Beginner's Photography Workshop: In Focus

Join a volunteer expert guide for an 'in focus' photography workshop while walking in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

With the guidance of our volunteer expert you will spend the morning familiarising yourself with the basics of photography, and be inspired by the late Lord Lichfield's favourite spots.

These special 'in focus' workshops will give you the opportunity to look at some aspects of the estate in more detail:

1 June - Foliage in the Formal Gardens

31 August - Food and flowers in the Walled Garden

12 October - Autumn leaves in the Arboretum


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
View admission charges
Shugborough Estate


Whole site
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.40 £34.00
Family 1 adult £22.50 £20.40
Group Adult N/A £12.90
Tuesdays until 27th August
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £10.00
Child N/A £5.00

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Admission charges apply to non-members and are paid at Visitor Reception. When you buy your admission ticket to Shugborough you're directly helping to keep the estate a special place for ever, for everyone.

Parking is free of charge for National Trust members and paying visitors to the Shugborough Estate.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
This event is aimed at adults
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pass through visitor reception to be directed to the event area (allow yourself approximately 20 minutes to make your way from reception to the event area).
What to bring and wear
Bring your camera, some water and sunscreen (just in case!). We advise wearing outdoor clothing and footwear as the walk takes place outside.
The walk last for an hour and a half, and covers about a mile. There are some uneven surfaces along the way. We can provide multi-terrain trampers for hire.
The walk covers about a mile of distance, please bear this in mind when booking. In the event of severe or adverse weather this walk may be cancelled or the duration may be reduced.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
31 August 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
12 October 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Central Booking Line
Call 0344 2491895

Upcoming events

Introduction to Watercolour

Wed 17 Jul 2019
Take inspiration from the stunning dahlia display in the Walled Garden or our historic livestock breeds while being introduced to the basics of watercolour painting.

50 Things: Bird Watching

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Grab a pair of binoculars and have a go at number 44 on your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾ .

Pathways to Paradise

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Discover the different pathways to paradise that criss-cross the estate.

Children's Wand Making Workshop

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Families can get hands on with traditional green woodworking techniques to make their very own magic wand to take home or use as a journey stick on our Pathways to Paradise trail.

Family Craft Tent

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Get stuck into a themed craft activity in our summer tent.

Family Storytime

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Join us in the summer tent for landscape inspired story time.