Spotted deer during winter in Tatton Park

Pre-booking advisable, but not essential – everyone welcome.

Your half-term adventures at Tatton Park

Celebrate the rich vibrancy of autumn across our wonderful estate this October half-term. Immerse yourself in nature and marvel at our ancient trees as their luminous leaves turn a wonderful shade of orange, gold and brown.

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AT THE OLD HALL

Halloween: The Lost Crystal (a wizard's quest): 26 – 31 October

This half term, make your Halloween mystical and give your wizard some wiz and make your witches wicked on a spellbinding journey through curious forests and magic theatre….Old Hall wizards summon you on a quest to find the lost crystal in Tatton Park’s ancient grounds of the Medieval Old Hall.

Dare to join us? Limited places for the most magical beings.

Book your Halloween adventure.

ON THE FARM

Autumn is a time of planning for the next farming year and also a time of reflection and giving thanks for the fruits of the year gone by. Join in seasonal family fun with the Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze this October half-term.  

The Pumpkin Patch: 23 - 31 October

Come down to the Farm to meet all your Farmyard favourites and then it’s off in search of the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve for Halloween! You’ll choose your own pumpkin from our field, so prepare to get your hands dirty!

Book Pumpkin and Farm tickets. 

Spooky Maize Maze: 23 - 31 October 

Spook your friends in the Farm's maze, dressed for Halloween (included with your Farm entry ticket). 

Book Farm entry Tickets 

IN THE GARDENS

Autumn crafts in the Gardens

Why not visit Tatton Park’s beautiful 50-acre Garden to see this colourful season in all its glory? Look out for the craft station along Broad Walk, where there will be plenty of colourful leaves around and about and an opportunity to create something crafty! There will also be a display of pumpkins in the Walled Kitchen Gardens. If you want to see deciduous trees in all their autumn glory, remember to include the perimeter of the Japanese Garden and Golden Brook in your walk.

Forest Bathing

Breath nature in deeply and find calmness and wellbeing with Forest Bathing. Find the specially selected sites throughout the gardens and learn about the Japanese art of spending time beneath trees to boost health and happiness.

Book Gardens tickets

IN THE PARKLAND

After the Storm Parkland trail: 11 Sept - 25 March 2022

Join us for this colourful season where the Parkland is host to this terrific tale of friendship and teamwork. Visit Dairy Wood and help Percy the Park Keeper and friends build a new home after the storm leaves them homeless. Fun for all the family as you connect with nature and spark little imaginations with forest play. Build dens, cook-up the perfect recipe in the mud kitchen, create animal art and compose your own musical storm, before discovering what Percy is planting to help care for nature.

Trail sheets only £1 can be bought at the Welcome building or at any of the Stableyard shops. The Dairy Wood entrance can be accessed opposite the main car park across from the playground. 

Autumn Forager Trail

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If you want to stretch your legs this half term, Tatton Park’s 1000-acre Parkland is the perfect place for explorers, young and old. Pick up your free autumn forager trail sheet from the Welcome Building when you arrive, or download below and see what you can find on your adventure. 

Download Autumn Forager trail sheet (PDF)

Pick up a Parkland Map, Walks and Activity leaflet from the Welcome building to help you plan your walks in the Parkland = ranging from short excursions for mini explorers to longer trails for the more avid adventurer. 

Wildlife spotting

The Parkland bursts with wildlife and colour in Autumn. You might be able to hear the deer bellowing and you may even get to see the male deer displaying their strength by locking antlers with each other as part of the rut. While this is fascinating to see, deer are wild animals and during the rut their behaviour changes - be sure to keep your distance, as they can act aggressively when disturbed.

IN THE MANSION

For those wet weather days, step into the Mansion before it’s put to bed for the winter (31st October). Come face to face with the only Salviati portrait on view in a British museum, explore the history and design of Tatton Park’s Japanese Garden in an exhibition, and visit the State Rooms and Servants’ Quarters.  

Open Fridays - Sundays only on selected dates.