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Enjoy thrills, fun & adventure? Book a short break in Staffordshire

Searching for a fun-filled family break? It’s time to visit Staffordshire. Situated in the heart of Britain and surrounded by acres of unspoilt countryside, our exhilarating mix of outdoor activities, the UK’s best theme parks and a vibrant living history will captivate pleasure-seekers of any age.

 

 
 

 

THRILLS AND MORE

For year round family adventure you can’t beat Staffordshire. With world-class theme parks and attractions, including Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor Park, the thrills are non-stop.

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Gladstone Pottery Museum

 

GO POTTY

Learn the story of how The Potteries became famous, then jump on the potter’s wheel and have a go yourself, or decorate something already made.

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TIMELESS PLEASURES

We’ve castles, cathedrals and stately homes aplenty in Staffordshire. So come back in time and have a great day out soon.

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Tamworth Castle, St George's Day
 
 
 
 

 

ANIMAL ATTRACTION

Get up close and personal at one of our animal attractions, you’ll find everything from monkeys and big cats to falcons and cute farm animals.

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Trentham Monkey Forest
Trentham Gardens Fairy Trail

 

GREAT DAYS OUT

Whether you fancy a cycling trip, following a Fairy Trail through gardens or a day behind the wheel in a racing car Staffordshire has it all and more.

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Churnet Valley Railway & Caldon canal

 

ALL ABOARD

The age of steam never went away in Staffordshire. So grab a ticket and take the slow train through some of the country’s most beautiful countryside.

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Ideas for great family days out >>>
Uttoxeter Racing

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Uttoxeter Racecourse has something for everyone. Whether you are new to racing, like to enjoy a special day out or you are a loyal follower of the Sport of Kings, come along to Uttoxeter and you are guaranteed a day of fun and excitement.

Weston Park

Weston Park

The beauty and tranquility of the House is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsmen, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford.

The Trentham Estate

The Trentham Estate

Peace and quiet, fun and action - there's something for everyone at The Trentham Estate. Spend quality time in the internationally renowned Trentham Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme.

Ben 10 ride Drayton Manor Park

Drayton Manor Park

Everyone’s favourite family theme park, Drayton Manor Park is packed with a host of great rides and attractions for all ages.

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Trentham Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is an unforgettable journey where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques living in total freedom in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. You'll be mesmerised as you watch the monkeys playing on the ground and in the trees.

Escape to the Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s Greatest Escape and home to the UK’s favourite theme park with endless family fun and ground-breaking rollercoasters.

Josiah Wedgwood

World of Wedgwood

The World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food and visitor tours.

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate

Visit the stunning Estate of Shugborough for a fantastic family day out. Lots to see and do for the whole family.Visit the stunning Mansion House, the Victorian Servants' Quarters, Farm, Walled Garden, Gardens, Monuments.

Waterworld

Waterworld

A great family day out whatever the weather! All for an inclusive price. Come and take pleasure in the wide array of rides and slides or relax in our spa and bubble pools. Have lunch at our licenced cafe bar or water's edge restaurant.

Cars

Driveme.net

Driveme.net are one of the leading suppliers of driving experiences in the UK. We give adults and children the chance to drive cars they dream of owning including supercars, rally cars, and 4x4 vehicles.

Experience feeding the animals

Lower Drayton Farm

For a fun day in the great outdoors, you can’t beat a visit to Lower Drayton Farm. We love helping families experience the great outdoors while learning about animals, farming and the role it plays in conservation.

Family fun

SnowDome

Whether it’s a fun packed day on the real snow, sliding and gliding about on the ice or relaxing in the seriously luxurious spa, the SnowDome in Tamworth is the ultimate snow, ice and leisure experience.

Wallaby with Joey in pouch

Peak Wildlife Park

Get up-close and personal with four brand new animal walk-throughs. Inspire your kids and let them come face to face with lemurs, penguins, wallabies and more!

i can fly by zip!

Go Ape Cannock Chase

Two to three hours of tree top fun. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down a huge zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings and enjoy our high ropes obstacles in some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery.

Barefoot Walk

Conkers

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Brown End Farm Cycle Hire

Brown End Farm Cycle Hire

A friendly, family run cycle hire centre. We have direct access to the scenic Manifold Track that avoids the busy main road. We offer bikes to suit all ages and sizes, with child buggies and trailer bikes for the very young. Groups welcome.

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle

With 15 rooms to explore step back in time at Tamworth Castle and see how the Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians shaped the unique history of this stunningly complete building.

Lake Reflection

Biddulph Grange Garden

Owned by the National Trust, one of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens, with a series of connected compartments. Features a Chinese garden, Italian garden & Scottish Glen.

Overview of the racing track

Midland Karting

Midland Karting offers the opportunity to experience outdoor karting at its best on National and International circuits in professional karts that can reach 45mph. Themed events throughout the year.

Dimensions Leisure Centre

Dimensions Leisure Centre

Themed leisure pool with 'dragon slide', hot spa pools, 'water rapids' and a tropical beach bar. Aqua tot sessions - please telephone 01782 233500 for more details.

Christmas at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, nestled in the heart of Staffordshire, is home to England’s largest working Reindeer herd.

trail examples

Discovery Trails

Discovery Trails create fun ways to explore the towns & villages, solving clues & learning about the hidden corners & quirky past of the county. With over 40 Trails to choose from, and 1200 more nationwide, there is something for everyone.

Meet and feed the animals

National Forest Adventure Farm

A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield and have fun in the huge indoor play area.

Curborough Sprint Course

Curborough Sprint Course

See driver's race against the clock at Britain's premier speed venue. All types of cars, from saloons to single seaters, compete here at regular events for you to watch.

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Stay in Staffordshire

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Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

 
 
Rosewood Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £295-£460 pupw sleeps 6, Leek, 01538 308213

 
 
Keepers Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £300-£540 pupw sleeps 4, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Manor House Farm

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

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

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

 
 
Orgreave Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £620-£830 pupw sleeps 5, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 791555

 
 
The Moat House

AA 4 Star Hotel £150-£185 prpnb, Stafford

 
 
Dog and Doublet

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £82-£102 prpnb, Stone

 
 
Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £275-£550 pupw sleeps 4-8, Leek, 01538 308298

 
 
Troutsdale Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £0-£1560 pupw sleeps 6-10, Leek, 01538 300101

 
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