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Browsing local shops within 8 miles of Shugborough Estate


Lower Drayton Farm

Lower Drayton Farm, Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE, Tel: 07506 359453, Email,

The farm nature trail weaves its way through a woodland area surrounding a pond, all of which is being actively managed to encourage birds, mammals, invertebrates and aquatic life to take up residence.

i can fly by zip!

Birches Valley Forest Centre, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, Tel: 0845 643 9215, Email,

Two to three hours of tree top fun. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down a huge zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings and enjoy our high ropes obstacles in some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery.

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  • Rail station: Rugeley Town (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
Cannock Chase Trekking Centre

Teddesley Coppice, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RP, Tel: 01785 711177, Email,

Join us for the ultimate horse riding experience trekking through the tranquil forest of Cannock Chase. We have an excellent selection of horses and ponies. All abilities catered for. Experienced guides accompany for all treks.

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  • Rail station: Stafford/Cannock (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
Discovery Trails
Staffordshire Environmental Quality MarkEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended AwardEnjoy Card offer

Various locations, throughout, Staffordshire, WS11 1TJ, Tel: 07521 411101, Email,

Discovery Trails create fun ways to explore the towns & villages, solving clues & learning about the hidden corners & quirky past of the county. With over 40 Trails to choose from, and 1200 more nationwide, there is something for everyone.


St Alban's Road, Common Road Industrial Estate, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3DR, Tel: 01785 257976, Email,

Our brewery tours are hugely successful, providing a great insight into the workings of our brewery along with the opportunity to sample our current ales.

Enjoy a trip on Andrea

Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ, Tel: 0117 314 9158, Email,

If you've ever fancied messing about on the river, but not had the confidence to do it, our canal boat day hire is a chance to dip a toe into the water...


Falcon Rise, Bramshall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8SQ, Tel: 01889 502508, Email,

Welcome to Ashcroft Park and National Paintball Games. We provide the very best in UK Corporate Events, Country Pursuits & Outdoor Team Building Activities in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the Midlands.


Armitage Park, Hawkesyard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1PU, Tel: 01543 491911, Email,

Two Hundred acre Hawkesyard Estate offers a historical, exciting and mysterious venue for all seasons for the whole family, golf, weddings, meetings and events.

Birches Valley Forest Centre

Forestry Commission, West Midlands Forest District, Birches Valley, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, Tel: 01889 586593,$FILE/TrailLeafletMap(Red).pdf

Cycle Route: One way MTB trail

The Monkey Trail was built and designed in partnership with Chase Trails and features technical rock gardens, boardwalks, jumps and drops.

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  • Access: Birches Valley Forestry Centre
  • Miles: 15
  • Rail station: Rugeley Town (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
Blithfield Reservoir

C/o South Staffordshire Water, Waters Road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DU, Tel: 01922 638282,

Set in rural Staffordshire Blithfield Reservoir provides a stunning visual aspect in a particularly picturesque landscape.

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01543 871773,

The 14km Stafford to Newport Green Way follows the route of a redundant railway which runs from near the centre of Stafford to Newport. There is a well surfaced track from Stafford for cyclists.

Taste Of Staffordshire Award

Amerton, Stowe by Chartley, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA, Tel: 01889 270294

Windmill Farm has an indoor adventure play area which is great fun for children. The Playbarn is great value for money, as visitors can pay to go in at 9.30am and stay all day!!

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