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
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
Discover the different pathways to paradise that criss-cross the estate.

Children's Wand Making Workshop

Tue 23 Jul 2019
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
Get stuck into a themed craft activity in our summer tent.

Family Storytime

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Join us in the summer tent for landscape inspired story time.

Beginner's Photography Walk

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