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Family-friendly things to do at Attingham Park

Family visitors in the house at Trelissick looking up at a decorated Christmas tree together, Trelissick, Cornwall
Family visitors looking up at a decorated Christmas tree together | © National Trust / Steve Hayward

There's plenty for families to do at Attingham Park, including seasonal trails, adventuring in the Field of Play and woodland walks. Find out what's on and plan your visit.

Planning your family visit

  • Baby-changing facilities at Stables Courtyard and the Brewhouse.
  • Please follow signage and guidance when playing in the Field of Play.
  • Children under five on scooters, balance bikes or bikes with stabilisers are allowed under close supervision.
  • Sometimes, depending on weather conditions, the Field of Play may get muddy so don't forget your wellies and warm clothes.

Family-friendly things to do on the estate

The Tale Trail: Christmas family trail

Enjoy an outdoors family trail this Christmas at Attingham. Spot the decorated trees and work out which fairytale or story has inspired each tree. The Tale Trail will be available daily from 2 December to 7 January (excluding Christmas Day when the site is closed).

Trails cost £4 each and include a soft toy prize.

Discover the trees of the Mile Walk

As summer ends and the autumn is in sight, whether you’re on your first visit to Attingham, or visit often, find out a bit more about the trees in the historic Pleasure Grounds.

As the green of the leaf canopies in September begins to change to the autumnal reds, ambers, and golds during October you’ll notice something new on this Tree Trail each time you do the walk.

Click here to discover the trees of the Mile Walk.

Natural play

As you head around the park you'll find lots of natural play to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained. From fallen tree trunks to muddy paths and logs over the stream at the top of the Mile Walk there are various spots to be found. Children must be supervised at all times.

Sensory bags

We have three sensory bags and ear defenders available for loan during a visit and these can be signed out/in at Visitor Reception. The items in the bags were suggested by a group of young people from Autism West Midlands.

We hope they can help visitors with autism, sensory processing disorder, or those who think they would benefit from them, during a visit to Attingham.

Wildlife at Attingham

As the days grow longer, you'll be able to spot some of our most popular animals at Attingham.

The fallow deer in the park, descended from the original herd brought to Attingham in the late 1700s.

In the woodland listen out for bird calls, and we'd be very surprised if you don't bump into a friendly robin or two around the park!

Attingham Park is home to a wide range of wildlife, don't miss the Deer Park, the Walled Garden and beautiful woodland walks.

Cattle in the parkland near the Mansion

Discover more at Attingham

Find out when Attingham Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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