Manchester School of Art: Inspired by Tatton
Wednesday 22 Apr 2015 – Sunday 17 May 2015
normal attraction entry charges; park car entry charge £5
Tatton Park is the inspiration for this dazzling display of contemporary design and illustration; a collaboration between talented young Designers who have responded creatively to the historic grounds and collections of Tatton Park. The exhibition in the Mansion features unique textiles, jewellery, ceramics and glass, and will appeal to and inspire anyone with an interest in the arts and crafts. The Designers are all in their final year of study at the renowned Manchester School of Art. As one of the oldest art schools in the country with a reputation for innovation to match, these Designers are set to become the professionals to watch out for in the future.


Guided Walk – Birds & Habitats.
Sat 2 May 2015
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Join us for a spring walk and find out more about Dunham’s park as a habitat for birds and wildlife.

Tudors on Tour – Henry’s Royal Progress
Sat 2 May – Sun 4 May 2015
See Website; Car Park Entry Charge £5.00
Celebrate King Henry VIII’s arrival at Tatton Park from Hampton Court Palace at the un-missable Tudors on Tour. Presented by Historic Royal Palaces, this fabulous family festival brings to life the magnificence and splendour of the King’s travelling court and his Royal Progress through a spectacular mix of jousting, feasting and royal entertainment, plus a cutting edge 360 degree digital pop-up palace.

Going Digital
Sun 3 May 2015
Admission: £85.00
A digital photography course with expert tutor, Graham Nobles. A range of topics are available between January and August. Book via Graham on 07958007004 or

Home to Roost
Sat 9 May 2015
Admission: £18.00
Learn all you need to know about poultry keeping with our resident expert, Alex Logan. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including feeding, incubation and rearing chicks. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Out of Bounds Walk
Tues 12 May 2015
Admission: £10.00
Join the Rangers for a guided walk in areas not normally open to the public. Observe the natural fauna and flora of the park in a peaceful and beautiful setting. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Restoration of the Kitchen Garden
Wed 13 May 2015
Admission: £9.95, £7.95 for RHS members
A look at the work, planting and care involved in the restoration of the Kitchen Garden. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

National Garden Scheme Open Day
Wed 13 May 2015
Admission: Normal Garden entry prices apply; park car entry charge £5
All garden entries and donations will be given to the National Garden Scheme which helps charities such as The Queen’s Nursing Institute. Garden open 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

The Tatton Park Country Show
Sat 16 & Sun 17 May 2015
Admission: Adults £7.50, Concessions £6, Children (5-16) £3, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £19.
Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone, with a range of arena entertainment including The Knights of the Damned Jousting Team, Terrier Racing, Birds of Prey Flying Displays, Devilstick Peat Childrens’ Entertainer plus Circus Skills Workshop, and Have-A-Go Dog Scurry.

Beginner’s Watercolour Workshop
Sat 16 May 2015
Admission: £30.00
A beginner’s watercolour workshop with professional artist, Chris Beesley. Learn about basic watercolour materials, colour and technique, before going onto create two of your own masterpieces to take home. Book via Chris on 07773982996 or

Container Growing
Sun 17 May 2015
Admission: £35.00
From pots to troughs, learn the secrets of planting a stunning container display. Get advice from one of Tatton’s Gardening Team to create your own hanging basket to take home. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Sat 23 – Mon 25 May 2015
Admission: See website for details; Car park entry charge £5
The North’s West Biggest Children’s Festival Celebrating Family Fun! This May Bank Holiday, it’s time for Geronimo, the largest children’s festival in the North West – with hundreds of activities for children aged from two to twelve and a host of popular characters like CBeebies’ Mr Bloom.

Amazed by Science
Sat 23 – Sun 31 May 2015
Admission: Normal attraction entry prices apply; Car park entry charge £5
Join us this half term and bank holiday weekend as we celebrate science, technology and engineering at Tatton Park as part of Cheshire’s Amazed By Science Festival 2015. Be inspired by Tatton’s rich heritage of past achievements and endeavours, whilst exploring how science is still relevant to us today, helping us maintain and conserve Tatton Park’s historic, built and natural features both now and for future generations.

Sun 24 & Mon 25 May 2015
Admission Available Online
Armed with spear, shield and bow – and even using an almighty perrier – the fearless warriors will fight it out to be proclaimed victorious. Visitors are invited to join the medieval townsfolk of Beeston to cheer on the warriors as they prepare for battle, practice their skills and compete in the final battle in the main arena.

Art in The Garden.
Mon 25 May 2015
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Let your artistic side loose and get crafty in the garden.

Children’s Cycling Boredom Busters
Tues 26 May 2015
Admission: £10.00
Explore farmland trails and woodland single tracks with the Rangers. Learn the fundamentals of off-road skills (including a bike safety check) and then explore the park! Bring a packed lunch. Bike helmets are compulsory. Minimum age: 8 PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Tues 26 & Wed 27 May 2015
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for tales and stories for all the family.

Birdwatching for Beginners
Wed 27 May 2015
Admission: £10.00
Learn how to watch birds, where to find them, plus advice on equipment and fieldcraft. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!
Wed 27 May 2015
Admission: £6 per child, Adults free of charge.
Bring your teddy bear and join us in Tatton’s Gardens for a morning of story, rhyme and song. Suitable for families with children aged 6 and below. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Journey Sticks
Thurs 28 & Fri 29 May 2015
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Journey sticks have been used for centuries to record an experience or tell a story. Create a journey stick to remember your day out at Dunham Massey.

Teddy Bears Picnic
Sat 30 & Sun 31 May 2015
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to the garden today and enjoy games and a brass band. Garden ticket required, don’t forget to collect your tickets at the visitor centre before heading to the garden.

The Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular
Sat 30 & Sun 31 May 2015
Admission: Special entry prices apply – please visit website; Car park entry charge £5
The 29th year for one of Britain’s best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 classic, performace and vintage cars are on show and around 80 of Britain’s top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, MG, Triumph and all the classics of yesteryear. Massive two-day Cheshire autojumble with specialist and general trade stand area of around 200 stalls along with the ever popular Car Mart.

Sheep Shearing at the Farm
Sat 30 & Sun 31 May 2015
Admission: Normal entry price; Car park entry charge £5
See our sheep being sheared at Tatton Home Farm by local sheep shearer, David Norcott, ready for the start of summer.