Explorers' Games at Shugborough

Child playing croquet

Ready, Set Go! This summer, come along to Shugborough and get active outdoors by playing a variety of games across the estate. Purchase your Explorers' Map from reception, which will guide you to find games chests dotted around the estate, with lots of opportunities for exploration and things to spot on the way.

Come along and have a go at tennis
Children playing tennis
Come along and have a go at tennis

Take your pick of:

  • Badminton and tennis on the old tennis courts
  • Table Tennis in the Walled Gardens
  • Relay Races at Park Farm
  • Croquet in front of the Doric Temple

Keep track of your scores on your map and make sure to pick up a special Shugborough treasure coin when you've finished. Explorers' Games is happening from 22 July – 3 September, so you can keep coming back for more throughout the summer. You can play as little or as much as you like, but we recommend having water and sun-cream with you to be safe.

Maps are £2 each.
Dogs on leads are welcome.

Have-A-Go Archery

Try your hand at archery with a qualified instructor in the historic grounds of Shugborough Estate.

Suitable for 5+ 

9 and 28 August 11:00 - 16:00.

£2 per go, booking not needed.

The Big Tree Climb

Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾.  
Join The Great Big Tree Climbing Company who'll be on hand beside the mansion to show you how to safely climb (with harnesses) one of our oak trees. Enjoy the view of the grounds from above and then zip line back down from the canopy!

Booking is essentia via The Big Tree Climbing Company's website or call 0800 0556760

Bugborough Family Muck In Days

Take part in one of our family muck-in days to help design and create a home for creatures of all shapes and sizes. The day includes a session led by our rangers, who'll share their knowledge on the estate's wildlife and their habitats, as well as a prepared packed lunch.

Muck in days will take place 6, 16 and 25 August from 10:30 - 14:30.

Booking is essential, normal admission applies.

Upcoming events

Beginner's Photography Walk

Tue 20 Mar 2018
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Springtime at Shugborough

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Make the most of the spring season with nature inspired activities and trails.

The Big Tree Climb

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ and get a whole new perspective on nature.

Go Canoeing!

Sat 07 Apr 2018
Take a turn on the river behind the Mansion in a canoe or kayak and see the gardens from a new perspective.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 06 May 2018
Wake up with the feathered friends of Shugborough at first light.

Stone Carving at Shugborough

Mon 04 Jun 2018
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on this three-day course.