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 11am – 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

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.

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 11¾ 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.

Information signpost at Shugborough

Project updates

The management of the Shugborough Estate has been transferred back to the National Trust, after being leased by Staffordshire County Council since 1966.

Upcoming events

Have-a-go archery

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-15:00
Try your hand at archery with a qualified instructor in the historic grounds of Shugborough Estate.

Behind 'A Lost Paradise?'

Tue 29 May 2018
11:30-12:30
Meet Ben Wigley, the film-maker artist behind our parkland kinetoscopes, at the monumental Tower of the Winds to preview the latest developments in his artistic interpretation of the great flood of 1795.

The Big Tree Climb

Fri 01 Jun 2018
10:00-15:45
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.

Stone Carving at Shugborough

Mon 04 Jun 2018
09:30-16:00
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
11:00-12:30
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Nordic Walking Taster Session

Sat 16 Jun 2018
09:00-09:45
Join a qualified instructor for a free 45 minute taster session that will show you how Nordic Walking can be a great health boost for your body and your mind.