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

Lost & Found Trail

Thu 24 Oct 2019
10:00-16:00
Can you find all the missing puzzle pieces to discover the lost monuments of Shugborough?

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.

Festive Flower Arranging

Thu 28 Nov 2019
18:00-21:00
Create a beautiful festive wreath using handpicked foliage from the estate.