Picnics at Shugborough

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 by the pond and farm for you to sit down on.

Careful that the ducks don't steal your sandwiches!
The Pond at Park Farm

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.

Find the perfect hideaway to enjoy your picnic.
The Arboretum at Shugborough

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.

Tower of the Winds
The Tower of the Winds provides a panoramic view of the mansion and parkland. Bring a mat and enjoy your food with a view.

Relax and enjoy your picnic with this stunning view of Shugborough.
Tower of the Winds at Shugborough

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

Naked Tree Walk

Tue 23 Jan 2018
14:00-15:30
Join the rangers for a Naked Tree walk around our spectacular parkland and discover the beauty of our native trees in their bare winter glory.

Textured Tree Trail

Sat 17 Feb 2018
09:00-16:30
Use all your senses to discover the secret life of trees on our special trail this February half-term.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-12:00
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Springtime at Shugborough

Fri 30 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
Make the most of the spring season with nature inspired activities and trails.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 06 May 2018
05:00-07:00
Wake up with the feathered friends of Shugborough at first light.

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.