The Farm at Tatton

The Farm at Tatton Field to Fork: The journey of our food
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Tatton Dale Farm has recently received Heritage Lottery funding to help tell the story of food production for a large country estate from the late 18th century to the 1950s. This ‘field to fork’ story will be told through the mouths of former farm workers and the estate family members, the farm buildings (some of which will be open to the public for the first time), machinery, animals and traditional agricultural skills. A visit will provide an intriguing and enjoyable exploration of this uniquely well-preserved window into the story of farming and food production at Tatton Park. Visitors will discover more about: - Tatton Dale people: lives of the family and the workers - Change and Technology: how the farm used agricultural innovation to increase production and efficiency - Tatton Dale Farm: a unique survivor of one of the first industrial farms - Our food’s journey: how food is grown and reared and why that’s important to us today - Rare native breeds: how the traditional animals kept at Tatton Dale help to conserve the UK’s rich and varied livestock Explore Tatton Dale Farm and you will discover a rare survivor of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, a site where people working the land experienced the dramatic transitions in rural life and food production, driven by revolutions in technology which shaped how food is brought to your table and the social fabric of our nation. There will be activities and events for everyone including: - Get involved and have a go at cooking, butter and cheese making, salting and spicing meat. - State of the art multimedia, live demonstrations and drama to bring stories to life. - Opportunities to see demonstrations such as horse ploughing, milking a cow by hand, feeling the power of the steam powered grind mill. - Be a volunteer at Tatton Dale Farm, help us to tell the story and be part of this exciting project - Education / Schools There will also be full programme for schools tailored to the new curriculum. Volunteering We are looking for volunteers to help us with this exciting new project – get in touch if you are interested, or tell us what you think of our ideas as the project develops: If you would like to find out more or input into this project and help us develop things further please contact us by emailing [email protected]

01/06/2020

Lambs or mountain goats??!! They love playing on this fallen tree...

29/05/2020

We couldn't be happier with our latest arrival on the Farm!

28/05/2020

Well all our instincts were correct 🥰👍🏼 A gorgeous heifer calf and she did it all by herself. It’s getting a very vigorous first wash 😁😊

28/05/2020

We think Berry is getting ready to have her calf 🤞🏼 She’s holding her tail, her udder has suddenly filled out and she’s making lots of quiet moo-ing noises... plus she’s obviously stocking up on energy for the task ahead 😆🥰 #earlylabourmunchies

27/05/2020

It's time for our sheep to have their annual haircut. Just in time for this hot weather!

Cover girls ❤️🥰👍🏼
26/05/2020

Cover girls ❤️🥰👍🏼

Kicking off summer with these gorgeous Red Poll cattle from The Farm at Tatton! Thank you for sharing.

24/05/2020

Elliot showing off 😁🌱🌿

20/05/2020

The sun is shining so the horses are having a bath!

We think Ellie and Annie were paying guinea pig hide and seek??!!
19/05/2020

We think Ellie and Annie were paying guinea pig hide and seek??!!

17/05/2020

It’s tea time in the piggery and Molly, our Middle White, does not like to be kept waiting 😁🐷 #hangry

15/05/2020

For this weeks Farmyard Facts it's all about the horses with Jayne!
Follow our Farmyard Facts videos and then use fun worksheets to extend your learning - Including tricky puzzles, creative work, science experiments and more! Follow the link below to explore the Farm Facts section of our online Learning Hub and keep an eye out for new activities added regularly.
http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/learn/learning-resources/tatton-park-learning-hub.aspx

13/05/2020

Our equines enjoyed a visit from the farrier today and the hens did too! They love to steal a bit of hoof 😁🐴🐓

11/05/2020

It's all about flies and poo on the Farm today!!

08/05/2020

An important announcement from Mr Wigglesworth on this very special day!

08/05/2020

On this VE Day we celebrate the contribution of the horse and honour and remember the equine lives lost in the war effort ❤️

08/05/2020
Tatton Park

Some farmyard dancing to celebrate VE Day!

Enjoy Tatton's Farm team, volunteers, and even some farmyard animals dancing for VE Day and then create some joy in your own home by trying out a 1940's inspired dance to mark this special moment in history.

For more ideas of ways to celebrate at home, head to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/recipes/churchills-fruit-cake to try your hand at baking Churchill's Fruit Cake.

Strike a pose ❤️ Three of our beautiful Red Poll cows having a nosey over the fence!
05/05/2020

Strike a pose ❤️ Three of our beautiful Red Poll cows having a nosey over the fence!

Stay safe everyone! Fond memories of May Day, looking forward to May Day 2021!
02/05/2020

Stay safe everyone! Fond memories of May Day, looking forward to May Day 2021!

01/05/2020

When the Red Poll herd aren’t expecting to see you and come over to investigate! Looking gorgeous in the evening sunshine 😊

01/05/2020

For this weeks Farmyard Facts it's all about tractors with Sam!
Follow our Farmyard Facts videos and then use fun worksheets to extend your learning - Including tricky puzzles, creative work, science experiments and more! Follow the link below to explore the Farm Facts section of our online Learning Hub and keep an eye out for new activities added regularly.
http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/learn/learning-resources/tatton-park-learning-hub.aspx

27/04/2020

We have started Sensation’s training as a ridden horse. Here she is on her first hack out in the park with mum Tabitha being the perfect role model. The many logs were rather scary!!! Steering and brakes need a lot of work but she enjoyed it 🙈😁🥰❤️

25/04/2020

It's not just the pigs who like wallowing on a hot day!

24/04/2020

Nothing better than wallowing in the mud on a sunny day!

24/04/2020
For this weeks Farmyard Facts we are in the hatchery with Hannah!

For this weeks Farmyard Facts we are in the hatchery with Hannah!
Follow our Farmyard Facts videos and then use fun worksheets to extend your learning - Including tricky puzzles, creative work, science experiments and more! Follow the link below to explore the Farm Facts section of our online Learning Hub and keep an eye out for new activities added regularly. http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/…/tatton-park-learning-hub.aspx

20/04/2020

Our little piglet gets his name... ❤️ 🌈

17/04/2020

For this weeks Farmyard Facts we are in the lambing shed with Elly!
Follow our Farmyard Facts videos and then use fun worksheets to extend your learning - Including tricky puzzles, creative work, science experiments and more! Follow the link below to explore the Farm Facts section of our online Learning Hub and keep an eye out for new activities added regularly. http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/learn/learning-resources/tatton-park-learning-hub.aspx

15/04/2020

A little bit of extra help needed, he just needs a name now!

15/04/2020

Bella’s piglets having a mad 5 minutes!! Happy Wednesday 😁🐷🤣

14/04/2020

The last lamb is born!! A little ewe to finish us off from a very special sheep called Nell ❤️

11/04/2020

It’s been such a hot day that Kane couldn’t resist a dip on his way to the field 😁☀️🐷

11/04/2020

What a rabble!! Ewes and lambs are loving life in the field ☀️😊

09/04/2020

Huw can’t resist a dust bath!

08/04/2020

Kane and Mabel love a little gossip with Luna through the fence 😊🥰

07/04/2020

When you want to come inside but there’s a pig in the way!! Very scary 🙈😆🥰

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Field to Fork at the Farm

Field to Fork is a £1.3million Heritage Lottery funded project that aims to inspire visitors, young and old, by telling the story of the journey of our food from field to fork.

It brings to life the Farm’s fascinating heritage – the buildings and machinery, the people who lived and worked there, the farming practices and animals reared over hundreds of years - showing how farming can help improve our lives today and in the future.

Featuring real life characters leading guided tours, an augmented reality 360 degree app, interactive models, demonstrations, learning courses, and more, the project has seen many previously closed buildings – such as the Mill and Slaughterhouse – restored and open to the public for the first time in over thirty years.

Visitors are able to take part in traditional agricultural skills such as horse ploughing, cheese-making and hedge-laying and learn about the history and care of all the fascinating rare breed animals

The newly opened three-storey Mill houses a number of original machines from past centuries including the steam engine, winnower, hammer mill and chaff cutter. Visitors are able to go on a guided tour with the Miller and watch these intriguing machines at work.

The Slaughterhouse sensitively presents the realities of meat production, so that visitors understand the variety of different meat cuts available as well as the importance of good animal husbandry to meat quality and healthy eating.

Field to Fork has been made possible by funding and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the WREN FCC Community Action Fund, the Tatton Park Charitable Trust, Cheshire East Council and the National Trust.

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Pre covid I spent time at Home Farm Tatton drawing the wonderful rare breeds, one of my favourites is Molly a Middle White sow
Any chance of daily lambing updates for us please?
Lovely day down the farm!
Happy birthday Jayne! X
How much is the event on sat please🎅🎄
There tomorrow in a flying and conservation talk / display some amazing birds of prey
Hi I run the local what's on for kids page for Southport and surrounding areas. Please feel free to join to see what's on and also to share any family related events :D https://www.facebook.com/groups/2031772253762754/
Really enjoyed our day out here, got lots of photos to many to share 😊
Very interesting day out here at the farm
Hellooo
Cute
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