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World War Two

During the last war, children from large cities were evacuated to the countryside and some of them came to Tatton Park.  As new evacuees to a working farm, your class will learn something of what life was like for these children.  The move to strange surroundings, the jobs they had to do and the precautions they had to take.

During your visit, the land girls, who worked at Tatton during the war, will set the children to work, introduce them to the animals they will help to look after and sing popular wartime songs in the air raid shelter. Aunt Mary who lives in the Farm cottage, will show the evacuees their new home, discuss rationing and produce food cooked on a range as well as talking about household chores and teaching some local and national history.


Course details

World War Two


Tatton Park Farm


10.00am – 2.15pm


September – November & January - July

Age Recommendation:

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

Curriculum Links:

History, English, Science, Design Technology

Session Plan Produced:

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

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

1. To understand the significance of World War Two 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 compare and contrast life in World War Two England to the present day

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

Group Size:

This programme can accommodate 12-48 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: visiting Aunt Mary in the cottage, caring for the animals (feeding, grooming etc) and experiencing the lifestyle of an evacuee.

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.


‘The children said “That was my best trip ever.” The parents also had an excellent day.’ (St Julie’s Catholic Primary)

‘A very enjoyable day which was educationally sound and fitted perfectly with the WW2 topic covered in school.’ (St John Bosco Primary)

‘Tatton Park has been our chosen visit for a number of years and gets better and better with every visit!.’ (Broomfields Junior School)

‘This was probably the best visit I have ever had with a class of children- thoroughly enjoyed it. It was perfect.’ (Beever Primary)