Marvellous things are set to happen in 2016 as Tatton Park embarks on a magical journey celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. Working closely with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and legendary illustrator Quentin Blake, the programme of events at Tatton Park is just one of a host of activities taking place throughout 2016 as part of the Roald Dahl 100th birthday celebrations.
Fans of Dahl's work will be delighted to discover favourite characters from his best loved stories, brought to life through fun family activities, exhibitions and performances. It is a great venue for some family fun this half term and with many other events coming throughout the year, Tatton Hall promises lots of Roald Dahl related fun to celebrate the world's favourite storyteller.
These are the activities and events at Tatton Park:
Cover to Cover: Roald Dahl around the World until Sun 30th October.
A fascinating mansion exhibition displaying illustrations of Roald Dahl book jackets from across the world and throughout time.
Phiz Whizzing Trails until Sun 2nd October.
Families can explore the surroundings of Tatton Park by following these fantastic trails: Danny the Champion of the World in the Gardens, Fantastic Mr Fox at the Farm, Matilda in the Mansion and
The Enormous Crocodile in the Parkland.
Fantastic Mr Fox Activities at the Farm from Tuesday 26th July - Friday 26th August.
Mr Fox invites you to spend the most marvellous summer day joining him in a farmyard packed with fun. Go on a journey to find the den, get creative in the writing hut, listen to storytelling and enjoy one of your best days ever!
Danny the Champion of the World Outdoor Theatre at the Old Hall on Saturday August 27th.
Enjoy a terrific performance of DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD as he masterminds the most incredible and exciting plot ever to save his Dad from danger. (Additional charges and opening arrangements apply to this event.)
Roald Dahl Big Picnic Day Sunday September 11th.
Pack a picnic and come and celebrate the month Roald Dahl was born. Bags of activities to make for a splendiferous time.
Willy Wonka Outdoor Cinema Sunday September 11th.
A late summer screening of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY starring the legendary Gene Wilder as Wonka. Grab your golden ticket and bring a picnic. (Additional charges and opening arrangements apply to this event.)
A Frightsome Halloween Saturday 22th – Sunday 30th October.
“Witches are easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth.” During half -term families can be spooktaculary entertained by Roald Dahl witchy mischief….with plenty of mice thrown in!
A Gloriumptious Christmas Mansion - late November – December
"Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”. Step into the Christmas mansion and into Roald Dahl’s magical world as his extraordinary storytelling weaves itself through the grand staterooms and into the bustling servants’ quarters. (Additional charges and opening arrangements apply to this event.)
Normal opening times and prices apply to the events (unless otherwise stated.)
Visit tattonpark.org.uk/RoaldDahl for details.