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

Get to know a tree

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-15:30
Throughout February budding Rangers can meet the different types of trees that live at Shugborough on our woodland trail, or join in with one of the additional activities taking place during half term (16th-24th).

Bugborough Family Muck-In Day

Tue 19 Feb 2019
10:00-14:00
Budding Rangers can get their hands dirty helping us to build the best bug 'borough' ever at Shugborough.

Naked Tree Walk

Tue 26 Feb 2019
14:00-15:30
Join a Ranger guide for a Naked Tree walk around our spectacular parkland and discover the beauty of our native trees in their bare winter glory.

Little Landscapers' Trail

Fri 01 Mar 2019
11:00-15:00
Budding landscapers and artists can make their mark throughout this spring trail to celebrate the creativity that went into designing Shugborough Estate.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sun 03 Mar 2019
11:00-12:30
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Beginner's Plein-air Workshop

Wed 03 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Do you fancy developing your painting skills to include working outdoors in Shugborough’s inspirational landscape?