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

Upcoming events

Textured Tree Trail

Sat 17 Feb 2018
09:00-16:30
Use all your senses to discover the secret life of trees on our special trail this February half-term.

Ranger Muck-In Day

Wed 21 Feb 2018
10:00-13:00
Have your little ones lend a helping hand to build a giant bird's nest in the woods with Shugborough's Ranger team.

Naked Tree Walk

Fri 23 Feb 2018
11:00-12:30
Join the rangers for a Naked Tree walk around our spectacular parkland and discover the beauty of our native trees in their bare winter glory.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-12:00
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Springtime at Shugborough

Fri 30 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
Make the most of the spring season with nature inspired activities and trails.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 06 May 2018
04:45-08:00
Wake up with the feathered friends of Shugborough at first light.