October at Tatton Park

October 3, 2017

From photography to hedge-laying, Halloween scares to children’s cook-offs, Tatton Park has something for everyone this October.

For adults

Sunday 15 October - The Secret World of Tatton's Fungi

Join fungus expert Fungal Punk Dave and a Tatton Ranger, on a guided walk of Tatton’s Parkland. All are welcome on this fun and unique walk, where explorers will discover the mysterious fungal world. Remember to bring a packed lunch and dress for the outdoors!  This event must be pre-booked.

Sunday 15 October – Introduction to Hedge-laying

During this hands-on course, Tatton’s experienced farm staff Ben Edwards and Sam Walton will work alongside guests to teach the art of hedgelaying. Using little more than a chopping tool called a billhook, hedgelaying is the ancient craft of creating a living, natural boundary to a livestock field or garden. Booking essential.

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October – Food & Gift Fair

Discover delicious food from local artisan food producers and shop from over 40 traders in the Tenant’s hall. Expect mini stores filled with specialist retailers from the North West plus free entertainment, including a puppet show, over the weekend. Open 10.30am to 5pm. For more information contact Countrywide Events on 01530 834056 or www.countrywide-events.co.uk.

For children

Sunday 8 October – Apple Day

A scrumptious Sunday in the Gardens to celebrate the wonderful apple. Guests can enjoy a fun packed day with children’s games, activities, and apple tasting in Tatton’s historic orchards. Apple goods will also be on sale in the shops and in the restaurant.

Saturday 21 October – Kiddy Cook

In honour of this year’s National Apple Day, aspiring young chefs can hand pick apples from Tatton’s historic orchards, and turn them into a delicious apple crumble and hearty autumn soup, all in the Victorian Still Room. As part of this session, the children will also get a tour of the Mansion House with the Tatton Housekeeper. For more information or to book, please contact Nikki on 07976619648 or at hale@kiddycook.co.uk. Booking essential.

Due to popular demand, a 90 minute Toddler Kiddy Cook will also take place on Thursday 19 October, giving toddlers and parents/carers the chance to 'pick and cook' together. 

HALLOWEEN AT TATTON: Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October 2017

Secret Hauntings at the Old Hall

Believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country, Tatton Park is welcoming guests into the ghostly Old Hall….if they dare! Discover paranormal activity and secret legends on a frightening trail in the medieval home of Tatton’s ancient ancestors. 

“I Spy” in the Mansion

This Halloween, guests are encouraged to sharpen their sleuthing skills as they snoop around the mysterious Mansion and follow the trail to spot the secret treasures of the last Lord Egerton.

Creepy Conker Fun at the Farm

Visitors of Tatton Park this Halloween are invited to collect a conker from the secret tree and guests can join in the creepy conker fun. Journey through the mystery maze, detecting the spooky surprises as you go

Spooks in the Secret Gardens

In this spooky garden trail, guests can unearth the spooks hiding in Tatton’s secret places.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Day

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, guests can choose their own pumpkin, fresh from the Tatton field, and learn how to create a warming pumpkin soup. With refreshing pumpkin juice and yummy pumpkin muffins, visitors can enjoy a delicious snack before taking their pumpkin home to carve ready for Halloween. Pick a Pumpkin Days are £10 per person. Booking is essential.

Please visit our website www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400 for more information.

For further information, please contact Carole Hyde on 01625 374410 ( carole.hyde@cheshireeast.gov.uk)

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian Mansion, Medieval Old Hall, award-winning Gardens and rare breeds Farm. The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, an adventure playground, restaurants and a year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/vision