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2017 May Half Term Fun

Staffordshire has everything you need to make the 2017 May half term one you won't forget.

From thrilling theme parks, animal attractions & children's school holiday activities, to hands-on arts & crafts events and things to do both indoors and out - there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Discover what's on in Staffordshire for half term and choose Staffordshire for your next UK short break holiday.

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boy on swing at woodland adventure playground at Weston Park


Happy Half Term!

Half term is almost here with plenty of things to do in Staffordshire!

Visit our thrilling theme parks, fly down a zipwire at one of five High Ropes Courses, or have a fun family day at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Make this half term one to remember in Staffordshire!

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boys doing the barefoot walk at Trentham Gardens


Explore outdoors

It's time to escape the classroom and let their imaginations run wild in acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside, gardens and outdoor spaces.

Take a barefoot walk, build sandcastles and spot the fairies during an active day out in Trentham Gardens.

Zoom down one of the UK’s longest double zip wires in the Woodland Adventure Playground at Weston Park, or hunt for pond bugs and uncover artefacts on a journey of discovery at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Creativity & Culture

Have a go on the Potter’s wheel at World of Wedgwood with their free half-term 'play with clay' sessions, and make your dad a special gift in time for Father's Day.

Join in with the superhero fun at the Museum of Cannock Chase, or make and take your own woven creation at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

Hunt for Dragons at Tamworth Castle, enjoy Mad Science Week at Adventure Farm or catch the Sooty Show at Conkers.

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children making a pot from clay using a potters wheel at World of Wedgwood


Whatever the Weather

Come rain or shine there’s always something to do during May half term in Staffordshire.

From making a splash at Waterworld, bouncing around at Flip Out Trampoline Park or learning to snowboard at the SnowDome there is sure to be something to keep the children entertained!

Or you could try exploring Staffordshire's ancient castles and mesmerising museums.  

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woman and child tobogganning at SnowDome
Barbary macaque monkey on fence railing with family in background


Animal Antics

We've enough animal magic to charm the whole family. If you're looking for half term days out in Staffordshire, try an animal adventure.

Meet the monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest, or get up close and personal with baby farm animals at the Lower Drayton Farm.

Or walk among the penguins and meerkats at Peak Wildlife Park!

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Go Jetters Vroomster ride in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort


Family Fun Short Breaks

Escape to Staffordshire and experience these fantastic May half term activities and more with our short break packages starting from £145! 

Book our Alton Towers family break from £235 for a family of four, and explore CBeebies Land which is bigger than ever before, with the arrival of two new attractions - The Furchester Hotel Live Show and Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride!

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Find an attraction in Staffordshire

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Half-term Events

Book your stay

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

Drayton Manor Hotel

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

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

Copper's End Guest House

Self-assessed Accessibility Information £60-£75 prpnb, Lichfield, 01543 372910

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