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 download 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
Our Learning Team will help you explore the parkland and get up close to nature at Attingham

'Wildlife at Attingham' is our outdoor programme. Choose from a variety of activities including pond dipping, woodland walks 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.

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'Wildlife' school visits at Attingham

Join a 'Wildlife' school visit for the day in this short film

Indoor learning

The Learning Team ready to welcome you to a WWII workshop at Attingham Park
The Learning Team at Attingham Park
The Learning Team ready to welcome you to a WWII workshop 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
Learn about 'below stairs' in Attingham's Regency Mansion on our Homes in the Past workshop
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
How does Georgian life in the Mansion at Attingham compare to homes today?
  •   WWII at Attingham
Learn about rationing, make do and mend and billeting at Attingham's WWII workshop
An educational workshop demonstation of rag rugging at Attingham
Learn about rationing, make do and mend and billeting at Attingham's WWII workshop
Learn about rationing at Attingham's WWII workshop
A display of rationing materials at Attingham Park
Learn about rationing at Attingham's WWII workshop
  •     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.

 

Self-guide learning

We have recently introduced 'self-guide resources' for groups planning their own programme on a visit to Attingham. These resources will help you to prepare for your visit to Attingham and to focus the groups learning whilst you are here. 

Below is an example of a self-guide resource, we also have Mansion and Outdoors resources. Once you have booked your visit , resources will be emailed to you.

Example Self-Guide: Attingham Stables Courtyard (PDF / 0.9MB) download

Please note that we require all educational groups to book their visit to us in advance, even if you are self-guiding.

 

 

Download our Learning Programmes Booklet below

Learning at Attingham 2017/2018 (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Our award winning education programme is always in high demand, so please book early to avoid disapointment. We're always happy to talk through more details about elements of our programme, and to look at how we can help your educational group get the most out of their visit to Attingham, please do get in touch if you need more information via email or call 01743 708168.

 

The National Trust's Educational Group Membership

Education Group Membership (EGM) is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education. Find out more information below: