Summer Holidays at Shugborough

Family playing on the play area at Shugborough

As the weather gets warmer, pay us a visit and see where your adventure will take you this summer.

Top 10 things to do over the holidays

  • Bring a picnic and enjoy some lunch by the mill pond
  • Wave hello to the animals roaming around in the fields
  • Climb up to Hadrian's Arch and admire the view (then roll down the really big hill)
  • Spot the summer blooms in the gardens
  • Learn about sea-faring stories in the mansion
  • Cool off with a tasty ice cream from the midden yard
  • Zoom down the zipwire in our play area, Explorers' Wood
  • Play pooh sticks down at Essex Bridge
  • Make a home for bugs at the bug hotel
  • Treat yourself to something special from our shop
Come and have a go on our play area
Child on zipwire
Come and have a go on our play area

 

Something to do every day

Make sure your pick up one of our summer planners. There's a calendar of activities for you to do every day throughout the holidays that you can download a copy of it here (PDF / 0.3MB) download . Help us feed chickens, swap books at the bookshop and have a go at completing the 50 things pamphlet.

Discover our gardens together
Mother and daughter smelling flowers
Discover our gardens together

Upcoming events

'50 things': Bird Watching

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Grab a pair of binoculars and have a go at number 44 on your list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.

Pathways to Paradise

Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Discover the different pathways to paradise that criss-cross the estate.

Children's Wand Making Workshop

Tue 23 Jul 2019
10:00-11:00
Families can get hands on with traditional green woodworking techniques to make their very own magic wand to take home or use as a journey stick on our Pathways to Paradise trail.

Family Craft Tent

Tue 23 Jul 2019
12:00-15:30
Get stuck into a themed craft activity in our summer tent.

Family Storytime

Thu 25 Jul 2019
12:00-15:30
Join us in the summer tent for landscape inspired story time.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Fri 26 Jul 2019
11:00-12:30
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.