Bugborough Family Muck-In Day

Help the ranger team build the best bug 'borough' ever at Shugborough.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This summer we need your help to make best bug 'borough' ever.

Take part in one of our family muck-in days to help design and create a home for creatures of all shapes and sizes. The day includes a session led by our rangers, who'll share their knowledge on the estate's wildlife and their habitats, as well as a prepared packed lunch.

Booking essential, normal admission applies.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £7.00
    incl. lunch
  • Child £5.00
    incl. lunch
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 0344 2491895
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the ranger team in the walled garden.
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy footwear, garden gloves and outdoor clothing. Bring water and sun-cream. Lunch and equipment provided.
Designated mobility parking in the main car park and adapted toilets in the Plant Centre nearby. Paths to the event site are lightly graveled and uneven.
Please note that this event may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. We advise calling ahead on the day to avoid any inconvenience.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 August 2017 10:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Central Booking Line
Call 0344 2491895

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Wed 23 Aug 2017
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Bugborough Family Muck-In Day

Fri 25 Aug 2017
Help the ranger team build the best bug 'borough' ever at Shugborough.

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Mon 28 Aug 2017
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
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