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Tatton Park to reopen its parkland on 3rd June

Tatton Park is to reopen its parkland to the public on Wednesday 3 June. The decision is part of a phased response to the latest government guidance and advice from Public Health England. The phased reopening of Tatton Park will see:  Read more

Cumbria Tourism launches New Visitor Survey

As Cumbria Tourism supports hundreds of tourism businesses in their preparations to re-open this summer, the organisation has launched a new, national survey, inviting people to tell the organisation how the Covid-19 pandemic is influencing their next destination choices.  Read more

NHS Hero's Beloved Car at Lakeland Motor Musuem

A 90 year old car formerly owned by a consultant surgeon from Birch Hill Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary will be among the latest exhibits to be put forward for inclusion in an online museums quarantine event this week by the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow, Cumbria.  Read more

Windermeake Lake Cruises Helps Lancaster's ICU

Windermere Lake Cruises deliver snacks and drinks to Lancaster’s Intensive Care Unit  Read more

Windermere Webcams Prove Popular

Views of Windermere Lake Cruises’ three webcams have risen by 33% over the last four weeks, when compared to the figures for the same period last year.  Read more

Brand New Tatton Park Online Learning Hub

Experience the wonders of Tatton Park through its new online Learning Hub – a resource for anyone looking to support children home learning through curriculum based activities that are both fun and educational.  Read more

The Royal Exchange Theatre's Elder Company - Online!

The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders Company have always been open to new things, to challenging themselves and to taking a trusting leap into the unknown. So, when the doors closed on theatres over two weeks ago, they were ready to embrace the idea that their regular workshops would now take place in a virtual world.  Read more

Helping you stay Connected to Nature

Tatton’s Parkland is a beautiful space, especially in springtime, and our purpose is to share it with as many people as possible. Tatton Park may be closed for the period of the lockdown, but we’re trying to share the beauty, nature and history of Tatton Park with you in any way we can, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels for news from around the Park.  Read more

My Home is My Museum

While their venues are closed and children are learning at home, National Museums Liverpool is launching an exciting new project where children get to imagine they are the curators of their very own collection of special objects and artworks.  Read more

Explore Tatton Park's Gardens from Home

Explore Tatton Park Garden at your own pace and without leaving home, by simply downloading an app onto your phone.  Read more

Award Nomination for Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises has been nominated for a prestigious group travel award – a timely boost for morale across the whole tourism sector around the lake.  Read more

Jury Announced - John Moores Prize 2020

National Museums Liverpool has announced the jury for the John Moores Painting Prize 2020, ahead of the call for entries opening from 17 February until 24 March 2020. The competition, held at the Walker Art Gallery, has celebrated the very best in modern and contemporary painting for more than 60 years. This year, it is also set to launch a new Emerging Artist Prize.  Read more

Storrs Hotel Launch Luxury Cabins

Storrs Hall, the luxury four-star hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere, is now taking bookings for its new wood view and lake view cabins following a £1m investment programme.  Read more

BBC & RHS Launch Design Competition

Calling all amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers, BBC Radio Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside are joining forces with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to run an exciting garden design competition which gives three listeners the chance to design a garden at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22-26 July).  Read more

Life on Board - Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum will open a new permanent gallery on 28 March 2020. Exploring the moving and fascinating stories of Liverpool’s seafarers and passengers, the Life on board gallery will highlight the lives of the merchant sailors who drove the city’s prosperity, as well as tales of the people who sailed aboard leisure liners.  Read more

Poetry Competition at Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House and Garden launches young people’s poetry competition This year is the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth, and to celebrate, Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth has teamed up with the Words by the Water literary festival to launch the Wordsworth@250 Young People’s Poetry Competition.  Read more

Tatton Park's Winter Wonder Offers

Book online and pay just half price vehicle entry to Tatton Park and go on to enjoy free garden admission for midweek visits from 7th Jan to 7th Feb. The adventure playground is also here for little ones to run-off steam and parkland walks, whatever the weather, help to keep those promises of being more active in 2020.  Read more

Become a Volunteer at Tatton Park

If you’re looking for new and rewarding experiences this year and would love to lend a hand helping us bring our Heritage Lottery funded ‘Field to Fork’ story to life for our visitors – then get in touch and come along to a volunteer open day, taking place down on the Farm on 18 & 19 January 2020.  Read more

New Routes for Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is marking its one-year anniversary of flights from the North of the UK by donating a rose bush featuring the nation’s famous flowers to four botanical gardens across the North of England.  Read more

2020 Group Tours - Paradise Silk Mill

Book Now: 2020 Group Tours of Paradise Silk Mill “A brilliant place to visit. The guide brought it to life. Excellent tour and wonderful old mill with original looms. We discovered a real treasure.”  Read more

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