We have loads of family fun adventures planned for you this half-term! Help Percy the Park Keeper care for nature and wildlife in our delightful family trail in Tatton Park’s Gardens. Look out for our super scarecrows celebrating everyday heroes and inspiring individuals who have helped us through the pandemic in our annual Scarecrow Festival in the Farm and Gardens. View our 500-year-old Salviati portrait on display in the Mansion and pick up our free Spring scavenger hunt trail sheet from the Welcome Building and explore the sounds and sights in the Parkland.
See the colourful hues of our spring gardens while enjoying a range of fantastic family trails.
The Secret Path Trail with Percy the Park Keeper 2 April - 13 June
Enjoy a delightful family trail in Tatton Park’s spring gardens, inspired by Nick Butterworth’s book, ‘The Secret Path’. Follow winding pathways to help Percy take care of nature and wildlife. Stop off for a selfie or two at Percy’s potting shed where you can enjoy the sights and scents of spring before heading off to finally track down his furry animal friends. Collect your sticker reward at the end! Details and tickets here.
Look out for the peaceful Forest Bathing sites introducing visitors to the ancient Japanese practice of spending time beneath trees to boost health and happiness. Forest Bathing is the art of connecting with nature through your senses. Listen to bird song; look at the leaves; smell the pine or soil; touch the grass; feel the air. Breath nature in deeply and find calmness and wellbeing.
Scarecrow Festival in the Gardens
Celebrating the unsung heroes and inspiring people who have helped us through the pandemic, see which scarecrows you can spot throughout the Gardens, then head down to the Farm for more inspiring scarecrows amongst the animals. Thanks to everyone who submitted scarecrow designs and hero nominations, come on down and see if yours has been chosen and make sure to check out some of our favourite scarecrow drawings from local schools and online submissions displayed in the Garden exit.
Scarecrow Festival details and tickets here.
National Children's Gardening Week 29 May - 6 June
National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Add some of our fun gardening projects and activities to your half term fun and get your little ones entertained and excited about gardening!
Build a Hedgehog home with Percy the Park Keeper
Build a cosy hedgehog home and encourage your prickly pals to find a safe space in your garden!
Download how to make a Hedgehog house activity (PDF, 382 KB)
Biodegradable plant pots
Grow seedings in recycled household materials like toilet roll tubes, empty egg cartons and even old newspapers.
Biodegradable plant pot ideas (PDF, 386KB)
Tatton Park Gardens - See the World
The Gardens at Tatton Park were created over two centuries by the various Egerton owners of the beautiful Tatton Park Estate. Download the sheet below to try out some fun crafts and activities while you learn more about the different areas of the Gardens.
Tatton Park Gardens - See the World (PDF 600 KB)
Enjoy a fun, family day out and say hello to our new lambs, piglets, chicks as well as our rare-breed farmyard animals.
Buy Farm tickets here.
Scarecrow Festival at the Farm
Celebrating the unsung heroes and inspiring people who have helped us through the pandemic, see which scarecrows you can spot dotted throughout the Farm.
The Mansion is re-opening its doors on 22 May. Explore our impressive State Rooms, fascinating Servant’s Quarters and rare Salviati painting as featured on BBC’s Britain Lost Masterpieces. We’re the only venue in the country with a portrait by Salviati on public display. Tickets on selected dates are available to book online now.
The Parkland bursts with wildlife and blossoms in spring. Blankets of daffodils, bluebells and snowdrops can be spotted throughout the 1,000 acres of beautiful landscape.
Spring Scavenger Hunt - Pick up our free seasonal scavenger hunt at the Welcome Building (located next to the main car park), or download a copy below and see what you can discover in the Parkland this spring!
Spring Scavenger Hunt (PDF, 952 KB)
Also pick up a seasonal 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.
Fuel your adventures with hot takeaway food and drinks.
Pick up local produce from the Housekeeper's Store along with Tatton Farm and Estate reared meat. Visit the Housekeeper's Store page for details.
Tuck Shop and Gift Shop
Pop in for a treat or unique gift on your visit.
*You must book your tickets online before your visit to the Mansion, Gardens and Farm.