Be 'Inspired by nature' this Christmas at Attingham

Christmas wreath hanging on a window, with relfections of the indoor Christmas lights

Be inspired by nature at Attingham this Christmas. Start or continue a visiting tradition, and discover something new to celebrate this festive season. From robins to hedgehogs, from willow sculptures to ornate decorations, and from exotic creatures to willow sculptures - be inspired by nature this Christmas Let your Christmas traditions and festivities be 'Inspired by nature' from Saturday 30 November to Monday 23 December 2019.

Enjoy a festive visit with family and friends to see a series of beautifully decorated Christmas trees inspired by the seasons, winter wildlife, exotic creatures and natural decorations.


The Winter Robin, a poem by Martin Jones

Extracts from the poem The Winter Robin, by Martin Jones. If you visit Attingham this December for a Christmas 'Inspired by Nature' you'll find verses from the poem around the estate.

In the Walled Garden uncover more about how some of the fictional animals of Attingham Wood are spending the winter, and inside the Mansion be inspired by the themed decorations, including bird and birdsong, seashells, tropical birds, and the winter robin.

Festivities at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Visitors at Attingham Park, Shropshire at Christmas
Festivities at Attingham Park, Shropshire

This year visits to the festively decorated Mansion are by pre-booked timed ticket, for all visitors. You can choose the day and time of day you would like to visit. By spreading visits throughout the day we’re aiming to offer everybody coming time to enjoy each festively decorated room at their own pace, and with enough space to do so. It will also help us to care for the collection and interior of the Grade I listed Mansion at this time of year by preventing overcrowding.

The Mansion will be decorated for Christmas and will be open for pre-booked visits every day between Saturday 30 November and Monday 23 December.

On the ground floor each room will be decorated for Christmas with an individual theme highlighting how we experience and are inspired by nature throughout the seasons. 

In the basement, on selected dates throughout December meet our cooks in the kitchen - they'll be cooking up a storm of 1970s inspired festive food, as we look at the fashions for fruits and vegetables in that era.

A very special Christmas visitor

Father Christmas will be visiting Attingham on selected dates again this year. Visits are by pre-booked ticket only. Ticket holders will visit Father Christmas  in a specially set aside area of the basement of the Mansion. There is a separate entrance to this area, and it is a separate experience from the main visit to the Mansion.

An elf photogprahs Father Christmas and visitors to his study at Attingham Park

It wouldn't be Christmas at Attingham without visiting Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas and his gnomes at Attingham Park on selected dates this Christmas. Pre-booking essential.