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Your visit takes place in 1581 during the reign of Elizabeth I, Henry VIII’s daughter. Tatton is the home of Sir Richard and Lady Dorothy Brereton who are currently away settling a family crisis. The children are travellers looking for the Manor’s hospitality and will become involved in the work of the village - wool has to be spun and woven, wattle and daub panels in timber frame buildings repaired and the year’s harvest threshed and winnowed.  During your visit, a long-lost friend will return with news of Tudor adventure and mystery, bringing the intrigues of court-life with them to Tatton.

Course details



Tatton Park Old Hall


10.00am – 2.15pm


All Year

Age Recommendation:

Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3

Curriculum Links:

History, English, Design Technology, Geography, Art

Session Plan Produced:

17/05/2017, Laura Armitage (Learning & Visitor Services Manager)


Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

1. To understand the significance of the Elizabethans in local, national and international history

“Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study” - History

2. To understand the key events and people associated with the Elizabethan period

“To understand the complexities of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups” - History

3. To compare and contrast life in Elizabethan England to the present day

“They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time” “Understand historical concepts…similarity, difference and significance…draw contrasts” - History

4. To learn about significant individuals in the Elizabethan period – namely Elizabeth I, as well as individuals of local significance – namely the Brereton family

“Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements” - History


Group Size:

This programme can accommodate 12-60 children. If you have a larger group, please discuss your requirements with us.


The programme will be mainly held outside (weather depending), so our team make a final decision about specific activities on the morning of the event. However, typical activities include: spinning, wattle & daub, threshing & winnowing and weapons. Don't worry if the weather is poor, we have an indoor programme that is just as exciting and engaging so you won't miss out!

Our advice is to wear sensible shoes, dress warmly and for the weather. Remember - we are a period site without central heating!


Make an enquiry using our Schools Enquiry form or contact us to discuss your requirements at tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk / 01625 374428.

Risk Assessment:

Information about risk assessments and our health and safety procedures for this workshop.