Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Review: Tatton Park's 12 Days of Christmas

With Christmas just a few weeks away, we were excited to be able to visit Tatton Park in Knutsford and join in with their festive activities for their 12 Days of Christmas.

There are a number of amazing family-themed activities and things to see in Tatton Park, and we were very excited to get to hear about them. There are many festive activities to enjoy in this huge park, including a masked ball, craft fair and lovely wintery walks around the grounds. You really would need to spend a full family day out here to appreciate what the park has to offer. Below I have included a couple of the events and details of how we got on. I hope you enjoy reading and enjoy visiting with your little ones!

Do visit their website for further information on any of these events.

Christmas Mansion

The Christmas Mansion in Tatton Park has been decorated in full-on festive fashion with each room representing the song 12 Days of Christmas. Each room is decorated from the state rooms to the servants's quarters. There are craft demonstrations available, and you can even make your own origami swan to take home. There is even a magical Christmas wish tree!

Father Christmas at the Farm

We spent a lot of time on the farm with the kids. Our kids absolutely love farms at the best of times, and with a Christmas themed farm you couldn't really go wrong. We started off by watching a Christmas brass band playing all of the festive favourites - complete with Christmas hats! There was even a jester happy to entertain us with his pretty cool juggling skills. Our girls were wearing elf-jumpers so they were all in for Christmas fun! Next we checked in with the reindeer. We also saw horses, goats and chickens.

We had a little visit to Aunt Mary's Christmas cottage where she explained how (in the olden days) people used to make their Christmas decorations our of salt dough! This was a lovely little story, and Alice is really keen on history at the moment so she liked this part especially. The girls were able to take home a small salt dough tree decoration each to paint at home.

Next we went on some rides, and bought a cup of coffee - it was cold, if you are venturing out this winter, be sure to wrap up - I don't remember it being this cold this early last year! We looked in on the Elves Workroom, then on to Santa himself. The kids had fun chatting to Santa and his elves even painted their faces for them. They each received a lovely little gift and came home with a smile on their face.

I would really recommend this as a Christmas experience. There was something really special about being out in the open, the reindeer, Santa Claus, the elves, and even the cold to be honest - it was all so Christmassy. If you are planning to go and visit a few of the attractions do check the opening and closing times and plan for at least a full day. We had an amazing time.

Father Christmas at the farm was priced at £7 per adult and £6.50 per child. I think this was good value, as it was not just a usual visit to Santa - it is a full farm visit with face painting and a gift included - we spent around two hours at the farm and could have spent longer but time was ticking on!

For more information do visit their website here. 

We were invited to Tatton Park for the purpose of this review, all words and views are our own. 

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