February adventures at Attingham Park
If Attingham is your local green space for exercise stretch your legs around the grounds this February. Whether you're visiting on a weekday, weekend, or at half term, there's plenty to see on your wander, and the Field of Play is open for you to explore.
Come rain or shine, head out on a walk to explore the park as spring begins, spot the snowdrops as they spring up in the woodland, watch the wildlife in the park, splash in puddles, and take home an activity pack to light up the dark evenings.
Visits to Attingham are by pre-booked ticket for the Parkland, Walled Garden, Orchard, Walks, and Field of Play (some restrictions in place). Following the Prime Minister's announcement of the latest lockdown in England the outdoors at Attingham remains open for local visitors to access fresh air and open space for exercise in line with government guidance.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time, there are one-way routes in place entering and leaving the grounds, and you’ll need to book your visit in advance.
Spot the snowdrops: Each February the woodland at Attingham turns white and green as the snowdrops come into flower. Head out on a self-led adventure, following the signage on site, to our Snowdrop Path to find the biggest displays (snowdrops are expected to be at their best mid-late February, but weather conditions may affect this).
To brighten up the last of the winter afternoons we've added some twinkling fairylights along the route to the Snowdrop Path. Why not book to visit later in the day to see them in a different light?
Stop in at the Walled Garden: Until Sunday 28 February you can peek inside and see the Bothy dressed as Mr McGregor's house. What have those animals been up to inside? Head out to the orchard, and find who's burrow is under the sheds.
Light up February with a take home woodland tealight activity pack: While you're enjoying a walk in the grounds, pick up a 'Light up the dark' clay activity pack to take home with you to create a woodland themed tealight holder.
Collect your pack from Reception on arrival, packs includes air-drying clay, battery powered tea light, and an instruction and inspiration sheet. While on your walk around Attingham collect some natural decorations in your bag to use later at home when you are making your tealight holder. Suitable for ages 3 years and above (with adult supervision), packs cost £4, card payments only please, available while stocks last.
Watch the wildlife: If your day of exploring Attingham takes you up towards the Deer Park keep an eye out for our fallow deer herd. Find our more about the Deer in our seasonal Deer Diary.
Run off steam in the Field of Play: Tog up for the weather, don't forget your wellies for when its muddy! The kiosk in the Field of Play will be open daily from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 February from 11am-3pm. Serving hot and cold drinks and a limited range of snacks and confectionary, card payments only please. Please remember a face covering for use while being served at the kiosk.
Admission to Attingham
Visits to Attingham need to be booked in advance. National Trust members and under 5s visit Attingham for free, whole property admission charges apply for non-members for the activities above. When you visit Attingham, spot the snowdrops, take home an activity pack, or warm up with a hot chocolate from the cafe, you're helping conserve and maintain this special place for future generations. Thank you for your support.