Just for Kids or Families
Bake with Bradshaw! New for 2014
Tuesday 18th February, 10am-12pm. £15. Maximum age, 12
Come in from the cold and join Bradshaw, Tatton’s Kitchenmaid in
the cosy Mansion kitchens for a morning of traditional country
house baking activities. Finish with a tea party as you sample some
of your creations and take the rest home to enjoy.
Feed the Birds. New for 2014
Thursday 20th February, 10am-12pm. £9. Minimum age, 8
Calling all young ornithologists! Help our feathered friends
during the winter months. Make some natural bird-feeders with pine
cones, apples and dried berries to take home. Bring your binoculars
as you explore the woodland and see what birdlife you can spot!
Children’s Cycling Boredom Busters
Tuesday 15th April, Tuesday 12th August & Tuesday
19th August, 10am-1.30pm. £10. Minimum age 7 years.
Fundamentals of off-road skills, including a bike-safety check.
Explore farmland trails and woodland single-tracks. Bring a packed
lunch. Bike helmets are compulsory.
Chocolate Heaven. New for 2014
Thursday 17th April, 10am-12pm. £18. Suitable for 8-12
Get ready for Easter with a fun-filled morning, making a range
of delicious chocolate treats in the Mansion kitchens. Explore the
history and science of chocolate as you prepare your creations and
take them home to enjoy.
The Magic of Beatrix Potter Morning
Tuesday 27th May, 10.30-12pm. £8. Suitable for 4-8 year
Explore the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter’s stories out in
Tatton’s stunning gardens. Our guide will take you on an
interactive journey of discovery where you’ll hear tales of some of
Beatrix’s best loved characters.
Wednesday 28th May, Wednesday 30th July & Thursday
14th August 10.30am-12.30pm. £10. Suitable for 8-12
Beware all who enter the Old Hall, for who will you discover at
the Viking settlement? A fun-filled morning exploring Viking life,
including outdoor cooking, storytelling, shelter building and
Go Wild! Dance, Drama and Song Workshop. New for
Friday 30th May, 10am-2.15pm, £23. Suitable for age 4-8
Using the natural world as inspiration, our professional dance
and drama tutors, Alison and Becci from LIPA 4:19 Knutsford, will
lead a fun and creative day of dance, drama and singing. Adults are
invited to a per-formance to finish the day.
Saturday 12th July, Saturday 30th August, Saturday 13th
September & Sunday 5th October, 10am-12pm. £22. Maximum age, 12
Aspiring young chefs pick seasonal fruit and vegetables in
Tatton’s Walled Garden with a servant from the past and then cook
in the Victorian Mansion to create a culinary delight to take home.
Book via Nikki Geddes on 07976 619648 or Hale@kiddycook.co.uk.
Thursday 31st July & Wednesday 20th August
10.30am-12.30pm. £10. Minimum age 8 years.
Ever thought you could survive in the wilderness? Build a
shelter in the woodland, track wild animals, play games of stealth
and find out where wild foods can be found.
Myth and Magic Morning
Monday 4th August, 10.30am-12.30pm. £12. Suitable for
Travel back to the Dark Ages, a time of legend and magic. Hear
fantastic tales, explore the amazing power of plants and try your
hand at making scented bag to take away. Make a wand to take home
and practice your spells.
A Day in the Life of a Victorian Servant. New for 2014
Wednesday 6th August, 10am-12.30pm. £10. Suitable for 8-12
Step back in time to the Victorian era and join Mrs Cork,
Housekeeper to Earl Egerton as a servant in this grand house. Get
involved in the day to day running of the mansion - including
polishing, making beds, baking scones, scrubbing floors. Explore
the mansion and see how much work there is to be done and what life
was like living in a grand house.
Thursday 7th August, 10.30am-12pm. £16. Suitable for
Young people from Medieval times would practise the art of
longbow. Join us at the atmospheric Old Hall, try longbow, put on
armour and live the life of an archer.
Boredom Busters Nature Day
Wednesday 13th August, 10am-1pm. £6. Minimum age 5
Join the Rangers to hunt for mini-beasts in the park’s ponds and
woodlands and take a trailer ride to get a close look at Tatton’s
deer. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales from Tatton Dance, Drama and Song Workshop. New
Friday 15th August, 10am-2.15pm, £23. Suitable for age
Using exciting historical tales from Tatton as inspiration, our
professional dance and drama tutors, Alison and Becci from LIPA
4:19 Knutsford, will lead a fun and creative day of dance, drama
and song. Adults are invited to a performance to finish the
Defence through the Ages
Thursday 21st August, 10.30am-12.30pm. £10. Minimum age
Your country needs you! Join our guides at the Old Hall to
explore personal and national defence and daily life throughout
history. Build an Anglo-Saxon fort, become a medieval archer and
travel back to World War II to practice your rifle drill. A great
activity for all the family.
Young Poet’s Workshop: Ghosts in the Garden. New for
Wednesday 29th October, 10am-2.30pm. £16. Suitable for
Calling all budding poets and storytellers! Join children’s poet
Matt Goodfellow for a day of spooky poetry writing inspired by
Tatton’s Ghosts in the Garden and all things Halloween. Have fun
with words as you write, perform, share and enjoy poetry, exploring
with Matt: metaphor, rhyme, imagery and drafting. Bring a packed