For families

Children playing around a tree at Attingham © NTPL/John Millar

Children playing around a tree at Attingham

Fun for all ages

We're proud to offer a fantastic day out for families, with plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages - all year round. Spring is a great time to try spotting our wildlife as it wakes up after winter - try looking for squirrels and birds on the Mile Walk. Little eggsplorers will love our Easter activities, with something different every day of the school holidays. Download our Easter adventures planner to stick to your fridge so you don’t miss a thing!

Go on a treasure hunt

 

X marks the spot with our choice of pirate-themed trails this holiday. Explore the grounds as you help Trusty find all the treasure after an island break or take on the challenge of discovering where the hidden treasure is buried. You might just be rewarded with some treasure of your own! Trails are £2.50 (including a prize) and run every day of the school holidays.

Become an eggsplorer

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

Calling all young eggsplorers to join us this Easter weekend for the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail - see if you can find all the clues and win a chocolate Egghead prize! Journey to base camp to pick up your passport and make your own pith hat, and challenge your family to some old fashioned fun and games with an egg and spoon race on the play field. Find out more about our Easter activities here.

Trusty's Tuesday Club

Become a nature detective © Cadbury

Become a nature detective

Join Trusty’s Tuesday Club for a different activity every Tuesday of the school holidays. This Easter you can get creative and design your own porcelain egg to take home, or track wild animals and become a nature detective. Find out more information about all our upcoming activities and events here.

Hang out with a hawk

Meet some of nature's most amazing birds of prey © Cadbury

Meet some of nature's most amazing birds of prey

Feather Perfect Falconry will be on hand to ensure you get the school holidays off to a flying start. See some of nature's most amazing birds of prey soar free and get up close and personal to discover more about these magnificent creatures. Find out more about all our Easter activities here.

Get sporty

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © National Trust/Lucy Newbury

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

Why not take on a new challenge this school holiday and try something sporty? Become the next Robin Hood and have a go at archery, see if you can make it to the top of the climbing wall or challenge your family to some old fashioned fun and games with a sack race at Community Games. You can also borrow sporty equipment from the play field every day and let off some steam with a game or two. Find out more about all our activities here.

Time to tick off:

  • Building a den at Arlington Court © Murray Sharpe.

    4: Build a den

    Find our den building area in the Woodland Walk : or build your own wherever you like!

  • 19: Play pooh sticks

    The bridge by the deer park is perfect for pooh sticks - grab a stick and you're ready to race.

  • Building a den at Arlington Court © Ian Shaw

    44: Go bird watching

    There are lots of birds in our woods in Spring: come and see what you can spot.

Orienteering trail

Did you know we have an orienteering trail? This runs alongside our family trails, every day of the school holidays from 10am - 4pm. Will you make it to all the checkpoints and win a prize? £2.50 per child, including a prize.

You can also download and print our orienteering trail below to have a go at any day you like. Please note that we can only give prizes for trails bought on site.
 

Pause for a picnic

Family picnics are a great way to refuel after a day of adventures: head up to the Orchard to find our favourite benches under the apple blossom. If you fancy an extra treat, why not pick up an ice cream at the Carriage House Café on your way?

Hide and seek in the mansion

 © National Trust

Can you see the cuddly critter in this picture? Pick up a free family trail around the mansion to spot the cute creatures hiding in our beautiful rooms.

Discover what life was like for servants in a mansion with our family activities in the basement. Why not help create a feast fit for a Lord, or try on our dressing up costumes to travel back in time?

Shoulder of Mutton play field

 © National Trust

Are you brave enough to run through the Pipe Monster? Our Shoulder of Mutton playing field near the Orchard is a natural playground featuring loads of things to explore. There's also sports equipment you can borrow free of charge to try out table tennis, volleyball and more, and traditional swings for little ones. It's a long-term project which we'll be adding to all the time, so come along and let us know what you think.

50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

How many different species can you spot? © NTPL/Daniel Bosworth

It's time to get our little ones back outdoors and enjoying nature: our list of 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ is a great way to find a fun activity, whatever the weather. From tree-climbing to hunting for bugs and getting messy in the mud, there's an idea for every visit, and at Attingham you can tick off over 20 of them.

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

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