TATTON Park hosts a terrific celebration of country life this Bank Holiday weekend, as traditional fun and games, crafts, activities, food and drink take over at the Farm.

The Farm is set in a corner of the Park know as Tatton Dale and was, in its heyday, at the heart of the vast Egerton estate, feeding family, guests and staff at the mansion.

Visitors will be able to take a step back in time to meet some of the characters who lived and worked there, including Aunt Mary making butter in her Cottage.

There are favourite childhood games such as egg-and-spoon races, and the chance to show your strength in a tug-of-war!

There is a chance to have go at testing your circus skills, from plate spinning to stilt walking and don’t miss the fabulous circus show at 3.30pm each day. Don’t miss the Morris dancers on Sunday and Monday.

The Cheshire Guild of Spinners are on hand to show how fleece is spun into yarn. There will also be a chance to meet our friendly ferrets.

New for this year is Kukua African drumming Band on the Saturday, It’s a Dog Knockout on the Sunday and Northern Piping Band on the Monday.

Also for the first time we will be having Sawa barbecue - A Taste of African cooking.

There will also be traditional stalls offering a range of local ice-cream, homemade jams and old-fashioned sweets.

Jayne Chapman, Farm Manager said: “This weekend is packed full of fun for all the family. If you’ve never been to the Farm before, come along and experience all there is to offer on this 40 acre site – you won’t be disappointed!”

The ‘Traditional Country Weekend at the Farm’ takes place this Bank Holiday at Tatton Park, from noon to 5pm on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August, with last admission at 4pm. The daily programme varies, so look out for details on the day.

Find all the information at tattonpark.org.uk/events