The farm at Tatton Park

A pig in the walled garden at Attingham Park

The perfect day out for all ages, the farm shows how rural life has developed over the centuries.

In its heyday, Tatton Park’s 40-acre farm fed the whole of the Tatton Estate family and staff. Today, this large heritage Farm offers much more - you can get up close to traditional rare breed animals, listen to stories from by-gone characters and catch seasonal demonstrations as part of our fascinating ‘field to fork’ exhibition. The woodland play area, den building and kids trails bring young imaginations to life, and of course there’s lots for everyone to explore, including unique spaces like the three-storey Mill, where original machines used to produce feed for the animals.

Meet the animals

Tatton Park has been awarded Rare Breeds Accreditation by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, making it one of only a small number of farm parks in the UK to receive the award. This recognises Tatton’s commitment to the conservation, breeding and promotion of rare and endangered breeds of farm animals such as Clydesdale horses, Red Poll cattle and Middle White pigs to name a few.

Seasonal highlights include:

  • Lambing time at Easter (early spring)
  • Sheep shearing (May)
  • Milking demos (throughout the summer holidays)
  • Walking the pigs out to the fields (all year round)
  • Meeting newly hatched chicks and ducklings in the hatchery (Easter to the end of August)
  • Meeting new-born calves (July)
  • Mill machinery demonstrations (during high season)
  • Food demonstrations, like Ice cream making (during the summer holidays)

Family fun on the farm

Tatton Park is a great family day out and the farm is the perfect place for the kids to burn off some energy and let their imaginations run wild. Be sure to:

  • Visit the indoor play barn with pedal tractors and trailers (subject to availability)
  • Join story-telling sessions (seasonal)
  • Explore the woodland play trail (all year round)
  • Build a den in the den building zone (all year round)
  • Find the route around the seasonal Maize Maze (Autumn)

Please visit tattonpark.org.uk for dates and times of seasonal events and demonstrations before your visit.