Free Family Event at Tatton Park

20 August, 2018

Old Hall at Tatton Park

A free family day of activities, music and stories to commemorate the First World War is being held in the historic grounds of Tatton Park’s Old Hall, Knutsford, on Sunday 26 August.

Hosted by Cheshire East Council, the day starts at 11am and involves a range of fascinating hands-on activities for ‘A Soldier’s Story’ when visitors can help to uncover the past by tracing a local soldier’s personal wartime story. It’s a unique opportunity to handle precious historical artefacts, explore family history and enjoy craft activities, creative writing and storytelling.

Visitors can also bring a picnic to the Cheshire East Reflects family concert which starts at 1pm, set within the striking backdrop of Tatton’s medieval Old Hall. The concert will feature the Staffordshire Military Wives’ Choir and the famous Foden’s Brass Band. The inspiring ‘Sacred Sounds’ performance will tell the story of British India’s involvement in the First World War.

The event is part of the council’s ‘Cheshire East Reflects’ four-year programme of remembrance of the sacrifice by the people of Cheshire East during the First World War. Local residents, community groups, arts organisations and partners, such as the Imperial War Museum North, have all participated in the programme with more than 25,000 people attending events and taking part, including free schools workshops.

Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey will help introduce the day and said,

“This will be a fantastic and also poignant day of events with lots of hands-on activities for families, gripping stories and inspirational music. Cheshire East Reflects has been a thought-provoking programme that has paid a moving tribute to the tremendous courage and sacrifice of Cheshire’s soldiers”.

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