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Step back in Time - Tatton Park Learning Hub

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Stone Age

Archaeologists have evidence of humans living and hunting on the site of Tatton Park since 8,000BC and farming activity in the Bronze Age too. Download the resource on the Stone Age below and learn about building a survival shelter, ancient jewellery and even how to bake Stone Age Oatiejacks. 

Stone Age (PDF 259KB)


Anglo Saxons

Explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons, as well as their rich history and culture and the connection to Tatton's Park Old Hall. 

Anglo Saxon Kingship

During Anglo Saxon times, England was split up into several areas called kingdoms which were ruled by different kings (and sometimes queens). Use the resource below to learn more about kingships in Anglo Saxon England. 

Anglo Saxon Kingships (PDF, 507 KB)

Anglo Saxon Jewellery 

There is evidence that Anglo Saxons lived at the site that is now known as Tatton Park. Use this resource to lean more about the types of jewellery that was made and worn from that tome period and have a go at making your own. 

Anglo Saxon Jewellery (PDF, 485 KB) 

Tudor Tatton

Experience what life was like for Henry VIII by trying out some of his favourite pastimes!

Tudor Tatton: Henry VIII (PDF, 474 KB)

Life In Victorian Times 

The Egertons’ were a rich aristocratic family and during Queen Victoria’s reign three generations of the family lived at Tatton Park. Learn more about how life was in Victorian times by participating in activities, such as, coming up with fun ways to entertain your friends and family, trying your hand at baking scones and much more!

Life in Victorian Times ( PDF, 526 KB ) 

The Tatton Ball

In 1897, Wilbraham and Alice Egerton hosted the most magnificent costumed ball at Tatton Park. This series of 3 resources gives you the chance to learn more about the ball, as well as planning your own party, helping with the servant’s daily tasks and learning a basic waltz. There is a chance to win a trip to the Mansion to see where the real costumed ball took place. 

Party Planning

Start planning your very own costumed party and make your own fancy, floral decorations.

Tatton Ball - Party Planning (PDF, 546KB)

Servants' Preparations

Become a new recruit to Tatton’s household team and assist with the household tasks.

Tatton Ball - Servants' Preparations (PDF, 661KB) 

Party Time

Host your very own costumed ball with food, music and dance.

Tatton Ball - Party Time (PDF, 400KB) 

World War One 

'Tatton to the Trenches' is a comprehensive resource pack for teachers, which supports learning about World War One and the local area. Many Tatton employees, from footmen to foresters, volunteered to fight in the trenches. Explore the experience of Tatton soldiers during the Great War. Why did they join up to fight? Where did they serve? Learn about the life of a British soldier in the trenches. What sort of jobs did they have? What did they wear and what did they eat? Find out about the medals they were given and why. Learn more about women’s contribution to the war effort and about the forgotten wartime refugees in Cheshire. This resource was produced with kind support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Then and Now Project. 

Tatton to the Trenches' resource pack (PDF, 6MB)

World War Two 

Life of an Evacuee

During World War Two, children were evacuated from big cities to farms, like Tatton Park's Farm, for safety. Download the activity sheet below and learn more about life as an evacuee during wartime.

World War Two: Evacuees  (PDF, 577KB) 

Communication during the War 

Discover how people communicated during wartime and think about how this is different from the modern day.

World War Two: Communications (PDF, 336KB) 

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