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Be Amazed by Science at Tatton Park

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Go along to Tatton Park this half term and bank holiday weekend and delve into the fascinating scientific legacy of the park as the Tatton team celebrate science, technology and engineering, part of Cheshire’s ‘Amazed By Science’ Festival 2015. 

Visitors are being invited to be inspired by Tatton’s rich heritage of past achievements and endeavours and explore how science still plays a significant part in the day to day running of the Tatton Park estate today, helping to maintain and conserve both its built and natural features for today’s visitors and generations to come.

There are stacks of amazing activities going on right across the park including fascinating talks, intriguing trails, demonstrations, hands-on activities and workshops. 

Visitors can uncover scores of scientific elements in the gardens including heated walls and the leech pool fountain powered by gravity. They can find out about the skill of sheep keeping (also known as Baa-ology!) at the Farm and there’s a breadth of technology to experience in the mansion including  one of the first electric lifts, servant’s bells and an underground service rail track.

Here is just a sample of the activities this packed week of amazing experiences offers: more events listed on website.

At the Farm:

Steam Engine Demo’s - Saturday 23rd May
Get those cogs turning as you see Tatton’s historic steam engine running at the Farm.

“Baa-ology’’ Meet the Sheep - Sunday 24th May
Meet Tatton’s sheep and learn more about the miracle of birth and the importance of the first milk.

Meet our Heavy Horses - Friday 29th May
Meet Tatton’s Heavy horses and learn more about the original one- horse power  essential in the running of a large country house estate.

In the Mansion

‘Hidden Country House Technology’ - Drop in daily talks at 2.30pm

Discover more about the hidden histories in the Mansion and how they link to science and technology.

Technology Puzzle Solving - All Week

Solve and enjoy a range of scientific puzzles as you explore the Mansion.

In the Gardens:

Japanese Garden Tours - Saturday 23rd, Wednesday 27th and Saturday 30th May
Explore the beautiful Japanese Gardens with one of our fantastic volunteers.

Scientific Highlights of the Garden - All Week
Discover some of the most interesting scientific elements in the Garden, as you explore with your family.

For further details about times, prices and booking requirements please call 01625 374428.

Being Amazed by Science is just one of over 101 things to do at Tatton Park, a brand new campaign launched last year featuring 101 of the best possible experiences to be enjoyed at Tatton this year. These range from feeding Tatton’s deer their daily breakfast to singing happy birthday with a rare breed pig, watching the Vikings invade Tatton’s Old Hall to escaping in to a New Zealand rain forest. http://101tatton.org.uk/

For further information about this release contact:

Vicky Wilby, Marketing Department                                                         

Tel: 01625 374447 / Email: vicky.wilby@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, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant, Gardener’s Cottage tea room and 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


Amazed By Science is a Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas of the UK. In its first year the festival will take place on 23rd – 31st May. Expect an exciting array of FREE science-themed events over the half-term holidays at some of Cheshire’s biggest and best attractions from Bees to Books and Rockets to Robotics. The festival has attracted sponsorship from several big names from the science community including headline sponsor Siemens in Congleton and science and technology companies such as Urenco, The National Nuclear Laboratory, Waters Corporation, Sellafield Ltd, British Science Association, Astra Zenica, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Chester. www.amazedbyscience.co.uk