Learning

A variety of schools programmes

At Attingham learning is brought to life through our extensive range of hands-on programmes, which have been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education. We're proud of their quality and happy to work with you to ensure your school has the best possible experience. 

How to book

If you know which workshop you would like to book please email the learning team, or phone 01743 708168 to check availability.

Outdoor programmes in our park

Attingham's parkland offers a range of learning opportunities © National Trust/Steve Allman

Attingham's parkland offers a range of learning opportunities

'Wildlife at Attingham' is our outdoor programme. Choose from a variety of activities including pond dipping, bug hunting and Deer Park rides to create your visit.

Please contact us if you would like to focus on one particular area of the Park or to arrange repeat visits to see how the Park changes throughout the seasons.

We also have an orienteering course mapped out which is suitable for primary schools.

 

Programmes inside our mansion

Our programmes in the mansion bring history to life © David Levenson

Our programmes in the mansion bring history to life

We offer the following indoor programmes, which can be adapted to suit your needs:

  • Homes in the past
  • WWII at Attingham
  • Food in the past (new for 2015)
  • Christmas in the past (November-December)

 

Self-guided visits

Discover Attingham at your own pace with a self-guided visit © National Trust

Discover Attingham at your own pace with a self-guided visit

If you wish to explore the grounds of Attingham with your class you are welcome to self-guide.

Self-guided visits are free to Education Group Members (EGM), but must be pre-booked in advance with the Learning team.

 

Work experience placements

We provide valuable, week-long work experience placements for secondary school and higher education pupils, providing insight into the way a heritage site is run. Places are on a first come, first served basis.

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering

We provide diverse and entertaining volunteering opportunities for students completing all three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

 

Find out more

If you'd like to apply for Work Experience or find out about volunteering as part of your Duke of Edinburgh scheme, please email the learning team or phone 01743 708168.

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