What there is to do at Shugborough
There is plenty to see and do here at Shugborough. Here's a helpful guide to help you make the most out of your day.
When you arrive
Once you have parked in our Car Park, walk over to Visitor Reception to receive a warm and friendly welcome and see if there are any special events on that day.
Across the bridleway, take a look into our Walled Garden, or head into Park Farm and explore our 19th century innovative house and courtyard.
Our farm has received Freedom Food Accreditation from the RSPCA, which means that we have an incredibly high standard of animal welfare. Because of this, expect to see our Longhorn cows and Southdown sheep roaming free in the Parkland.
Venture down to the Mansion
Our Mansion, Servants Quarters and the Lichfield Apartment are 800 metres from Park Farm, so you can enjoy a walk with pleasant views of the estate, or ask for our buggy service at Reception. The Mansion is open from 11am – 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm. Please note that the Red Drawing Room and the Room of Imaginary Landscape are currently covered due to a major conservation project to install a new fire system. On your visit, ask the team about all the conservation work we are currently doing.
We have recently opened the Lichfield Apartment, which requires a timed ticket from Visitor Reception.These tickets sell out fast, so you might consider visiting us early or on quieter days (during the weekday or during term time) to make sure you can get onto a slot.
Escape from the busy world
Immerse yourself in the outdoors and ask for our Estate Walks map from Reception. Our Parkland is open from 9am – 6pm. Did you know that Shugborough has 900 acres and hosts 8 beautiful monuments?
What to do with little adventurers
Have you visited our Explorer’s Wood play area by the Walled Garden, or picked up a 50 things to do before youre 11¾ map? Be sure to check our website for our current events for little adventurers
Enjoy a little TLC
Treat yourself to some retail therapy in our Shop, and take a well-earned break in our Tearooms. We have facilities, including toilets, both at Park Farm and down at the Mansion. Park Farm Café is open 9.30am – 5pm, and the Mansion Tearoom is open from 11am – 5pm, with hot food stopping at 3pm. The Mansion shop is open from 10am – 5.30pm.
How you are helping us
We charge a single entry ticket price for non-members, which allows you access to 900 acres of Parkland, our Mansion and facilites. If you’re a member, don’t forget to bring your membership card so we can receive your membership credit that we put back into conservation.
Your support allows us to carry out essential conservation and project work.