Group and educational visits to Tatton Park
Tatton Park welcomes groups of all ages and interests, as well as offering a fun-filled educational programme for children and families throughout the year. Whether you have a full day or a half day to spend at our estate, we can organise an itinerary to make the most of your time here. Find out all you need to know about booking a group or educational visit at Tatton.
Groups at Tatton Park are classed as parties of 15 or more people. Group visits should be pre-booked to qualify for competitive and discounted entry prices to the mansion, gardens, and farm.
Tatton can also offer groups expert guided tours and a range of unique experiences. From a tour of the world-famous Japanese Garden to meeting farming folk from the 40’s down on the Farm – you can experience something a little different.
Booking in advance of your visit also allows free vehicle park entry for coaches and minibuses, a restaurant voucher for the coach driver and the option to book tailored lunch packages with the Stables Restaurant or afternoon tea at the Gardener’s Cottage Tea room.
Pre-booked visits also enjoy Tatton's 'meet and greet' service on arrival at Tatton’s new visitor welcome centre. A free familiarisation trip can be arranged for the group organiser.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Learning at Tatton Park
Live like a Viking at the Old Hall, hear fabulous historical tales, meet our rare breeds farm animals, or pond dip for mini beasts.
Tatton Park offers a packed programme of formal learning activities for schools, catering for Early Years children up to Key Stage 3. All the sessions have cross curricular links and are developed in accordance with the National Curriculum.
We offer site tours around our historical properties, including themed study tours relating to nursery rhymes and traditional tales for younger visitors and of course, our fabulous living history days taking in a range of periods: Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age; Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Tudor, Medieval, Victorians and Second World War.
If you can’t visit us in person, why not visit our TES page for a range of online resources and stimulus material to support your classroom studies?
Tatton Park also offers a variety of adult learning courses all year round, including lectures, horticulture classes, wildlife walks, art tuition, animal husbandry workshops and hands-on history taster sessions.
The mansion is now closed for the winter. Check back in 2024 for opening times to explore the mansion at Tatton Park, a National Trust property cared for by Cheshire East Council. Discover its opulent state rooms, vast collection and complete servants’ quarters.
Discover how the garden has evolved with each owner and their chosen landscape architect. View the Japanese Garden from its perimeter and walk through the Fernery and Kitchen Garden.
Learn about 1930s farming practices and techniques, meet traditional and endangered species of farm animals and learn where our food comes from in a unique interactive exhibition.
With 1,000 acres of parkland, there’s plenty to do on the Tatton Park estate. See the variety of wildlife, practise a range of outdoor activities and stop by the Old Hall.
Stop off for a cuppa and a bite to eat at the Stables Restaurant or the Gardener's Cottage Tea-Room. Then take home some local produce from the Housekeeper's Store or browse the goodies in the Gift Shop.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.