April 2020 - New Online Learning Hub
Experience the wonders of Tatton Park through its new online Learning Hub – a resource for anyone looking to support children home learning through curriculum based activities that are both fun and educational.
Free resources from award-winning Learning Programme
Tatton Park is one of the U.K.’s most complete historic estates and is home to a Medieval Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, a 40 acre working Farm and 1,000 acres of Parkland. The education provision at Tatton Park is award-winning, having won the Sanford Award for excellence in heritage education for eight consecutive years - one of only a small number of venues in the U.K. to have held it this many times. The learning programme is recognised for its broad range of enriched learning experiences and materials developed to complement the National Curriculum. Over 24,000 school children visit every year from across the North West region to experience the innovative programme, delivered at Tatton’s unique locations including the medieval Old Hall, the 40 acre working Farm, 18th Century Mansion and Gardens.
In response to the call to stay home and stay safe, parents and teachers can now access new, free curriculum based learning materials and resources via the Tatton Park website - www.tattonpark.org.uk.Alison Hooper, Head Teacher at Egerton Primary School in Knutsford commented;
Egerton has always had a special relationship with Tatton Park due to the educational legacy from the Egerton family that continues to live on both here and in Kenya. This is an exciting new learning resource that we will certainly be sharing with our staff and families. It will be a great support to make use of at home for parents and for teachers too.
5 themes to explore!
Over a dozen resources and activities can currently be explored online under the following themes with new resources added weekly. If there is something specific parents and families would like to see, please contact us with any topic requests!
- Farm Facts
- Science and Nature
Highlights include behind the scenes videos with the Tatton Park Farm team. Tune in to weekly ‘Farm Fact’ videos published on Fridays at www.facebook.com/ Thefarmattatton, then head to the Learning Hub to for further learning and creative, online activity sheets.
Learning together anywhere
Laura Cunningham, Tatton Park Learning & Visitor Services Manager commented;
As much as possible, we want to bring you the diversity of Tatton Park to enjoy together as a family in the safety of your own homes. Perhaps you want to create your own incredible creature, learn about our ancient deer herd or explore life as an evacuee – it is all possible, thanks to the Learning Hub!
There are even chances to win visits and experiences at Tatton Park hidden amongst the activities once the Park is re-opened, so make sure to submit your work to be included in the competitions.
Tatton Park is currently closed to the public. This is a temporary measure that is being kept under regular review and will respond to the national and local situation.
Our gates may be closed, but you can visit us online
Here’s how you can stay in touch with happenings and newly updated resources at Tatton Park during the lockdown:
- www.tattonpark.org.uk/learninghub – visit our new Tatton Park Learning Hub pages, where you can explore a number of fun and informational learning resources for teachers or parents supporting home learning
- www.tattonpark.org.uk/boredombusters – check out our Boredom Busters for more fun activities to do at home with the kids
- e-news – sign up on our website and receive updates from Tatton Park
- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – find us @TattonPark
Stay safe and we hope to welcome you to Tatton Park in the near future.
The Tatton Park Vision
The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/vision