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 on zipwire

Our play area, Explorers' Wood

Head through the walled garden, into 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

50 Things: Bird Watching

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Grab a pair of binoculars and have a go at number 44 on your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾ .

Pathways to Paradise

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Discover the different pathways to paradise that criss-cross the estate.

Children's Wand Making Workshop

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Families can get hands on with traditional green woodworking techniques to make their very own magic wand to take home or use as a journey stick on our Pathways to Paradise trail.

Family Craft Tent

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Get stuck into a themed craft activity in our summer tent.

Family Storytime

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Join us in the summer tent for landscape inspired story time.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.