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.
To guarantee tickets, we recommend you continue to book online in advance, especially during weekends, school and bank holidays. However, we will be aiming to accommodate visitors on the day, who haven’t pre-booked, wherever we can. If you haven’t pre-booked, feel free to ask about availability at each entrance, or at the Welcome building during your visit. Visit our Ticketing page for prices and booking details for each attraction.
The Stables Restaurant and Gardener's Cottage Tea Room (offering inside and outside tables), along with the Housekeeper’s food store, Gift Shop, and Farm shop are all open and ready to welcome you.
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 and shops.
We allow assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, in all areas.
Parkland entry varies from £6.50 - £9.50 per car, 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, Farm, and Mansion costs £8 per adult/£6 per child(4-15yrs)/£21 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at each attraction entrance on the day of your visit.
Please visit our Ticketing page for details. Save 10% 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.
We are encouraging visitors to the mansion to continue to wear a face covering. We will also promote the use of face coverings (unless exempt) inside all our shops, catering outlets and indoor areas as a responsible precaution to continuing infection rates and caring for each other.
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.
- 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, 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 government guidelines regarding coronavirus may change in the future, and this may mean that you need to cancel your visit at short notice. If you are are self- isolating and have already paid for a ticket to visit one of our attractions or events, you can contact us for a full ticket refund by emailing email@example.com with your TP number.
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 of notifying you of the situation.
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 dissabled £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
Tatton Park’s Farm has been closed during several months of 2020 and 2021. These closures and reduced ticket capacities to help social distancing (when open) have resulted in lower visitor numbers and income than that normally raised each year to help run and maintain the Farm and the rest of the Tatton Park estate.
So like many other organisations, we now need to recoup the loss of income experienced during the pandemic so we can continue to care for the animals, invest in conservation, improve visitors’ experience and handle the usual costs of inflation.
For several years National Trust members have benefited from a 50% Farm entry discount, which was originally a promotional offer at a time when the Farm needed to boost attendances. However, it has stayed in place, even since substantial investment in the Farm’s innovative ‘Field to Fork’ experience for visitors.
Therefore, from re-opening this year, the discount as a standard offer will no longer be available, and National Trust members will pay the same Farm entry price as non-members. This will help provide the Farm with much needed income, especially as limits on ticket capacities remain for the foreseeable future.
National Trust members and their families will still be able to visit the Gardens and Mansion free of charge. The Farm will also have the flexibility to offer future promotions, dependent upon government restrictions. Every time you visit the Farm you are helping to make sure this special place remains for future generations to enjoy. Thank you.
You’re helping us to look after this special place. Every time you pay Parkland entry, you are helping to make sure this unique place 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 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.
Thank you for your visit.