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Family-friendly things to do at Attingham Park

Father and daughter in the walled garden at National Trust property Attingham Park, Shropshire.
Father and daughter in the walled garden at Attingham Park, Shropshire. | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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

Discover Attingham in bloom

See the estate spring to life in vibrant colours. Hyacinths, blossom trees, daffodils, bluebells and tulips will all be in bloom, alongside our national collection of camassias. Towards the end of May we’ll also see rhododendrons, laburnum and azaleas in colour.

May half term at Attingham

Summer’s nearly here and it’s time to explore!This May half term is the perfect time to get out and about at Attingham Park, and to discover more about the world of minibeasts at the estate.

See what the buzz is about.

The Bee Friendly Trust will be launching its Bee Friendly Skep Project, a travelling exhibition of painted skeps (traditional beehives), with Shropshire artist Lucy Caddel painting her skep live over the course of the weekend. Activities will take place from 11am Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May.

Take part in your own minibeast adventure around the parkland with the ‘Minibeast Battle Trail’.

Minibeast battle sheets can be collected from Visitor Reception, and will lead families around the seven stations in the parkland to find out how each minibeast would fare against its opponents in categories varying from speed to creepiness, and there will be minibeast themed activities at each station. Trails cost £2.50 and include a small toy insect prize (while stocks last), suitable for ages 5 and above.

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 you explore Attingham on your visit, 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

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

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