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!
With the 2016 May half term well on the way, Staffordshire has some amazing adventures, crafty capers, and stunning scenery to offer!
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.
With two bank holiday weekends May is the perfect month to visit Staffordshire. We have a host of events and festivals throughout May including music festivals, food festivals and well dressing festivals.
Spend wonderful days out in Staffordshire’s great outdoors; walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding or just escaping modern life.
Mon 30 May 2016
We will be racing sheep, ducks and guinea pigs throughout the day which promises to be a spectacle as some of our animals are more interested in going backwards or saying hello to visitors, rather than crossing the finish line.
Sat 16 Apr - Sat 25 Jun 2016
Now in it's 40th year, Leek Arts Festival celebrates everything that's good about art, culture and heritage, with a full programme of events featuring local, national and international performers.
Fri 27 - Mon 30 May 2016
Over 70 live bands come to town to perform at Newcastle’s Jazz and Blues festival at over 29 venues.
Sun 29 - Mon 30 May 2016
Our Spring Food & Craft Fayre is a great opportunity to shop for delicious food and unique crafts and gifts. The fayre will feature over 60 stalls ranging from local produce to handmade craft, art and gifts.
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jun 2016
The Acoustic Festival of Britain offers four stages of unplugged and acoustic music covering live folk guitar music, country music, bluegrass, with a few legends, and some tribute acts.
Thu 9 Jun 2016
Vernon Kay, one of the UK’s top TV hosts is to tour a series of the UK’s premier Racecourses across the summer of 2016, including Uttoxeter Racecourse on Ladies Night!
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Jun 2016
For the third year, the “Festival in a Factory” brings the very best authors, poets and playwrights to the city to inspire and foster a love of books and reading.
Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jun 2016
Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the sky's to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park.
Fri 24 - Sun 26 Jun 2016
The Midland Motorhome Show is the place to be whether you’re looking at upgrading or trading in your current motorhome, considering buying your first ‘van or simply stocking up on camping accessories.
Burton Upon Trent
Sat 25 Jun 2016
With activities for the whole family visit the National Memorial Arboretum to show your support for HM Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day 2015.
Sun 26 Jun 2016
Available for pre-booked guests only, the afternoon includes a guided tour of the hall, ride to the pool, access to the grounds, tea and coffee.
Sun 26 Jun 2016
John Smith’s Summer Cup the biggest fixture in the Summer jump racing calendar Join us for a jam-packed day of seven jump races including our feature race the Summer Cup A Listed Handicap Steeple Chase!
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016
Camper Jam is the VW Bus Festival to be seen at! The show is chilled out, laid back and has a friendly, relaxed and fun packed vibe.
Sun 3 Jul 2016
Specialist plant Fair at this 2 acre walled kitchen garden, features many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties.
Sat 9 Jul 2016
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will perform at Cannock Chase Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Jul 2016
A wonderful food and drink festival with a traditional British summer party feel. There'll be games and activities for kids, a balloon race, bake-offs, excellent live music. Of course a fantastic array of food and drink from our exhibitors.
Sun 10 Jul 2016
Kaiser Chiefs will perform at Cannock Chase Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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