Join in with festivities, as Sudeley celebrates World Elephant Day on Friday 12 August

During the pandemic Sudeley became a safe refuge for a herd of magnificent life-sized elephants. Created by Elephant Family, a conservation charity founded by Mark Shand, nephew to the late Lord Ashcombe and brother of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the elephants were part of a 100 strong herd who were embarking on a global migration to raise fund and awareness for human-wildlife CoExistence projects.

This year guests to Sudeley are invited to celebrate the world’s largest living land mammal with the family, Elizabeth Hurley, and take part in a flower offering / Puja moment.

On the Day: 2-3pm

  • Take part in an elephant puja led by Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe and family.

The Puja will be led by family friend and elephant ambassador: Elizabeth Hurley

Meet the family who live at Sudeley and hear the story of the elephant connection that exists with Sudeley. Take part in a Puja moment on the Mulberry Lawn

From 12th – 19th August

  • Take your ‘elfie’ with the herd & mark your #WorldElephantDay at #SudeleyCastle

Every member of the elephant herd will be decorated with beautiful floral garlands

  • Take part in the Sudeley elephant quiz!

Learn about elephants as you walk the trail

  • Trunk Show: buy a vintage designer treasure from Lady Ashcombe’s special collection

All profits fund CoExistence at Sudeley to plant pollinators as part of nature-friendly CoExistence efforts on the grounds.

  • Win a cuddly elephant family online

Look out for Sudeley’s Instagram competition to win!

  • Come home with a cuddly elephant!

The Sudeley gift shop will be fully stocked with adorable cuddly elephants. A percentage of each sale is goes to conservation charity Elephant Family.

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