Summer of discovery at Shugborough

Family sat at an outdoor theatre performance

As the weather gets warmer, take a trip to Shugborough and see where your adventure will take you this summer.

Adventurous Trails

Let your family take the lead as you enjoy one of two brand new trails during the holidays. Take a voyage as you follow George Anson on his trip around the world, or see what countries you will visit as you join Thomas Anson on his Grand Tour.


Sit down and discover a new story with our trio of outdoor theatre performances. Bring a blanket and enjoy The Importance of Being Ernest, Sense and Sensibility and Peter Pan in the idilic landscape of Shugborough Estate. 


Don’t stay indoors during the six weeks holidays, join our Bushscraft days where you can learn how to build your own shelter and get involved in a fire lighting demonstration on this one hour session. There is a bushcraft suitable for children and teens, so there’s chance for all the family to get grubby.

Watercolour Painting

Maybe you are trying to find some relaxation? Beat the bustle of the summer holidays and try your hand at our watercolour classes in early July. You might even discover a new hobby.

You can book for all of our events, except for the trails, online. Make sure you book your spot before spaces run out.

Upcoming events

Have-a-go archery

Sun 27 May 2018
Try your hand at archery with a qualified instructor in the historic grounds of Shugborough Estate.

Behind 'A Lost Paradise?'

Tue 29 May 2018
Meet Ben Wigley, the film-maker artist behind our parkland kinetoscopes, at the monumental Tower of the Winds to preview the latest developments in his artistic interpretation of the great flood of 1795.

The Big Tree Climb

Fri 01 Jun 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.

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.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Thu 07 Jun 2018
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Lamb Weighing Session

Tue 12 Jun 2018
Be guided through the monthly process of weighing our year old of lambs with a member of our Farm team.