Celebrate the rich vibrancy of autumn across our wonderful estate. Immerse yourself in nature and marvel at our ancient trees as their luminous leaves turn a wonderful shade of orange, gold and brown. Celebrate this glorious season with us and kick start your own adventures at Tatton Park with autumn-themed activities in the Gardens and Farm.
Pick up our free Autumn Forager trail sheet from the Welcome Building and explore the sounds and sights in the Parkland.
Complete your adventure with one of our delicious Head Gardener's picnics, perfect for al fresco dining whilst soaking up one of Tatton's tremendous views. Featuring classic sandwiches, cakes and scones, picnic boxes are available to pre-order and collect from the Gardener's Cottage Tea room.
This October Half Term enjoy fun days out at our Farm with the whole family and say hello to all of our rare-breed farmyard animals. Have fun in our seasonal Maize Maze (until 1 November), choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and enjoy a Halloween hunt for dragon eggs.
Dragon Trail at the Farm (24 Oct - 1 Nov)*
Luna the Dragon has lost her precious eggs, can you her find them all? Make sure to keep track of the amount so you can collect your reward at the end. Why not come and complete the trail dressed in your favourite goulish outfit and see if you can spot any of the Farm staff dressed up as well. Take a spooky selfie with Luna the Dragon in the eerie woodland, then collect your chocolate egg reward at the Farm exit (subject to availability). Click here to book your Farm visit or read more.
Pumpkin Patch - SOLD OUT (24 Oct - 31 Oct)*
Come and visit the Farm over October Half term and choose your pumpkin from the field to take home and carve for Halloween. You must pre-book your visit to the Farm (including National Trust members) where you can tell us how many pumpkins you would like to pick out on the day. Tickets for pumpkins are only valid along with valid Farm entry tickets, both of which must be presented at the Farm entrance.
This Autumn, enjoy vibrant displays of seasonal produce from the Walled Kitchen Gardens and marvel at the stunning colours of the Japanese Gardens and layers of autumn colours with views across the Gardens and Parkland.
Gallery in the Gardens (3 Oct - 15 Nov)*
Explore our Gallery in the Gardens presented by the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership and local artist Nicky Thompson.
Pick up a wildlife brochure and trail sheet (included with your entry ticket) and fully immerse yourself in the art trail with activities and information on wildlife found in Cheshire.
Explore 50 acres of Gardens and discover Cheshire’s Wonderful Wildlife through 1930's inspired art. Tatton’s Gardens and Parkland provide a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, many of which you’ll learn on about on the art trail. Use the map to discover all twelve illustrations including the red deer, barn owl and fox. Book your Garden visit here.
Tatton Park’s natural landscape and award winning Gardens will no doubt provide the perfect backdrop for Nick’s wonderful artwork. We can’t wait to see how iconic parts of Tatton’s 50 acres of gardens, frame the colourful wildlife illustrations and create an inspiring Garden trail for visitors of all ages to experience this Autumn. We are equally as thrilled that one of the artworks pays homage to Tatton’s Red Deer.
Wonderful Wildlife art competition for kids
Visit the Gallery in the Gardens and use the back of your trail sheet to draw or paint your favourite wild animal for a chance to win a fabulous art set!
The competition is open to all children up to the age of 16. Selected entrants will be featured on our social media and at Tatton Park. Click here for details of how to submit your entries.
Autumn Forager Trail – pick up your free autumn trail sheet from the Welcome Building (by the main car park) or download a copy (PDF, 5.5MB) and see what you can find, see and hear in the Parkland this autumn!
Parkland Map, Walks and Activity leaflets can also be picked up from the Welcome Building to help you plan your walks in the Parkland, ranging from short excusions for mini explorers to longer trails for the more avid adventurer.
*Tickets must be pre-booked to visit the Gardens, Farm and Mansion.