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

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

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

October Half-term

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Bring the whole family to celebrate the harvest this half-term. Explore the estate on our pumpkin trails and sample a seasonal recipe in one of our tea-rooms.

Explorers' Tales

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Discover the thrilling tale of George Anson's turbulent journey around the world.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 04 Nov 2017
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Shugborough at Christmas

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Come and enjoy Shugborough at this special time of year, showing off its seasonal best inside and out, with spirit-lifting treats in the tea-room.

Springtime at Shugborough

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Make the most of the spring season with nature inspired activities and trails.