Picnics in the Parkland

A family enjoying a picnic

Shugborough has over 900 acres for you to sit back and enjoy with a picnic. Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot, or a day out for all the family, we have it all.

Park Farm


Our working farm has plenty of space for you to enjoy your lunch. There is ample grass space and some benches round by the pond and in front of the Farm house for you to sit down and enjoy some tasty food.

Enjoy your lunch on one of our many picnic benches
A family enjoying a picnic by the mill pond at Shugborough
Enjoy your lunch on one of our many picnic benches

Arboretum


Travel over the river and into our Arboretum to enjoy your picnic in the woodland. Find some shelter from the sun under the trees, or enjoy the open spaces.

Gardens


Why not take a break in our Formal Gardens and have some lunch? Our gardens have lots of secret spots that you can sit back and relax in.

Take a seat and enjoy the view of the Formal Gardens.
Couple taking a break on a bench in the Formal Garden.
Take a seat and enjoy the view of the Formal Gardens.

Forgot your hamper?


If you haven’t brought food with you or need to shelter from the rain?  We have our Park Farm café or Mansion tea room to help satisfy your food cravings.

Let us know your favourite spots!

Please bring sun protection with you incase the sun shines.
But remember no barbeques, and all well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.

Upcoming events

Fungi Foray

Sat 06 Oct 2018
14:00-15:00
Head into the woodland heart of the estate with a Ranger guide, discovering the fungi that lives and thrives there.

October Half-term

Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Bring the whole family to celebrate the season this half-term. Explore the formal gardens on a pumpkin hunt and get to 'know your roots' with activities and fact-finding in the walled garden.

Explorers' Tales

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-11:30
Let your little explorers' imagination embark on a journey with our sea-faring storyteller.

Besom Broom Making

Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Make your own besom broom using birch twigs harvested from woodland on the estate.

Christmas at Shugborough

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:00-15:00
Marvel at decorations inspired by the adventures, travels and triumphs of the two brothers who built Shugborough.

Carol Evening

Fri 07 Dec 2018
19:30-20:30
Celebrate the festive season with a traditional carol evening in the magical setting of Shugborough's historic Park Farm Yard. Mince pies and warming drinks will be served from Park Farm cafe during the interval.