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Staffordshire Day returns on Monday 1st May 2017

Our annual celebration of Staffordshire's greatness, Staffordshire Day, is returning on Monday 1st May 2017, with great events, special offers and competitions!

Whatever you love about Staffordshire, like our captivating countryside, or our adrenaline-pumping attractions, there will be something happening for you.

Help us celebrate our big day!

Keep an eye on this page for news on what's happening and how you can get involved.

teenagers riding rollercoaster at Drayton Manor Park


Staffordshire Day Competition

As part of the 2017 Staffordshire Day celebration we're giving away a Drayton Manor Park family break, Peak District glamping holiday, New Vic theatre break and overnight stay at award-winning Moat House Acton Trussell!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes, hurry as the competition closes on Tuesday 2nd May. 

Enter competition now >>>



Share #StaffordshireDay!

There are loads of ways to get involved with Staffordshire Day.

Stoke-on-Trent's favourite son Robbie Williams recorded his own video love letter to his home county, as did Neil Morrissey and Eddie Hall.

Join the buzz on social media by telling the world why you love Staffordshire using hashtag #StaffordshireDay in your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts.

Add the Staffordshire Day 2017 twibbon to your profile pic on Facebook and Twitter by clicking here and show the world that you're supporting Staffordshire Day.


What's On for Staffs Day

From live music to cycle rides, dinosaurs to horse racing this year's Staffordshire Day has something for everyone.

Witness a world record attempt on the trampolines at Flip Out, celebrate Stoke-on-Trent's 2021 City of Culture bid or browse the National Memorial Arboretum's vintage market.

Help Kate Malone from the Great Pottery Throwdown decorate a giant vase at World of Wedgwood, mark the 300th anniversary of David Garrick's birth in Lichfield or listen to local bands at Lymelight Festival .

See all Staffordshire Day events >>>


canalside couple with Staffordshire Day flags


Poetry Competition Update

The 'I Love Staffordshire' poetry competition, held in conjunction with Staffordshire Libraries, received almost 400 entries from young people across the county.

Now the judges are busy reading each and every entry and making their decisions on the winning poems.

The winners will be announced on Staffordshire Day, so keep an eye on the Enjoy Staffordshire Facebook and Twitter pages for news!


family with Upsy Daisy at CBeebies Land in Alton Towers Resort


Staffordshire Day Special Offers

To help you get the most out of Staffordshire Day and enjoy some of Staffordshire's great visitor attractions, check out the Staffordshire Day Special Offers.

Ranging from half price entry at Alton Towers Resort to 'Buy One Get One Free' at the SnowDome to Staffordshire Bull Terriers 'Go Free' at Churnet Valley Railway, we have agreed a number of special offers just available on Monday 1st May!

Find out more >>>

Staffordshire Day Events
Lymelight Festival 2017

Lymelight Festival

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1RF

Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Spectators are sure to enjoy a fun-filled May Day Bank Holiday weekend. This popular and lively event brings local talent from in and around Staffordshire with a variety of live music being performed on two music stages in the town centre.

Open Art

Open Art

Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Nicholson Institute, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6DW

Sat 15 Apr - Sat 13 May 2017

The Open Art is an increasingly popular annual event organised as part of the Leek Arts Festival. Entry forms are available at the Tourist Information Centre. Hand in date: Saturday 8th April Winners / Prizes: Saturday 13th May

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Staffordshire Day: Moorlander Cream Tea

Churnet Valley Railway, Kingsley and Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Join us to enjoy a very Traditional Afternoon Cream Tea served on-board our dedicated dining train, from where you can enjoy the beauty of the Churnet Valley, whilst being hauled by one of our heritage locomotives.

Storytelling with Ruby the Dragon

Storytelling at the Castle

Tamworth Castle, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Great fun for the kids as we capture their imagination in our storytelling session. Come and listen as the storyteller enchants your children with tales of Knights, dragons and princessess in the surroundings of a real Medieval Castle.

Meet the Dinosaurs

Dino Day

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SJ

Mon 1 May 2017

Meet our T-Rex and Velociraptor!

Monkey Forest family

How the Monkeys Arrived in Staffordshire

Trentham Monkey Forest, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AY

Mon 1 May 2017

Celebrate Staffordshire at Trentham Monkey Forest. Not only is Monkey Forest unique to Staffordshire, but it’s also unique to the UK! On the 1st May visitors can find out how the monkeys arrived here in Staffordshire.

The magnificent Wedgwood Institute

Staffordshire Day

Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3EJ

Mon 1 May 2017

A series of talks delving into Stoke-on-Trent's past, plus artist demonstrations, live music and the chance to play with clay yourself!

Celebrate Staffordshire artists at Barewall

Staffordshire Day: Art and Prosecco

Barewall Gallery, 2 - 4 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 4AT

Mon 1 May 2017

A celebration of the works of the great Arthur Berry, 'The Lowry of the Potteries', plus the chance to meet Philip Hardaker and quiz him about his recent projects.

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Staffordshire Day: Food & Artisan Craft Fayre

World of Wedgwood, Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ER

Mon 1 May 2017

Join us for this annual celebration, with our special guest Kate Malone from the Great Pottery Throw Down, supported by our Fine Food & Artisan Craft Fayre, live music and entertainment for the whole family.

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Staffordshire Day: Moorlander Lunch Trains

Churnet Valley Railway, Kingsley and Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA

Mon 1 May 2017

Enjoy a 4-course Lunch with full waitress service whilst enjoying the fabulous scenery along the Churnet Valley line. Full bar facilities are available on board the train.

Getting ready to hit the water

Staffordshire Day: Try Sailing for Free!

Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8XB

Mon 1 May 2017

To celebrate Staffordshire Day, we are hosting an open day to give you the chance to try sailing for free! No experience necessary, all ages welcome. Just bring a change of clothing, soft soled shoes and waterproofs.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Regent Theatre, Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1AP

Mon 1 - Sat 6 May 2017

This brilliant new laugh out loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End: The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Thrilling jump racing

Staffordshire Plate Raceday

Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD

Sat 6 May 2017

There will be 7 races including the feature Staffordshire Plate, a £30,000 prize money handicap chase.

Find an attraction in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Day Special Offers
Alton Towers Resort logo

Alton Towers area 0871 222 1100

Staffordshire Day: Half Price Entry
National Brewery Centre, Burton

Burton Upon Trent 01283 532880

Staffordshire Day: 2 for 1 Museum Tours
Tamworth SnowDome

Tamworth 08448 000011

Buy one get one free at the Snowdome
Poole Pottery & Royal Stafford

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 525419

Staffordshire Day: Free Studio Fees
Lymestone Brewery

Stone 01785 817796

Staffordshire Day: Limited Edition Ale
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