Tatton Park's Farm
The perfect day out with the `kids', the farm provides a picture
of rural life where time has ‘stood still’ since the 1930s and
traditional breeds are still resident.
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 estates,
feeding family, guests and staff at the mansion, as well as
servicing the park and the outlying properties
There are plenty of things to do for the children. Feed the
goats and hens, meet the
pigs and donkeys and visit Aunt Mary’s 1930s cottage. The
covered play barn has tractor and trailer rides and there are
usually new arrivals to say hello to! You can milk our wooden cow
in the Farm's shippon and at certain times of the year our Jersey
cow is milked there. The Farm's very own pottery is open on
most days and farming and kids activities take place throughout the
year. Details can be found on the Tatton Park
events site. Tatton Park's Farm news
will keep you up to date.
The Farm has been extended to include a childrens adventure
area, which features a woodland play trail, den-building zone, two
mazes (the maize maze is accessible only from July to
October) and there will be story-telling on Sundays from May 6th to
The Farm is a great children's party
idea - fun and hands-on!
Today it is still an authentic working farm using traditional
farming methods. It has recently 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
Become a Tatton Park volunteer!
Home Farm has a small group of approximately 10-15 National
Trust volunteers who work on a variety of tasks from general farm
maintenance to cataloguing and inventory work.
More recently we have opportunities to help out in a living
history role, engaging with our visitors as 'Aunt Mary' in our
1930s cottage or butter churning in our Dairy Shippon, especially
during school holidays when we are busiest. As the farm
develops over the next year more opportunities will arise such as
stewarding our new paddocks along the farm drive and engaging with
the public in the newly developed mill and steam
Please contact Elly Edwards if you are interested in joining our
group. Email email@example.com
or phone 01625 374431