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
10:00-16:00
Can you find all the missing puzzle pieces to discover the lost monuments of Shugborough?

Garden Discovery Tour

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-12:30
Discover what makes Shugborough's gardens so special.

Autumnal Flower Arranging

Thu 24 Oct 2019
18:00-21:00
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
12:00-15:30
Take a moment with your little ones to enjoy seasonal stories this half term.

Go Canoeing!

Wed 30 Oct 2019
10:00-11:15
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
10:30-11:30
Get hands on with traditional green woodworking techniques and make your very own magic wand to take home.