Events

City of London Cart Marking Ceremony

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

Guildhall yard, Guildhall, London EC2V 5AE The annual tradition where vintge vehicles are “marked” with a red hot poker onto a wooden plaque on each vehicle Free



Borders Book Festival

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

held at 3 different venues in Melrose, Scotland



Medieval Fayre at the Old Hall

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The 12th Medieval Fayre atTatton in association with Plantagenet Events. Men at arms, archers, gunners and a rag tag army of hangers-on promise an exciting and atmospheric event. Much to do and see, hear and smell, drink and eat. Hundreds of re-enactors and over forty authentic merchants and skilled artisans complete a travelling fair. Spectacular finale battle both days. Nothing you need to buy from Medieval Times? You will be surprised.11am – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Adult £5.50, Child £3, Family £15.



Cancer Research UK Race for Life

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

A 5km walk, run or jog for women of all ages to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 10.30am start. Visit www.raceforlife.org



Tatton Park Biennial 2010 Events Weekend

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

This weekend, the Biennial brings artists, curators and specialists from a range of disciplines to the estate delivering talks, tours and workshops. A free-to-use shuttle service will be in operation between Manchester Cornerhouse and the Biennial twice daily. For up to date details, visit: www.tattonparkbiennial.org



Summer Activities at the Farm

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Donkey grooming, make a scarecrow, farmyard collage, paint a picture and fun quiz. Meet newly born chicks and ducklings. 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Closed Mons except Bank Holiday. Normal admission charges apply. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk



Tatton Park Biennial 2010 Events Weekend

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

This weekend, the Biennial brings artists, curators and specialists from a range of disciplines to the estate delivering talks, tours and workshops. A free-to-use shuttle service will be in operation between Manchester Cornerhouse and the Biennial twice daily. For up to date details, visit: www.tattonparkbiennial.org



Rare Breeds Weekend at the Farm

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The Farm is a Rare Breed approved conservation centre, so come along and meet Gertie the Gloucester Old Spot, all her piggy friends and help promote and raise awareness of these endangered breeds. 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Call 01625 374400.



RHS Show Tatton Park

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The North’s greatest gardening show. Set in one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction, RHS Show Tatton Park has a fresh and vibrant feel bursting with sizzling colour and summer perfumes. Be inspired by conceptual and visionary show gardens, designed by up and coming talent and established designers. Enjoy fabulous collections of plants and flowers from leading nurseries and take time to discover stunning arts and crafts. Finally, seize the last chance of the season to pick-up expert advice, shop for all your gardening needs and  [...]



James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood: Illyria outdoor theatre at the Old Hall

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Illyria brings theworld’s most popular children’s author, Roald Dahl, to the open-air stage. James is an orphan who is sent to live with his two terrible aunts. But when the peach tree in the garden sprouts a single peach which grows and grows and grows, James befriends some very peculiar insects, breaks free from the clutches of his aunts and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. David Wood’s adaptation captures all the fun and excitement of this superb children’s classic, and includes plenty of  [...]



Northern BMW Festival

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Tatton Park once again plays host to the largest gathering of BMW’s in the North of England. Concourse competition, a huge Show & Shine competition, BMW race cars on display, Register displays, plus the new MINI Register, cars for sale, specialist trade stands, autojumble etc. There is something for everyone, and all BMW owners are welcome to join the fun. With a children’s fairground and all the attractions thatTatton has to offer, it’s a fun day out for all the family. 10am – 4pm. Adults  [...]



The Merchant of Venice: Theatre Set Up at the Old Hall

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Three caskets of gold, silver and lead, a pound of flesh to be taken from nearest the heart of a merchant ofVenice by Shylock, a vengeful userer, a beautiful heiress who disguises herself as a man and solves everyone’s problems and a lovely Jewess who escapes the clutches of her father during a Venetian Carnival are all in this famous Shakespearean comedy. Performed in 18th century Venetian Carnival-style dress with music by Mozart. Starts 7.30pm inside the Old Hall.Tickets £15. Call 01625 374400



Stars and Stripes Classic American Car Show

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The North West’s premier event for lovers of all things American! Huge Fins ‘n’ Chrome cars from the 1950s & 1960s. Corvettes, Mustangs, Cadillacs, Hot Rods, Custom Cars and more plus the famous Wall of Death! Cavalcades of all the best American cars. Trade stalls selling American related items, general trade stands, livemusic, line dancing, refreshments. A great day out for all the family! 10am – 4pm. Adult £7.50, Child (under 12yrs) Free. Call 01565 723863 or visit www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk



The 23rd Tatton Park Vintage, Classic & Sports Car Show with Giant Cheshire Auto-jumble

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Over 2,000 Vintage and Classic cars, up to 90 top car club displays, special events for the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club and Alvis Owners Club. Auto-jumble, collectors car mart for selling or buying the car of your dreams! Lots of general trade stands, children’s rides and refreshments. A great family day out! 10am – 4pm. Adults £7.50, Children (under 12 years) Free. Contact Cheshire Auto Promotions on 01565 723863 or visit www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk



Warrington Art Group Exhibition

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Now in its seventh year, the exhibition celebrates local art and is designed to encourage artistic talent in the community. Vote for your favourite piece of art work in the people’s choice competition. Open 10am – 4.45pm except opening day 1pm – 4.45pm. Closed Monday September 6th. Admission free. Car entry charge applies



Tatton Park Biennial 2010 Events Weekend

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

This weekend, the Biennial brings artists, curators and specialists from a range of disciplines to the estate delivering talks, tours and workshops. A free-to-use shuttle service will be in operation between Manchester Cornerhouse and the Biennial twice daily. For up to date details, visit: www.tattonparkbiennial.org



Romeo and Juliet: Illyria outdoor theatre at the Old Hall

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The Montagues and the Capulets are at war with one another. When Montague’s son falls in love with Capulet’s daughter at a party a chain-reaction of events is set in motion which has a devastating conclusion. Illryia’s production was Critic’s Choice in Edinburgh, attracted 5-star reviews in Canada and received a nomination for Best of Fringe in Vancouver. Commences 6.30pm. Adult £10, Child £7. Call 01625 374400.



Fun Dog Show at the Farm

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

10 novelty classes including Saddest eyes, Waggiest tail and Scruffiest Dog plus a fun agility course (try it if you’re fit enough). ‘Show Champion’ trophy to be won and rosettes to 6th place. 12noon start. £1 entry fee per class plus normal park entry charges. Call 01625 374400.



Viking Sunday at the Old Hall

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The Vikings are coming….! Vikings of Middle England invade and take over Tatton’s Old Hall. Experience battle and domestic life. Try on armour. Have-a-go archery (small charge). 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Adult £4.50, Child £2.50, Family £11.50



VW North West Car Show

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

The largest gathering ofVolkswagens, both air and water cooled, in the North of England. Specialist trade stands, autojumble, concourse with massive car club displays and cars for sale. Children’s rides and much more on the day! A great family day out! 9am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children under 16 free. For more information visit www.vwnw.co.uk or call 0161 339 1124



Walk Ten for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Join hundreds of people for a 10kwalk finishing with a celebration at 10pm. This will be a fun-filled summer evening in support of a fantastic charity. 01254 855050 or www.mariecurie.org.uk/events



Hallé Fireworks & Light Spectacular

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

An evening of sensational opera and fireworks comes to Tatton Park with Will Young this summer with the world-famous Hallé, conducted by Stephen Bell, and very special guest stars Wynne Evans and Natasha Marsh. This year’s concert will feature ever-popular classics with arias and duets by Puccini, Verdi, Dvorák, and Bizet including O Mio Babbino Caro, Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, the Love Duet from ‘Madam Butterfly’ and the soaring Nessun Dorma. The famously theatrical firework finale will be set to highlights of opera’s most  [...]



Tatton Park Picnic Concerts

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

This summer the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts are excited to present.Tickets: Adult £31, senior citizens and children (5 -12yrs) £25, Groups (10+) £29 per person, Family (2 adults and 2 children under 12 or 1 adult and 3 children under 12) £106. (Booking fees apply) the multi platinum-selling Will Young. After winning ‘Pop Idol’ 8 years ago, Will’s first single Evergreen became the fastest selling debut single in chart history. He has sold more than eight million records and has recently released an album of  [...]



Tatton Triathlon

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Here is your chance to race in an open water triathlon. Call 07737 002275 or visit www.tattontriathlon.co.uk for more information



Harvest Festival at the Farm

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

See the steam engine running, have a go at scarecrow making, spinning, make your own corn doll and duck racing. 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm); Harvest Blessing 2pm. Normal admission charges apply. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk



Cancer Research UK10

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

10k run for men and women. Race starts at 10.30am. Visit www.run10k.org.uk for more information.



The Christie Walk of Hope

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

An opportunity for family and friends to partake in a 10k stroll around Tatton Park to raise money for this leading cancer hospital. Starts 4pm. To register: 0161446 3400 or visit www.christies.org



Mansion Exhibition: Elizabeth Gaskell

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Knutsford, where Elizabeth Gaskell grew up is well known as her inspiration for ‘Cranford’. But other stories and her letters also tell of her links with Tatton Park and Dunham, Tabley House and Capesthorne, and the Cheshire countryside. Dr Peter Holland, her uncle, attended the Egertons atTatton Park much as she portrayed him in ‘Wives and Daughters’. Exhibition designed by local historian Joan Leach MBE. Normal Mansion opening times and prices apply