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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 >>>
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CBeebies land welcomes 2 new attractions for 2017

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.

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!

All ages are welcome to Flip Out

Flip Out Stoke (Stone)

Flip Out are the UK’s leading Trampoline Park operators, with a national network of cutting-edge stores, open all over the UK.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Derek who is so adorable

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!

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.

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.

Gladstone Courtyard

Gladstone Pottery Museum

The only complete Victorian pottery factory with original workshops, bottle ovens, tile gallery, Doctor's House and Flushed with Pride - the story of the toilet and a gift shop.

First World War in the Air Exhibition

Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free.

Tackle the high ropes course at Sky Trail

Sky Trail Adventure

Experience the high level thrills of Planters Sky Trail Adventure. This great attraction for the whole family is one of the only nine found in the country. If your after an adrenalin rush. Rise to the challenge.

Amerton Farm

Amerton Farm and Craft Centre

Visit our farm animals including Dexter cows, pigs, goats and ponies. Chickens and ducks run freely in the traditional farmyard environment which children love.

Kilnworx Climbing Centre

Kilnworx Climbing Centre

Kilnworx is Staffordshire's newest and largest indoor climbing centre with over 105 routes equipped for top rope, lead & sport climbing, complete with traversing wall & abseil stations. Ideal for beginners and advanced climbers.

Rodbaston Animal Zone

Rodbaston Animal Zone

The animal zone at South Staffordshire College Rodbaston’s campus is home to around 700 animals from Meerkats to Monkeys. It is open at weekends and school holidays, opening times vary depending on the time of year.

Ready, aim, fire!

NPF Bassetts Pole

NPF Bassetts Pole is the UK's number 1 paintball/laser combat and multi activity attraction based in Sutton Coldfield. Play many different movie themed action packed adventure games.

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.

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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

 
 
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

 
 
Drayton Manor Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Hotel £70-£150 prpnb, Tamworth, 0844 472 1950

 
 
Netherstowe House Apartments

Self-assessed Accessibility Information £115-£150 prpnb, Lichfield, 01543 254270

 
 
Quality Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent

£38-£130 prpn, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 202361

 
 
The Chop House and The Hay Loft at Windlehill Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £350-£560 pupw sleeps 6, Ashbourne, 01283 732377

 
 
The Mousehole

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £30-£35 pppnb, Alton Towers area, 01538 703351

 
 
The Laurels

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award £72-£130 prpnb, Alton Towers area, 01538 702629

 
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