October events at Tatton Park
Tatton Park are holding a range of Halloween events for all the family this October including a mystery maze at the farm, I Spy in the mansion, Secret Hauntings and the Old Hall and Spooks in the Secret Gardens. With its history as one of the most haunted buildings in the country, it’s the perfect place to visit to find out more about their paranormal activity and secret legends with a trail in the medieval home of Tatton’s ancient ancestors. Tickets costs £33,50 for a family ticket, £13 for an adult or £7 for a child.
There’s also the chance to seek out the perfect pumpkin, fresh from the field, with Tatton’s ‘Pick a Pumpkin’ event. You can join staff from Tatton in the school room for a refreshing pumpkin juice and muffin to learn how to create a warming pumpkin soup with recipes to take home. Places are limited so booking is recommended. The event is taking place on 28th and 29th October, 11am-1pm, with tickets costing £12 for 1 adult and 1 child which also includes park and farm entry. Conker Championships are also taking place each day at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
Other events include the ‘Tatton: New Perspectives’ exhibition which features original art by the members of the Cheshire Artists Network inspired by Tatton Park’s landscape, buildings and historical aspects.
‘As Leaves Fall’, a creative writing course with talented former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler who describes the course as “a great change to take inspiration from the outstanding gardens at Tatton as Autumn leaves change colour and fall. In this creative writing workshop, we will explore ideas of emotions invoked by seasonal change: happiness and sadness; beauty and decay. Setting the scene is often the first the first thing we do in a piece of writing so we will look at the actual landscape during Autumn and reflect on how to portray the detail of landscapes in other seasons of the year.” Pre-booking is essential, with tickets at £15 per person including complimentary notebook and pen.
There’s also ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Japanese Garden’ on 4 October, ‘Apple Day on 8 October to celebrate apple’s in the historic orchards, ‘An Introduction to Hedgelaying’ and ‘The Secret World of Tatton’s Fungi’ on 15 October and an Autumn Deer Walkk on 17 October.