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10 Ideas for a Marvellous May Day Weekend


Have some family fun at The Trentham Estate, where Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will introduce you to some creepy crawlies on their Wild Weekend.

Head for the country estate at Shugborough for the annual Hog Wash and see their rare breed pigs get scrubbed up and pampered.

Or if you prefer pigs of the animated variety, meet Peppa Pig at Uttoxeter Racecourse, where there will also be seven thrilling jump races, fairground rides, soft play area and electric go karts!

If we have some traditional English bank holiday weather, you could try our fantastic indoor attractions!

Leave your mark at the Emma Bridgewater Factory in their decorating club, where you can personalise a plate or a mug.

Or take a trip to the tropics and have a splashing time at WaterWorld.

If you would rather try something more relaxing, the Lymelight Festival returns to the streets of Newcastle-under-Lyme with live music, artisan stalls, a real ale tent and lots of family fun activities!

Hear some tall tales of fire-breathing dragons and heroic knights at Tamworth Castle’s story-telling sessions.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Stafford Walking Festival, which takes in the Teddy Bears Picnic at the Monkey Forest, a bluebell walk in Hixon, and the historic walled garden at Sugnall.

Put your best foot forward and try some geo-caching or Nordic walking!

Sample some Staffordshire traditions at the first well-dressing of the year in Newborough, or take in the Plant Hunters Fair at Weston Park and explore the stunning Capability Brown parkland.

If you’d like to stay in Staffordshire for a little longer, why not try one of our new short break packages, which include admission to three fabulous attractions and an overnight stay?

Prices start at only £140 for our Cultural Couples package and £160 for our Family Fun package, for two adults and two children.

You could save up to 64%!

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