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Explore Roald Dahl’s Extraordinary Storytelling at Tatton Park this Easter


This year Tatton Park is celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the World’s Number 1 storyteller, during its year long programme of events; Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park. `Tremendous Adventures’ forms part of a wide-ranging programme of activities taking place nationally and globally throughout 2016 to celebrate Roald Dahl 100.

Visitors to Tatton this Easter can join in a host of phiz whizzing trails across the park, Oompa Loompa-tastic chocolate-inspired treats and fun activity in its Stableyard and a fascinating exhibition of Roald Dahl book covers.

The Easter fun will include:

Cover to Cover: Roald Dahl Around the World

When: Saturday 19 March to Sunday 30 October

From Saturday 19 March, a very special exhibition Cover to Cover: Roald Dahl Around the World will showcase a fascinating selection of book jackets from across the world and throughout time. Loaned from the collection at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire (www.roalddahl.com/museum), the exhibition will include covers from a number of languages including the French edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie et La Chocolaterie) and the Italian version of Danny the Champion of the World (Danny il campione del mondo). 

Roald Dahl’s stories have been sold over 200 million times and in more than 50 languages, with his first book, James and the Giant Peach having been published in 1961. 

Phiz Whizzing Trails; Danny the Champion of the World, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Enormous Crocodile

When: Friday 25March to Sunday 2 October

Join in a host of Phiz Whizzing Trails, launching this Easter, throughout Tatton Park

There’ll be oodles of countryside carryings-on as you try to dodge gamekeepers in the Danny the Champion of the World trail in the gardens. Find Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Farm before the farmers do and go deep into the Parkland where you’ll find The Enormous Crocodile lurking.

Inside the mansion, enter the curious world of Matilda Wormwood by following the mischief making trail. Dress up and take part in the fun family activity room.

Charlie’s Chocolate Easter

When: Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday children (aged 15 and under) can grab a golden ticket for their very own super scrummy tummy-tickling choccie bar which will be waiting for them in the mansion, gardens and farm with a chance of winning a superlicious surprise!

Top off the day with spellbinding magic shows, Roald Dahl story telling, Roald Dahl character face painting (small charge) captivating puppet theatre plus a Stableyard full of chocolatey treats to eat and scrumptious things to buy.

Normal charges and opening times apply.

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

For further information, please contact Carole Mullineux on 01625 374410 ( carole.mullineux@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