Join Tatton in giving Father Christmas the warmest of welcomes!


Tatton Lantern parade


Tatton Park is inviting everyone to join them in giving Father Christmas a very special welcome on the evening of Friday November 27 when he’ll be arriving at the Cheshire estate to spend Christmas at Home Farm.

They’re encouraging as many people as possible to come and light his route with lanterns through the twighlight parkland......truly magical.

Father Christmas will proceeed along a lantern-lit walk to Tatton’s Stableyard where star guests, the farm’s reindeer Prancer and Dancer, will be waiting in anticipation. Children will also be able to post a Christmas wish-list and families can indulge in some Christmas shopping which this year includes a Christmas Gift Fair. The Stables restaurant and Gardener’s Cottage tea room will be open for festive food and drink.

There’s also the opportunity to ‘give a little back’ by donating any new toys to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity.

Father Christmas will be arriving just in the nick of time – for he starts four weekends at the farm the following day on Saturday, November 28.  Visitors will be able to meet him and his elves in his grotto where he’ll have a sack full of presents with a gift for all children.

A trip to the farm this Christmas looks set to be a great festive day out for the family. All the farmyard animals are on show and some are the star attractions of the nativity scene. Visitors will be able to meet Prancer and Dancer and follow a festive reindeer trail looking for some fantastic willow weaved reindeer. Lots of other festive activities will be taking place including storytelling by Honor Giles, weaving winter magic with seasonal tales and Aunty Mary keeping warm in the cottage and waiting for Christmas callers to help make handmade decorations to take home. The day will be topped off with live festive music.

Events manager, Rachel Morris said: “Christmas at Tatton Park is always a truly magical time of year and our wonderful lantern parade is guaranteed to start the season off with an enchanting evening of sparkle and shimmer!  We are hoping lots of families and friends will welcome Father Christmas and help us celebrate the start of this special season, a truly wonderful time for all ages.” 

• The Lantern Parade takes place on Friday, November 27 from 6pm.  Free entry to Tatton Park and to the event.

• Father Christmas at the Farm takes place on the weekends of November 28/29,, December 5/6, 12/13 and 19/20. Times: 11am-4pm, last entry 3pm. Prices: Adult £6, Child £6.  Prices apply to National Trust members. The usual park entry charge of £5 per car applies. All paying children receive a free gift from Father Christmas.

For more information about Christmas at Tatton visit the Christmas page

Please visit our website or call 01625 374400 for more information.

For further information, please contact Carole Hyde on 01625 374410 (

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