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Enjoy Staffordshire for Days Out & Holidays – Tourist Information
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Enjoy Staffordshire for Great Days Out & Holidays

For a fantastic short break or family holiday, a visit to Staffordshire offers you some unforgettable experiences, excitement, fun days out and incredible adventures, plus great money-off discounts and special offers from Staffordshire's top attractions, accommodation, restaurants and shops.


A Staffordshire holiday is all this and loads more. Start planning your visit right now!

 

 
 
Visit one of Staffordshire's gorgeous gardens this summer, like the Dorothy Clive Garden, pictured here

 

Glorious Staffordshire Gardens

Staffordshire is home to some of the UK's most beautiful gardens.

While away a glorious evening by a Capability Brown lake, take a whistle-stop world tour with Buddhist temples and Sphinxes, or relax with a riverside stroll in 900 acres of lush parkland.

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Staffordsheer Escape

Watch our latest video to get a flavour of what a Staffordshire Short Break can offer you.

Get up close to world-class history and heritage - from the Staffordshire Hoard’s Anglo-Saxon gold, to Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramics. Visit magnificent Lichfield Cathedral, fascinating museums, splendid stately homes and haunted castles.

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Summer events & festivals

Summer in Staffordshire is packed with outdoor events and festivals! Tackle the Maize Maze at Adventure Farm, enjoy Shugborough's Country Show, and don't miss the spectacular Ladies Day at Uttoxeter Racecourse

There's plenty more for music lovers, foodie fans and countryside enthusiasts

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Ladies Day at Uttoxeter Racecourse, one of the many summer events in Staffordshire
 
 
 
 

 

Eating Out - Food & Drink

Whether you're looking for a fine dining restaurant, welcoming pub, contemporary brasserie or homely tea room, you'll find great places to eat and drink in Staffordshire.

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Afternoon Tea at World of Wedgwood - click for more on eating out
Walking in the Churnet Valley - click for more on Staffordshire's Great Outdoors

 

Great Outdoors - Countryside

Spend wonderful days out in Staffordshire’s great outdoors; walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding or just escaping modern life.

Choose from the beautiful Peak District National Park, the National Forest, tranquil Cannock Chase and unspoilt South Staffordshire.

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Featured events taking place in Staffordshire
Dinosaurs Awaken Maize Maze

Dinosaurs Awaken Maize Maze

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 16 Jul - Sun 4 Sep 2016

Take on the acre Maize Maze featuring a hge T-Rex fossil skeleton design... but watch out for the 'live' T-Rex and Velociraptor!

Urban Folk Quartet

Middle of Nowhere Music Festival

Penkridge

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

Staffordshire’s blues, rock & folk event for everyone! A weekend packed with great live music and fun for the whole family, all in a friendly farm location with day and camping tickets available!

Doxey Pool

Myths, Legends and Lesser Known Stories

Leek

Sat 18 Jun - Sat 27 Aug 2016

The Staffordshire Moorlands has some extraordinary stories, stories that once upon a time were believed to be true but today are limited to the sphere of myths and legends. This exhibition unveils the stories behind those myths.

Summer Family Fun Raceday

Summer Family Fun Raceday

Uttoxeter

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Enjoy a Summer Sunday, we have a fantastic Family Fun Day lined up for you. There’ll be 7 races and plenty of entertainment for the kids in the centre course, plus all under 18's go free!

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 6 Aug 2016

Celebrate and enjoy Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ in 2016 at one of the Arboretum’s ever popular Plant Hunter Fairs.

Fun and games for all the family this way

Just So Festival

Congleton

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Aug 2016

The award-winning Just So Festival is an annual, intimate, weekend-long camping festival for children and their families, providing an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other!

V Festival

V Festival

Shifnal

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Aug 2016

The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear.

David Bowie Tribute

A Tribute to David Bowie

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 27 Aug 2016

'Let's Dance' and be a 'Rebel Rebel' at the last Hot Summer Saturday Date of the year where we pay tribute to the legend of David Bowie.

Lichfield Food Festival

Lichfield Food Festival

Lichfield

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Sample some of Staffordshire's finest produce at Lichfield's free, two-day food festival. See demonstrations from top chefs and bakers, take part in our answer to Bake Off, try out the Real Ale Trail and browse more than 100 food stalls.

Popular Plant Hunters' Fair

Plant Hunters' Fair

Market Drayton

Sun 28 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

This very popular plant fair boasts top class nurseries including RHS Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free annual outdoor concert for the whole family. The event is an opportunity to enjoy a late summer evening of al fresco dining, live classical music and fireworks.

Plant Hunters Fair

Autumn Plant Hunters' Fair

Shifnal

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Weston is an award winning stately home set in 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland. Plants will be at the heart of the event and we have a brilliant line up of nurseries with something, new, different and unusual for every plant lover.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Burton Upon Trent

Mon 12 Sep 2016

The unique ritual dance is believed to have originated from hunting and fertility rites in the ancient Forest of Needwood, and is performed all day around the picturesque village of Abbots Bromley and surrounding countryside

Shetland Grand National

Midland Game Fair

Shifnal

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

The show has something for everyone from world class clay pigeon shooting to game and coarse fishing demonstrations; gun dog competitions, falconry displays, ferret racing, fine arts and rural crafts plus much more.

Stone Food and Drink Festival

Stone Food & Drink Festival

Stone

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Welcome to Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering! Over the past decade, the Stone Food & Drink Festival has grown from humble beginnings in the town’s Georgian High Street into one of the Midlands’ biggest and busiest food festivals

Ride the Wall

Ride to the Wall

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Now in its 8th year, this memorial ride to the National Memorial Arboretum, and service of Remembrance, is a moving tribute to remember the 16,000 people named on the Armed Forces Memorial.

Stone Food and Drink Festival

Stone Food & Drink Festival

Stone

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Welcome to Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering! Over the past decade, the Stone Food & Drink Festival has grown from humble beginnings in the town’s Georgian High Street into one of the Midlands’ biggest and busiest food festivals

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Pick your own pumpkin!

Halloween Spook-takular

Burton Upon Trent

Fri 21 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Family friendly day time Halloween event.

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Fri 21 - Mon 31 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

More treat than trick at Drayton Manor Park

More Treat than Trick

Tamworth

Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Celebrate at Drayton Manor Park for some frightful fun this Halloween! Join us with the whole family and get ready to be spooked with eerie things going on in and around the park.

65th anniversary fireworks War of the Worlds theme

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Firework Display

Tamworth

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

A weekend of spectacular fireworks marks the end of Drayton Manor Park's 2016 season! The display will be accompanied by music and will set the night sky alight with all the colours of the rainbow.

Fireworks at Alton Towers Resort

Ultimate Fireworks

Alton Towers area

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016

Celebrate the end of the Theme Park season and enjoy a day of rides and entertainment, see a world class Fireworks show and then ride the rides afterwards in the dark!

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Book your stay now ...

Choose from hotel, B&B or cottage.

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £400-£10000 pupw sleeps 2-9, Alton Towers area, 01538 266160

 
 
Keepers Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £300-£550 pupw sleeps 4, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Manor House Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Farmhouse £35-£35 pppnb, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Windy Arbour

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £425-£650 pupw sleeps 2-6, Alton Towers area, 01889 591013

20% discount on 4 or more nights
 
 
Colton House

VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House £49-£109 pppnb, Rugeley, 01889 578580

 
 
Troutsdale Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £420-£1450 pupw sleeps 6-10, Leek, 01538 300101

 
 
Orgreave Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £590-£830 pupw sleeps 5, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 791555

 
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