Here are the answers to some of the questions we are often asked, covering Parkland entry charges, what you can expect from your visit, what activities are allowed and more.
Tatton Park’s Parkland, Mansion, Gardens, Farm, and Playground are all open for you to enjoy.
When onsite, check the Welcome board (located near the main car park) for current daily information and activities across the estate.
We recommend you book online in advance, especially during weekends, school and bank holidays. If you haven’t pre-booked, feel free to ask about availability at each entrance, or at the Welcome building during your visit. Prices and booking details for each attraction are on our ticketing page.
The Stables Restaurant, along with the Housekeeper’s food store, Gift Shop, and Farm shop are all open and ready to welcome you. Currently, the Gardener's Cottage Tea Room (offering inside and outside tables) is open on selected dates only. Visit the Gardener's Cottage page for more information.
Toilet facilities are available in the Stableyard.
Please check our Opening Times page to help you plan your visit
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 permit dogs to swim in the Meres, or go inside the Gardens, Play Area, Mansion, Old Hall, Restaurant and shops.
We allow assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, in all areas.
Read our guidance on dog walking here.
Parkland entry varies from £6.50 - £9.50 per vehicle, including National Trust members. This can be purchased in advance online or at the gates on the day of your visit.
Blue Badge holders pay £4 (at all times).
Walkers and cyclists can enter the Parkland free of charge.
A single attraction ticket to visit the Gardens, or the Farm, or the Mansion, costs £8 per adult/£6 per child (4-15yrs), and from £15 - £21 per family, dependant on the number of adults in the family group (includes up to 3 children). Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at each attraction entrance on the day of your visit.
A value multi-attraction ticket (Totally Tatton Ticket) can be bought in advance or on the day at each attraction entrance. This gives entry to the Gardens, and the Farm, and the Mansion, and costs £14 per adult/£8 per child, and from £25 - £35 per family, dependant on the number of adults in the family group (includes up to 3 children).
Free Entry to the Mansion for National Trust members and Members of Historic Houses.
Free Entry to the Gardens for National Trust members, Members of Historic Houses, RHS and Tatton Garden Society Members.
Please visit our Ticketing page for details. You can Save 10% on tickets when you book online 3 or more days in advance of your visit (See full T’s & C’s).
You are welcome to walk, cycle, horse ride, and play in the park. View our Visitor Activities page for a complete list of what you can enjoy in the Parkland.
Barbeques are not currently permitted.
Use of skateboards, segways, e-scooters and balance boards are not allowed in the Parkland.
If you have an urgent enquiry you can contact us on 01625 374400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBQs are not permitted in the park, gardens, farm or elsewhere on the estate.
You’re invited to enjoy an al-fresco picnic in our 50-acre formal Gardens. Pick the perfect spot to relax with your picnic, from sweeping views on the Italian Terrace to secret spots off the beaten track. We welcome picnic blankets but ask you to please picnic responsibly:
- No furniture or equipment that may damage the lawn (example: tables, chairs, windbreaks etc).
- Take your picnic litter home with you (there are no rubbish bins in the gardens).
- Alcohol is not permitted in the gardens.
- BBQs are not permitted in the gardens, or elsewhere on the estate.
- Please leave a picnic spot as you found it for other visitors to enjoy.
Tatton Park Enterprises is a wholly owned company of Cheshire East Council which provides catering services at Tatton Park. The Council’s Freedom of Information process applies to both Tatton Park and Tatton Park Enterprises Ltd and can be found here: Cheshire East Council Freedom of Information.
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, 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.
In exceptional circumstances we may have to close the Park including the Gardens, Farm and Mansion.
If you have purchased tickets to visit any of these locations, we will automatically process a refund within 28 days.
Totally Tatton Tickets are valid for 365 days from your initial visit date, and therefore can be used on a different date within this time frame.
Parkland vehicle entry can be paid for on the day of your visit at the gates. If you wish to purchase it online ahead of your visit, you can save 10% by booking 3 or more days in advance. To do so, visit our Ticketing page.
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.
Walkers and cyclists can enter the Parkland free of charge, but if you wish to enter by car, motorbike or other vehicle, we do charge for this. The ticket prices range from £6.50 on quieter, mid-week days during the winter season, up to £9.50 on popular weekends and bank holidays during our busy summer high season. A Parkland entry ticket gives you access to several Parkland walking trails, beautiful meres, wildlife, a childrens playground, Stableyard shopping, dining and visitor welcome facilities, as well as car parking.
Every time you buy a Parkland vehicle entry ticket, you are providing income to help us look after this special place, and make sure it remains open for future generations to enjoy.
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. Every penny spent stays here and helps support the vital work that Tatton Park and Cheshire East Council do to ensure this unique heritage is looked after - from caring for our rare breed animals to conserving our Mansion treasures, and maintaining 50 acres of historic Gardens.
Thank you for your visit.
Monthly and quarterly Parkland vehicle passes can now be purchased at the gates, using card payment where possible.
Monthly - £24
Quarterly - £56
Annual - £160 (Annual Blue Badge £80)
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.
Info for National Trust Members
Cheshire East Council maintain and manage Tatton Park on behalf of the National Trust under the terms of a lease.
The lease terms mean that NT members and their families are able to visit the Gardens and Mansion free of charge, and pay the same entry charges as other non-members for visits to the Parkland and Farm.
Unlike other NT properties, the lease terms also mean that Tatton Park doesn’t receive any financial benefit from NT memberships, so all income we receive, from admission tickets to a slice of cake in our restaurant, stays here to help support the vital work we do to make sure this special place remains for future generations to enjoy. Thank you.
Totally Tatton Tickets
Totally Tatton tickets are the best value ticket to buy and offer you savings of over 40%. Totally Tatton tickets are valid for entry to Tatton Park's attractions including the Mansion, Gardens and Farm and allow a total of 3 visits. All 3 visits do not have to be made on the same day and can be to any combination of attractions e.g.
- 1 x Mansion visit, 1 x Garden visit, 1 x Farm visit on the same day
- 1 x Farm visit, 1 x Garden visit on the same day plus 1 x Garden visit on a different day.
Opening hours vary, please check before visiting.
Totally Tatton tickets are not valid for attraction tours, courses or specified events including the Christmas Mansion, Father Christmas at the Farm and Christmas in the Gardens.
The current parkland entry fee must be paid every time an applicable vehicle enters the Parkland. This includes all cars, mini-buses, motorbikes and blue badge holders. Pre-booked coaches, walkers and cyclists can enter free of charge.
Totally Tatton tickets are not valid for attraction tours, courses or special seasonal events including the Christmas Mansion, Father Christmas at the Farm and Christmas in the Gardens.
Totally Tatton tickets are valid for 12 months from the date specified on the ticket.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.