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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Celebrate the seasons with Percy The Park Keeper

Tatton Park is embracing our blossoming love of all things outdoors and inviting families to celebrate this year’s spring, summer, autumn and winter with Percy the Park Keeper. Join Percy and his animal friends throughout the year as seasonal adventures take them from the Gardens, to the Farm, the Parkland and then back into the Gardens again for Christmas.

Four seasons of outdoor fun, starting in the Gardens on 2nd April

Tatton Park is hosting a programme of Percy the Park Keeper events, to encourage youngsters’ love of the great outdoors to continue beyond lockdown. So many of us have discovered the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time amongst nature over the last 12 months, including children.

“this special place is good for the soul”

"Tatton Park is a wonderful home from home for Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends” says Nick Butterworth, author and illustrator of this wonderful series of books. “Sometimes we don’t know what we’ve been missing until we discover it again. To breathe the fresh air and sample the natural delights of this special place is good for the soul. And with Percy there, there’ll be lots of family fun to be had too."

Percy needs your help this Easter!

The adventures start with a trail in the Gardens, inspired by Nick Butterworth’s cherished children’s book ‘The Secret Path’. It’s a delightful family activity which starts on 2nd April in time for Easter and continues until 13th June.

Can you help Percy with his garden jobs and then follow the secret paths to track down his animal friends? As a special Easter bonus, children can pick up a chocolate treat and meet Percy during the bank holiday weekend, Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April. A costumed character will be in Percy’s Potting Shed, having a well-earned rest and ready to meet his garden helpers at the end of the trail. The activity is aimed at young children, but nature lovers of any age will enjoy exploring the 50-acre Garden as it comes back to life this spring. Tickets can now be booked online at

Gardens will open to the public again on 29th March

Tatton Park’s Gardens have been closed since 6th January in line with government guidelines, but thanks to the easing of restrictions, the gates will re-open to visitors from 29th March. Social distancing and limited capacity rules are still in place, but tickets can once again be booked online at

Carole Hyde, Business Development Manager at Tatton Park, says:

“Our 1,000-acre Parkland has been a natural refuge for local people during this winter’s lockdown, but we’re delighted to be re-opening the Gardens at the end of March. The timing is perfect as signs of spring are emerging by the day, and we’re sure people will enjoy the hope and joy these bring, this year more than ever.”

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