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Enjoy Staffordshire for Great Days Out & Holidays

For a fantastic short break or family holiday, a visit to Staffordshire offers you some unforgettable experiences, excitement, fun days out and incredible adventures, plus great money-off discounts and special offers from Staffordshire's top attractions, accommodation, restaurants and shops.


A Staffordshire holiday is all this and loads more. Start planning your visit right now!

 

 
 
celebrate Staffordshire Day on Sunday 1st May 2016 with events, special offers and competitions!

 

Staffordshire Day is nearly here!

On Sunday 1st May 2016 we will celebrate everything that is great about our county during the very first Staffordshire Day.

With more than 50 events, nearly 20 Special Offers and superb competition prizes, #StaffordshireDay is set to be unforgettable. 

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Staffordsheer Escape

Watch our latest video to get a flavour of what a Staffordshire Short Break can offer you.

Get up close to world-class history and heritage - from the Staffordshire Hoard’s Anglo-Saxon gold, to Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramics. Visit magnificent Lichfield Cathedral, fascinating museums, splendid stately homes and haunted castles.

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Affordable Bank Holiday Breaks

Our great value family short break packages can save you up to 64% and are full of inspirational ideas like theme parks.

Or try our cultural couples relaxing short break for two. It offers an overnight stay and access to gardens, stately homes and theatre.

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bedroom at Hilton St George's Park
 
 
 
 

 

Eating Out - Food & Drink

Whether you're looking for a fine dining restaurant, welcoming pub, contemporary brasserie or homely tea room, you'll find great places to eat and drink in Staffordshire.

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Afternoon Tea at Dog and Doublet Inn, Sandon - click for more on eating out
Walking in the Churnet Valley - click for more on Staffordshire's Great Outdoors

 

Great Outdoors - Countryside

Spend wonderful days out in Staffordshire’s great outdoors; walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding or just escaping modern life.

Choose from the beautiful Peak District National Park, the National Forest, tranquil Cannock Chase and unspoilt South Staffordshire.

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Featured events taking place in Staffordshire
Barbara Dickson heads a great line-up!

Leek Arts Festival

Leek

Sat 16 Apr - Sat 25 Jun 2016

Now in it's 40th year, Leek Arts Festival celebrates everything that's good about art, culture and heritage, with a full programme of events featuring local, national and international performers.

Cheese and Ale

Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival

Stafford

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May 2016

Cheese makers, breweries and local food producers will fill the Market Square in Stafford, with a fantastic range of products and a fine array of artisan food, as the county town hosts the 2016 Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival.

Plant Hunter's fair - Middleton

Plant Hunters' Fair

Tamworth

Sun 22 May 2016

Our new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem is sure to be popular. With entrance to the grounds, gardens, hall and plant fair we know you'll be bringing your friends and family to make a day of it.

Tea with Oscar Wilde

‘Tea With Oscar Wilde’

Leek

Fri 27 May 2016

Ladies & gentlemen, you are invited to the 1890’s wittiest “Chit-Chat” show where a gay time is guaranteed by all! ‘Tea With Oscar Wilde’ will be held on the original stage at the Nicholson Gallery where Oscar Wilde once gave a talk.

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 28 May 2016

This popular plant fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover.

Local Producer at the Food and Craft Fayre

Spring Food & Craft Fayre

Shifnal

Sun 29 - Mon 30 May 2016

Our Spring Food & Craft Fayre is a great opportunity to shop for delicious food and unique crafts and gifts. The fayre will feature over 60 stalls ranging from local produce to handmade craft, art and gifts.

Goat Racing

Bank Holiday Animal Racing

Stafford

Mon 30 May 2016

We will be racing sheep, ducks and guinea pigs throughout the day which promises to be a spectacle as some of our animals are more interested in going backwards or saying hello to visitors, rather than crossing the finish line.

Literary Festival 2016

Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival 2016

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Jun 2016

For the third year, the “Festival in a Factory” brings the very best authors, poets and playwrights to the city to inspire and foster a love of books and reading.

NGS Open Gardens for Charity

NGS Open Gardens

Alton Towers area

Mon 13 Jun 2016

Magnificent gardens designed by the flamboyant 15th Earl of Shrewsbury; feature pools, pagoda fountain, statues, mature trees, shrubs, rhododendrons and azaleas, set in a steep sided valley with steep walks. Access from Alton Towers Hotel.

Model Air Show

International Model Air Show

Shifnal

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jun 2016

Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the sky's to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park.

Armed Forces Day 2014

Armed Forces Day

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 25 Jun 2016

With activities for the whole family visit the National Memorial Arboretum to show your support for HM Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day 2015.

Capability Brown's magnificent pool at Chillington

Capability Brown 300 Day

Brewood

Sun 26 Jun 2016

Available for pre-booked guests only, the afternoon includes a guided tour of the hall, ride to the pool, access to the grounds, tea and coffee.

John Smith's Summer Cup

Uttoxeter

Sun 26 Jun 2016

John Smith’s Summer Cup the biggest fixture in the Summer jump racing calendar Join us for a jam-packed day of seven jump races including our feature race the Summer Cup A Listed Handicap Steeple Chase!

Camper Jam

Camper Jam

Shifnal

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Camper Jam is the VW Bus Festival to be seen at! The show is chilled out, laid back and has a friendly, relaxed and fun packed vibe.

Plant Hunters Fair

Plant Hunters’ Fair

Stafford

Sun 3 Jul 2016

Specialist plant Fair at this 2 acre walled kitchen garden, features many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Forest Live - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Rugeley

Sat 9 Jul 2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will perform at Cannock Chase Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.

Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival

Stafford

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Jul 2016

A wonderful food and drink festival with a traditional British summer party feel. There'll be games and activities for kids, a balloon race, bake-offs, excellent live music. Of course a fantastic array of food and drink from our exhibitors.

Kaiser Chiefs perform at Forest Live Cannock Chase

Forest Live - Kaiser Chiefs & guests

Rugeley

Sun 10 Jul 2016

Kaiser Chiefs will perform at Cannock Chase Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 6 Aug 2016

This popular plant fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover.

V Festival

V Festival

Shifnal

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Aug 2016

The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear.

Popular Plant Hunters' Fair

Plant Hunters' Fair

Market Drayton

Sun 28 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

This very popular plant fair boasts top class nurseries including RHS Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free annual outdoor concert for the whole family. The event is an opportunity to enjoy a late summer evening of al fresco dining, live classical music and fireworks.

Plant Hunters Fair

Autumn Plant Hunters' Fair

Shifnal

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Weston is an award winning stately home set in 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland. Plants will be at the heart of the event and we have a brilliant line up of nurseries with something, new, different and unusual for every plant lover.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Burton Upon Trent

Mon 12 Sep 2016

The unique ritual dance is believed to have originated from hunting and fertility rites in the ancient Forest of Needwood, and is performed all day around the picturesque village of Abbots Bromley and surrounding countryside

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Book your stay now ...

Choose from hotel, B&B or cottage.

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Inn £95-£260 prpnb, Leek, 01538 300296

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £400-£10000 pupw sleeps 2-9, Alton Towers area, 01538 266160

 
 
Orgreave Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £590-£830 pupw sleeps 5, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 791555

 
 
Windy Arbour

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £425-£650 pupw sleeps 2-6, Alton Towers area, 01889 591013

 
 
Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £250-£795 pupw sleeps 4-8, Leek, 01538 308298

 
 
Keepers Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £300-£550 pupw sleeps 4, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Manor House Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Farmhouse £35-£37 pppnb, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Colton House

VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House £66-£70 prpnb, Rugeley, 01889 578580

 
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