Field to Fork at the Farm
Thanks to investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, FCC Communities Foundation and the Tatton Park Charitable Trust, visitors to the Farm can now experience the fascinating Field to Fork story. Enjoy this new, innovative, multi-sensory exhibtion throughout the year, learn about the old and new ways of food production and see areas of the Farm previously closed to the public.
Join us at the Farm for learning and activities for all
Explore our agriculture mill where the original machinery, which supported the production of feed for our animals, has been brought back to life. Hear the original sounds of the working Mill from centuries ago and meet the Miller who will provide a fascinating insight into his work there. Join one of our new Group Tours at the Farm and learn more about the Field to Fork story, meet the characters who lived and worked on the Farm in the 1940's, and step into the three story agricultural Mill to experience the restored machinery as it springs to life in a Pistons and Pulleys Tour.
Visit Aunt Mary in the Caretaker’s House, who will delight in telling you tales of life on the Tatton estate during WWII and have a go at butter churning. You may also spot Mr Wiglesworth, the Land Agent, who ensured that the estate ran smoothly whilst the Egerton family were away from Tatton. Learn how our cart and rail system supported the movement of produce across the Farm – a technological boom in the Farm which is replicated in the Mansion’s cellars.
Farming Folk of the past
Delve deeper into the Field to Fork story by learning more about the real characters that lived and worked at the Farm, such as the Pigman, Isaac Davies.
You’ll experience soundscapes in the Tack Room and in the Slaughterhouse which sympathetically, but honestly, reveal fascinating facts about the slaughter of animals from the Farm. The meat was then transported to the Mansion’s kitchens and sustained the Egerton family and their guests.
Enjoy food demonstrations including cheese making and the chance to enjoy rural farming techniques from centuries past including horse ploughing.
Of course our rare-breed animals continue to take centre stage at the Farm. You’ll have the opportunity to watch them being fed by our Farm team, take a tour of the piggery, view chicks in the hatchery and find out how the milking process has changed significantly over the years in the Shippon.
Family fun activities
Participate in the Field to Fork story with downloadable experiments and activities you can do at home with your whole family. Explore our Boredom Buster activities and don't forget to share your Field to Fork experiences #tattonpark.