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Easter with Beatrix Potter at Tatton Park

By on March 19, 2013

If you visit Tatton Park over the Easter bank holiday weekend expect to be enchanted, entertained and enthralled as the `Magic of Beatrix Potter’ comes to this favourite historic attraction in rural Cheshire East.

Mrs Tiggywinkle in Tatton's music room

The event is set to be one of the most attractive family days out in the region and opens an engaging season of Beatrix Potter inspired events and activities taking place across the Tatton Park estate and running until September 1st.

For many it is hard to imagine a childhood without Beatrix Potter’s colourful characters…….and you can rediscover some of Miss Potter’s most memorable tales over the weekend.

Included in `the magic’ is a rare opportunity to see a selection of Beatrix Potter’s original watercolours and drawings which are on loan from the National Trust’s collection and on display upstairs in the Mansion. Children will have fun uncovering Mrs. Tiggy-winkle’s progress as she looks for Sally Henny-penny’s yellow silk stockings which she has misplaced somewhere in the house while she was doing her laundry.
There is a host of Beatrix Potter characters to look for in the Gardens.

Mr. McGregor has chased away a naughty Peter Rabbit from his cabbages in the Kitchen Garden – see if you can find him first! Follow the rest of the trail to locate Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and Tommy Brock the badger and of course the Flopsy Bunnies who are snoozing after “vegging” out on lettuces.
Spring is of course in the air at the Farm where visitors will be able to see new-born lambs, and newly-hatched chicks and ducklings. The star of the farm’s Easter weekend is Tatton’s very own Pig wig, their Berkshire sow and look out for her new friend Pigling Bland as well. Visitors will be able to drop into regular story telling sessions and dress up as their favourite Beatrix Potter character.

And there’s plenty more magic, laughter and fun in the Stableyard where Poz the magician will dazzle with his repertoire of magic shows and one of the north’s best lover entertainers, Mr Bimbamboozle, will be topping up the fun with Punch and Judy puppet theatre. Our younger visitors can also join in storytelling in the Stableyard barn rooms.

The shops and restaurant will also be taking part with Beatrix Potter themed fare and displays.  There are also many fine products to browse and buy at The Easter Crafts and Country Shopping Fair in the Tenants’ Hall, which is free to enter.

Easter with Beatrix Potter at Tatton Park Saturday, March 30th to Monday, April 1st 2013

Times:

Parkland is open 10am-7pm (last entry 6pm).

Mansion is open 1pm-5pm (last entry 4pm).

Gardens are open 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm).

Farm is open 12pm-5pm (last entry 4pm).

Stableyard activities from 12pm-5pm.

Please visit our website www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400 for opening times and further information.

Prices

Single attraction entry: adult £6, child £4 (4-15 years), family £16 (two adults and up to three children). Totally Tatton tickets (entry to mansion, gardens and farm): adult £11, child £5.50, family £27.50.

Park entry charge of £5 per car applies to all.

Group discounts for 12 or more people available if booked in advance. Entrance to the mansion and gardens is free for National Trust members.

Easter Crafts & Country Shopping Fair

10.30am-5pm, Tenants’ Hall. Free entry to the fair. Park entry charge applies of £5 per car.

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