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 / 0.2578125MB) 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

Christmas at Shugborough

Mon 09 Dec 2019
Marvel at unique decorations inspired by the designed landscape of Shugborough.

Shugborough's Christmas Shindig

Thu 12 Dec 2019
An unforgettable after-hours experience including a seasonal three-course meal with paired wines.

Shugborough Lantern Parade

Fri 20 Dec 2019
Revel in the magic of Shugborough after dark and enjoy this dynamic, engaging and beautiful evening event with the whole family.

Workout Walk

Thu 26 Dec 2019
Grab a workout walk map and give our 12 fitness stops a go to get a head start in burning off those 'brussels.

Wild Life

Sun 01 Mar 2020
See wildlife spring into action across the estate on our nature spotter trail.

The Big Tree Climb

Tue 07 Apr 2020
Get a bird's eye view of the estate with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.