Visiting Shugborough with your family this summer

Child running up the stairs on the mansion

As the weather warms up, Shugborough becomes the perfect place to spend time with your family. With ample space to roam, formal gardens, wild woods, play area and Park Farm café, there’s something for every generation.

Top 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

It's playtime!

From 17 July to 5 September you'll be able to take part in all kinds of sports and games across the estate. From bowls to building blocks, going barefoot to badminton, there will be an outdoor activity for everyone. 

Maps and trails

Make your way across the estate to complete the monuments trail in the Mansion, or download Thomas Anson’s spotter sheet to find the real things around the estate. You can also download this Play Map for inspiration while exploring the estate.

Find loads more ideas and downloadable activities for families below: