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Christmas events to get in your diary now

Tatton Park brings another fantastic festive offering for 2018

Tis’ soon the season to embrace the festive spirit and where better to celebrate Christmas than in the magical grounds of Tatton Park? Known for its family offering and festive traditions, we’ve pulled together the top events for this Christmas.

Father Christmas at the Farm

For the believers in all of us, visitors can meet Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer. Music from choirs and brass bands accompany a children’s entertainer and storyteller and everyone can have a go at making their own magic reindeer feed. Tickets are available at £7.00 for adults and £6.50 for children (0-15) including a gift. No pre-booking necessary.

Farm dates and times:

  • Sat 1 and Sun 2 Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Sat 8 and Sun 9 Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Sat 15 and Sun 16 Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Sat 22 and Sun 23 Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

The ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion

Enter a magical Christmas Mansion inspired by the theme of ‘Food Glorious Food’. Discover the impressive state rooms and servants quarters decorated to celebrate seasonal fayre: experience a traditional Egerton family feast in the dining room, follow the jelly sweet path as it twists through the gingerbread village and enjoy the scents of oranges and cinnamon in the scullery. Help the servants with their Christmas food preparations and don’t forget the ‘sprout spotting’ trail for little ones! Festive treats and music will accompany your visit.

Mansion prices, dates and times:

Adult £10, Children (ages 4-15) £6

  • Tuesday 27 Nov to Sun 2 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Tuesday 4 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)*
  • Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
  • Sun 23 Dec, 1pm – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm
  • *Fri 7 Dec 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Festive Friday – Friday 7 December

Join us for a jam-packed day of festivities, shopping and food! Pick up those last minute gifts in our popular Christmas Gift Fair, light Father Christmas' route with lanterns as he pays a special visit to the Stableyard and don't forget to bring your Christmas list to put in our special Santa post box! 

Our Food Glorious Food Mansion, specialty shops and restaurants are all open later than normal - finish off your evening with a winter warming dish or a festive afternoon tea with fizz!

Festive Friday times:

  • Gift Fair 11.30am – 6pm
  • Lantern Parade 6pm onwards
  • Mansion 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Stableyard shops and restaurants 10am – 7.30pm

Christmas Gift Fair Weekend

With over 40 stalls in the atmospheric Tenant’s Hall, our popular shopping fair offers a wide range of unique gift ideas, food and drinks – perfect for those last minute presents! Free entry.

Gift fair dates and times:

  • Fri 7 Dec, 11:30am – 6pm
  • Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec, 10am – 4pm

Northern Chamber Orchestra – Fri 14 Dec, 7pm

This year the nationally acclaimed NCO will delight audiences with a mixture of popular classical music and festive favourites for all the family to enjoy! A visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments before the evening performance is included. Visit www.ncorch.co.uk for tickets, or call 0161 247 2220.

Macclesfield Male Voice Choir – Sat 15 Dec, 7pm

Presenting a programme of well-known male voice numbers and Christmas classics, the fabulous Macclesfield Male Voice Choir return to Tatton Park by popular demand. Included in the ticket is a visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments prior to this evening concert. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/events for tickets.

Christmas Carols in the Stableyard – Sun 23 Dec, 3-4pm

Sing-a-long to your favourite carols with the brilliant King Edwards concert band and choir. Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy warming winter food and drink in the Stableyard. For a truly magical Christmas experience visit the Farm and Mansion first to complete the festive fun.

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