BEaster Bug Hunt

Drop in and have a go at exploring an area of the site which is known for its minibeast life, see what insects there are to be found, and try to identify your findings. A ranger will be on hand to set you up and get you on your way.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With a late Easter and hopefully some sunny weather we'll see some minibeasts coming out to play over the Easter holidays. Find out how to hunt for insects safely, taking care to look after them and their habitats as you do.

Prices

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

Prices

Non-member admission prices from 2 February 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.35
Family £35.00 £31.75
1 adult, 3 children £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £11.90
Off peak admission after 4.30pm daily from 2 Feb
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 3 children £15.00 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.50

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...

When you buy your admission ticket you’re directly supporting our conservation work. Off peak admission available daily from 4.30pm.

By choosing to pay our Gift Aid admission you're further helping us to carry out vital conservation work across the estate to keep it a special place forever, for everyone.

A 'Green Incentive' discounted entry is available for visitors arriving by foot, public transport or by cycle (standard cycles are not permitted past Visitor Reception, children 5 years and under can ride a balance bike, bike with stabilisers or trike in the grounds). 

The basics

Suitability
Families welcome, suitable for ages 5-11 year olds.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The activity will take place on the Bee lawn, follow signs off the Mile Walk as you walk towards the Bothy and Field of Play.
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing and footwear for a bug hunt.
Accessibility
This is an outdoors activity and the ground is mostly level, and pathed access to the areas is on hoggin paths, some areas for bug hunting are at ground levels and in grass areas.
Other
There is no charge to take part but a small donation towards helping us to continue to look after Attingham, including it's SSSI area are welcome. Attingham is designated a SSSI due to the deadwood invertebrates who've made Attingham their home and play an important part in the soil cycle, decomposing matter into nutrients, producing soil, and as a food source for other wildlife.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 April 2019 10:00 - 11:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Attingham Events
Email
attinghamevents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708165

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Have a Go Archery with the Bowbrook Archers

Sat 20 Apr 2019
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)

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Tue 23 Apr 2019
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.

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Wed 24 Apr 2019
11:15-12:15
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Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:00-14:00
Come and make your very own BEaster Bug with the Wild Craftist in this drop in session.

BEaster Bug Hunt

Fri 26 Apr 2019
10:00-11:30
Drop in and have a go at exploring an area of the site which is known for its minibeast life, see what insects there are to be found, and try to identify your findings. A ranger will be on hand to set you up and get you on your way.