Have some eggs-tra special fun at Tatton Park this Easter! | Knutsford Times

Have some eggs-tra special fun at Tatton Park this Easter!

By on March 5, 2019

Looking for some great ideas for fun family activities this Easter Bank Holiday weekend? Tatton Park is the ideal place to go, for a fabulous programme of Egg-Chanted Easter Fun. Children of all ages will find masses to do over the whole weekend, from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April.

Plan your day around the trails in the Mansion, Farm and Gardens, with chocolate treats for all those who complete the trails. The Stableyard will be buzzing with activity so let the children choose their favourites from everything on offer.

A great start would be to follow the Little Red Riding Hood trail along Dairy Wood Way. This little girl has lost her Easter eggs – can you help her to find them? Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf who might be hiding anywhere amongst the trees!

There’s someone else planning mischief at the Farm. A cunning fox really wants to catch the Gingerbread Man. Can you help him escape? There’ll be tastings of scrumptious gingerbread to keep you going, and you’ll meet our friendly farm animals as you follow the trail, including our fluffy recently hatched chicks.

There’s also a special ‘Make your Own Gingerbread’ workshop at the Farm on Thursday 18 April, where you can learn how to make your own gingerbread cookies to take home.

In the Mansion, follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail and see if you can solve each Fairy Tale clue. Search for them in the grand state rooms and servants’ quarters to help identify the famous fairy tales and claim your chocolate prize. Whilst the children are captivated by the magic, the adults can take in the opulent surroundings of this impressive neo-classical former Egerton family home, where history comes to life.

Perfect for Easter, there will be egg-citing egg and spoon races in the Gardens, along with egg-straordinary egg rolling competitions! Spot Rapunzel and her beautiful golden hair in the Tower Garden, and look out for the secret fairy doors at the bottom of special garden trees. Can you spot them all? There’ll also be intriguing storytelling sessions to spark everyone’s imaginations.

If you’re feeling peckish head for the Stableyard, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. Sit outside the Stables Restaurant if the weather’s warm, and enjoy delicious dishes made from Tatton Park estate reared produce. Or visit the award-winning Gardener’s Cottage tea room, with its new Spring menu. Afternoon tea could be your special treat this Easter.

The Stableyard will be alive with activities, and whatever time of day you arrive, there’ll be lots going on. There are magic and puppet shows and a Victorian carousel to spin around on. You might be lucky enough to meet your favourite fairy tale character and snap a quick selfie of the two of you. Show off your new glitter tattoo in the picture!

All the Stableyard shops will be open to tempt you with great seasonal displays and some carefully-chosen Easter goodies.

Anyone in the family who wants a peaceful moment or two, or simply to take in the sheer beauty of the fresh English springtime, will be able to find their own perfect place to recharge their batteries in the beautiful Gardens or picturesque Parkland.

Visit www,tattonpark.org.uk to find out more.

About Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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