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Bumper Half Term visits for Staffordshire


An example of one of the posters advertising Short breaks in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is expected to see a rise in visitors this May Bank Holiday as a month-long nationwide billboard campaign was launched.


In a drive to attract even more people to the area, over 100 billboards and posters, some featuring a Staffordshire family chosen from an EnjoyStaffs Facebook campaign, will appear at train stations in London, the Home Counties, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Sheffield.


Ahead of the Bank Holiday Enjoy Staffordshire has also launched its short break website that enables holidaymakers to package and book their perfect break in Staffordshire in one easy to use website.


Those looking for a bargain holiday can save as much as 64 per cent when booking through the website compared to booking accommodation and attractions separately.


Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council cabinet member for economy, environment and transport, said: "May is when a lot of people look to book their breaks and it is a fitting time to launch


"This is a huge moment - in effect our website is like that of a 'travel agents'. It is supported by ABTOT, which allows people to book their perfect Staffordshire break in confidence."


The new Tree Top Quest at Alton Towers Resort's Enchanted Village

Bank Holiday events across the county include animal racing at the Shugborough Estate on Monday (May 25).

A fantastic day of fun is expected with sheep, ducks and guinea pigs all challenging to reach the finish line.

From Monday to Saturday (May 29) the National Memorial Arboretum will be hosting a series of workshops on tapestry making – something for all the family to enjoy.

Alton Towers Resort launches its highly anticipated Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest on Friday.

Guests can zipwire and swing from the trees as they navigate from courses that range from daring high ropes to more relaxed play on low ropes for younger children.

Drayton Manor Park will be hosting May Half Term Fun where visitors can enjoy the new rides and attractions at the newly expanded Thomas Land.

In addition to this it is celebrating Love Your Zoo 2015. The zoo’s education team will be giving an inside glimpse of the facilities and the animals with mini zoo keeper activities for younger visitors to take part in.

For those looking for a more relaxing trip they can visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens.

There they can sit back and enjoy the spectacular Capability Brown landscape from a lake cruise aboard the Miss Elizabeth or explore the gardens the old fashioned way with a horse-drawn carriage and pony ride.

Guests at Tamworth Castle can take part in a number of quests over May Bank Holiday.

Those visiting the attraction get to interact with characters while exploring the grounds of the castle.

Weston Park in Weston-under-Lizard has a Spring Food & Craft Fayre on Monday for visitors to enjoy.

Held in the house, park and gardens it will feature over 60 stalls ranging from local produce to handmade craft, art and gifts.

To find out about more events around Staffordshire during May you can visit

For more information please contact the Destination Staffordshire Press Office on 01902 714957 or email
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