Traditional rural crafts and country fare will make for the perfect family day out during the upcoming bank holiday weekend (25th-27th August) at Tatton Park later this month.
The event complements the new ‘Field to Fork’ story at the farm which opened this summer to national acclaim.
During the weekend, skilled local craftsman will demonstrate rural farming practices such as dry stone walling and traditional spinning.
Visitors can also meet Tatton’s rangers to learn more about the park’s wildlife and rare breed animals – including the chicks in the hatchery.
Also on offer is the chance to have a go at plate spinning, riding a unicycle and taking part in traditional games such as the three-legged race and tug of war.
On Sunday 26th August, local sheepdog trainer Richard Heath will entertain visitors with displays from his working sheep dogs.
The farm’s old traction engine has also been repaired and visitors will be able to see it running during the weekend.
In its heyday, the farm was at the heart of the vast Egerton estate, feeding family, guests and staff at the mansion.
Visitors will be able to take a step back in time to meet some of the characters who lived and worked there (such as Aunt Mary making butter in her cottage).
Farm manager Jayne Chapman said: This weekend provides a packed programme of summer farmyard fun with events for everyone to enjoy from sheepdog demonstrations to uni-cycle riding and piglets to homemade ice cream!
“It’s a unique celebration of Cheshire’s country heritage and everyone is welcome.”
The Traditional Country Weekend takes place on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August. Normal opening times and charges apply.