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Marketing Cheshire visitor economy Cheshire East 15/07/2021

Tatton Park’s year of Percy the Park Keeper continues

Tatton Park’s year of Percy the Park Keeper events continues with A Treasure Hunt at the Farm. This family trail is based on Nick Butterworth’s popular book ‘The Treasure Hunt’ and is an ideal activity for little ones during the week.

Midweek mischief: Treasure Hunt at the Farm

Why not have a break from routine, take your youngsters to the Farm and help Percy the Park Keeper find the ingredients he needs to make his delicious breakfast? Tots can join in the hunt around the Farm and meet pigs, cows, chickens, goats and horses along the way! Stop off for a selfie with a Percy costumed character, make friends with our real-life Jersey cow, Lucy, and discover the gold coins around the trail.

Fun for all ages

This latest Percy trail will capture little ones’ imaginations, grown-ups can help solve riddles to locate the treasure, and older children can enjoy finding out where Percy’s bacon and eggs come from through our Field to Fork story, meet baby chicks and watch milking demonstrations by Farm staff. From 27th July, story time with Percy will be an additional treat for treasure-hunters. The Farm is open every midweek day* apart from Mondays, and it’s an ideal time at the moment for a quieter visit before the school holidays.

The Treasure Hunt at the Farm, until 5th September

Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm). Tickets must be booked in advance online at

*Please note due to the RHS Flower Show, the Farm will be closed Weds 21st – Sun 25th July.

“Tatton Park is a wonderful home from home for Percy”

The Treasure Hunt at the Farm is the second in a series of four Percy adventures planned by Tatton Park this year. Springtime saw a trail in the Gardens based on the Percy the Park Keeper book ‘A Secret Path’ and the adventures have now moved to the Farm with ‘The Treasure Hunt’ until 5th September. Autumn will see Percy and his friends explore a Parkland trail based on Nick Butterworth’s popular book ‘After the Storm’. And then a festive finale will take Percy and friends back to the Gardens, with ‘One Snowy Night’ as the inspiration behind a Christmas adventure.

"Tatton Park is a wonderful home from home for Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends” says Nick Butterworth, author and illustrator of this wonderful series of books. “And with Percy there, there’ll be lots of family fun to be had too."

Did you know the Farm is a Rare Breed Conservation Centre?

Tatton Park Farm was granted Conservation Centre status in 2007 by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST); the country’s leading charity working to save Britain’s native livestock breeds from extinction. We’re one of only 17 farm parks in the country to have received this award, and it recognises the Farm staff’s dedication to their breeding and conservation programmes of rare and endangered farm animals. Many of the animals in our care are at risk of extinction. As you walk around the Farm, it’s incredible to think you’re in the company of animals which are rarer than the Siberian Tiger or Giant Panda!


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