Autumn Adventures this half term...
14 September – 31 October
Celebrate the rich vibrancy of autumn across our wonderful estate. Immerse yourself in nature and marvel at our ancient trees as their luminous leaves turn a wonderful shade of orange, gold and brown - pick up our free Autumn Forager trail sheet from the information cabin and explore the sounds and sights in the Parkland. Join in autumnal-themed activities in the Gardens and Farm, and experience seasonal fun within the Mansion. Don’t forget to book your place at our popular Pick Your Own Pumpkin event; choose from 27 or 28 October.
A wonderful time to embrace this beautiful season and enjoy Mother Nature in all her glory!
The Great Wizards Gathering this Halloween half term! - 26-31 October
Creep through atmospheric woodland and the Medieval Old Hall on a theatrical journey before you get the chance to work your magic in a ghoulish workshop. (No woodland Wizards or Medieval witches will be harmed in the process of this two hour family- friendly, Rusticus adventure!) Tickets are limited and available to pre book online.
Wizard Wand making workshops - 26 -31 October
Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjuror or magician? Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand...ready to cast some magic!*
Pumpkin supper at the Farm – 19 October
Dig in and tuck in! choose your pumpkin fresh from the field and head to the barn to enjoy a delicious three course pumpkin themed menu.*
Family Pick a Pumpkin - 26-27 October
Pick a pumpkin from the farm and learn how to transform it into delicious dishes.*
The Pumpkin Patch - 28-31 October
Come down to the Farm to meet all your Farm yard favourites and then it’s off in search of the perfect pumpkin. You’ll choose your own pumpkin, fresh from the field, so prepare to get your hands dirty! Once you’ve picked the perfect pumpkin, you’re welcome to take your pumpkin home with you ready to carve for Halloween. Pre-bookable only.*
'Heart of the Light' performance at the Farm from Forest Tribe Dance Theatre - 30 October
Forest Tribe Dance Theatre brings new relevance to the ancient tale of Rama and Sita. This sumptuous performance with sculptural set, original score, vibrant dance, projections and puppetry is a pearl of hope in a sea of uncertainty. The performance is free, however space is limited so admission is by tickets only which are available from Eventbrite. (Farm admission applies)*
This Autumn get hands on with nature and create colourful leaf art in the Tomato House (in the Walled Kitchen Garden) throughout half term 26 - 31 October. Be sure to stop and take a shot of the must-see, seasonal displays of pumpkins and autumn produce on display in the Walled Kitchen Garden...stunning! They will start to arrive from late September onwards.
Autumn Tour of the Gardens and Japanese Garden - 2, 8, 15, 16 October
A guided tour of Tatton's award winning Gardens with a member of our talented team. During the session, you will hear about the plants, care and maintenance involved in the garden and the seasonal developments of autumn. There is also an exciting opportunity to explore the tranquil Japanese Garden, normally closed to the public.*
Celebrate Apples: Toddler Kiddy Cook - 3, 6 October
Aspiring toddler chefs pick fruit and vegetables in the Gardens and cook in the Mansion.*
Apple Day - 6 October
A scrumptious Sunday in the Gardens to celebrate the wonderful apple.
Taste delicious varieties from Tatton’s historic orchards, children’s craft activity (small charge applies) apple pressing demos. Apple goods on sale in the shops and restaurants.*
Welly Nature Walk - 26-31 October
Don your wellies and waterproofs and join us on an exciting journey through the Gardens to learn about Tatton Park’s nature and wildlife.*
Mansion Foodie Trail - 20 October - 4 November
Help the Mansion chef find his missing ingredients for his special autumn supper. Collect your free foodie trail sheet from the Mansion entrance. (Mansion entry charges apply)
Autumn Forager Trail - 14 September-31 October – pick up your free trail sheet from the Information Cabin (in the main car park) or download a copy (PDF, 5.5MB) and see what you can find, see and hear in the Parkland this autumn!
FungalPunk Dave’s Fungus Foray – 13 October
Join fungus expert FungalPunk Dave and a Tatton Ranger, on a guided walk of Tatton’s Parkland.*
Autumn Deer Walks - 22, 23, 29 October
Join the Rangers for guided walks of the Autumn Parkland and witness the drama of the rut.*
*All of these events and workshops are pre-bookable online. Please contact us on 01625 374400 for any enquiries