Shugborough Estate - National Trust Press Release
Published: 18 October 2018
Trust Press Release
adventures at Shugborough at October Half Term
October half term, make a trip to Shugborough Estate to enjoy the very best of
what nature has to offer. The National Trust property in Staffordshire is the
perfect place to get the most out of your day, with activities and adventures
for all the family.
will be hosting a series of trails all across the estate. Try and find all of
the pumpkin faces across the gardens, and learn about all the seasonal activity
in the walled garden. Let your little explorers' imagination embark on a journey
with our sea-faring storyteller at Explorer’s Tales on the 27th
October. Tickets are £3 with accompanying adults free. Then, on the 28th,
make your own besom broom using birch twigs harvested from woodland on the
estate. Each broom costs £3, and the event is subject to resource availability.
Be sure to head over to their play area ‘Explorer’s Wood’ and have a go on the
zip wire, and try to complete you ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ booklet.
At Shugborough you can fly a kite, play conkers and play pooh sticks down at
no better place to be than Shugborough when the season’s change. The Estate
covers 900 acres of Grade 1 listed Parkland, full of a variety of tree species
that will all turn into a fiery spectacular with the cooler weather. For the
more adventurous explorers, why not take your four legged friend on a walk? The
National Trust looks after land as far as Great Haywood Cliffs and Stafford
Plantation. Make sure you ask at visitor reception for one of the walks maps.
Smith, Shugborough’s Events officer says ‘Shugborough has something to offer
everything this half term. Don’t stay indoors, wrap up warm and come to play
and get engaged with nature’.
Georgian Mansion, and discover the treasures that were returned by George
Anson. Don’t forget to grab a timed ticket to visit the apartment of the late
Lord Lichfield, a royal photographer to the stars. This time of year is the
time of the harvest. Shugborough has a spectacular walled garden, full of tasty
produce that is used in the tea rooms and can be bought for a small donation.
After you’ve soaked up this special part of Staffordshire’s heritage, treat
yourself to a tasty cream tea from the cafes and why not start your Christmas
shopping early in the shops?
never too early to start thinking about Christmas, so put Shugborough at the
top of your list for a festive visit. From the beginning of December, the
Mansion will be decorated for the season. Come along to the carol evening on
the 7th and the lantern parades on the 21st and 22nd December.
is open year round, only closing on Christmas day. The National Trust is a
charity, meaning that your memberships, visits and any money you spend whilst
on site, all goes towards caring for Shugborough Estate. Buying a membership
will also allow you entrance into over 500 other National Trust properties,
including Wightwick Manor and Gardens in Wolverhampton, Biddulph Grange Garden
near Stoke-on-Trent and Attingham Park near Shrewsbury.
check Shugborough’s website to book onto events. Shugborough Estate is open
Monday –Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm, and is closed on Christmas day. Normal admissions
apply to the site.
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described as ‘a perfect paradise’, was home to the Anson family. It is a rare
example of a complete working estate, with all major buildings including a
mansion house, servant’s quarters, working farm and walled garden.
National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who
saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to
preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these
values are still at the heart of everything the charity does.
independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000
hectares of countryside, 778 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places
across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
24 million people visit every year, and together with 5 million members and
over 65,000 volunteers, they help to support the charity in its work to care
for special places for ever, for everyone.
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