Summer days at Attingham

Three young girls, in nearly matching pink summer dresses use bright blue watering cans to water the flowers in the Walled Garden at Attingham

Escape outdoors over the summer holidays and enjoy long lazy days in the sunshine. Dust off your picnic blanket and pack up your favourite sandwiches and get ready for a day of exploring. We’ve jam-packed the summer holidays with fun family activities and lots of sporting opportunities. So take a look, download our summer planner and start planning your next adventure.

With such a lot happening at Attingham we've made a list of some of the holiday highlights below. But don't worry about trying to remember it all download our handy holiday planner here to stick on your fridge, or you can pick one up from Visitor Reception on your next visit.

Attingham Summer Holiday Planner (PDF / 0.8564453125MB) download

Perfect for young adventurers

Throughout the summer there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the river Tern by canoe, discover the Attingham fallow deer herd on a Deer Park Safari, or take to the Tern on a River Safari with out storyteller.

Additional charges apply to take part in these activities, booking is essential and prices vary. Please visit out What's On page for more information and to book.

 

Wild times: Back to nature

Every Friday during the summer holidays WildLife Survival School will be at Attingham running bushcraft and nature and outdoor sessions. Activities over the weeks will include shelter making, cooking in the wild, navigation and tracking, and making natural bows and arrows. Sessions will take place at timed intervals on each day between 10am and 3pm, are 1 hour long, suitable for ages 5-11 years old and cost £5 per child to take part (plus booking fee). Booking is essential via the WildLife Survival School here

 

The most magical evening of the summer with Peter Pan

We'll be holding an outdoor theatre performance of JM.Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan on Friday 4 August. Chapterhouse Theatre Company will bring this timeless tale to life in a brand new adaptation with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. Join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer. Tickets - Adult: £15, Child: £10, Group (2 adults and 2 children): £44, booking is essential. Tickets are available from the website here or the central booking line on 03442 491895 (a 5% booking fee applies, or from Visitor Reception).

 

Active Attingham

From Wednesday 26 July head up to the Field of Play on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to try your hand at a variety of sport activities from 11am.

 

The Attingham Camp!

Attingham Camp is back again after the success of our first camp last year, this year it will be taking place on Saturday 26 August.

Explore Attingham at night, cosying up to a bonfire and sleeping under the stars. We'll be hosting a range of evening and after-dark family activities for everyone to enjoy, including stories and marshmallows around the camp fire, twilight bush craft and star watching with the Shropshire Astrological Society. Places cost £30 per adult and £15 per child (plus booking fee) and places must be booked in advance via the website here.

 

Storytelling: Tales of Attingham Wood

Join our resident story teller for tall stories of mystery, history and tails of Attingham Wood. Take a little time out of a busy day to be whisked away by stories based around the wonderous world of Attingham.

Stories take place on 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 August, begin at 11am, 12pm, 2pm on each day and there is an additional charge of £2 per child. 

 

Severn Hospice Car Rally

On Sunday 13 August, classic and vintage cars will be driving through the Shropshire countryside before arriving and lining up in front of the Mansion as part of Severn Hospice’s annual Car Rally. You can come and see the magnificent display, of nearly 250 cars, from midday. 

 

Don’t miss our daily activities too.

You can explore inside the Mansion with our free House Mouse Trail and on selected days discover the cooks in the kitchen whipping up recipes from the 1800s. Our Summer Trail will take you inside and out spotting the signs of summer at Attingham (free, available from Visitor Reception).

Pick up your free 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 scrapbook from Visitor Reception and start ticking off the list of ideas to get you exploring the outdoors and nature. The back of our Holiday Planner suggests the best place to tick off our favourite ones to do while you're at Attingham. Don't forget to collect a sticker from our Reception team on the way out to stick on the pages you've completed.

Young boy climbing a tree

Discover what 50 things you can tick off at Attingham

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ is a great way to get outside and explore nature. Plan your own self-led adventure or join us to tick off some of the trickier activities at one of our family events.

Entry to Attingham Park is free for National Trust members and under 5s, admission charges will apply for non-members. Additional charges will apply to take part in some of the events and activities.

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.