Explore the outdoors this May half-term at Attingham

A young boy and girl jumping over logs as the explore Attingham's woodland

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 explore. With geocaching, outdoor activities and tractor and trailer safaris start (or continue!) ticking off your list of 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ this May at Attingham.

Join us for an organised activity or plan your own

Summer's nearly here and it's time to explore! Have fun this May half-term on an Attingham Park Safari, Get Geocaching with Cotswold Outdoor or discover the outdoors at Wild Times: Back to nature with the WildLife Survival School.

With the warmer weather here, why not pack a rucksack with a picnic and head out into the parkland for a day exploring and finding places to tick off your 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ - we've got great places to build a den, play poohsticks and bird watch.

Tuesday 29 May: Attingham Park Safari
Take a seat on our tractor and trailer as we head off into the Deer Park or parkland to the front of Attingham to see the estate and spot wildlife. Safari's last approximately 45 minutes and take place at set times throughout the day. Tickets cost £3.50 per child, £4.50 per adult and pre-booking for time slots in advance is strongly advised, via our What’s On page.

The fallow deer herd at Attingham Park
The Attingham deer, descended from the original herd brought to Attingham in the late 1700s
The fallow deer herd at Attingham Park

Wednesday 30 May: Get Geocaching with Cotswold Outdoor
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. Specialists from Cotswold Outdoor will be on hand to show you the ropes. £4 per device for 90 minutes hire, limited number available, first come, first served, 10.30am-4pm.

Find a geocache
Girl holding a GPS unit used for geocachine
Find a geocache

Thursday 31 May: 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.

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.

 

Create your own adventure

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

Pack a picnic and explore: don't forget your sandwiches for a busy day ticking off your 50 Things!
Young boy and girl sitting on a picnic blanket eating their sandwiches
Pack a picnic and explore: don't forget your sandwiches for a busy day ticking off your 50 Things!

Run off steam at the Field of Play

Always fun, whatever the weather - Attingham's Field of Play is the perfect place to run off steam and have fun. With space to play on things, in things, and around things, there's play equipment and space for you to run, walk, roll, and play your own games. Head for the Walled Garden and you'll find the Field of Play through the Orchard. The Greedy Pig catering van serves hot and cold drinks and snacks from 11am on weekends and school holidays between Saturday 24 March and Saturday 4 November (weather dependent).

Come rain or shine head up to the Field of Play to run off some steam
A girl playing with a parachute in the Field of Play at Attingham Park
Come rain or shine head up to the Field of Play to run off some steam

Explore indoors

If the weather takes a turn, take cover in the Mansion. Open from 11am with last entry at 4.30pm, head inside and hunt 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 the servants in the basement on selected days!