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SEN relaxed sessions Christmas

At Attingham, the Mansion gets decorated for the festive period and to make sure everyone gets to experience the magic there is a quiet opening time, designed for any visitors on the Autism Spectrum or who have sensory sensitivity special needs.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every Saturday morning in December from 9:30 am until 10:15 am the Mansion will be open for SEN (Special Educational Needs) relaxed sessions. These sessions will be quieter and more relaxed, especially designed for visitors on the Autism Spectrum or who have sensory processing difficulties and may find visiting during regular opening hours overwhelming. We ask visitors to please book onto these sessions in advance.

During these relaxed opening times we will have the following resources available to help visitors with their visit:

• Visual Story • Sensory maps • A small handling collection • Sensory bags from visitor reception • Ear Defenders from visitor reception

We understand that your day can change, and you may not be able to make it. If this is the case, please could you let us know by ringing the phoneline on 01743708170



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Any age can attend these SEN relaxed sessions.

Meeting point

Please head to the front of the Mansion and up the steps to the front door to start your session.

What to bring and wear

Due to the sensitive nature of the rooms, please do not bring food or drink into the Mansion. Feel free to have a water bottle in your bag but please keep it there while in the Mansion.


Any wheelchair users will be able to access both the Ground Floor and Basement through use of a lift in the Mansion. Please contact us if you are bringing a wheelchair so we can arrange to meet you at the back of the house where there is level access and we can make sure your wheelchair will fit in our small lift.


A couple of the rooms in the Mansion have limited space, and some areas can echo, so some visitors may want to bring their own ear defenders, if required we do have a limited number available to hire out. Please book one ticket for your group. Groups can have a maximum of 6 people.

Contact info

Attingham Park Info

Upcoming events


The Tale Trail: Christmas family trail 

Set off on your own storybook adventure to spot the decorated Christmas trees around the Mile Walk. Each decorated tree has been inspired by a fairytale or story.

Event summary

8 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
08:00 to 16:00
+ 30 other dates or times

Mansion Christmas Visits 

Book a ticket to visit the Mansion for a Christmas visit between Saturday 2 December and Monday 1 January. All visits to the Mansion during Christmas are by pre-booked timed entry ticket. Tickets will be released in stages.

Event summary

8 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024
12:30 to 14:30
+ 73 other dates or times

Skate Attingham: Festive Eco Rink 

This Christmas season, enjoy a festive skate at Skate Attingham. The synthetic rink will be open for 30 minute skate sessions every afternoon from Saturday 2nd December to Sunday 7th January (excluding Christmas Day).

Event summary

8 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
12:40 to 13:10
+ 238 other dates or times

Nordic Walking with WALX with Corevision 

A sociable Nordic Walk using Nordic Walking poles whilst enjoying the beautiful grounds and parkland at Attingham.

Event summary

11 Dec 2023 to 20 May 2024
10:00 to 12:00
+ 69 other dates or times