Go Canoeing!

Take a turn on the manmade river behind the Mansion in a canoe seeing the gardens from a new perspective.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Canoe uncharted waters this Easter to tick off number 50 on your 50 Things list. Suitable for 8+ years. All equipment is provided and we recommend wearing comfortable outdoor clothing, such as light tracksuit bottoms, water/windproof layers if you have them, and a pair of secure shoes which you don't mind getting wet (no jeans or flip flops). Don't forget sun cream and a spare set of clothes, just in case! To book call 0300 111 8030, and select option 2. Normal admission applies.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00
View admission charges
Shugborough Estate

Prices

Whole site
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 3 children £19.80 £18.00

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...

Admission charges apply to non-members and are paid at Visitor Reception.

Parking is free of charge.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0300 111 8030
Select option 2 when calling the booking number.
Suitability
Children are very welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Make your way to visitor reception for admissions first, and someone will point you in the direction of the canoeing.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing you don't mind getting a bit mucky, and we recommend bringing an extra set just in case you get wet.
Accessibility
The car park is approximately a mile from the canoeing area, and the activity itself may not be suitable for everyone. If you would like to discuss your needs further please get in touch.
Other
Dogs on leads are welcome on most of the estate, but there are restrictions around the river. Sadly dogs will not be allowed in the canoes.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 April 2017 10:30 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:30 Available
15 April 2017 10:30 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:30 Available
20 April 2017 10:30 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
shugborough@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01889 881388

Upcoming events

Explorers Quest

Sat 08 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Collect your explorers map and head out into the estate to discover lots of 50 things adventures. Complete all the challenges and collect your medal at the end.

Go Canoeing!

Tue 11 Apr 2017
10:30-11:30
Take a turn on the manmade river behind the Mansion in a canoe seeing the gardens from a new perspective.

Easter Chick Encounter

Fri 14 Apr 2017
11:00-11:30
Join our farmers as they care for our newly hatched Easter Chicks.

The Big Tree Climb

Fri 21 Apr 2017
10:00-11:00
Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 this Easter.