Enjoy Easter at Shugborough

Child carrying a trail sheet

We’ve got plenty of Easter activities happening over the holidays to get everyone outside and exploring nature.

Here are just come of the top things to do at Shugborough this Easter

  • Have a go on the zip-wire on our play area, Explorers' Wood
  • Spot the animals out in the field. You may be lucky enough to see our new born lambs and calves
  • Discover Shugborough's varied history of seafaring explorers and hard-working servants in the mansion, servant's quarters and Lichfield Apartment
  • Marvel at all of the colour sprouting up in our gardens. The sunshine yellow of the daffodils by the river is beautiful.
  • See if you can find all of our monuments dotted around the parkland
  • Try and complete your '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' booklets. Play pooh sticks at Essex Bridge or have a go at rolling down the hill by the Arch!
  • Enjoy a tasty treat in either our Park Farm cafe or Mansion tearoom


SOLD OUT - The Big Tree Climb

Tick off number one of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and have a go at climbing one of our trees. The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will be on hand beside the mansion to help you safely enjoy your tree climb. Book your slot on the 16th April for £20 online.


Every Saturday throughout the Easter holidays, you will be able to join the Stafford Archers by Park Farm and have a go at archery. For just £2 you get 6 arrows! Pop over any time between 11am - 3pm.

Little Landscapers Trail

Budding landscapers and artists can make their mark throughout this spring trail to celebrate the creativity that went into designing the estate. Venture round 8 stops, which include making your own wild art and graffitiing arches, and take home your own little landscape. Pick up your trail sheet every day through March and April from reception for only £2.

Upcoming events

Katharine House Hospice Forget Me Not Display

Mon 24 Jun 2019
This summer, Katharine House Hospice will create a beautiful display of forget me nots in the heart of the estate, for the whole community to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost.

Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Learn the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe within Shugborough's historic woodland.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Stone Carving 1-3 Day Courses

Mon 08 Jul 2019
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on a one, two or three-day course.

Introduction to Watercolour

Sat 13 Jul 2019
Take inspiration from the stunning dahlia display in the Walled Garden or our historic livestock breeds while being introduced to the basics of watercolour painting.

Pathways to Paradise

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Discover the different pathways to paradise that criss-cross the estate.