opportunity to help out in the day to day running of the farm and at the same time learn about the importance of food.(Group size: maximum 48, Duration: 10.15-2.15, KS2)

How to obtain

Contact: Tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 01625 374428

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