Things to see & do

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A picture paints 1000 words

Discover hidden stories behind our pictures in our 1000 words exhibition © National Trust

Discover hidden stories behind our pictures in our 1000 words exhibition

Throughout September we're revealing the hidden stories behind some of the paintings and photographs in our collection with special displays and artefacts from the archives. Discover our 1000 words exhibition in the mansion, and the stories our images tell - from dramatic love stories to tales of the Grand Tour.

Carriage Parade

Meet the Shire horses at the Carriage Parade © National Trust

Meet the Shire horses at the Carriage Parade

Step back in time as horses return to the stables at Attingham on Sunday 14 September. Watch the heavy horse demonstrations throughout the day from 10am-4pm, and don't miss the British Driving Society as they start their annual carriage parade, leaving Attingham at 12noon. Come and admire the carriages lined up in front of the mansion when they return at approximately 1.30pm, and see which horse and carriage wins the rosette.

Harvest Fair

Join us to celebrate the harvest in the Walled Garden on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September. Watch the apple pressing and treat yourself to some fresh juice, and see if you can spot the carved pumpkins on our poetry trail.

Step behind the scenes

There's a lot of work to do to rescue and restore the beautiful John Nash roof in our Picture Gallery, and we're inviting you to step up on our scaffold to see the work we need to carry out on our new scaffold tours. To experience this once-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the conservation work happening right now at high level, please book onto a tour in the Entrance Hall of the mansion. Tours are limited and run until October, and we recommend you check if tours are on by calling 01743 708154 on the day.

Cycle policy

Children under five years old are welcome to learn to cycle in the grounds on tricycles, training bikes without pedals, and bikes with stabilisers. Download our Cycle Policy for more information.