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Read on for all the latest news and updates from Dick Whittington Park. You can find out about all the goings on here, from our environmental initiative to what’s been happening in the play barn!

What’s the local fruit varieties that we grow in our orchards? Our founder, Chris Turney, has won awards – but what’s his speciality? Who really was Dick Whittington – and why did we choose him to be our namesake? Find the answers to all these riddles, and more besides, by reading our articles below.
About our Founder Chris Turney

About our Founder Chris Turney

Dick Whittington Park and Hidden Valley is a family owned business. Senior family member Chris Turney has run a farming enterprise for many years.

Covid 19

Covid 19

Covid 19 restrictions at Dick Whittington Park Some Covid 19 restrictions will still be in place when you arrive. Adults are to wear face masks on entry and when moving around inside the building. Please remember to wash your hands as often as needed.

The story of the Real Richard Whittington

The story of the Real Richard Whittington

Richard Whittington was born the third son of William and Joan Whittington, Lord and Lady of Pauntly, around 1358 in Gloucester. When he was 13 he was sent to London to be apprenticed to John Fitzaren.