Dogs at Shugborough

Dog by the pond at Shugborough

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

All well-behaved dogs are allowed on a lead outdoor in the estate, which means that you have acres of Parkland to explore. Shugborough is home to lots of livestock, who although may be hard to spot, are roaming in our large fields and are vulnerable to injury and miscarriages if are startled by dogs. Assistance dogs are allowed inside all of our buildings.

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.


We have several bins for you to dispose of your dog’s waste.

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