Access for All at Tatton Park
Please see below for details of Tatton Park's accessibility
arrangements. If you require further information please call
Tatton Park Reception on 01625 374400 or email Tatton Park
to be directed to the appropriate person.
Parking at Tatton Park
Drop off zone for disabled passengers and limited blue badge
holder spaces are available in the Stableyard car park, close to
the Mansion and Gardens. Blue badge holder spaces are available in
the main car park with level tarmac/flagstone access to Stableyard
(200m). Blue badge parking is available close to the Farm and Old
Hall (by prior arrangement). Provision is made for nearest
available areas for large parkland events/shows.
Accessible Toilets at Tatton Park
There are accessible toilets available in the Stableyard and at
Knutsford Entrance. Toilets are also available at the Old
Hall and Home Farm during attraction opening times. There is
tarmac access at the Stableyard and a paved approach path to the
toilets at Home Farm.
Wheelchair Loanat Tatton Park
Electric buggies (Gardens only) and manual wheelchairs are
available for loan when visiting our attractions. They are only
available for use in the attraction they are hired from (ie they
cannot be used to move between attractions and in the Parkland).
Wheelchair loan for the Gardens and Mansion can be pre-arranged in
advance of your visit (subject to availability). Please telephone
to make a booking: 01625 374400. Deposit required.
Visually Impaired aid at Tatton Park
Braille and large print guides are available for the Mansion and
Hearing Impaired aid at Tatton Park
‘Mobile’ hearing loop systems are available for the Mansion, Old
Hall and Farm by prior arrangement. Education rooms in the Stable
area and Home Farm have static hearing loops.
Assistance Dogs at Tatton Park
Assistance dogs are allowed in all areas of the estate both
inside and outside.
Access to the Stableyard at Tatton Park
This area gives access to the Mansion, Gardens, Shops,
Restaurant and Toilets. Flagged pathways have been laid to avoid
cobbled areas. Wheelchair friendly picnic tables are located in
Shops and Restaurant access at Tatton Park
All Tatton's shops and Stables Restaurant are fully accessible
to wheelchair users.
Access to Tatton Park's Mansion
There is access to the Mansion for people with mobility
difficulties by means of a ramp. Visitors can request access to the
ramp from Mansion Assistants. There is then level access around the
entire first floor of the Mansion and all state rooms can be
viewed. Wheelchairs can be pre-booked or provided on request
(subject to availability). The upper level of the Mansion can only
be accessed by stairs.
A stair climber is available operated by Mansion Assistants.
There is a maximum weight limit of 120kg (approx 19 stone) for use
of this facility. If you would like to use this facility
please telephone 01625 374446 or 01625 374400 to book in advance as
it is dependant on availability of staff. Please note that
carers will have to assist in transfer from wheelchair to stair
climber and back.
For those not wishing to go upstairs there is a photograph album
of the upstairs rooms. Pushchairs should not be brought in to the
Mansion - they can be left in the lodge directly opposite the main
door and visitors will be offered one of the baby carriers that we
Access to Tatton Park's Gardens
The Gardens at Tatton Park cover an area of 50 acres. The routes
to the main show gardens are paved with compacted gravel which
facilitates access for people using wheelchairs. Path gradients are
within the recommended limits. Ramp to entrance, step-free access
to most areas. Steps to formal and rose garden. Please note
only assistance dogs are allowed in the formal gardens.
Access to Tatton Park's Home Farm
The farm is maintained as a 1930s farm and, as such, retains the
features of a farmyard. The yard is predominantly cobbled which
makes access more problematic. Work has been completed to
introduce a wheelchair and buggy friendly network of paths into the
historic cobble stone surfaces. Once stone steps up to the
entrances have been negotiated, the cattle, donkey and pig sheds
can be accessed easily across smooth, level floors. There is ramp
access to the lower level of farm cottage but upper levels are
inaccessible to wheelchair users.
The farm is a working farm and the real sights and smells of the
farm can be appreciated during the visit. Animals can be handled by
prior arrangement and goats/poultry can be fed on a daily basis.
Farm contact telephone: 01625 374431
Acess to Tatton Park's Old Hall
Visits take the form of a guided tour and staff will discuss the
site with people with mobility difficulties who may not be able to
visit the whole site. There is a grassy surface between entrance
and Old Hall. There is level access to ground floor rooms
(beginning and end of tour), ramp into reception area and barn.
There are steep steps to upper floor and low lighting in some
Access to Tatton Park's Parkland
• Children’s Play Area: We have a large and varied children's
play area that has seen the installation of new integrated play
equipment some of which is purpose built for wheelchair users. The
play area is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has tarmac
• Pedestrian gates in the parkland are accessible for
• Bird Hide: The new bird hide, introduced in 2011, is fully
accessible with a wheelchair ramp and a wheelchair viewing bay.
Tatton Park Conferences, banqueting & Meeting Rooms
Conference and banqueting facilities are accessible to all
users. One meeting room in the Mansion requires the use of stair
climbers to access.
Tatton Park Self-Catering Cottage access
Our on-site self-catering cottage is fully accessible to
There is a reduced car park rate for disabled vehicles.
We do not offer any concessionary rates for attractions but will
admit one helper free when this is necessary to allow full
enjoyment of the visit.