Autumn half term happenings at Attingham Park

Knitted hedgehog and toadstool in a tree, part of Attingham's Woollen Woods event.

Head on down to Attingham this October half term for autumn fun with a Halloween twist. Explore Attingham as the leaves fall and rich reds, greens, ambers and yellows can be seen across the park this half term, from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November.

Saturday 27 October - Sunday 4 November: Visit Attingham's Woollen Woods

Experience Hall-'wool'-een in a completely different light this year and visit our first  Attingham Woollen Woods as crafted woodland creatures take over a section of the Mile Walk. Or even better- help us create the trail by sending in some of your own fibre creations. For more information visit the What's on event listing for Woollen Woods here.

Woollen Woods will remain in place until Sunday 25 November but  location and variety of creatures may change within this time.


Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October: Pumpkin carving

Try your hand at making a traditional decoration to welcome or scare off those Halloween visitors; what will you carve? A face, a shape, or something more spooky? Booking is essential for pumpkin carving which will be taking place on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October from 11am to 3pm, at timed intervals from 10.30am to 3pm and costs £5 per pumpkin (including LED tea-light candle). You can book your ticket online here.

Autumn produce in the Walled Garden
Two orange pumpkins growing in the Walled Garden
Autumn produce in the Walled Garden

Wednesday 31 October: Get Geocaching 

The specialists at Cotswold Outdoor will be at Attingham with top tips for geocaching around the grounds. Hire a device, hunt out hidden geocaches and tick off number 49 on the list of ‘50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾’! Pre-booking is advised, devices can be hired for time slots in the morning and afternoon, and it costs £4 per device for two hours hire. You can book a device via the What's On page of the website here.

Hunt for Hiding Hedgehogs - indoors and out!

Families can explore Attingham, indoors and out, every day of the half term with two family trails this half term. Hedgehogs traditionally hibernate at this time of year – and some of them have found their way into the Mansion and Walled Garden looking for a cosy spot to spend the autumn. Pick up a trail sheet at Visitor Reception to spot them in the Walled Garden, or from the Mansion to spot them hiding inside.

Download the October half term holiday planner

Download your copy of the Attingham October half term holiday planner here with all the details of activities taking place.

Attingham October Half Term Planner (PDF / 1.5MB) download

Standard admission charges to Attingham will also apply for non-members of the National Trust, for these half term events and activities. For more information on all our events taking place throughout the year visit our What's On page here.