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

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu 26 Jul 2018
19:00-21:00
Join The Pantaloons for a rib-tickling production of this much-loved comedy classic.

Bushcraft Day

Wed 01 Aug 2018
10:00-11:00
Give your young explorers the amazing opportunity to find out some of the incredible things they can do with the natural materials all around them.

Sense and Sensibility

Wed 08 Aug 2018
19:00-21:00
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society.

Explorers' Tales

Fri 10 Aug 2018
11:00-11:30
Let your little explorers' imagination embark on a journey with our sea-faring storyteller.

Teen Bushcraft

Wed 15 Aug 2018
10:00-15:00
Sign up to an hour session with Wildlife Survival School for the opportunity to get your hands dirty and put some new bushcraft skills into practice.

Peter Pan

Wed 22 Aug 2018
16:00-18:00
Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date.