Scarecrow Festival at Tatton

Family half term fun


If you’re looking for something fun to do this half term (14th – 22nd February 2015), then head over to Tatton Park gardens for their scarecrow festival.

We had loads of fun with our quiz sheet following the trail in the walled kitchen garden, tracking down eight special scarecrows representing fairies, elves, nymphs,  sprites, trolls and the like.


Fairy scarecrow





Nymph scarecrow



The gardens were looking gorgeous as usual yesterday (Sunday 15th February). Venture across the lawns and there are many more (up to 30) straw and sack creations to be spotted.



I took a particular shine to this old fellow with his banjo.


Banjo scarecrow


There are also some lovely craft activities – we made our own fairies!


Making fairies


I’ve got a nasty feeling however that our lovely day out may back fire on me, as I told my four year old daughter that when the sun goes down and the grounds begin to get dark, the scarecrows come to life and walk across the lawns. I’m thoroughly expecting to be woken in the night with nightmares – they could be hers, they could be mine. It’s anyone’s guess.

For more information about the Tatton Park Scarecrow Festival click here.


Alison x  (your 4Manchester Women Editor)


Photographs: Alison Staples




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