Learning at Attingham

At Attingham learning is brought to life through our extensive range of hands-on programmes, which have been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

We're proud of our programmes' quality and happy to work with you to ensure your school has the best possible experience. For more information on our workshops and learning opportunities at Attingham, or If you know which workshop you would like to book please email the learning team, or phone 01743 708168. If you'd like more details about our workshops please downlaod the Learning Booklet at the bottom of this page.

Outdoor learning

Our Learning Team will help you explore the parkland and get up close to nature at Attingham
Learning volunteer demonstrating 'bug life' in the Deer Park at Attingham

'Wildlife at Attingham' is our outdoor programme. Choose from a variety of activities including pond dipping, bug hunting and Deer Park rides to tailor your visit. Please contact us if you would like to focus on one particular area of the Park or to arrange repeat visits to see how the Park changes throughout the seasons. We also have an orienteering course mapped out which is suitable for primary schools.

Become Attingham explorers for the day on our Wildlife at Attingham workshop
The fallow deer herd in the Deer Park at Attingham Park

Indoor learning

The Learning Team ready to welcome you to a WWII workshop at Attingham Park
The Learning Team at Attingham Park

We offer the following indoor programmes, which can be adapted to suit your needs:

  •     Homes in the past
Learn about 'below stairs' in Attingham's Regency Mansion on our Homes in the Past workshop
Costumed interpreters carrying out tasks in the Still Room at Attingham Park
How does Georgian life in the Mansion at Attingham compare to homes today?
Costumed interpteter laying the table in the Butler's Pantry at Attingham Park
  •   WWII at Attingham
Learn about rationing, make do and mend and digging for victory at Attingham's WWII workshop
An educational workshop demonstation of rag rugging at Attingham
Learn about rationing at Attingham's WWII workshop
A display of rationing materials at Attingham Park
  •     Food in the past
  •     Father Christmas visits

If you wish to explore the grounds of Attingham with your class you are welcome to self-guide. Self-guided visits are free to Education Group Members (EGM), but must be pre-booked in advance with the Learning Team.

Download our 2017 Learning Programmes Booklet below

Learning at Attingham 2017 (PDF / 0.5MB) download