Autumnal fun at Shugborough

A broom, pumpkins and blankets

As the summer comes to a close, Shugborough will be transformed by the harvest.

Shugborough will have a variety of things for you to bring your friends and family to do this autumn. Visit Park farm and see how life was on the farm at harvest time, then take a break and enjoy our seasonal recipes in the tea rooms. Or why not come and visit the Mansion house to see all the new work that we have done, and try to see how many bugs your little ones will spot.

50 Things


Don’t forget all of the things on your 50 things to do list that you can do during the autumn months. Be amongst the wildlife and hunt for bugs and watch for birds. Try and climb to the top of the hill, fly your kite and then roll back down. Or see who will be the champion of conkers?

Harvest trails


During October half term, we will have a variety of trails for all ages that will take you all over the Parkland. Bring the whole family to celebrate the harvest this half-term.

Pumpkin trail

Cost: £3

Time: 13th October - 4th November, 11am - 3pm

Try and find all of our special pumpkins all over the formal gardens. These pumpkins have been handmade out of willow.

'Know your roots'

Free Trail

Time: 27th October - 4th November, 11am - 3pm

Journey around our walled garden and learn all about the produce we are growing on this sensory trail.

Enjoy the harvest at Shugborough
Pile of pumpkins at Shugborough
Enjoy the harvest at Shugborough

Explorer's Tales

Cost: Child £3, accompanying adult free. Prebooking is advisable. Normal admissions apply.

Time: 27th October, 11am - 11.30am, 1pm - 1.30pm, 3 - 3.30pm

A sea-faring storyteller is waiting for you to join him for some Explorers' Tales on the 27th October. Bring a blanket and let your little explorers discover the thrilling tale of George Anson's turbulent journey around the world and let their imagination go wild.

George is waiting for his shipmates to hear his tales
An actor dressed as George Anson sat in the parkland
George is waiting for his shipmates to hear his tales

Broom making

Cost: £3. Normal admissions apply.

Time: 28th October 11am - 3pm

Drop in and make your own broom made from Birch harvested from Shugborough's Parkland.