For families

Come and play in the carpet of fallen leaves © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Come and play in the carpet of fallen leaves

Autumn adventures

Grab your wellies and a scarf and come crunching through the leaves in the woodland, which is ablaze with colour in the autumn. For family walks with a twist, why not pick up one of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 booklets at reception and see what you can tick off on your stroll? We've also got some spooktacular events coming up at Hallowe'en - find out more below - if you dare!

50 Things

See if you can catch a falling leaf this autumn © NTPL/John Millar

See if you can catch a falling leaf this autumn

You can tick off plenty of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Attingham this autumn. See if you can catch a falling leaf as you explore the woods, challenge your family to a game of conkers or create a masterpiece with fallen leaves and twigs you find on your adventures. Find the full list here - how many will you tick off?

Hallowe'en Fancy Dress Party

 © NTPL/Jennie Woodcock

Join us on Friday 31 October for an evening of ghoulish fun for little monsters. Help the mysterious Master of the Mansion and enjoy some crafts, games, stories and fortune telling. Tickets are now on sale, so book early to avoid disappointment - find out more on our events page.

Half Term Horrors

 © NTPL/Chris Lacey

Go wild in the woods in search of the creepy clues on a family trail. Will you find all the clues and win a prize? Trails are £2.50 per child and will be available from 10am - 4pm every day of the school holidays. Or join us for Trusty's Tuesday Club on 28 October and carve a scary pumpkin in time for Hallowe'en, 10am - 4pm. (£4.50 per child)

Time to tick off:

  • Having fun den building in the woods © National Trust/Julie Tucker

    4: Build a den

    Find some fallen leaves and branches and build a den to hide out in!

  • Having fun den building in the woods © NTPL/Ian Shaw

    10: Play conkers

    Collect some conkers on your walk and challenge your family a game.

  • Having fun den building in the woods © NTPL/National Trust Images/ArnheldeSerra

    18: Create some wild art

    See what materials you can find in the woodland and let your imagination run wild!

Play trail

Have you spotted our natural play trail hidden in the woods? Have a look on your next visit and test your balance on the beams, or see if you make it across the stepping stones.

House mouse trail

Can you spot all the house mice?

If the weather's not so perfect for finding our hidden secrets outdoors, venture into the mansion and pick up a free trail to see if you can spot all our cute house mice.

Welly walks


Don't let a rainy day spoil your fun! Grab your favourite wellies and come and splash through the puddles.

Fun whatever the weather

Come rain or shine

  • Wrap up well and rainy days can be great fun. Why not:
  • Splash in some puddles (don't forget your wellies)
  • Explore the mansion (open daily from 1 March) and try our children's trail
  • Find some great children's books in our bookshop: perfect for rainy day reads
  • Warm up with a treat in our cafĂ©: children's lunchboxes also available
  • Walk through the woodland and hear the rain pattering on the leaves