TATTON birds better beware – the Scarecrow Festival is back.

From February 15 to 23, over 70 scarecrows will take up residence in Tatton Park’s gardens.

The scarecrow design team –Tatton’s gardeners and Janet Bradshaw from the education group –have taken inspiration from Greek storyteller, Aesop, to create this year’s collection. 

The team have selected fables that link with Tatton’s gardens and wildlife.  Amongst the fables being interpreted are ‘The Jackdaw and the small birds’, ‘The Frog and the Well’ and ‘The Sun and the Wind’.

A special day of additional games and activities will take place on Sunday February 16. Children will be invited to help dress more scarecrows and make their own mini-scarecrows and animal masks to take home.

The farm will also be joining in with this year’s festivities.   Throughout the week, farm visitors can search for the scarecrow characters of ‘Old MacDonald and his farm’, take part in a quiz and help farm staff make scarecrows. 

For information on entry fees and opening times visit tattonpark.org.uk.