1920s Christmas at Attingham Park
*Attingham's 1920s Christmas finished on Friday 23 December 2016* Step back in time and enter a 1920s Christmas at Attingham Park from Saturday 3 December to Friday 23 December 2016. You are cordially invited to leave the stresses of modern life behind and enjoy the festivities of this time of year with a 1920s twist. Discover traditions old and new from the 1920s to the present day and maybe even create some of you own at Attingham this December.
*This webpage contains information about Attingham's Christmas in 2016. Please check back later in the year for details of Christmas 2017*
The Christmases of the 1920s, celebrated at Attingham, were not opulent. The shadow of the First World War was still being felt across the country, but Thomas 8th Lord Berwick and his wife Teresa always ensured that there were Christmas celebrations with decorations, parties and entertainments for their estate workers, tenants, and friends. Join us as we step back in time and experience a 1920s Christmas and discover how their Christmas traditions varied from ours.
The Mansion will be decorated for a 1920s Christmas and will be open every day between Saturday 3 December and Friday 23 December, from 10.30am- 4pm (last entry 3pm). The top floor of the Mansion will also be open telling the stories of our conservation projects and looking at what we should do with this floor in our 'Whose Rooms?' display (not decorated for Christmas).
While the Mansion is open, on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and from Wednesday 21 through to Friday 23 December, watch and join the Dapper Flappers as they 'Charleston it up' in the Picture Gallery. Sessions will start at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. There will be a mixture of demonstrations and workshops, lasting around 30 minutes. So bring along your dancing shoes!
On selected dates throughout December meet our 1920s cooks in the kitchen as they prepare the estate workers' gift baskets.
Younger visitors can pick up family trail to lead them through the Mansion looking for bears and take a break in the Butler's Pantry and try a few Christmas crafts or play family games. There will also be a 'Twelve Days of Christmas' outdoors trail available from Visitor Reception (50p per trail).
Father Christmas will be visiting Attingham on selected dates throughout December. Visits are by pre-booked ticket only and are available to purchase via the What's On page of the website or by calling 03442 491895 (there is an additional charge to visit Father Christmas, and tickets for 3, 4, 10,11, 17, 18, 19 - 23 December are sold out).