Easter Holiday Eggs-travaganza at Attingham Park

Attingham Park is offering family adventures galore this Easter holiday, with activities from Easter crafts to pirate trails, sporting taster sessions and more.

A hunt for treasure is on the cards for young pirates this holiday, with treasure-hunting trails running daily from Saturday 12 April to Sunday 27, 10am – 4pm, with a prize at the end for successful swashbucklers. Families with older adventurers can take on a new challenge with an orienteering course to find hidden locations around the grounds – they can also win a prize to take home as a reward. All trails are £2.50 and include a prize.

The holidays will get off to a flying start with the return of Feather Perfect Falconry to showcase their stunning birds of prey between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 13 April, with a static display and a chance to see the birds in flight. Flying display times will be advertised on site on the day.

Little ones can enjoy themed activities at Trusty’s Tuesday Club, with Easter crafts on Tuesday 15 April and the chance to hunt for animal tracks and be a nature detective on Tuesday 22 April. Families can drop by to enjoy these activities between 10am and 4pm, with a charge of just £2.50 per child.

Cadbury Easter Trails will be back again from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with children able to become Eggsplorers, make a hat and see if they can find all the magical eggs around the grounds before claiming a chocolate Egghead prize. Over these four days families can also enjoy old-fashioned sports day activities on the play field, and challenge each other to an egg and spoon race. Trails are £2.50 including a prize, and other prizes are also available.

There are also plenty of new discoveries to be made, with a range of sporting activity days throughout the holidays when families can unleash their inner sporting heroes. On Sunday 13 and Wednesday 23 April visitors can try their hands at archery and tackle the climbing wall, and there’ll be more sports day favourites to try out on Wednesday 16 April. Archery and climbing are just £3 each, with full instruction, making it a great way to find a new favourite sport with no experience needed.

Eagle-eyed families will be able to discover the beginnings of a natural play trail to try out near the play field with stepping stones and logs to balance on, and with acres of parkland to explore and the popular Shoulder of Mutton play field on hand, a family visit to Attingham is likely to be a full day out this Easter.

With so much on offer there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy, and families can download their Easter Adventures Planner from the Attingham website to make sure they don’t miss a thing. 

Standard grounds admission charges apply to all events. Admission to the grounds is free for National Trust members and under 5s. For further information please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attinghampark or call the property on 01743 708162. To download your Easter Adventures Planner, visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/things-to-see-and-do/for-...

Opening times
Attingham Park’s grounds, Visitor Reception and Carriage House Café are open daily 9am – 6pm. Mansion open for tours only daily from 10.30am then for free-flow from 12.30pm, with last admission at 4.30pm. From Good Friday to Easter Monday the mansion will open for free-flow from 11am, and there will be no tours except at 10.30am. Lady Berwick’s is open in the Outer Library from 12noon – 5pm, Wednesday - Sunday. The Greedy Pig catering unit is open in the Shoulder of Mutton play field every day in the Easter Holidays from 11am-4pm.


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