Day out around Tatton Park
I went to Tatton Park a few weeks before to support ‘Race For Life’ which is a fantastic Charity event and meant even more to be this year after my partner was running for my Mother and while there it came to my attention that there was a Roald Dahl event happening and I grew up reading his books and loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits and my personal favourite George’s Marvellous Medicine.
So we planned to go back and have more time to explore the ground, the event and the hall itself; and dotted around the grounds are lovely montages of his various books so the challenge became spotting as many as we could but also relating it to the book.
The Hall itself is a once again a beautiful National Trust property which has been restored and is filled with history, giving you the opportunity to wander and explore the different areas of the house and see how a lot of the property such as mirrors, books and even paintings have been saved and restored. The one thing that still suprises me each time I visit places like this, even though I should come to expect it – is the size of the rooms, even the dining room has massive and asking the staff member she mentioned that it holds (if I remember right) 12 people but can easily be extended to hold 22 people!
You can only imagine what parties must’ve been like in the old days
Outside the hall, you were welcome to explore the grounds and unless your the Flash it’s difficult to explore in one day being a massive 2,000 acres, but we made saw to visit the best bits including the gardens, lake and the farm which still provides food and services to the estate. You can take 5 and get food from the cafe or even treat yourself to some home grown veg and meat which we couldn’t ignore as it looked fresh and tasty.
It was a nice day around Tatton and really enjoyed seeing the work of Roald Dahl come to life again for the younger generation.