One Snowy Night: a Christmas Garden Tale

Tatton Park Gardens, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

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Copyright Nick Butterworth. One Snowy Night

This festive feel-good family event is based on Nick Butterworth’s much-cherished book ‘One Snowy Night’, where Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends escape the cold on a chilly Christmas Eve. Brrrrrr…. you’ll need a trail sheet, winter woollies and a keen eye to spot Percy’s animal friends along the way. Warm up toasting marshmallows by the fire, before heading off to spot Percy’s gift from the animals under the Christmas tree. Children will receive a tasty treat from Percy at the end.

A natural home for Percy the Park Keeper this Christmas

Tatton Park has been running Percy Park Keeper events since April, with a series of interactive trails that have brought Nick Butterworth’s wonderfully illustrated stories to life for thousands of visitors, young and old. One Snowy Night: A Christmas Garden Tale runs from 27th November until 3rd January 2022.

The multi award-winning author and creator of Percy the Park Keeper stories, Nick Butterworth, explains his inspiration for writing One Snowy Night and how Tatton Park is a very natural home for Percy the Park Keeper this Christmas:

"I was on a winter walk in our local park. As I followed a frosty path, I saw a light through the mist ahead. Closer, I saw that it came from the open door of a little hut. I peeped inside and saw that someone had made a very cosy place in the middle of this chilly setting. An armchair. Pictures on the wall. A table. And, most welcoming of all, the happy sound of a whistling kettle coming to the boil. My imagination began to work. You could live in a hut like this. This lovely park would be your garden. And of course, the animals who live in the park would be your friends…I went home, grabbed an old exercise book, and started to write:

It’s cold in the park in Winter. But Percy the Park Keeper doesn’t mind…”

Nick Butterworth, author and illustrator of One Snowy Night

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