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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 >>>
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.

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.

The Italian Gardens

The Trentham Estate

Enjoy quality family time at the internationally renowned Trentham Gardens, Lake and Adventure Play. A stunning scenic setting to stimulate your senses all-year-round. Something for everyone!

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.

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.

Feeding talk

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wolseley Visitor Centre

The Wolseley Centre

SWT award winning visitor centre is set in 26 acres of lakes, park and woodland. Shop, cafe, all-ability trail, wildlife and sensory gardens, there is so much to see.

One of the many vehicles on display at the museum

Staffordshire Regimental Museum

An apt description of the bravery, tenacity and heroism of the men who have served with the Staffordshire Regiment over the last 300 years. The museum tells the story of this famous county Regiment and all of its antecedents.

Joshua Narrowboat

Hazelhurst Boat Hire

Explore the Caldon Canal and the Churnet Valley on "Joshua, a 35 ft Day hire narrowboat taking up to 10 people for self drive trips. Fully equipped including Toilet, Kettle, Hob.

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.

Apedale Engine

Apedale Valley Light Railway

There is something for everyone at Apedale. Young and old will enjoy a great value trip on a narrow gauge steam or diesel train alongside the Apedale Community Country Park.

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.

Inside the Visitor Centre

Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's eco friendly visitor centre on the banks of Westport Lake. Modern Cafe, shop and play area, this local reserve is popular with birdwatchers and families of all ages.

GosHawk at Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre

Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre

The Falconry Centre was first opened to the public in 2006 and now has one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the country. It is an ideal place for visitors to see and learn about the birds.

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Stay in Staffordshire

Book quality assessed hotels, B&B or cottages

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

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £440-£1199 pupw sleeps 2-9, Alton Towers area, 01538 266160

 
 
Manor House Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Farmhouse £35-£38 pppnb, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Troutsdale Farm

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

 
 
Swan Hotel

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £65-£145 prpnb, Stafford

 
 
The Moat House

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

 
 
Dog and Doublet

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

 
 
Colton House

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

 
 
Keepers Cottage

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

 
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