Bugborough

Thomas Anson’s vision of creating a ‘perfect paradise’ at Shugborough inspired our self-built Bugborough.

Between the Walled Garden and Explorers’ Wood you’ll find a homely space created for the estate’s wildlife. A chain of bug hotels have been built by our visitors, each influenced by the architectural features of the estate’s monuments and buildings. Only natural or recycled material can be found here and the hotels are designed to attract a slightly different range of insects. 

Pop in to Bugborough and search for some of the smallest creatures who call this estate their home. 
 

Given the nature of the site there will be more opportunities for families to maintain and build homes for bugs; keep an eye on our events page for a chance to get creative and muck in.  

Join us on our family muck in days to keep improving Bugborough
A family showing off their work on Bugborough
Join us on our family muck in days to keep improving Bugborough

Upcoming events

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu 26 Jul 2018
19:00-21:00
Join The Pantaloons for a rib-tickling production of this much-loved comedy classic.

Bushcraft Day

Wed 01 Aug 2018
10:00-11:00
Give your young explorers the amazing opportunity to find out some of the incredible things they can do with the natural materials all around them.

Sense and Sensibility

Wed 08 Aug 2018
19:00-21:00
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society.

Explorers' Tales

Fri 10 Aug 2018
11:00-11:30
Let your little explorers' imagination embark on a journey with our sea-faring storyteller.

Teen Bushcraft

Wed 15 Aug 2018
10:00-15:00
Sign up to an hour session with Wildlife Survival School for the opportunity to get your hands dirty and put some new bushcraft skills into practice.

Peter Pan

Wed 22 Aug 2018
16:00-18:00
Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date.