Welcoming our visitors back from Wednesday 3 June
We are delighted to tell you that following the latest government guidance, we have been able to bring forward our plans for safely re-opening parts of Tatton Park.
This initial opening phase welcomes walkers, cyclists and vehicles to the Parkland – there is no need to pre-book but we will be actively monitoring and managing the numbers of visitors every day to ensure everybody stays safe. From Monday 8th June we are moving to high season hours for the Parkland which means you can stay until 7pm (last entry 6pm) to enjoy the lighter evenings. If Government guidelines are not being followed, social distancing is not possible, or safe use cannot be maintained, we reserve the right to close the Park or its facilities at any time. We therefore recommend that you check our opening times and social media channels on the day of your visit for the latest updates.
From Monday 8th June we are also re-opening the Gardens. To help us manage capacity and ensure the safety of all our visitors, Garden tickets must be booked and pre-purchased in advance of your visit. If you plan to arrive by car you can also purchase a vehicle park entry ticket online or simply pay on the day. Please purchase tickets here.
When visiting the Parkland please follow the latest government guidelines, including social distancing, as well as the following:
- Do not visit if you, a member of your family or a person you have had contact with in the last 14 days have any symptoms of the coronavirus.
- Stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from people outside your household.
- Make sure you follow any instructions on signage and from staff during your visit.
- Please use bank cards not cash whenever possible.
- Ensure dogs are on their leads at all times and take all dog waste home for disposal.
- Please do not approach the deer as they are currently calving.
- You can picnic in the parkland but BBQ’s are not allowed.
- Please take all litter home with you.
- When using toilet facilities, adhere to social distancing and handwashing rules.
- we are sorry but we are unable to allow horse riding, sailing or fishing in the Parkland
The situation is continuously under review as circumstances change, and we will communicate any updates as soon as possible. Please check details before you travel. Thank you for your patience and support while we safely re-open parts of Tatton Park.
Tatton Park has been closed since March 23rd to do its bit to limit the spread of Coronavirus, avoid encouraging unnecessary travel to the area, respond to lockdown rules and guidance and review the position when it was safe to do so for visitors, local residents and staff. The latest Government guidance clarified the position on pay for entry outdoor attractions which were supposed to stay closed until July, so that people can now ‘visit gardens and land maintained for public use as an alternative open space to spend time outdoors’.
We are therefore pleased to be able to open parts of Tatton Park to visitors on a phased basis from 3rd June onwards. Initially this has included the Parkland and soon the Gardens whilst for now, the Farm and Mansion remain closed. The position on these and other facilities such as shops and catering will be kept under review and respond to both Government guidance and our ability to open safely. These plans focus on the wellbeing of our visitors, staff, wildlife and local communities and mean we can give access to our Parkland and Gardens with parking, toilets and the staff required to securely manage these spaces. We will be open every day from Monday to Sunday on adjusted opening times until we are confident all measures are working. Arrangements will change as conditions allow so please check Opening Times and Prices for our latest opening information.
At this stage the only facilities available will be toilets in the Stableyard near to the Mansion and Gardens. We are planning to open further areas of the park on a phased basis when it is safe to do so, and in line with the lifting of government restrictions. This will include some take-away refreshments from 11th June and the ‘Housekeeper’s Store’, the estate’s own food shop from 10th June. We will communicate further changes as soon as possible so please keep checking our website and social media channels for updates.
We are sure that visitors understand the need to act responsibly during their visit to help keep everyone safe and Tatton Park open. Should any elements of our plans and safety arrangements not prove possible, we will amend the arrangements accordingly.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these difficult times.