A 1940s Christmas at Attingham

Discover the sights and sounds of an atmospheric, festively decorated 1940s Mansion, this December. Uncover Christmas traditions from the 1940s, continue your own Attingham inspired traditions, or discover something new to celebrate this Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Attingham began the 1940s a much loved home to the 8th Lord Berwick, Thomas and his wife Teresa, and ended the decade owned and cared for by the National Trust, the location for the Shropshire Adult Educational College and as the home of Lady Berwick.

Visit the Mansion, with its individually themed and decorated rooms, escape from the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year into the tranquil parkland and indulge in festive treats in our cafe and tea-room at a 1940s Christmas at Attingham.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Attingham Park

Prices

Whole property admission ticket from 4 March 2017
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.50 £29.50
1 adult, 3 children £19.50 £17.70
Group Adult N/A £11.10
Off peak after 5pm daily & weekdays 6 Nov-1 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
1 adult, 3 children £11.25 £10.20

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

When you buy your admission ticket you’re directly supporting our conservation work. Off peak admission - Park and Visitor Reception open after 5pm, Cafe, Tearoom, Shop, Walled Garden and Mansion close at usual times. Mansion closes on Sunday 5 November until Attingham Christmas in December.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
Christmas was celebrated during the 1940s but not as lavishly as in the past find out about the lives and Christmas traditions of those who lived on the estate in this bygone era.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
The Property Office
Email
attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708123

Upcoming events

Inside Out - Autumn I Spy

Tue 21 Nov 2017
09:00-16:00
Autumn is here at Attingham's and the estate is changing colour. Pick up an I Spy sheet and see what you can spot inside and out.

Make a wooden snowman workshop

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-10:30
Get into the festive spirit and create a snowman decoration for your home or garden at our Make a wooden snowman children's workshops. Join our Rangers for this festive family activity where children use natural materials to make a mini snowman.

Deer feeding

Sat 25 Nov 2017
14:00-14:30
See the Attingham fallow deer herd up close as we feed them their winter rations.

Father Christmas at Attingham Park 2017

Sat 02 Dec 2017
09:30-09:45
Pre-book your visit to see Father Christmas and his elves and receive a traditional teddy bear memento of your visit. Step through the wardrobe for a new magical experience for 2017.

A 1940s Christmas at Attingham

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Discover the sights and sounds of an atmospheric, festively decorated 1940s Mansion, this December. Uncover Christmas traditions from the 1940s, continue your own Attingham inspired traditions, or discover something new to celebrate this Christmas.

An audience with Father Christmas 2017

Sat 02 Dec 2017
16:30-17:15
Pay a visit to Father Christmas and his elves in the workshop as you step through the wardrobe for a lively and informal experience on a group visit with other families.