Easter at Shugborough

A view across the lake to Shugborough Hall

*This article is about Easter 2017 at Shugborough* We’ve got plenty of Easter activities on over the holidays to get everyone outside and exploring nature. From tree climbing and canoeing, to finding your favourite ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activity with our special Explorer’s map.

The Big Tree Climb

Have a go at tree climbing to tick off number one of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾. The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will be on hand beside the mansion to help you safely enjoy your tree climb. This is a bookable event running on specific dates over Easter. Please note that normal admission fees still apply.

Go Canoeing!

See the gardens from a whole different perspective with Go Canoeing! as you navigate along the River Sow behind the Mansion and tick off number 50 on your ‘50 things’ list. This is a bookable event running on specific dates so book early to claim your canoe. Please note that normal admission fees still apply.

Explorers’ Quest

It’s springtime and nature is waking up. This is the perfect time to pick up your Explorer’s Map and head off into the estate ticking off as many 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ as you can.  Our roving rangers will be on hand to help you hunt for bugs or to build a den and help you on many more of your 50 things activities. Explorer’s Quest runs over the whole of Easter from 8th- 23rd April and there is no need to book. There is a small fee to participate. Please note normal admission applies.

Easter Chick Encounter

Easter would not be complete without some newly hatched chicks.  Meet our farmers and have a careful cuddle at the farm.  Learn how they are cared for and how quickly they grow. This is bookable on the day only for a small fee and running on specific dates. Please note that normal admission fees still apply.
 

Upcoming events

Explorers' Games

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Ready, set, go! From rounders to croquet, you can get active outdoors this summer by taking part in Explorers' Games.

Go Canoeing!

Wed 23 Aug 2017
10:30-11:30
Take a turn on the man-made river behind the Mansion in a canoe to see the gardens from a new perspective.

Bugborough Family Muck-In Day

Fri 25 Aug 2017
10:30-14:30
Help the ranger team build the best bug 'borough' ever at Shugborough.

Have-a-go archery

Mon 28 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Try your hand at archery with a qualified instructor in the historic grounds of Shugborough Estate.

Go Canoeing!

Wed 30 Aug 2017
10:30-11:30
Take a turn on the manmade river behind the Mansion in a canoe seeing the gardens from a new perspective.

The Big Tree Climb

Thu 31 Aug 2017
10:00-11:00
Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾.