This was a short trip out on our mini bus to Tatton park after a visit to
Budworth Ice Cream Farm, which was lovely. Tatton Park is a historic estate
in Cheshire, England, to the north of the town of Knutsford. It contains a
mansion, Tatton Hall, a manor house dating from medieval times, Tatton Old
Hall, gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres. It is a popular
visitor attraction and hosts over 100 events annually. The estate is owned
by the National Trust, who administer it jointly with Cheshire East Council.
Since 1999 it has hosted an annual horticultural show. To the north of the
mansion is Home Farm, which provided food and building services for the
estate. It has been maintained to look much as it did in the 1930s when
electricity replaced steam to operate the farm machinery. It is now open as
a visitor attraction and contains a variety of farm animals. The farm takes
an interest in caring for and breeding rare breeds of farm animals,
including Tamworth pigs, Red Poll cows and Leicester Long Wool sheep. In
2007 the farm received accreditation by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.