Snowdrops spring into season

As December ends and January is just around the corner, we're keeping an eye out for the first of the snowdrops. Usually, beginning to make an appearance from mid January onwards (dependent upon weather conditions) these delicate green and white flowers transform the floor of the woodland in February.

Wrap up warm as the new year arrives and take a refreshing stroll around Attingham to spot the snowdrops. 

Snowdrops are traditionally seen as a symbol of hope at the end of the winter.

From mid-January onwards they'll be springing up in clusters around the grounds and we expect them to be at their best mid-February this year. Wild snowdrops tend to flourish in damp woods, and this is the best place to find them at Attingham. The best spots to see them are around the Mile Walk, on foot, and at the front of the park, by car, as you drive past the main gates you'll see them as you enter the drive that leads to the car park.

To find the best spots in the grounds, you can pick up a snowdrop leaflet from Visitor Reception available in February.

Upcoming events

Mansion Winter tours 2018

Fri 19 Jan 2018
11:00-12:00
The Mansion will only be open for exclusive tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 January to 11 February 2018. Each guided tour gives you the chance to see behind the scenes inside the mansion while it is normally closed to the public.

Deer feeding

Sat 20 Jan 2018
14:00-14:30
See the Attingham fallow deer herd up close as we feed them their winter rations.

Introduction to Stargazing - an evening of talks and telescopes

Fri 02 Feb 2018
19:00-21:30
Ever wondered what the difference between a stargazer and an astronomer is or wondered how big the universe actually is? Then this is an evening of talks and telescopes designed for you. (This event is suitable for over 16s).

Family Stargazing and Moonwatch

Sat 03 Feb 2018
18:30-21:00
Join Shropshire Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and moonwatch-ing suitable for all the family. Free for National Trust members, under 16s and Shropshire Astronomical Society, non-members £4.

Lantern Making with WildLife Survival School and the National Trust

Sat 17 Feb 2018
10:00-10:30
Chase away the dark nights with a candle lit lantern you have made yourself.

Family WWII Workshop

Wed 21 Feb 2018
10:00-12:00
Come and experience our family WWII Evacuee workshop with our award winning education team. Both adults and children become an evacuee in this first person, realistic workshop.