What to do at Tatton Park's Farm
The Farm is set in a corner of the park known as Tatton Dale and was, in its heyday, at the heart of the vast Egerton estate feeding family, guests and staff at the Mansion, as well as servicing the park and the outlying properties. The perfect day out with the kids, the farm provides a picture of rural life where time has ‘stood still’ since the 1940's and traditional breeds are still resident.
There are plenty of things to do for the children. Meet the pigs, horses and donkeys and visit Aunt Mary’s 1940's cottage. The covered play barn has peddle tractor and trailers and there are usually new arrivals to say hello to! You can milk our wooden cow in the Farm shippon and at certain times of the year our Dairy cows are milked there. Farming and kids activities take place throughout high season with details on the Tatton Park events site. Tatton Park’s Farm news and Farm Facebook page will keep you up to date.
The Farm also includes a children’s adventure area, which features a woodland play trail, den building zone and a seasonal maize maze (currently closed for low season). The Farm is also a great children's party idea - fun and hands-on!
Today it is still an authentic working farm using traditional farming methods.
It has been given Rare Breeds Accreditation for its commitment to helping to sustain rare breed farm animals. Most activities can take place under cover making the Farm an ideal place to visit on a wetter day!
For further information about Tatton Park's opening times and prices. Please note the Farm is closed during the RHS Flower Show each July.
Farm Gift Shop
You will find the Farm Gift Shop next to the Farm entrance and has a wide choice of gifts and souvenirs, ideal for presents, treats or a reminder of your visit.
Become a Tatton Park volunteer!
Home Farm has a small group of volunteers who work in a variety of roles from general farm maintenance to cataloguing and inventory work to learning and interpretation guides.
More recently we have opportunities to help out in a living history role, engaging with our visitors as 'Aunt Mary' in our 1940's cottage or butter churning as our resident Land Army girl, Nancy Pringle in our Dairy Shippon, especially during school holidays and weekends when we are busiest. As the Farm develops over the next year more opportunities will arise such as getting into character as the Farm's Land Agent, Miller or Teamsman, or as a machinery demonstrator in the Mill and with our steam engine.
Volunteer numbers are limited, but please contact Elly Edwards if you are interested in joining our group. Email Eleanor.email@example.com
Heritage Lottery Funded project at the Farm
The farm is being redeveloped at the moment with the aid of HLF assistance. For more information please visit the Tatton Dale Farm: HLF Project page.