All the staff and animals have been busy gearing up for our fun-filled programme of summer activities!
Our maize maze has put on a growth spurt despite the lack of rain and is now open. Aunt Mary has got the fire lit in her cottage and our 1940’s Land Agent, Mr Wiglesworth, promises to be in a very good mood! Plus we have two pigs due to have their piglets in August: Molly the Middle White will become a mum for the first time whilst Sienna our Saddleback is already well-practised! The Red Poll cows have calved and Berry, our Jersey cow, is looking forward to seeing you all in the shippon as she stars in the milking demos. We’ve lots of cute chicks due in the hatchery and our mischievous Golden Guernsey goat, Amber, is on her best behaviour!
Plus our Field to Fork project is fully opened up with fascinating graphics, interactives, soundscapes, live interpretation based on the real people who lived and worked here in the 1940’s and a brand new cutting edge ‘app’ that you can download to your smart phone or hire from the farm shop on one of our screens. Search ‘Field to Fork’ on the app store. The mill is open and the machines will be running daily and so is our 1940’s slaughterhouse for an all round ‘Field to Fork’ experience. So get down to the farm this summer for an action packed afternoon!
Summer Activities on the Farm
Tue 24 July – Fri 24 August (Closed Mondays)
Bring the little ones over the summer holidays for an action packed, fun day out. Visit the Farm and say hello to our gorgeous rare breeds and take part in daily activities and events:
- 12.30pm - Meet the chicks in the hatchery
- 1pm - Storytelling
- 1.30pm - See the Mill Machinery in action!
- 2pm - Meet the chicks in the hatchery
- 3pm - Milking demo in the Shippon
Plus don’t miss the newly opened Mill, run around in the Maize Maze and the Woodland Playtrail
Summer Events on the Farm
Sat 4 August - Tractor Ted
The larger than life Tractor bounces his way onto the Farm with bouncy castles, digger dens and so much more!
Wed 8 August - Vet Day
Come and meet our fantastic vets and learn more about the important jobs they do. See the tools of the trade, listen to the cows heartbeat and brush up on your biology. Get into character and come dressed as a vet - there will be prizes for the best dressed!
Sun 12 August - Fun Dog Show
Ten novelty classes including Saddest Eyes, Waggiest Tail and
Scruffiest Dog! Plus fun agility course for all those energetic dogs (and owners!)
Sat 25 - Mon 27 August - Country Fayre Weekend
A weekend of traditional English fayre and fun! With demonstrations and a daily programme of activities to join in.
For further information and updates on all the goings on down on the farm, don’t forget to follow us on twitter! @tatton_park And check out our Facebook page for the Farm!
Adopted Animal Updates
See how Prancer the Reindeer and Frosty the Donkey are getting on in our Adopt An Animal page.