Summer of sport and adventure at Attingham

Young girl enjoying archery

Join us for a summer of sport and adventure at Attingham with lots of activities taking place over the summer holidays.

Sporty adventures this summer

The Field of Play is a great place to run off steam in the summer holidays. With things to climb on, run round, run over, run through its a great place to have a sporty adventure.

Join the Attingham team on the dates and times below and enjoy some active activities in the Field of Play:

Mondays from 30 July to 3 September: Parachute Fun. Set off the Field of Play for 2pm to join in with some fun parachute games.

Come rain or shine head up to the Field of Play to run off some steam
A girl playing with a parachute in the Field of Play at Attingham Park
Come rain or shine head up to the Field of Play to run off some steam

Fridays from 27 July to 31 August: Race the guilloche. Run and race your way round the guilloche at 2pm on these dates - who will be the fastest?

The guilloche pattern on the Field of Play at Attingham, July 2017
An overhead view of the Field of Play at Attingham Park
The guilloche pattern on the Field of Play at Attingham, July 2017

Sundays from 29 July to 26 August: Archery Arrows. Take aim with our soft Archery Arrows kit, set up in the Field of Play from 11am to 3pm on these dates.

Have a go at archery
Young girl enjoying archery
Have a go at archery

Get active with self-led sports

Running

The Repton Run Routes that cross the Deer Park are perfect for a gentle jog or a family race challenge. Head around the front of the Mansion to the Deer Park Bridge where the 1.5km, 2.5km and 4.5km routes start from.

 

Orienteering

Orienteering is all about adventure and navigation. The aim is, using only a map and a compass, to move between control points and complete the course in the quickest time possible. Whatever your age, whatever your pace, orienteering is for anyone, anywhere who wants to improve their navigational skills and really get involved with their surroundings.

Download our Berwick Route orienteering trail map, bring along a compass and have a go. 

Will you make it to all the check points? (PDF / 2.240234375MB) download

 
Children eating ice creams at Attingham Park

The big summer adventure at Attingham

We’ve packed the summer holiday full of fun, mischief and adventure. Whether you're exploring the Field of Play, hopping on board a tractor and trailer safari, laughing along to open air family theatre or staying overnight at the Attingham Camp there's something for the whole family.

Upcoming events

Get Geocaching in February Half Term

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:00-12:00
Explore Attingham as you hunt for hidden geocaches around the grounds. Hire one of our devices to hunt out our geocaches and tick off number 49 on the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Location Change - Illuminating Ideas – Lantern Making Workshop at the Hive.

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:30-11:30
This event has now moved to the Historic Stalls in the Attingham stable yard as a drop in session. Joint a team from Attingham Park and the National Trust as part of the DarwIN Festival by creating a mini paper lantern lit with a LED tea light.

Illuminating Ideas - drop in Lantern Making Workshop

Wed 20 Feb 2019
11:00-13:30
Join the Attingham team in the historic North Stalls to chase away the dark nights and illuminate some new ideas by creating a wax paper lantern lit complete with a LED tea light in this drop in session.

Lantern making with Wild Craftist

Thu 21 Feb 2019
10:00-11:00
Chase away the dark nights with a candle lit lantern you have made yourself with Wild Craftist. Over the February half term join one of our lantern making workshops as we build up to our annual evening lantern procession on Saturday 23 February.

Deer feeding

Sat 23 Feb 2019
14:00-14:30
See the Attingham fallow deer herd up close as we feed them their winter rations.

Illuminating Ideas - Lantern Lit Procession at Attingham.

Sat 23 Feb 2019
18:30-20:30
Bring your lantern (make your own over February half term at our lantern making workshops at Attingham or as part of the Shrewsbury Darwin Festival) and join our lantern procession through the Attingham woodland at night.