Autumn adventures at Attingham
Everyone needs nature and we’ve got some ideas and inspiration to make the most of your autumn visits to Attingham. Whatever the season, and whatever the weather there's plenty of adventures to be had; from putting your best foot forward on the Tree-mendous trail around the Mile Walk, spotting what's in the Woollen Woods, and having a go at making your own spooky forest face from clay.
Download the Tree-mendous Trail for Nature Explorers
Download the Tree-mendous Trail for Nature Explorers, this short walk takes you around the Mile Walk ending at the Field of Play.
If you’re downloading the trail after you've arrived here at Attingham why not play I-SPY and see who can spot the trees on the trail first? If you’re planning ahead for your next visit you’ll find activity suggestions you might like to do as well (you will need to bring your own items to do so).
Colourful creations in Attingham's Woollen Woods
From Saturday 2 October to Sunday 21 November nature inspired crafted creations will make their home on a new part of the Mile Walk for the fourth annual ‘Woollen Woods’. Families can spot their favourite woodland animals along the self-led walk through the woods, as well as a few spooky Halloween bats, and spiders.
Forest Faces wild art
Autumn is a great time to get creative and have a go at creating some wild art. From Saturday 2 October to Sunday 21 November ‘Forest Faces’ clay packs will be available to purchase from Visitor Reception, for £3 per pack. Have a go at creating a funny, spooky, scary, or friendly face to decorate a tree in a special ‘Forest Faces Grove’ area at Attingham. The air-drying clay in the pack is free from nylon fibres and will break down naturally over the coming days and weeks and return to nature.
Visitors can collect natural materials from around the park to add to their clay face before sculpting their masterpiece for this self-led activity. Alternatively, the pack and natural materials can be taken back with the visitors, to create something at home.
The Field of Play
The Field of Play is a hive of fun, activity and sport throughout and has some unusual natural play features. Depending on weather conditions, the field may get muddy so don't forget your wellies and warm clothes, and you're welcome to bring items such as a football or frisbee to play with in the space.
As you head around the Park you'll find lots of natural play to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained. From fallen tree trunks to muddy paths, and logs over the stream at the top of the Mile Walk there's various levels of natural play to be found. Forage for cones and make scrap-books of leaves but please don't pick wild flowers. Children must be supervised at all times.
Children aged 5 and under are welcome to bring tricycles and starter bikes (either no pedals or with stabilisers) when they visit. Standard bicycles are unfortunately not permitted in the Park regardless of the cyclists age, to keep the Park a safe environment for budding cyclists to learn in and for all visitors to enjoy.
Children aged 11 years old and under are welcome to explore the grounds on push/kick scooters. Battery powered scooters are not permitted in the grounds.
If you're looking for somewhere for the whole family to cycle together head over to Comer Woods at the Dudmaston Estate (close to Bridgnorth). The Explorer Trail includes a 3.5km long multi use trail perfect for families to explore whether walking, cycling or running.