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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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