Be inspired at Attingham this New Year

A close up of the woodland covered in snowdrops

New Year, new ... ? As 2019 approaches what will you try this year? To help you out, we've put together a few ideas together to inspire you at Attingham this New Year.

Capture Attingham

Be inspired by the beautiful views and parkland at Attingham. Whether you’ve had a new bit of kit for Christmas, are using a tried and tested favourite camera or just taking snaps with your mobile phone – this time of year is great to practice your photography. The crisp wintry mornings and warm early evening sunsets in the Deer Park along with backdrops of woodland and wildlife set the scene for that perfect photograph.

The sun sets upon a wintry Attingham
The sun sets in the background against the winter landscapes of Attingham Park
The sun sets upon a wintry Attingham

 

Widen your horizons

Your New Year resolution could be as simple as trying out something new. Join us for a stargazing weekend at the start of February.
 

Discover the night sky from Friday 8 to Saturday 9 February.

Thanks to the inky black skies around Attingham the moon and stars seem to shine all the more brightly. Whether you just want to enjoy the beauty of the night sky, learn your waxing from your waning moon, try something new as a family, or if you’re already an astute astronomer, join Shropshire Astronomical Society in front of the Mansion for one of these magical evenings.
 

Friday 8 February: Introduction to stargazing, an evening of talks and telescopes, 7-9.30pm, £8 per person (not suitable for under 16s).

Booking is essential for this evening event, please visit our What's On page to book. 

Saturday 9 February: Family Stargazing and Moonwatch, two sessions at 6.30pm-7.30pm or 8pm-9pm, £3 per person (charge also applies to National Trust members and Shropshire Astronomical Society, under 5s free.

Booking is essential for these sessions, please visit our What's On page to book.

If the weather's wet, we'll head inside to see what's hidden behind the rain clouds using specialist equipment (with a family friendly introduction).

 

Get active outdoors

Is getting fit your New Year's resolution? If you're just starting out we have three great run routes for you to follow throughout the Deer Park, whether you want to start off walking, jogging or running. Signposted from the Deer Park Gate the routes let you take on a 1, 2 or 3 mile challenge.

Stay motivated with a goal: book your Night Run place

Stay motivated and sign up now, to our Night Run on Saturday 2 March, and illuminate the night sky at Attingham at this special evening event. It's your chance to grab your glow sticks and don your head torch and run through the grounds. See what all the fun is about!
 

 

Signs of spring: Snowdrop Watch

From late January to February, watch out of the first signs of spring as the snowdrops begin to raise their heads and begin to peek through the woodland floor. Pick up a leaflet from Visitor Reception from February to find the best places to see the snowdrop displays in the woods around the Mile Walk.
 
The woodland floor is transformed as the snowdrops spring up
A view into the woodland at Attingham which is covered in snowdrops
The woodland floor is transformed as the snowdrops spring up

Give volunteering a go

Do you want to do something amazing and help make a difference? Volunteering at Attingham is flexible, with roles with a regular volunteering commitment once a week or so, at special events, or as part and parcel of your general visits to us .
 
Want to volunteer on the same day every week? No problem.
 
Want to be able to get involved just once a month? That's great too!
 
With roles indoors or out, volunteering is a great way to try something new, learn new skills and make new friends.