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FAQs about Tatton Park

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.

General info

Following the latest lockdown announcement, Tatton Park’s public outdoor places, including the Parkland and Playground, can safely remain open for local outdoor exercise. Government regulations allow exercise outdoors in a public outdoor space, but this should be limited to once per day and you should not travel outside the local area where you live. 

The Gardens, Farm, Mansion, Gardener’s Cottage Tea Room and Gift Shop will be closed until further notice.

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, 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) in low season. Please note, Knutsford Gate is open to pedestrians only from 8am. 

Due to the covid-19 restrictions changing frequently, please check our Opening Times page for up to date details of which areas are open.

The vehicle park entry charge is £7 and applies to all vehicles, including National Trust members (Blue Badge holders get 50% off). 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 details. 

You are welcome to walk, cycle, horseride, and play in the park. View our Visitor Activities page for a complete list of what you can enjoy in the Parkland.

Fishing is permitted for local anglers only. Please purchase a permit before your visit.

The Allen Bird Hide is currently closed and barbeques and picnics are also not permitted due to current lockdown restrictions. Use of skateboards, segways and balance boards are not allowed in the Parkland. 

The woman's, men's and accessible toilets will remain open for local visitors.

For details on new restrictions and up to date information on what is open during lockdown, read lour latest covid-19 update. 

Hand sanitiser is located in the Stableyard toilets along with hand washing faciltites. 

If you have an urgent enquiry you can contact us on 01625 374400 or email Alternatively, visit our facebook or twitter pages. 

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. Please visit our Opening Times page for our latest opening arrangements before your visit.  

When onsite, check the Welcome board (located near the main car park) for current daily information and sign up to receive our E-news with the latest updates, opening arrangements and details on visiting. 

Face coverings are mandatory (unless exempt) when visiting the Housekeeper's Store or ordering take away food and drink from the Stables Restaurant. 

Please visit for further details. 

Ticket info

Check your spam folder in the first instance. If the e-mail is located it will be sent as 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

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 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.

Vehicle park 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 do so on 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. 

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.