Have fun this May half-term at Attingham

Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to do this May half-term! The days are getting warmer and the park has come to life, it’s a great time to get outside and go exploring.

Half-term fun

Have fun this May half-term on a Deer Park Safari, challenge the whole family to hit the target at Have a Go Archery with the Bowbrook Archers, find out all you need to know about camping at the Cotswold Outdoor Camping Weekend and join the WildLife Survival school for some outdoor sessions in the woods.

For more information on our events and activities please visit our What’s On page for full details including dates, prices, times and other useful information. Standard admission charges apply for non-members of the National Trust, and additional charges apply to take part in some events and activities.

Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May: Cotswold Outdoor Camping Weekend and Get Geocaching and Orienteering.
Get ready for the camping season as the Cotswold Outdoor experts join us with a range of tents. We’ll also have some devices available for you to hire to have a go at the Attingham Park geocache trail and maps to have a go at our orienteering route (additional charges apply for geocaching and orienteering).

Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May: Have a Go Archery with the Bowbrook Archers
Bring the whole family to try their hand at archery (additional charges apply). 

Tuesday 30 May: Deer Park Safari
Take a seat on our tractor and trailer as we head off into the Park to spot the Attingham deer herd (additional charges apply). Tickets can be pre-booked for time slots in advance via our What’s On page.

Wednesday 31 May: Woodland Tots with the WildLife Survival School
We’re encouraging adventurous tots (3-4 years) out into the woods at Attingham Park. This session will see Woodland Tots exploring nature to make items to play woodland games with. Pre-booking is essential, as places are limited via the WildLife Survival School (additional charges apply).

Friday 2 June: Wild times: Back to nature
Join the WildLife Survival School in the woods to explore the outdoors and nature. Tickets can be pre-booked for time slots in advance, will take place at intervals throughout the day, and are aimed at 5-11 year olds. Booking and details are available via the WildLife Survival School website.

Creating your own self-led adventure

On days where we haven’t got an event or activity taking place, create your own self-led adventure and see if you can tick off any of your ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4 activities. Pick up your free 50 Things Scrapbook from Visitor Reception when you arrive – complete with the list and suggestions for carrying them out.

Each day of the half-term our Spring Trail will be running. This free seasonal spotting sheet is available from Visitor Reception and will have you spotting spring themed things inside and out at Attingham!

If the weather takes a turn, take cover in the Mansion. Open from 11am – 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm) head inside an dhunt for hidden mice 'upstairs and downstairs' and uncover the stories of the Mansion and the people who lived and worked there. You might even stumble across our cooks in the kitchen making seasonal historic recipes on selected days!

Download a copy of our May half-term adventure planner below

Download your May half-term planner here (PDF / 0.869140625MB) download