Bushcraft Day

Learn how to use natural materials and wilderness skills to survive off the land in the beautiful woodlands of Shugborough Estate.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This one day course will introduce you to the essential skills of Bushcraft, including how to build a shelter, fire craft, wild cookery, navigation, knife-skills and more. Everything is run at an easy pace - with the emphasis on fun as well as authenticity! You don't need to have any previous experience, you just need to come with a keen sense of adventure. It's the perfect event to come to on your own, with a group of friends.


Event ticket prices
  • All £40.00
View admission charges
Shugborough Estate


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. 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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 07968 071588
This event is for adults (age 18 and over)
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
After getting admissions at reception, meet your Bushcraft Lead underneath Hadrian's Arch.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor suitable clothing. Full kit list on booking page.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 October 2017 10:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

WildLife Survival School
Call 07968 071588

Upcoming events

Fungi Foray

Wed 27 Sep 2017
Head into the woodland heart of the estate with a Ranger guide, discovering the fungi that lives and thrives there.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Thu 12 Oct 2017
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Bushcraft Day

Sat 14 Oct 2017
Learn how to use natural materials and wilderness skills to survive off the land in the beautiful woodlands of Shugborough Estate.

October Half-term

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Bring the whole family to celebrate the harvest this half-term. Explore the estate on our pumpkin trails and sample a seasonal recipe in one of our tea-rooms.

Shugborough at Christmas

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Come and enjoy Shugborough at this special time of year, showing off its seasonal best inside and out, with spirit-lifting treats in the tea-room.