Explore the River Tern with Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Canoe Attingham’s hidden gem; the beautiful River Tern. Suitable for all ages and experience levels, this is a unique opportunity to paddle back in time and experience the history and beauty of Attingham Park though the views from the river.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Book online or turn up on the day and take out a blue Canadian canoe for an hour and make your visit one to remember with this wonderful canoeing trip!

These mini canoe adventures are suitable for all: whether it's your first time in a canoe or if the last time you were in one was 20 years ago. With full safety instructions before get in the boat everyone will have a great time whatever the weather.

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire are operating weekends and school holidays between 10 am and 4pm, weather and river conditions permitting.

Please be aware that canoeing on the river is weather and river height dependent which can both change rapidly. The river height is not necessarily connected to the local weather as the river flows a long way before it gets to Attingham. Please ring Shrewsbury Canoe Hire before traveling any distance to check that the canoeing is going ahead today.

Boats can hold up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children: depending on the age of the children)

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00
    Per boat for 1 hour
View admission charges
Attingham Park

Prices

Non-member admission to Attingham
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.30 £7.50
Family £41.30 £37.50
1 adult, 3 children £24.80 £22.50

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

 Admission to Attingham is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Non-members pay admission fee at the time of booking. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 01743 244 800
Suitability
All under 16s must be accompanied in the boat by an adult
Meeting point
The canoes are a bit hidden - head to the front of the Mansion and then straight down the hill to the river by the Cedars of Lebanon where you will find the canoes.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and we would recommend a change of clothes although you shouldn't get too wet.
Accessibility
Please contact us with any accessibility requirements before you book.
Other
Non-National Trust members can gain access to the park at a reduced cost; when you book your canoe hire you will qualify for an activity pass which is £5 per adult & £2.50 per child. These tickets are available from reception on arrival. If booking through Shrewsbury Canoe hire all refunds in cases of adverse weather are through Shrewsbury Canoe hire. The self-guided trip takes the shape of 40 minutes of gentle paddling upstream, wowing the senses and taking in the natural beauty of the deer park and gardens on either side. Paddlers then turn at the bridge, followed by an faster 20-minute return trip downstream, experiencing the timeless beauty of the woodland, fields and Deer Park, before returning to the jetty. It’s really a trip not to be missed.

Contact Info

Name
Shrewsbury Canoe Hire
Email
email@shrewsburycanoehire.co.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 244 800

Upcoming events

Explore the River Tern with Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Fri 27 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Canoe Attingham’s hidden gem; the beautiful River Tern. Suitable for all ages and experience levels, this is a unique opportunity to paddle back in time and experience the history and beauty of Attingham Park though the views from the river.

Nature crowns this May half term

Sat 28 May 2022
08:00-17:00
This May half term join us at Attingham for nature crowns.

Recruitment information sessions (Staff)

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-10:30
Book your place for an informal recruitment information session and to meet the team at Attingham. Find out more about working at this special place and the roles currently open for application.

Attingham run groups

Tue 31 May 2022
18:20-19:20
Join one of our run groups on regular weekly evenings for a social off road running group in the beautiful settings of Attingham park.

Dance performance - Rainbow Dances with Maeflower Dance

Fri 03 Jun 2022
11:30-12:00
Maeflower Dance returns to Attingham Park on Friday 3 and Sunday 5 June at 11.30am and 2pm to celebrate the Jubilee with a suite of dances each painting a different colour of the rainbow.

Attingham Mansion - Highlights tours

Mon 06 Jun 2022
11:00-15:00
Attingham Highlights tours are returning to Attingham this Summer! These first come, first served exclusive tours will focus primarily on the history of the house and our current conservation works.