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 procession, 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 16 February.

We've planned some great activities at Attingham and in Shrewsbury as part of the annual DarwIN Festival from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February to get you out and about enjoying the February half term.

The Mansion reopens at half term

Explore the Mansion: The Mansion will open for the season on Saturday 16 February and will be open from 11am with last entry at 4.30pm for you to explore.

Visitors in the entrance hall at Attingham Park
Visitors in the entrance hall at Attingham Park
Visitors in the entrance hall at Attingham Park

Explore outdoors

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).

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

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

Light up half term with Lantern Making and a Lantern Procession

Over the February half-term join one of our lantern making workshops as we build up to our Lantern Lit Procession at Attingham on Saturday 23 February (lantern workshops and Lantern Lit Procession booked seperately).

Saturday 16 Febuary  and Wednesday 20 February- Drop in between 11am and 1.30pm at Attingham to create a wax paper lantern lit with a LED tea light. £3 per lantern, more information on the webpages here.

Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 February  - Join the WildCraftist at Attingham and make a traditional hand crafted willow and paper lantern. All materials including LED tea lights are provided. £8 per lantern, places must be prebooked via the WildCraftist website here. Standard admission charges will also apply on the day for non-members of the National Trust.

Join our Lantern Lit Procession - Taking place on Saturday 23 February, our second after dark Lantern Lit Procession will lead you around the woodlands at Attingham - keep an eye out for the snowdrops carpeting the ground in places. Arrival from 6.30pm with the procession starting at 7pm, book your place via our What's On page. Adults £4, children £2 (event prices apply to all visitors booking a place).

 

Explore the grounds hunting out geocaches

Wednesday 20 February - Hire one of our devices, hunt out our geocaches and tick off number 49 on the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. £4 per device for 90 minutes hire, at set times between 10.30am and 3pm, book in advance via the What's On page.

More ideas for your half term visit

Pick up a copy of our February half term planner from Visitor Reception for more ideas for your visit to Attingham.

 

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 Procession). 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.