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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!


Staffordshire is the UK's rollercoaster central, featuring loads of great rides including Rita at Alton Towers, pictured here

Rollercoaster Rushes

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!

For younger thrill-seekers, try out CBeebies Land at Alton Towers or Europe's only Thomas Land at Drayton Manor.



High Ropes Heaven

Test your head for heights and fly through the air on a zip-wire at one of Staffordshire's five high ropes courses, including Go Ape Cannock Chase and Aerial Extreme on The Trentham Estate.


Challenging Climbs

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!

The Roaches, pictured here, is well-known for legendary climbs like Valkyrie

Bounce off the Walls

There are loads of indoor thrills to be had too!

Head for Staffordshire's best trampoline centres, FlipOut and AirSpace for some wall-running and free-running action!


Get some tropical thrills on the slides at Waterworld, pictured here
Slides, Spins and Switches

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 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.

Get your kicks on two wheels on the mountain bike trails at Cannock Chase, like the Follow The Dog Trail, pictured here

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!

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