Family adventures

See the top things to do with your little ones at Shugborough.

Child having a go at Archery

Have an adventure this May half term

Get outdoors and enjoy to very best of spring at Shugborough.

Girl with doll walking across a buttercup field

Top 5 50 things to do before you're 11¾  

Your little explorers will have a full day of fun from climbing hills to playing pooh sticks; here are our top 5 things to do.

Child playing on a rope swing

Explorers' Wood

Visit our play area and let your imagination run wild.

Family watering plants

Get involved at Shugborough Estate

Over May and June you can lend a helping hand to care for this special place on your visit. There are a whole host of activities for you to get stuck into every day from feeding chickens to waxing our floors; see what we have got going on here.

Bugborough at Shugborough


Journey into Explorers' Wood to find Bugborough, our hotels for bugs. You might recognise the buildings from around the estate.

Woman taking a picture of the ceiling in Shugborough's Dining Room

Visit our mansion 

Marvel at the lives of the Ansons, the family who used to live at Shugborough.

A pineapple and coconut cake with a pineapple badge

Where to eat and drink 

Whether you need a quick 5 minutes or somewhere to sit to enjoy a hot cup of babycino, Shugborough has a range of options for you to enjoy some food.

A collection of national trust shop products

Pop into our shop 

Reward your little ones with some toys, sweets and fizzy pop at our shop before you leave.

Upcoming events

SOLD OUT - Woodland Photography Walk

Wed 22 May 2019
Get a spring in your step and join a member of our Ranger team for this seasonal woodland photography walk.

SOLD OUT - The Big Tree Climb

Tue 28 May 2019
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.

Beginner's Photography Workshop: In Focus

Sat 01 Jun 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide for an 'in focus' photography workshop while walking in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Stone Carving 1-3 Day Courses

Fri 07 Jun 2019
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on a one, two or three-day course.

Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Learn the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe within Shugborough's historic woodland.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.