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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!


There's tons on offer to celebrate Father's Day in Staffordshire, like the piggy back challenge at Trentham Monkey Forest, pictured here


Father's Day in Staffordshire

Father's Day is not far away now, and there's plenty on offer in Staffordshire to treat your dad this year.

Enjoy fabulous lunches at some of our best restaurants, sporting challenges to get the heart racing, browse classic vehicles from bygone eras, and watch in awe as pilots perform dazzling displays in the skies! 

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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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Summer events & festivals

Summer in Staffordshire is packed with outdoor events and festivals! Take in 'Othello', Stafford Festival Shakespeare's 25th anniversary production, the cultural extravaganza of the Lichfield Festival, and don't miss Ladies Day at Uttoxeter Racecourse

There's plenty more for music lovers, foodie fans and countryside enthusiasts

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Ladies Day at Uttoxeter Racecourse, one of the many summer events in Staffordshire


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 World of Wedgwood - 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
Camper Jam

Camper Jam


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.

The Three Belles appearing 12 July

Lichfield Festival


Fri 1 - Sat 9 Jul 2016

The Lichfield Festival brings the best national and international artists and performers to the West Midlands each year for a summer celebration of classical music, dance, drama, film, jazz, literature, poetry, visual arts and world music.

Doxey Pool

Myths, Legends and Lesser Known Stories


Sat 18 Jun - Sat 27 Aug 2016

The Staffordshire Moorlands has some extraordinary stories, stories that once upon a time were believed to be true but today are limited to the sphere of myths and legends. This exhibition unveils the stories behind those myths.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare 2016 Othello

Othello - Stafford Festival Shakespeare


Thu 23 Jun - Sat 9 Jul 2016

Celebrating their 25th anniversary with a brand new creative team and brand new play, Othello promises to be Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s boldest production yet. Performed in the open air, with fully covered grandstand seating.

Plant Hunters Fair

Plant Hunters’ Fair


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


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.

Stevie Wonder & The Divas of Motown

Stevie Wonder & The Divas of Motown


Sat 9 Jul 2016

Our Stevie Wonder tribute will be serenading 'Isn't She Lovely' to The Divas who will be celebrating female artists such as The Supremes and Aretha Franklin.

Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival


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


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.

Foo Fighters Tribute

Foo Fighters Tribute


Sat 16 Jul 2016

It's 'Times Like These' we need to 'Breakout' the air guitars and 'Learn to Fly' with the UK Foo Fighters.

Ladies Day Music Live with Jo Whiley

Ladies Day with Jo Whiley


Fri 22 Jul 2016

Jo Whiley will entertain the crowds after racing at the ever popular Ladies Day which attracts both ladies and gents from across the area as they all embark on one of Staffordshire’s biggest social occasions!

Summer Family Fun Raceday

Summer Family Fun Raceday


Sun 24 Jul 2016

Enjoy a Summer Sunday, we have a fantastic Family Fun Day lined up for you. There’ll be 7 races and plenty of entertainment for the kids in the centre course, plus all under 18's go free!

Absolute 70s

Absolute 70s


Sat 30 Jul 2016

'Ain't No Stopping Us Now' at the 'Disco Inferno' - you can just 'Blame it on the Boogie'.

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 6 Aug 2016

Celebrate and enjoy Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ in 2016 at one of the Arboretum’s ever popular Plant Hunter Fairs.

Michael Jackson Tribute

A Tribute to Michael Jackson


Sat 13 Aug 2016

'Will You Be There' on what is sure to be a 'Thriller, Thriller Night'? 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'

One Night of Rock

One Night of Rock


Sat 20 Aug 2016

Get ready for the ultimate tribute to rock music, with 48 air-punching anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses and plenty more!

V Festival

V Festival


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.

David Bowie Tribute

A Tribute to David Bowie


Sat 27 Aug 2016

'Let's Dance' and be a 'Rebel Rebel' at the last Hot Summer Saturday Date of the year where we pay tribute to the legend of David Bowie.

Lichfield Food Festival

Lichfield Food Festival


Sat 27 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Sample some of Staffordshire's finest produce at Lichfield's free, two-day food festival. See demonstrations from top chefs and bakers, take part in our answer to Bake Off, try out the Real Ale Trail and browse more than 100 food stalls.

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


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


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

Shetland Grand National

Midland Game Fair


Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

The show has something for everyone from world class clay pigeon shooting to game and coarse fishing demonstrations; gun dog competitions, falconry displays, ferret racing, fine arts and rural crafts plus much more.

Find an event in Staffordshire

Value for money Short Break packages for families and couples. Click to find out more and book online, opens in new window.

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Choose from hotel, B&B or cottage.

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

Keepers Cottage

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

Manor House Farm

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

Foxtwood Cottages

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

Troutsdale Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £420-£1450 pupw sleeps 6-10, Leek, 01538 300101

Orgreave Lodge

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

Broomyshaw Country Cottages

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

Colton House

VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House £49-£109 pppnb, Rugeley, 01889 578580

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