CHILDREN visiting the RHS Show, Tatton Park, have the chance to travel back in time.
This year Tatton’s education team will be giving our younger visitors the chance to sample life from different periods in history and try their hand at traditional children’s activities.
From the Victorian era, they will be able to dress up as maids or servants and learn how to perfectly polish the silver, while ‘Medieval’ staff will be on hand to teach them how to weave on a loom and make pot- pourri bags to ward off 14th century smells and sicknesses.
Thrifty ‘Aunt Mary’ from Tatton’s 1940s farm will show how to ‘make do and mend’ by making a colourful rag rug.
Children can also decorate a paper plate, using inspiration gained from the Egerton family’s ceramic collection.
Lynn Podmore, visitor services manager, said: “This is a great way for showcasing the wide ranging activities Tatton delivers, whilst giving children the opportunity to have a fun hands-on experience, and for teachers to ask about the programmes we run.”
The RHS Flower Show takes place July 22-26. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark.