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Have a Spectacular Summer in Staffordshire

It's summer and that means it's time to escape the office and the classroom with a day trip or short break in Staffordshire!

Here's our run-down of the best events in Staffordshire this summer. 

There's plenty to enjoy, from food and drink festivals, to live music and open air theatre, as well as indoor activities for rainy days.

Read on to find out more.


Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Staffordshire this Summer with one of these fantastic family events, including the Just So Festival, pictured


Family Fun and Frolics

Staffordshire is full of enchantment and wonder for all the family this summer.

Experience a mind-blowing live performance, set entirely on a lake, from Appetite Stoke, and take a journey with Little Red Riding Hood at The Trentham Estate.

Delve into a world of children's theatre, story-telling and fairy-spotting at the Just So Festival, or set sail on a pirate adventure at the National Forest Adventure Farm

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There's no reason to be bored with fascinating events & activities like the World War One children's backpacks at the National Memorial Arboretum (pictured)


School Holiday Shenanigans

Make school holiday boredom a thing of the past in Staffordshire this summer.

Get crafty with the clay at World of Wedgwood, become a secret agent at RAF Museum Cosford, and discover what life in the World War One trenches was like at the National Memorial Arboretum.

And our animal attractions are full of feathered and furry friends to come and meet.

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Staffordsheer Adrenaline

Get your adrenaline fix on the rollercoasters of our thrilling theme parks, or fly through the air at one of five high ropes courses.

For some rainy day fun, there are wet 'n' wild rides to enjoy at Waterworld, and you could just chill out at Tamworth Snowdome.

Or try a day at the Flip Out trampoline park, which is guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

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Outstanding Outdoors

Discover the Peak District National Park, the National Forest, and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to easy walking and cycling trails and lovely picnic spots.

Stay a little longer and save up to 62% on your short break with the Family Fun package, which start at only £145 and include overnight stay and admission to three great attractions.

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Take the family out for a walk or a bike ride through glorious countryside, like in the Manifold Valley, Staffordshire Peak District (pictured)
Enjoy great savings through the summer at our thrilling theme parks, including the new CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort, pictured


Theme Park Summer Specials

To celebrate the opening of the CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort, every child with a paying adult can play for free!

Hotel guests get into CBeebies Land an hour before everyone else too, giving you the chance to go on the rides and meet your favourite CBeebies characters.

And it's a Summer of Fun at Drayton Manor Park - you'll get four tickets for just £80 if you book in advance.

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Music Festivals & Outdoor Events this Summer

Circus Zyair

Fri 21 - Tue 25 Jul 2017

Circus Zyair is proud to present a colourful and action packed hour and a half show with high energy acts from all over the world

Marquees at Cosford Food Festival

Cosford Food Festival

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

This fantastic event is set to return with a whole host of independent food and drink suppliers from across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands will be exhibiting a wide range of local, fresh and handmade produce.

All the fun of the fair

Kings Bromley Show

Sat 22 Jul 2017

All day, good value, family entertainment. Craft fair, music, dance, funfair, animal displays, children’s races, maypole dancing, treasured vehicles, competitive marquee, food stalls and bar

Family in the maize maze

Pirates of the Maize Maze

Sat 15 Jul - Mon 4 Sep 2017

This summer weigh anchor, hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze!

Mabel's Vintage Fair

Mabel's Vintage Fair

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Over 50 stalls selling vintage clothing, home-wares and handmade vintage inspired gift.

Plant Hunter's fair - Middleton

Plant Hunters' Fair

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Our new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem is sure to be popular. With entrance to the grounds, gardens, hall and plant fair we know you'll be bringing your friends and family to make a day of it.

Water Fools by Ilotopie

Appetite presents Water Fools by Ilotopie

Fri 28 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Water Fools is an outstanding outdoor show performed entirely on the lake at Central Forest Park. A spectacle like no other, Water Fools is full of beautiful and extraordinary moments that you’ll never forget.

SunBets Music Live after racing by Me & Mrs Jones

Ladies Day

Fri 28 Jul 2017

There will be music and entertainment after racing at the ever popular Ladies Day which attracts both ladies and gents from across the area as they all embark on one of Staffordshire’s biggest social occasions!

Experience feeding the animals

Middle of Nowhere Music Festival

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Packed with fun for the whole family, the 2017 Middle of Nowhere Music Festival has a great line-up of original and tribute acts spanning Blues, Rock & Country.

Weekly outdoor markets

Leek & District Show

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Held at Birchall Playing Fields, Off Junction Road, Leek, ST13 5QP. Traditional agricultural country show with classes and competitions, trade stands, main ring displays and entertainment.

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Visit the Arboretum’s ever popular Plant Hunter Fair.

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Classic Car Show

Sun 30 Jul 2017

A classic car treat and vintage fun for all the family. Classic, vintage and collectors cars on display, with trophies for best vehicle in class.

Little Red and piggies in Loggia

Little Red

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Children's theatre returns to The Trentham Estate this summer with an adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood.

Tamworth Castle

Outdoor Cinema

Sat 5 Aug 2017

The most liked films to be seen on big screens in the grounds of Tamworth Castle are Pretty Woman and The Goonies. Please come and enjoy a wonderful evening.

Lake Reflection

The Princess and the Pig

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Folksy Theatre perform their musical adaptation of Jonathan Emmett's "The Princess & The Pig'. There's been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the farmers new piglet!

Find an attraction in Staffordshire
Great Family Days Out

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 205747

Discounted entry fee of £9.49
World of Wedgwood

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 282986

10% discount on admission, 10% discount on purchases, 10% discount on all Food
Weston Park

Shifnal 01952 852100

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Tamworth 0844 472 1950

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Uttoxeter 01889 562561

Family Holding Hands

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 646646

Alton Towers Resort logo

Alton Towers area 0871 222 1100

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