Unlocking the Secrets of the Japanese Garden
15 October 2014 11am-12:30pm
£9.95 or £7.95 (RHS members)
An insight into the spectacular colouring and planting of the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park – types of plants, care and maintenance of the garden, plus a guided tour.

Dunham Massey Rut Walks
16th, 18th and 25th October 2014
Adult: £12.50
Join the rangers for an early morning walk and discover more about Dunham’s deer and the rut. Includes a bacon buttie and hot drink.

Autumn Deer Walk
21 October 4-6pm
£8.00

Triggered by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather, the rut marks the time of year when male deer compete to mate with females, resulting in much posturing, bellowing and wallowing. Take a guided walk with our Rangers, to witness this special time of year in the Park. Minimum age 8 years

North West Food Lovers Festival
24 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

North West Food Lovers Festival Is returning to Tatton Park from October 24th-26th 2014. The event will feature over 140 speciality food and drink producers, cooking demos from Sunday Brunch Star, Simon Rimmer and Cheshire’s own Dave Mooney, as well as a host of chefs from across the Northwest. We also have free kids cooking classes to turn your little ones in to master chefs and a wonderful food court area for you to be able taste, try and buy the very best local ingredients in what promises to be a wonderful family weekend of tasting pleasure and fun.

Hallowe’en Hauntings at the Old Hall
25 October – 31 October 2014

Dear Boils and Ghouls…Oh, sorry, I meant to say boys and girls. I’ll bet you’re not scared when you visit the Horrendously Haunted Old Hall. So drag along those fearful friends and groaning grown ups and show them how brave you are. Meet our spirits and spectres. Which is real and what is not? Will you get the feeling of being watched? Are the ghosts fiendishly friendly or terrifyingly terrible? Are they especially spiteful or simply simperingly soft? It’s up to you to find out, if you dare, by helping us haunt the hall. BE WARNED – YOU COULD BE REALLY SCARED! Some people may find the haunted hall ever so frightening but that’s half the fun. Isn’t it? Solve the Horrible History Mystery and Quiz. Story telling. Face Painting and Mask Making. Adult £6, Child £4.50, Family £17. Open 12pm to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall) Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50.

Solve the Mansion Mystery Week
25 October – 2 November 2014
Normal entry charges apply; £5 car entry charges apply

Don your deerstalker, pick up your magnifying glass and solve the case of the missing Mansion treasure. Follow a trail of clues, sharpening your detective skills as you go, but be wary of dead ends! Steel yourself for some surprises along the way. A fun family quiz throughout the week. Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half-term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall) Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50. Single entry Adult £6, Child £4, Family £16.

Ghosts in the Garden
25 October – 2 November 2014
Normal entry charges apply; £5 car entry charges apply

Go ghost hunting in the gardens this half-term but be prepared to be (slightly) scared as you track them down. There will be spooky story telling in the eerie Tower garden at weekends. A visit to the Gardens at this time of year isn’t complete without the gardener’s amazing annual display of autumn vegetables. Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half-term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall). Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50. Single entry Adult £6, Child £4, Family £16.

Dunham Massey Spooky Stories
28 October 2014 12:00pm and 29 October 2014 12:00pm
Free Event

Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for spooky Halloween tales for all the family.  Stories at various times between 12 noon and 3.30pm. House and garden ticket required.

Guided Walk – Dunham’s Park Buildings
1 November 2014 11:00am
Free Event (normal admission charges apply)

Join the park guides for a walk to find out more about the buildings in Dunham’s park.