Dogs at Shugborough

Dog by the pond at Shugborough

Shugborough welcomes all dogs and their humans. To make sure that everyone has an enjoyable visit, we have put together a policy so you can bring your four-legged friend on a day trip.

We welcome all well-behaved dogs that are on a lead in the outdoors. This makes Shugborough the perfect place for a walk, as you have acres to explore. Assistance dogs are allowed inside all of our buildings.

There are several reasons that we ask for dogs to be kept on leads, and one of the main reasons is for the safety of your and our animals. Shugborough is home to lots of livestock, who although may be hard to spot, are roaming in our large fields and are vulnerable if are startled by dogs. 

We also politely ask for all walkers who use the bridleway to keep their dogs on leads for the comfort of other visitors and the animals in the neighbouring fields.

Off the lead.

Dogs are allows off their lead on the Stafford Plantation when it is not ground nesting bird season. The season is from 1 March – 31 July. 


There is outdoor seating at both our Mansion Tea Rooms and Park Farm café for you to sit and enjoy some food with your pooch. If the weather is soggy, you can enjoy your food and drink in the shelter of our Orangery by the Mansion Tea Room


We have several bins for you to dispose of your dog’s waste across the estate

Our friend Maisy is enjoying the lavender
Maisy the dog by the lavender at Shugborough
Our friend Maisy is enjoying the lavender