7 Ways to Get the Adrenaline Pumping in Staffordshire
It's #RollercoasterDay once again on August 16th, and there's nowhere better to get a rush than Staffordshire.
Here's seven great ways for thrill-seekers to get their kicks in the adrenaline capital of the UK!
With two of the UK's top theme parks in Staffordshire, there's plenty of rollercoasters to choose from.
At Alton Towers Resort, Rita goes from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, while The Smiler has a world record 14 loops.
Meanwhile, Drayton Manor Theme Park boasts Shockwave, the first stand-up coaster in Europe, and Apocalypse - the UK's scariest ride according to The Gadget Show!
High Ropes Heaven
Tackle one of the hundreds of named climbs at The Roaches in the Staffordshire Peak District, like Valkyrie, renowned with rock-climbers because they are so challenging.
If you're new to climbing, try Kilnworx in Stoke-on-Trent, the ideal training ground offering top rope and lead climbing on 13m high walls!
Bounce off the Walls
There are loads of indoor thrills to be had too!
Dare you take on The Nucleus, the water rollercoaster, or fancy making a splash on thrilling rides like The Space Bowl and the Multislide at Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent?
For some more chilled craziness, zoom around the ice rink and hurtle down the slopes on real snow on your snowboard or skis at Tamworth SnowDome.
Power for Petrolheads
If you prefer your kicks on wheels, head for Driveme.net near Stafford, and have a blast around the track in a supercar, motor-racing madness in the Formula Renault single seaters, or an off-road thrash in a rally car!
Mountain Bike Mayhem
There are some inviting trails at Birches Valley on Cannock Chase for mountain bikers.
For beginners there is the Follow the Dog Trail, complete with the 'Stegosaurus Rock Garden' and the 'Tackeroo Blast'.
For the more daring rider, The Monkey Trail is more demanding, with black options, jumps, drops and the epic 'Lower Cliff' descent.
Theme Park Deals
If you like theme parks, you'll love our fantastic Thrill Hopper passes!
For one price, you can get into Alton Towers Resort, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Waterworld and the Snowdome.
It's just £170 for a family of four, or £60 for an individual pass - check it out!