As part of a year long celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday Tatton Park is rounding off the celebrations and saving the best until last with it’s Christmas spectacular! To help get the celebrations off to a great start we are giving away one family ticket to Tatton Park which admits two adults and up to 3 children. See the bottom of the post for entry details.

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This festive season, experience Christmas in the most magical way as Tatton Park’s Mansion takes inspiration from Roald Dahl’s greatest stories. For a limited time only from Monday 21 November, enter a festive world where his extraordinary story telling weaves itself through the grand staterooms and in to the bustling servants’ quarters.

As part of a year-long programme of events to celebrate 100 years since the beloved author’s birth, visitors will be able to access over 13 different rooms in the Mansion – with each room being inspired by a different Roald Dahl tale.

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Step inside the grand entrance and enter the purple and gold-coloured world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Inside the yellow drawing room, The Witches take over – with a large bubbling cauldron and a broomstick tree. Listen out and you might hear a very special witches themed Christmas carol.

Mr Fox and all of his woodland friends are feasting in the dining room – expect a Christmas dinner scene like no other! Visitors can accompany The BFG as he visits Buckingham Palace in the drawing and music rooms – and meet bookworm Matilda in the library (and watch out for the dreaded Chokey in the Housekeeper’s room).

The Twits, Danny The Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine also have their own special areas – and woven throughout the Mansion is ‘Ode to Mother Christmas,’ a poem composed by Dahl in 1988 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Visitors can also enjoy the Roald Dahl Biography and front covers from around the world displays in the exhibition room, live festive music and family activities. Tatton staff inspired by Roald Dahl’s Mother Christmas will be on hand to give out treats and delicacies including a festive treat for all to try.

Tatton is working with three different design agencies, Springbank, Joseph Massie and Flyby to create this magical transformation.

Carolyn Latham, Tatton Park Mansion and Collections Manager, says: “We’re so very excited about this year’s Christmas attraction. The Roald Dahl theme has given us so much to explore and we were spoilt for choice when it came to selecting the scenes.

“From the Mr Fox family seated around a table enjoying the Christmas feast to an oversized BFG wearing a Christmas hat and slippers (which visitors can walk underneath), it will be an adventure of discovery with plenty of surprises around the corner.”

The Christmas Mansion will be open from 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm) on the following dates:
Monday 21 November – Sunday 4 December
Friday 9 – Sunday 11 December
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 December

Tickets for the Christmas are priced at £9.50 for adults and £5.50 for children (exclusive of car entry, priced at £6). Price also applies to NT members.
For more information visit, www.tattonpark.org.uk/Christmas

More Festive Fun at Tatton Park

In addition to Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Mansion, there are lots of other festive goings-on for all the family at Tatton Park:

Lantern Parade

On Friday 25 November a charming lantern parade will make its way through the park to welcome Father Christmas as he arrives at Tatton Park with his elves. Visitors can buy a lovely lantern on the night or bring their own, to guide Father Christmas, his reindeer and sleigh. The shops and restaurants will be open to guests and children can post their Christmas lists in a special post box. Free car entry after 5pm. Lantern Parade at 6.30pm

Father Christmas at the Farm

Father Christmas and his reindeer will be spending weekends down at the Farm with all his farmyard friends. You will get chance to meet two of his real reindeers Prancer and Dancer who are in training ready for the big night on Christmas Eve. There is a real nativity with resident donkeys Frosty and Huw, live music and Christmas storytelling each day. There is also Aunty Mary by the fireside in the cottage making salt dough decorations for you to take home. There will be children’s entertainers, face painting and not forgetting the hugely popular Reindeer trail, so join us for all the festive fun on the Farm.
All children will receive a gift from Santa to take home.
Father Christmas at the farm is open from 11am until 4pm ( last entry 3pm) on Nov 26 & 27, Dec, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18. Adult and child tickets £6 (including your gift), car entry £6. Price also applies to NT members.

Stableyard Carols

The festive Stableyard will be welcoming Kind Edward’s Musical Society and Choir on Sunday 18 December at 3pm. Guests are invited to sing their favourite carols with friends and family and enjoy warming winter treats in the restaurant.

Christmas Shopping Weekend

For those in search of a Christmas market, a wide range of artisan suppliers offering special gifts, stocking fillers and festive essentials, will be onsite on Friday 25 November (11.30am until 6pm), Saturday 26, and Sunday 27 November (10am until 4pm). Free admission in the Tenant’s Hall.

Christmas Dining

The Stables restaurant and the Gardener’s Cottage will be calling in the best locally sourced ingredients, including products reared at Tatton Park, to bring a fine selection of homemade festive food and drink. Pre-booking is recommended and can be done via gardenerscottage@cheshireeast.gov.uk.
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Terms and conditions:

The prize is one family ticket admission to Tatton Park including admission to the mansion, farm and gardens. The ticket covers two adults and up to three children. There is no cash alternative.

29 Thoughts on “Roald Dahl’s Gloriumptious Christmas Mansion Giveaway

  1. We love going on family walks on Christmas morning!

  2. Emma Salter on November 24, 2016 at 12:56 pm said:

    Playing board games after Christmas dinner

  3. Debbie Smith on November 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm said:

    we leave out milk and cookies for santa and also we leave footprints in the living room lol fab giveaway it looks fantastic thankyou x

  4. emma walters on November 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm said:

    we love to make mince pies together for santa on xmas eve & open a little pressie before bed

  5. Steven Appleton on November 25, 2016 at 10:40 am said:

    We all get together & watch “Elf”

  6. Laura Asplin on November 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm said:

    A family walk on boxing day

  7. cheryl hadfield on November 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm said:

    My family have many Christmas traditions, but the one we love the most is we have table presents for xmas dinner, it makes the excitement of opening presents last longer into the day

    • That’s sounds like a lovely idea, we do something similar but have “Tree presents” which are a gift each for after dinner and they are hidden in the tree!

  8. Kids open all there presents then we have breakfast get dressed then go to my mother in laws for dinner

  9. Sarah Lee on November 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm said:

    Out tradition was to open one present on Christmas eve – which was always a new pair of pyjamas. I have now carried this tradition on with my children.

  10. Karen R on November 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm said:

    We open our presents at dusk on Christmas Eve which I enjoy so much more than having a free for all on Christmas morning!

  11. Kerry Locke on November 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm said:

    Christmas Eve Panto is a must every year

  12. Alison Clark on November 29, 2016 at 10:51 pm said:

    Our traditions changed a couple of years ago when nan dies – my parents retired and moved away so this year is about making new traditions.

  13. Rich Tyler on November 30, 2016 at 12:42 am said:

    ELF & Smoked Salmon N Bucks Fizz

  14. Emma Livesey on November 30, 2016 at 1:28 am said:

    Christmas eve PJs!

  15. Louise Whittaker on November 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm said:

    Having a lovely dinner at the table all together

  16. Laura Kevlin on November 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm said:

    We have a luxury breakfast to fortify us before the mayhem and hard work starts!

  17. Gill Mitchell on November 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm said:

    We all sit in our bed while the kids open their stockings, just like I did with my parents as a child 😀

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