Summer holiday adventures at Attingham

An overhead view of the Field of Play at Attingham Park

Summer is the perfect time to get the family outdoors and Attingham is the perfect place to do so. Dust off your picnic blanket, pack up your favourite sandwiches and enjoy long lazy days in the sunshine as we've packed the summer holidays with fun family activities.

Perfect for young adventurers

Whether you're coming along to one of our organised activities or planning your own adventure in the grounds, there's plenty to keep you busy at Attingham, visit after visit!

Our summer highlights are listed below. Additional charges apply to take part in our organised activities, booking is essential and prices vary. Please visit out What's On page for more information and to book.

Attingham Park Safari

Every Tuesday between 31 July and 28 August take a seat on a tractor and trailer 'Safari' through Attingham Park to find out more about the wildlife that live within the park at Attingham. Tickets cost £4.50 per adult and £3.50 per child, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential via the What's On page of the website here or by calling 03442491895. 

The fallow deer at Attingham Park
Eight fallow deer grazing in the deer park at Attingham Park
The fallow deer at Attingham Park

Wild Times: Back to nature

Every Thursday between 2-30 August during the summer holidays WildLife Survival School will be at Attingham running bushcraft and nature and outdoor sessions. Activities will vary over the week, sessions will take place at timed intervals on each day between 10am and 3pm, and are approximately 1 hour long. Sessions are 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.

Fun and laughter with open air family theatre: The Midnight Gang (by David Walliams).

Friday 3 August: Drum roll, please... Heartbreak Production invites you to join us for the grand opening of 'The Lord Funt Hospital Playground', a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child. Tom and his friends will be there, too, but you might know them best as The Midnight Gang. When everyone else is sweetly sleeping, they gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join Heartbreak and the gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship.

Be prepared to be daring at this outdoor adaptation of David Walliams' bestseller. Who knows where the night may lead?

Tickets cost £15 per adult and £10 per child, family tickets are available, booking is essential. Tickets are available from the What's On page of the website here or by calling 03442 491895.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment
The west side of the Mansion, where there is crowd watching and outdoor theatre performance
Enjoy an evening of entertainment

The Attingham Camp!

Attingham Camp is back again for the third year, this year it will be taking place on Saturday 25 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, £15 per child, and £5 for under 2s (plus booking fee) and places must be booked in advance via the website here.  

 

Plan your own adventure with '50 Things to do before you're 11¾'

Pick up your free 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ scrapbook from Visitor Reception and start ticking off the list of ideas to get you exploring the outdoors and nature. 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.

Admission to Attingham Park

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

Have a Go Archery with the Bowbrook Archers

Mon 28 May 2018
11:00-14:00
Join Bowbrook Archers and try your hand on our archery range! Find them in the Field of Play, up the mile walk. We'll also have our Archery Arrows kit out for young Robin Hoods to take aim with. Suitable for 6 years+ (at instructors discretion)

Shrewsbury College Art Exhibition: Women of the College

Mon 28 May 2018
11:00-16:30
Learners from Shrewsbury College are producing artwork across a variety of media to help shine a spotlight on women's history from the post-war era at Attingham.

Attingham Park Safari

Tue 29 May 2018
10:30-11:15
Take a tractor and trailer Safari through Attingham Park to find out more about the wildlife that live within the walled park at Attingham.

Attingham Run groups

Tue 29 May 2018
18:30-19:30
Join one of our three run groups on either Tuesday or Friday evening. Tuesday hosts our beginners and intermediate run groups and Friday our girls only group.

Get Geocaching 2018

Wed 30 May 2018
10:30-16:00
Explore Attingham as you hunt for hidden geocaches around the grounds.

Wild times: back to nature

Thu 31 May 2018
10:00-11:00
Leave the screens and technology behind and join the WildLife Survival school for fun around the campfire.