Here are the answers to some of the questions we are often asked, covering vehicle entry charges, what you can expect from your visit, what activities are allowed and more.
Tatton Park welcomes dogs in the Parkland, Farm and Stableyard outdoor area under close control. In some clearly-signed areas, including some areas of the Farm and parts of the Parkland, dogs must remain on a lead. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate pets, apart from assistance dogs, in the Gardens, Tatton Meres, Play Area, Mansion, Old Hall and inside shops.
We allow assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, in all areas.
The Parkland is open Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Please note, Knutsford Gate is open to pedestrians only from 9am. The Garden and Adventure Playground are open, as well as the Stables Restaurant and Housekeeper's Store for takeaway refreshments only.
Please note, the Mansion and Farm are currently closed. Please view the link below for up to date opening times across the park. View Tatton Park opening times.
The vehicle park entry charge is £7 and applies to all visitors, including National Trust members. This can be purchased in advance online or at the gates, using card payment where possible. A single attraction ticket to visit the Mansion, Gardens or Farm costs £8 per adult/£6 per child(4-15yrs)/£21 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Please visit our ticketing page for detaisl.
You are welcome to walk, cycle, horseride, picnic and play in the park. There are lots of great trails that provide wonderful walks, amazing viewpoints and idyllic picnic spots. The Parkland is bursting with colour and activity at this time of year and if you have little ones they may like to try our Autumn Scavenger Hunt which can be downloaded before your visit. Day tickets for pleasure fishing on Tatton Mere are now also available online. Due to restrictions because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Allen Bird Hide is currently closed and barbeques are also not permitted at the moment. Use of skateboards, segways and balance boards are not allowed in the Parkland. View visitor activities.
Following the latest nationwide lockdown announcement, we have reviewed our opening plans based on detailed Government guideance. Tatton Park's Parkland, Gardens and Adventure Playground will remain covid-safe and open to visitors during the lockdown period (from Thursday 5 Nov - Wednesday 2 Dec). Other visitor facilities, including toilets, will remain open, along with the Stables Restaurant and Housekeeper’s Store for take away refreshments, local and estate produce. For details on the new restrictions, visit our Convid-19 page.
To help plan your day view Tatton Park's opening times.
The Mansion has now closed for the season and will re-open for high season 2021.
Please note the Garden Shop and Old Hall remain closed until further notice.
Hand sanitiser is located in the Stableyard toilets and at the entrance to all attractions and outlets that are open to the public.
If you have an urgent enquiry you can contact us on 01625 374400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit our facebook or twitter page to see and feed back on the latest announcements.
Tatton Park’s Parkland, Gardens and Adventure Playground are currently open. Other visitor facilities, including toilets, will remain open during the latest nationwide lockdown, along with the Stables Restaurant and Housekeeper’s Store for take away refreshments, local and estate produce. For details on the new restrictions, visit our Convid-19 page.
We are updating our website and social media channels with all the latest information about Tatton Park and this is the best way to stay in touch with us. When you arrive be sure to check out the display board at the new welcome building (located near the main car park) as this contains daily information. Another way to keep in touch is to sign up to receive our E-News.
Tatton Park welcomes group visits and can offer discounted rates, based on 15+ people. On arrival Groups should follow the government’s rule of six in outdoor settings. Before booking your visit please read our covid-19 safety measures.
Check your spam folder in the first instance. If the e-mail is located it will be sent as TattonBookings@maximcloud.co.uk please move it to your inbox and mark as ‘safe sender’ so all future ticketing info arrives to your inbox as expected.
If you have still not received the e-mail after the above step, then please contact us at Tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk.
Unfortunately, once a booking is paid for and your transaction processed, due to the sites being capacity controlled to help social distancing, we regret that we cannot make amendments to your booking. Tickets are non – transferrable and non- refundable as outlined in the ticket T’s and C’s.
We are aware that coronavirus measures are constantly changing, and this may mean that you may need to cancel your visit at short notice. If you are in a tier 3 area or are self isolating and have already paid for a ticket to visit one of our attractions or events, you can either:
1) transfer your visit to another day at any time over the next 12 months (we will send you a complimentary Totally Tatton Ticket which gives you entry to the Gardens, Mansion and Farm) or
2) contact us for a full ticket refund by contacting email@example.com with your TP number.
Vehicle park entry tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.
In exceptional circumstances we may have to close the Park including the Mansion, Gardens and Farm. If you have purchased tickets to visit any of these locations - we will automatically process a refund within 28 days of notifying you of the situation. Vehicle park entry tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase and can be used at a later date.
Yes, all tickets for the Mansion, Garden and Farm must be purchased in advance online. To help us manage capacity you will also be required to book a specific timeslot convenient for you. Tickets must be purchased at least 1 hour prior to the start of your preferred timeslot. Vehicle park entry can also be purchased in advance online. There is no need to pre-book if you just plan on visiting the Parkland. Plan your visit to Tatton Park.
No, you don’t need to print out the tickets. However, as wifi connectivity can’t be guaranteed and to avoid delays, please download your ticket at home so that you can self scan your tickets from a mobile device as you go through the entrances.
Everything you see and experience at Tatton Park is financed and managed by Cheshire East Council, via a lease on behalf of the National Trust. The lease terms mean that Tatton Park does not financially benefit from memberships as other National Trust properties do. With every park entry you buy, you are therefore helping to look after this magnificent place. Every penny spent stays here and helps support the vital work that Tatton Park and Cheshire East Council do to ensure it is here for future generations to enjoy, from caring for our rare breed animals to conserving our Mansion treasures and maintaining 50 acres of historic Gardens.
Monthly and quarterly vehicle passes can now be purchased at the gates, using card payment where possible. To renew your annual pass please return the expired pass in the post to Tatton Park Reception Office, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. If you are applying for an annual pass for the first time, please download an annual pass application form and return with payment and photographs to Tatton Park Reception Office at the above address. All passes will be processed as soon as possible and issued in the post.
Visiting the Mansion, Garden, Farm and Parkland
We’re sorry but we are unable to accept any promotional vouchers or discounts at the moment. This includes the Gardener’s World 2 for 1 offer. Please bear with us as we hope to resolve this soon using our new online ticketing system. We will update via our website and social media as soon as we can.
National Trust and RHS members benefit from free entry into the Gardens but are still required to book a timed entry slot. To do this, please go to the online booking page and scroll down to Garden entry – concession. View online booking page.
To ensure a smooth route round the Mansion we would ask people to leave prams undercover in the Porter's Lodge by the Mansion entrance. Unfortunately we are unable to loan Hip Chicks or Baby Carriers at this time.
Large bags should also be carried by your side or in front, not on backs please. Alternatively large bags can be left in the secure lockers provided in the Porters Lodge.
Wheelchair users are able to enter via a ramp at the Mansion garden entrance. Please note, we cannot accomodate mobility scooters inside the Mansion. A leaflet explaining the internal route for wheelchair users will be provided upon entry. Unfortunately we are unable to offer the stair climber at this time but photographs of the upstairs rooms are available to view. We do have wheelchairs available to loan, which will be sanitised and ready for collection at the Mansion entrance.
Due to social distancing measures that have been introduced there is less indoor public seating in the Mansion. However, we have a few carry round folding stools available which will be sanitised and ready for collection at the Mansion entrance.
To reserve a wheelchair or folding stool please contact reception on 01625 374400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Face coverings are mandatory (unless exempt) in the visitor welcome building, all onsite shops and restaurants, as well as inside the Mansion and Farm buildings.
Please visit www.gov.uk for further details.
Yes, there are a small number of mobility scooters at the Garden entrance which are available to use in the Gardens only. These require a £10 deposit which is refunded on return. Mobility scooters will be thoroughly wiped down before and after each use by staff.