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

Lost & Found Trail

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Can you find all the missing puzzle pieces to discover the lost monuments of Shugborough?

Garden Discovery Tour

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Discover what makes Shugborough's gardens so special.

Autumnal Flower Arranging

Thu 24 Oct 2019
Learn how to form a stunning arrangement under the guidance of a professional florist, using seasonal flowers handpicked from the estate.

Family Storytime

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Take a moment with your little ones to enjoy seasonal stories this half term.

Go Canoeing!

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Take a turn on the river behind the Mansion in a canoe or kayak and see the gardens from a new perspective.

Wand Making Workshop

Sat 02 Nov 2019
Get hands on with traditional green woodworking techniques and make your very own magic wand to take home.