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Family-friendly things to do at Shugborough Estate

Family in the walled  garden at Shugborough Estate
Family in the walled garden at Shugborough Estate | © Annapurna Mellor

There’s plenty to see and do for families here at Shugborough Estate, including family trails, zipping down the zip wire or visiting the animals at Park Farm. Find out what’s on and plan your visit.

Planning your family visit

  • Explorers wood is open all year round, with spaces to Den build, to climb or zip down the zip wire.

  • There are toilets, and baby changing facilities at Park Farm, the Plant Centre and the Midden Yard.

  • We welcome breastfeeding across the whole estate.

  • There are facilities to warm up baby food and milk in Park Farm Tearoom and the Mansion Tearoom.

  • Push chairs are welcome across the estate, but we ask that they are left outdoors when visiting the Mansion, Servants Quarters or Lichfield Apartments.

  • We welcome budding cyclists on balance bikes or bikes with stabilizers. We also welcome scooters.

Visitors at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Exploring the mansion at Shugborough Estate | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Family Friendly things to do at Shugborough

Visiting Shugborough Estate, you will always find family friendly things to see and do, from trails to interactive exhibits or sporty activities. The gardens, parkland and historic spaces are perfect for keeping little ones busy.

Explorers Wood Play Area

Explorer’s wood play area is a nautical themed natural play area. Inspired by the sea-faring adventures of George Anson. The play area is filled with opportunities to play and explore, from the Den Building Area, climbing wall, or zip wire, there is plenty to do for all ages. Explorers wood is open all year round, we ask that children are always supervised on their adventures. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be on lead.

Visit Park Farm

Visit Park Farm here at Shugborough, with historic breeds including Longhorn Cattle, Southdown Sheep and Dorking Chickens. The farm is a working farm, and so often the animals can be spotted around the estate, keep an eye out on your walk to spot them.

Visit the interactive Farmyard exhibit in the historic Mill Block, to find out the role that the Farm- Yard played in Shugborough’s History.

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