Halloween at Tatton Park

 

On Saturday, Lucas and I went to Tatton Park with 2 of my friends and their children. Lucas and I have been to Tatton a couple of times before as we were ambassadors for the Roald Dahl events last year. This time, we were invited* to explore the Halloween activities that are on until Sunday 29th October.

 

Halloween at Tatton Park

 

Due to the weather, Tatton Park closed early on Saturday so we couldn’t see all of the attractions but we did manage to go in the Mansion and the Old Hall.

 

Halloween at Tatton Park

 

For this weeks Halloween activities guests are encouraged to sharpen their sleuthing skills as they snoop around the mysterious Mansion and follow the trail to spot the secret treasures of the last Lord Egerton. The Mansion is just full of stunning history and as you go from room to room, there are volunteers available if you want to discuss any of the pieces or the family that lived there. Chanel who is 5 really enjoyed going round the Mansion, looking for the questions and clues. She ticked the answers off once she worked them out and near the end of the Mansion there was an answer sheet to check if they were correct and stickers to take to say you had completed the trail. They also had children’s wooden toys and old hats the children could dress up in.

 

Halloween at Tatton Park

 

After the Mansion we decided on the Old Hall as it isn’t always open so we wanted to make sure we visited whilst it was. The Old Hall is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. This wasn’t pointed out to us when we went in but this Halloween attraction is quite scary for little ones so do bare that in mind if you go. Chanel was really excited to go as she likes scary things but as soon as we got in, she covered her eyes and stuck to Z throughout. My friend K, also freaked out as soon as we went in and her son J (3 years old) wasn’t too keen either. Luckily Z and I loved it. I have to say this was my favourite part of the day. It is incredibly dark when you enter with only dim lights throughout. Lucas said he didn’t like it but he didn’t seem scared and he said hi to every scary person that passed him! There were people standing as statues and before you knew it they were behind you. It did make us jump but myself and Z thought it was great. Towards the end, there was a man with 2 toy hands that you could press a button to make them move and he was really good with trying to involve the children, encouraging them to press the button. I thought this was a really nice touch as it showed them that all the scary things weren’t real and they could have fun.

 

Halloween at Tatton Park

 

When we left the Old Hall we went into a room where they were offering free arts and crafts. We did some colouring and made spider webs with paper templates and wool. The children also got to have a little run around without us worrying about them breaking anything and there were illusion mirrors and cut out Halloween figures to put their heads through.

 

Halloween at Tatton Park

 

Despite the awful weather and not getting chance to see everything we had a really good day out and if you get chance to go this week, you definitely should x

 

 

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18 Comments

18 Comments on Halloween at Tatton Park

  1. Ami Rose
    October 23, 2017 at 10:13 am (4 months ago)

    It sounds like they have so much on. It’s a shame the weather caused it to close early on Saturday but glad you still managed to see lots.

    Ami xxx

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  2. Victoria Marden
    October 23, 2017 at 10:38 am (4 months ago)

    That sounds like a really cool place, I don’t think we have anything around our area 🙁 shame about the weather though.

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  3. hann182014
    October 24, 2017 at 11:16 am (4 months ago)

    Looks like a great event. Halloween events are always fun

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  4. Christy
    October 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm (4 months ago)

    Such a shame the weather isn’t co-operating very well this week but it looks like you guys still managed to have a lot of fun.

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  5. Ana De-Jesus
    October 25, 2017 at 1:13 am (4 months ago)

    Woah one of the most haunted buildings… that is ace! I am sorry to hear about the weather but at least you had a good time at tatton park!

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  6. 16bitdad
    October 25, 2017 at 8:08 am (4 months ago)

    My wife and I have always enjoyed going to haunted houses and estates! We were planning to take our daughter to one of the halloween events around here, but she’s a bit jumpy still, so we’re going to wait until next year, haha

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  7. Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    October 25, 2017 at 11:20 pm (4 months ago)

    Sorry to hear about the weather but good to know that you still had a fun day. I have friends planning to visit Tatton Park this weekend. I’m sure they’ll have a great time.

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  8. Hayley Challinor
    October 26, 2017 at 10:43 am (4 months ago)

    Looks like you had a really good day!

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  9. Rainy Days Fun
    October 26, 2017 at 11:13 am (4 months ago)

    This looks like a great experience – I love the look of that tree!

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  10. Henry Elliss
    October 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm (4 months ago)

    If you like that, you should visit the Vyne (a National Trust property) in Berkshire – they’ve got a spooky tree which actually has a massive face in the wood, seemingly naturally!

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  11. Jazmin Williams
    October 27, 2017 at 1:11 am (4 months ago)

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! Love Halloween 🙂 x

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  12. thenafranssen
    October 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm (4 months ago)

    Looks like a great day. SPooky and fun, which is the best combo there is!

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  13. Katie Louise Halsall
    October 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm (4 months ago)

    This sounds like such good fun! Great that they have halloween events that kids can really get involved in.

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  14. sarahsurreymama
    October 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm (4 months ago)

    Looks like such a good day out, I would be terrified in the The Old Hall!! I had no idea about it’s fame. x

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  15. Eva
    October 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm (4 months ago)

    Looks like you had fun! My boy was first quite scared of Halloween things too last year, but now at age of 3.5 he’s fine, in fact he’s looking forward going trick or treating.

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  16. Nicky Ashworth
    October 30, 2017 at 3:13 am (4 months ago)

    I used my to love tattoo park but for some reason I haven’t been in years! It looks, and sounds, like it’s so much fun around this time of the year I clearly need to go back!

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  17. Sarah | The Urban Wanderer
    October 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm (4 months ago)

    I love Tatton Park and they always pull it out of the bag with their seasonal events. It looks like Lucas enjoyed it.

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