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 the attraction’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. By 2016/17 it is expected that over 1 million visitors a year will enjoy this experience. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business.
Realisation of the Vision consists of the following aspects:
Tatton Stableyard shopping and catering:
The Stableyard will be transformed to create a diverse, high quality shopping and dining experience to position Tatton Park as a key shopping and dining destination in the region. Plans will enable a larger and more varied catering and retail offer servicing a wider cross-section of the market.
Tatton’s Farm activities:
Tatton’s farm, Tatton Dale, is in a process of redevelopment to enable it to become one of the most attractive and comprehensive attractions in the region for everyone.The farm has completed its first phase of development and is in line for an even more comprehensive further stage of development where we intend to broaden our appeal to the widest variety of audiences. What has already been completed is a reinvigorated offer focussed on young families. There are additional farm activities and events in a programme of daily demonstrations across the year which people can watch and get involved in. There is a seasonal programme with events related to the farming year such as harvest. New experiences are already included in a visit to the Tatton Dale Farm: a woodland play trail, a den building area, a story telling room, a maze of corn (or maize) has been grown in the field next to a picnic area with room for free play space outdoors. For information about our next phase of development on the farm, and to have your say about what we do there, visit our Tatton Dale Farm page.
Tatton’s events and conference/banqueting facilities:
Tatton’s events programme will be enhanced to deliver one of the best and widest offerings of any venue in the North West, whilst developing and sustaining existing events.
The conference, meeting and banqueting facilities have already undergone a significant upgrade including the introduction of a new Boardroom and improvements to Lord Egerton's Apartment. Upgrades to the Tenant's Hall functions area are currently underway.
Current activities at Tatton:
A programme of smaller scale activities and improvements across the whole park will be delivered over the next 5 years to improve the visitor offer. This will result in a range of new experiences along with conservation projects and other improvements.
Activities already delivered include a new bird hide, a garden jubilee gazebo, a new meeting facilities brochure and improvements to the Knutsford entrance to the park. Planned activities will see the development of new garden areas, new mansion experiences (including Mansion kitchen interpretation) and exhibitions.