The Murderous Mansion: Spooky Encounters

Meet the Master of the Mansion, hear his spooky tale and take on his tricky task this Hallowe'en half-term at Attingham Park.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Spooky Encounters will take place at timed intervals throughout the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this event and each child ticket costs £4 and admits two accompanying adults along with the child, additional adults are £1 each. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £4.00
  • Child £4.00
View admission charges
Attingham Park


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

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Suitable for children aged 4-11 years
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please arrive at Visitor Reception in plenty of time to make your way to the Mansion for the time on your ticket. Your spooky encounter starts under the Clock Tower at the back of the Mansion.
What to bring and wear
Why not get into the 'spirit' of this event with a spooky costume or Hallowe'en fancy dress?
Most of the spooky encounter is on flat floors in the basement of the house but some stairs are involved.
There is an additional charge for the Murderous Mansion: Spooky Encounters and tickets are available to purchase online and via the telephone. Tickets cost £4 per child and include up to two accompanying adults, additional adults are £1 on the day. There will be a 5% booking fee for tickets.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 October 2017 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
28 October 2017 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Attingham Events
Call 01743 708165

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