What there is to do at Shugborough

Visitors in the Walled Garden 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 10am – 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.

We have recently opened the Lichfield Apartment, which requires a timed ticket from Visitor Reception. These tickets sell out fast, so maybe consider visiting us early or on quieter days (during the weekday or during term time) to make sure you can get onto a slot.

Picture of Shugborough Mansion and fountain

Mansion, Servants Quarters and the Lichfield Apartments

Discover all about life at Shugborough from the very beginning, from the adventurous Anson brothers to the glamorous lifestyle of Patrick Lichfield.

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 11 ¾ map? Be sure to check our website for our current events for little adventurers

Two children making a den

Explore the outdoors and play in nature

Here at Shugborough, make sure you venture from the visitor paths and explore the natural world around you

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.

Shugborough's Park Farm house in winter

The Shugborough project

Since taking over the property in 2016, we are continuously making improvements as we revive and reunify Shugborough Estate over the next 10 years.

Upcoming events

Springtime at Shugborough

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

The Big Tree Climb

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Got a head for heights? Come tree climbing to tick off number 1 of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ and get a whole new perspective on nature.

Go Canoeing!

Sat 07 Apr 2018
Take a turn on the river behind the Mansion in a canoe or kayak and see the gardens from a new perspective.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 06 May 2018
Wake up with the feathered friends of Shugborough at first light.

Stone Carving at Shugborough

Mon 04 Jun 2018
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on this three-day course.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Thu 07 Jun 2018
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.