Explorers' Wood

Little explorers have a whole new area to play, discover and be inspired at Shugborough, complete with an impressive natural play area.

Inspired by the story of George Anson’s Journey around the world, Explorers’ Wood is a children’s play area that compels you to use your imagination and play. The nautical themes evoke a sense of adventure that’s impossible to resist.

The area has something to offer explorers of all ages and natural materials have been used wherever possible to blend in with the beautiful surroundings. Chopped logs and picnic benches provide a comfortable space to recover and relax from your adventures.

Phase 2 is currently underway, to add more challenging aspects for our bigger explorers, a zip line, climbing logs and an octopus for little explorers. It will be complete for October half term.

Make sure you also visit Bugborough, our natural hotels for bugs.

Bugborough at Shugborough


Journey into Explorers' Wood to find Bugborough, our hotels for bugs. You might recognise the buildings from around the estate.