Have an adventure this May half term

Child having a go at Archery

As the weather gets warmer, bring your family to Shugborough to have some exciting explorations this May.

Top 10 things to do at Shugborough at half term

  • Have a go at archery by the mill pond at Park Farm
  • Say hello to the lambs and calves bounding around in the fields
  • Climb up to Hadrian's Arch to see all the work that we have going on (then roll down the really big hill)
  • Spot the springtime blooms in the gardens
  • Learn about sea-faring adventures in our mansion
  • Enjoy time together with a tasty picnic
  • Have a go at one of our Conservation in Action activities. There is something going on everyday in May and June.
  • Zoom down our zipwire in our play area, Explorer's Wood
  • Complete your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 pamphlet here at Shugborough; fly a kite, play pooh sticks, make a home for bugs and more
  • Treat yourself to something special to remember your day from our shop

Half Term events

Over bank holiday weekend, the Stafford Archers will be here to challenge you to some archery. For £2 a go, you can compete with your family and friends to see who can hit the highest score. 

Archery will be by the mill pond on the Sat 25th, Sun 26th and Mon 27th May from 11am - 3pm. Site admissions apply.

Do you have a head for heights? Join The Great Tree Climbing Company and, with the assistance of a harness, climb to the tree tops to enjoy the beautiful views of Shugborough in the height of spring on Tues 28th May.

Please note that The Big Tree Climb event has now sold out.

Take nothing but photographs

Budding photographers can book onto a Beginner's Photography Walk: In Focus. With the guidance of our volunteer expert you will spend the morning familiarising yourself with the basics of photography, and be inspired by the late Lord Lichfield's favourite spots. These special 'in focus' workshops will give you the opportunity to look at some aspects of the estate in more detail. Join us on Sat 1st June to look at foliage in the formal gardens.

Event runs from 11am - 12.30pm for £5. Site admissions apply.

Family watering plants

Get involved at Shugborough Estate

Over May and June you can lend a helping hand to care for this special place on your visit. There are a whole host of activities for you to get stuck into every day from feeding chickens to waxing our floors; see what we have got going on here.

Girl with doll walking across a buttercup field

Top 5 50 things to do before you're 11¾  

Your little explorers will have a full day of fun from climbing hills to playing pooh sticks; here are our top 5 things to do.

Upcoming events

SOLD OUT - The Big Tree Climb

Tue 28 May 2019
Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ and get a whole new perspective on nature.

Beginner's Photography Workshop: In Focus

Sat 01 Jun 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide for an 'in focus' photography workshop while walking in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Stone Carving 1-3 Day Courses

Fri 07 Jun 2019
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on a one, two or three-day course.

Garden Discovery Tour

Wed 19 Jun 2019
Discover what makes Shugborough's gardens so special.

Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Learn the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe within Shugborough's historic woodland.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.