The Farm at Tatton

The Farm at Tatton Field to Fork: The journey of our food

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]

04/05/2019

Well done to everyone in today’s May Day parade...and to our animals for behaving!

04/05/2019

Another successful Knutsford Royal Mayday!

03/05/2019

Blossom update. We’ve had a bit of a setback following her second blood results so she’s back at horsey hospital 😥

02/05/2019

Knutsford Royal Mayday prep is well under way here at The Farm!

Great opportunity for anyone who loves poultry or is thinking about keeping some...
29/04/2019
Tatton Park

Great opportunity for anyone who loves poultry or is thinking about keeping some...

Saturday 18 May 'Home to Roost' Poultry Keeping Workshop
If you have ever thought of keeping poultry, or if you already do and just want to expand your knowledge, this workshop is a special opportunity to gain an insight from our Farm team.
Learn all you need to know about caring for poultry with resident expert Hannah Booth, who covers aspects of care from housing and feeding, to the buying, breeding and showing of adult poultry – as well as the incubation of eggs and the rearing of chicks.
For more information or to book a ticket visit https://bit.ly/2Pv3cmx

Our bottle fed lambs, Nancy, Mary, Charlotte and Herbie, have a new playmate! This little Soay lamb is from the Rangers ...
29/04/2019

Our bottle fed lambs, Nancy, Mary, Charlotte and Herbie, have a new playmate! This little Soay lamb is from the Rangers flock. He managed to get separated from his mum and is now being hand reared by us. What a cutie 🥰

23/04/2019

Amy and Anna - winning at life 😁🥰🐷🐷

22/04/2019

Blossom and Herbie are both doing well!

Gingerbread madness down on the Farm this Easter weekend!
19/04/2019

Gingerbread madness down on the Farm this Easter weekend!

18/04/2019

Gingerbread trail starts tomorrow!

17/04/2019

Congratulations to Jayne on her three decades at the Farm!

16/04/2019

More piglet madness down on the Farm with an update on Tallulah and her piglets!

15/04/2019

Piglet pandemonium down on the Farm!

13/04/2019

We’ve had a fantastic lambing week and the lambs are thriving. All 32 of them!!! Seeing them like this makes all the hard work so worthwhile. Very proud.

07/04/2019

Finding their feet!

The sun is shining, the lambs are skipping so come down to the Farm this weekend!
06/04/2019

The sun is shining, the lambs are skipping so come down to the Farm this weekend!

Spring has sprung here on the Farm as our first lambs and chicks arrived today!!
02/04/2019

Spring has sprung here on the Farm as our first lambs and chicks arrived today!!

As you've no doubt seen, we've gone through a lot of exciting developments at the farm over the past couple of years as ...
02/04/2019

As you've no doubt seen, we've gone through a lot of exciting developments at the farm over the past couple of years as our Field to Fork project grows and we develop more and more exciting and educational things to do here at the farm.

We're currently piloting our group tours offer and as a result have had lots of amazing, passionate people come along to the farm. Most recently our ‘Pistons and Pulleys’ tour around the agricultural feed mill and steam engine, led by Ben.

If you'd like to know more about our group tours then drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

Of course today is Mothers Day and so we thought we'd honour one of our mums on the farm, Blossom. Blossom is our 18 yea...
31/03/2019

Of course today is Mothers Day and so we thought we'd honour one of our mums on the farm, Blossom.

Blossom is our 18 year old Clydesdale mare who has had 5 beautiful foals over the years and is the number one yummy mummy here on the farm. Matriarch of the herd, being mum to both Tabitha and Friar, and Grandma to Sensation!

Happy Mothers Day Blossom and all you fabulous mum's out there too, we hope we'll see some of you down at the farm today.

29/03/2019

It’s been a worrying week with our beloved Blossom diagnosed with colic but we’re pleased to say she’s on the mend and back out with the herd ❤️

We're always looking for new ways we can make your visits to the farm more interesting, educational and memorable and so...
29/03/2019

We're always looking for new ways we can make your visits to the farm more interesting, educational and memorable and so recently we went along to Beamish Museum to learn from the incredible experiences they give people.

We had a fab day and learnt a great deal. If you're travelling up to the North East anytime soon we highly recommend it!

Did someone say Spring has arrived?Our wonderful volunteers have been helping 'spring clean' the farm, getting us all se...
27/03/2019

Did someone say Spring has arrived?

Our wonderful volunteers have been helping 'spring clean' the farm, getting us all set for all you lovely visitors.

Anyone else got hit by the urge to grab the feather duster?!

A busy morning here on the Farm as White watch from Lymm Fire Station get hands on experience with the animals!
15/03/2019

A busy morning here on the Farm as White watch from Lymm Fire Station get hands on experience with the animals!

14/03/2019
Tatton Park

Tatton Park

We've got a little sneak peak at Easter at the Farm - and a brand new event to announce! On 18 April take your sweet time enjoying the fabulous fun of decorating your very own gingerbread man! First - watch how gingerbread is made and then create your own masterpiece.Tickets also include entry into the Farm where you can meet our rare breed animals, newly hatched chicks and even newly born lambs!

To book, visit https://bit.ly/2JmPGCm and for more info visit http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/events_at_tatton_park/event-listings/2019/april/gingerbread-decorating.aspx

It is going to be a busy year ahead as we pregnancy scan our cows!
12/03/2019

It is going to be a busy year ahead as we pregnancy scan our cows!

Anyone for carrots?Whilst you're enjoying your pancakes today, our pigs will be busy munching on these!
05/03/2019

Anyone for carrots?

Whilst you're enjoying your pancakes today, our pigs will be busy munching on these!

...and thanks to everyone that came along!Don't worry if you missed out today, we've got the Secret Science Lab in honou...
03/03/2019

...and thanks to everyone that came along!

Don't worry if you missed out today, we've got the Secret Science Lab in honour of British Science Week happening next weekend on the 9th and 10th of March.

Can you find the Secret Science Lab? Help us carry out experiments and solve puzzles that will help you discover more about the journey ‘from field to fork.’

03/03/2019

We've had lots of fun today at the farm flipping pancakes!

Don't worry if you missed out today, we've got the Secret Science Lab in honour of British Science Week happening next week on the 9th and 10th of March.

Can you find the Secret Science Lab? Help us carry out experiments and solve puzzles that will help you discover more about the journey ‘from field to fork.’

One of our learning volunteers will be showing all our visitors how to make cheese from 1pm tomorrow in the Clydesdale B...
23/02/2019

One of our learning volunteers will be showing all our visitors how to make cheese from 1pm tomorrow in the Clydesdale Barn. Why don’t you come down and get involved in the process?

22/02/2019

The sun is shining so why not come down to the Farm this weekend and visit Molly and her piglets!

14/02/2019
Half term fun at the Farm!!

Come down to the Farm from the 16th- 24th for half term fun!! Don't forget to see Molly and her newborn piglets!!

05/02/2019

Celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the pig!! Tilly and Bella are just two of our beautiful rare breed herd. 🐖🐷❤️

Very proud to get Highly Commended for ‘Best In Education’ at the National Farm Attraction Network Awards last night...
31/01/2019

Very proud to get Highly Commended for ‘Best In Education’ at the National Farm Attraction Network Awards last night for our Field to Fork project!

30/01/2019

The sheep were pleased to see us this morning! #snow #feedingthestock

One of our lovely Red Poll calves made the front cover! Very proud 😊
28/01/2019

One of our lovely Red Poll calves made the front cover! Very proud 😊

Members should have received the Winter 2019 edition of The Ark this week, and we'd love to know your favourite article!

If you don't receive your Ark in the next week or so, please email [email protected]

Happy Friday everyone! Frosty and Huw are all smiles for the weekend. Why don’t you come down and say hello... #feelgo...
25/01/2019

Happy Friday everyone! Frosty and Huw are all smiles for the weekend. Why don’t you come down and say hello... #feelgoodfriday #donkeys #bestfriends

Very important Farm Meeting today... chaired by Malki 😁🐶
24/01/2019

Very important Farm Meeting today... chaired by Malki 😁🐶

08/01/2019

Teamwork makes the dream work!! And a cup of tea afterwards of course ☕️😁

We're looking for people to help us make our Farm even more amazing for children and families!
28/12/2018

We're looking for people to help us make our Farm even more amazing for children and families!

Following the launch of our Farm's 'Field to Fork' story we're looking to even further improve the experience for children - and we'd like your help!

Fill in a quick survey here ➡️ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CBNFV82 ⬅️ and if you're selected we'd like to invite you down to the Farm on the 12th of Jan for a wander, a chat and cake! Selected participants will be invited by email throughout early Jan.

If you're not selected don't worry - your views are still really important to us and there'll be more opportunities like this in the future 😊

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Tatton
Knutsford
WA16 6QN

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Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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01625374400

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