Youngsters can experience the wonders of Tatton Park through its new online learning hub.
The resource has been designed for anyone looking to support children in home learning, with curriculum-based activities that are both fun and educational.
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates.
It’s home to a medieval hall, a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a 40-acre working farm and 1,000 acres of parkland.
The education provision at Tatton Park is award-winning, having won the Sanford Award for excellence in heritage education for eight consecutive years – one of only a small number of venues to have held it this many times.
The Tatton Park learning programme is recognised for its broad range of enriched learning experiences and materials developed to complement the National Curriculum.
Over 24,000 school children visit the park each year to experience the innovative programme, delivered at Tatton’s unique locations.
In response to the government’s call for us all to stay at home, parents and teachers can now access new, free-of-charge, curriculum-based learning materials and resources via the Tatton Park website.
Alison Hooper, headteacher at Egerton Primary School in Knutsford, commented: “Egerton has always had a special relationship with Tatton Park due to the educational legacy from the Egerton family that continues to live on both here and in Kenya.”
She added: “This is an exciting new learning resource that we will certainly be sharing with our staff and families.
“It will be a great support to make use of at home for parents and for teachers too.”
Five themes to explore
Over a dozen resources and activities can currently be explored online under the following themes – with new resources being added weekly.
- Farm Facts
- Science and Nature
If there is something specific parents and families would like to see, please contact the team at Tatton Park with any topic requests.
Current highlights include behind the scenes videos with the Tatton Park Farm team.
Tune in to weekly ‘Farm Fact’ videos published on Fridays on Facebook, then head to the Learning Hub to for further learning and creative, online activity sheets.
Learning together, anywhere
Laura Cunningham, learning and visitor services manager, commented: “As much as possible, we want to bring you the diversity of Tatton Park to enjoy together as a family in the safety of your own homes.
“Perhaps you want to create your own incredible creature, learn about our ancient deer herd or explore life as an evacuee! – it is all possible!”
There are even chances to win visits and experiences at Tatton Park (once it’s re-opened) hidden amongst the activities.