Roald Dahl at Tatton Park Events

Dillions of events to come along to...


Danny the Champion of the World in the Gardens

Fri 25 March - Sun 30 October

''A stodgy parent is no fun at all' and Danny thinks his Dad is the most wonderful and exciting one possible. Oodles of countryside carryings on as you join them on a thrilling adventure to trap pheasants. Beware!...the gamekeepers are out to catch you!


Fantastic Mr Fox at the Farm

Fri 25 March - Sun 30 October

Cunning Mr Fox is the most fabulous fox ever. Go down to the farm and see if you can find him in his den before the cruel and dim witted farmers do. Gazillions of fun activities as you pick your way through Farmer Boggis' chicken house and Farmer Bean's apple cider cellar.


Matilda in the Mansion

Fri 25 March - Sun 30 October

Enter the Mansion and the curious world of Matilda Wormwood. Follow the mischief-making trail as you explore her cunning plots and practical jokes. Go letter collecting to uncover one of Matilda's favourite books. Discover whether you're a genius like Matilda or a nit-wit! Delve into a library full of stories and "allow words to wash around you, like music".


Out in the Parkland

Fri 25 March - Sun 30 October

The Enormous Crocodile likes nothing more than a nice juicy child. Dare to go deep into the jungle where he's lurking.


Cover to Cover: Roald Dahl around the World

Sat 19 March - Sun 30 October

A fascinating Mansion exhibition of Roald Dahl book jackets from across the world and throughout time. His first book was printed in 1953 and his stories published over 200 million times and in 51 languages.


Write like Roald Dahl

Thurs 22 September and Thurs 20 October

A creative writing workshop for adults with a former Cheshire poet laureate, inspired by Roald Dahl's life and works.

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The Big Draw

The Big Draw


Across the whole month of October, we will be participating in 'The Big Draw'; a nationwide celebration of art and drawing. Please check back later in the year when will be announcing your opportunity to be involved with this fantastic festival.....with a fantastic Roald Dahl twist of course!


A Frightsome Halloween

Sat 22 - Sun 30 October

“Witches are easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth”. This half term be spooktacularly entertained by a park full of Roald Dahl witchy mischief...and plenty of mice!

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A Gloriumptious Christmas Mansion

Mon 21 November - Sun 4 December
Fri 9 December - Sun 11 December
Fri 16 - Sun 18 December

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”. Step into our Christmas Mansion and into Roald Dahl’s magical world as his extraordinary storytelling weaves itself through the grand staterooms and into the bustling servants’ quarters.

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Roald Dahl Willow Weaving

Roald Dahl Willow Weaving

Various dates between May and July

Family friendly event will give you and your child the opportunity to work with a professional willow artist in Tatton Park's beautiful gardens

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Stupendous Schools Competition

Stupendous Schools Competition

Closing date 8 July

“A Real Page Turner” – primary aged school children are invited to design their own front cover for a Roald Dahl book of their choice. This ties in with Penguin publishers re-release of 15 Dahl titles with new dust jackets to celebrate this important centenary year.

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The BFG at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Wed 20 - Sun 24 July

Coinciding with the launch of the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, The Big Friendly Giant comes to this year’s RHS Flower Show in the form of Tatton Park’s fabulous show garden. Take part in whoopsy whiffling Roald Dahl activities with the RHS and Tatton team.


The Magical World of Roald Dahl

Thurs 4 August

A creative writing workshop for children with a former Cheshire poet laureate.

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Fantastic Mr Fox Treasure Hunt

Tue 9 August

Can you find Mr Fox's den in time for the feast? Work together to solve the puzzles so that you don't miss dinner.

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Make a kite with Danny

Thurs 18 August

Make a colourful kite like Danny the Champion of the World and fly it in the beautiful parkland.Pre-booking essential

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Fantastic Mr Fox Activities at the Farm

Tue 26 July - Fri 26 August

Join Mr Fox in a farmyard jam packed with fun. Go on a journey, get creative in the writing hut, listen to storytelling and enjoy one of the best days out this summer.


Danny the Champion of the World Outdoor Theatre at the Old Hall

Sat 27 August

A terrific and enthusiastic performance by Illyria set in the magnificent grounds of Tatton’s Old Hall. Watch Danny as he masterminds the most incredible and exciting plot ever to save his Dad from danger. Pre-booking essential call 01625 374400 (charges apply)


Potion making with George

Tue 30 August

Learn about potions and spells in Roald Dahl's books and brew up your own concotion.

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Roald Dahl Big Picnic Day

Sun 11 September

Come and join us on a lazy summer afternoon in our beautiful gardens to commemorate 100 years of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one story teller. To celebrate this special birthday we’re opening our gardens to picnickers for the first time so you can bring a picnic and settle down in our gorgeous formal gardens! And as it’s his 100th birthday the gardens are free to enter for everyone!

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Willy Wonka Outdoor Cinema

Sun 11 September

Enjoy a late summer evening screening of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” starring the legendary Gene Wilder. Grab your golden ticket and bring a picnic. Pre-booking essential at

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and squiffing surprises for everyone. Roald Dahl's Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park is just one of a number of marvellous events taking place throughout the year. For more information please visit

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