Have fun this February Half-term

Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to see and do at Attingham in February half-term. Explore the park as it begins to wake up for spring, have fun making a lantern and join us on an evening lantern walk, spot the snowdrops as they spring up in the woodland, and see the deer being fed each day at 2pm. The Mansion will also be open from Saturday 17 February.

We've planned some great activities from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 February to get you out and about enjoying the February half-term at Attingham.

Explore the Mansion: The Mansion will open for the season on Saturday 17 February and will be open from 11am with last entry at 4.30pm for you to explore.

Spot the snowdrops: Each February the woodland at Attingham turns white and green as the snowdrops come into flower. Pick up a map and head out on a self-led adventure to find the biggest displays (snowdrops are expected to be in flower at this time, but weather conditions may affect this).

Light up half-term with a Lantern Making Workshop: Over the February half-term join one of our lantern making workshops as we build up to our first evening Lantern Lit Walk on Friday 23 February.

These sessions are for all the family and you can chose between making a traditional hand crafted willow lantern with WildLife Survival School on Saturday 17 and Thursday 22 February (pre-booked only) or drop in to make a colourful cup lantern with the Attingham team on Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February.

Make a colourful cup lantern this February half-term at Attingham
Examples of three colourful cup lanterns that can be made at Attingham
Make a colourful cup lantern this February half-term at Attingham

Places must be pre-booked to make a willow lantern, and it costs £5 per lantern. Colourful cup lantern making is a drop in activity, £2 per lantern to make. All materials including battery tea lights are provided. For times, prices, details and to book for willow lantern making visit the What's On page for more information. (Places for the Lantern Lit Walk are booked seperately, please see below for details).

Join our Lantern Lit Walk: Taking place on Friday 23 February, our first after dark Lantern Lit Walk will lead you around the woodlands at Attingham - keep an eye out for the snowdrops carpeting the ground in places. There procession will start at 7pm, book your place via our What's On page. Adults £4, children £2 (event prices apply to all visitors booking a place).

Step back in time to Attingham in the 1940s with a Family WWII Workshop: Have your children been studying life on the home front during WWII this year? Would they (and you!) like to learn a bit more in our hands-on, activity based family workshop? Pre-booking is essential, and takes place on Wednesday 21 February, from 10am-12pm. Adult £5, children £3. Not suitable for under 5s.  Pre-booking essential via the Whats' On page. 

See the deer up close: If your day of exploring Attingham takes you up towards the Deer Park, at 2pm every day, you can watch our rangers feed our herd of fallow deer their winter rations.

Download our handy February half-term activity planner here for more ideas and to plan your visit. 

Attingham Park February Half-term Planner (PDF / 0.8MB) download

Admission to Attingham

National Trust members and under 5s visit Attingham for free, whole property admission charges apply for non-members for the activities above (excluding Lantern Lit Walk). Additional charges may apply for some events as listed above. When you visit Attingham, spot the snowdrops, take part in an event or activity, or warm up with a hot chocolate and piece of Attingham-made cake in the Cafe, you're helping conserve and maintain this special place for future generations. Thank you for your support.