Be sure of a warm reception at Tatton’s Home Farm!
Visitors to Tatton’s Home Farm will be sure of a warm reception this Christmas, in particular from one ‘frosty’ character.
‘Frosty’ is one of two delightful donkeys who have been taking centre stage in the traditional live nativity scene at the working farm in rural Cheshire East. The nativity features the donkey duo of Frosty and Dotty, one year old cows Beauty (a Golden Guernsey) and Pansy (an Ayrshire), our gorgeous Angora donkeys and of, course, Kip the Farm Dog, if she can keep still for a minute!
Frosty will be celebrating her birthday at Tatton’s Home Farm this Christmas, turning three years old on Christmas Eve. She came to Tatton in summer 2008. A lovely beige and cream-coloured donkey with a very soft nature, she has been a clear favourite amongst our visitors ever since.
However, she has a bit of challenge on her hooves to keep the visitors’ attention this December. A very special character ‘flew in’ last weekend and will be returning on the weekends of 11th / 12th and 18th/ 19th December: Father Christmas himself!. During weekends in December, our younger visitors will be able to meet Father Christmas and his elves in his grotto and receive a special Christmas gift.
Lots of other festive activities will be taking place at the Farm: a storyteller will weave winter magic with seasonal tales and Aunty Mary will be keeping warm in the cottage and waiting for Christmas callers. There is also fun face painting and the opportunity to paint a picture in the schoolroom.
Farm Manager, Jayne Chapman, commented “Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for us and it’s fantastic to see all good boys and girls meeting Father Christmas and enjoying our festively dressed farm! Expect a wonderful muletide greeting from Frosty in particular!”
Father Christmas at the Farm takes place on the weekends of 11th/12th and 18th/19th December.
Times: 11am-4pm, last entry 3pm. Prices: Adult £4.50, Child £3.50. Prices apply to NT members. Usual park entry charge applies of £5 per car.
The Farm will also be open between Christmas and New Year from 26th December to 2nd January, when activities such as donkey grooming, painting a picture and the opportunity to take part in the Christmas mural will take place.