Here are the answers to some of the questions we are often asked, covering vehicle entry charges, what you can expect from your visit, what activities are allowed and more.
Tatton Park welcomes dogs in the Parkland, Farm and Stableyard outdoor area under close control. In some clearly-signed areas, including some areas of the Farm and parts of the Parkland, dogs must remain on a lead. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate pets, apart from assistance dogs, in the Gardens, Tatton Meres, Play Area, Mansion, Old Hall and inside shops.
We allow assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, in all areas.
We are currently in high season but have restrictions to our normal opening arrangements due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This means the Parkland is open every day from 10am to 7pm with last entry at 6pm. Please note, Knutsford Gate is open to pedestrians only from 9am. The Gardens are also open daily from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm. From 8 July the Farm will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm. From 15 July the Mansion will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 1pm to 5pm with last entry at 4pm. Tickets to the Mansion, Gardens and Farm must be pre-booked and purchased online. This can be done up to 1 hour before your visit. The Old Hall remains closed at the moment. View Tatton Park opening times.
The vehicle park entry charge is £7 and applies to all visitors, including National Trust members. This can be purchased in advance online or at the gates, using card payment where possible. A single attraction ticket to visit the Mansion, Gardens or Farm costs £8 per adult/£6 per child(4-15yrs)/£21 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). View Tatton Park’s entry prices.
Yes, all tickets for the Gardens and Farm must be purchased in advance online. To help us manage capacity you will also be required to book a specific timeslot convenient for you. Tickets must be purchased at least 1 hour prior to the start of your preferred timeslot. Vehicle park entry can also be purchased in advance online. There is no need to pre-book if you just plan on visiting the Parkland. Plan your visit to Tatton Park.
No, you don’t need to print out the tickets. However, as wifi connectivity can’t be guaranteed and to avoid delays, please download your ticket at home so that you can self scan your tickets from a mobile device as you go through the entrances.
Yes, there are a small number of mobility scooters at the Garden entrance which are available to use in the Gardens only. These require a £10 deposit which is refunded on return. Mobility scooters will be thoroughly wiped down before and after each use by staff.
We’re sorry but we are unable to accept any promotional vouchers or discounts at the moment. This includes the Gardener’s World 2 for 1 offer. Please bear with us as we hope to resolve this soon using our new online ticketing system. We will update via our website and social media as soon as we can.
National Trust and RHS members benefit from free entry into the Gardens but are still required to book a timed entry slot. To do this, please go to the online booking page and scroll down to Garden entry – concession. View online booking page.
You are welcome to walk, cycle, picnic and play in the park. There are lots of great trails that provide wonderful walks, amazing viewpoints and idyllic picnic spots. The Parkland is bursting with wildlife and activity at this time of year and if you have little ones they may like to try our Summer Scavenger Hunt which can be downloaded before your visit. Day tickets for pleasure fishing on Tatton Mere are now also available online. Due to restrictions because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cycle Hire and the Allen Bird Hide are currently closed. Horseriding, sailing and barbeques are also not permitted at the moment. Use of skateboards, segways and balance boards are not allowed in the Parkland. View visitor activities.
Whilst we are on a phased re-opening, the Stableyard toilets will be open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm. The Stables Restaurant and the Tuck Shop are both open daily for takeaway refreshments. Our Estate food shop, the Housekeeper’s Store is open daily but the Gift Shop, Garden Shop and Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom are all closed for now. View Tatton Park opening times.
Everything you see and experience at Tatton Park is financed and managed by Cheshire East Council, via a lease on behalf of the National Trust. The lease terms mean that Tatton Park does not financially benefit from memberships as other national Trust properties do. With every park entry you buy, you are therefore helping to look after this magnificent place. Every penny spent tays here and helps support the vital work that Tatton Park and Cheshire East Council do to ensure it is here for future generations to enjoy, from caring for our rare breed animals to conserving our Mansion treasures and maintaining 50 acres of historic Gardens.
Monthly and quarterly vehicle passes can now be purchased at the gates, using card payment where possible. To renew your annual pass please return the expired pass in the post to Tatton Park Reception Office, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. If you are applying for an annual pass for the first time, please download an annual pass application form and return with payment and photographs to Tatton Park Reception Office at the above address. All passes will be processed as soon as possible and issued in the post.
Hand sanitiser is located in the Stableyard toilets and at the entrance to all attractions and outlets that are open to the public.
If you have an urgent enquiry you can contact us on 01625 374400 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, visit our facebook or twitter page to see and feed back on the latest announcements.
We are updating our website and social media channels with all the latest information about Tatton Park and this is the best way to stay in touch with us. When you arrive be sure to check out the display board at the new welcome building (located near the main car park) as this contains daily information.
To ensure a smooth route round the Mansion we would ask people to leave prams undercover in the Porter's Lodge by the Mansion entrance. Unfortunately we are unable to loan Hip Chicks or Baby Carriers at this time.
Large bags should also be carried by your side or in front, not on backs please. Alternatively large bags can be left in the secure lockers provided in the Porters Lodge.
Wheelchair users are able to enter via a ramp at the Mansion garden entrance. Please note, we cannot accomodate mobility scooters inside the Mansion. A leaflet explaining the internal route for wheelchair users will be provided upon entry. Unfortunately we are unable to offer the stair climber at this time but photographs of the upstairs rooms are available to view. We do have wheelchairs available to loan, which will be sanitised and ready for collection at the Mansion entrance.
Due to social distancing measures that have been introduced there is less indoor public seating in the Mansion. However, we have a few carry round folding stools available which will be sanitised and ready for collection at the Mansion entrance.
To reserve a wheelchair or folding stool please contact reception on 01625 374400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Face coverings are mandatory in all onsite shops and restaurants.
From 5 August, face coverings are mandatory when visiting the Mansion.
From 7 August face-coverings are now required inside all Farm buildings (unless exempt).
Please visit www.gov.uk for further details.