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!

 

 
 
Ben 10 Rollercoaster at Drayton Manor Park, click for more on May Half Term

 

May Half Term School Holidays

With the 2016 May half term well on the way, Staffordshire has some amazing adventures, crafty capers, and stunning scenery to offer!

There are plenty of school holiday events and activities for you to try, with lots of things to do with children of all ages, so book in for a short break in Staffordshire this Spring half term.

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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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Marvellous May Festivals

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.

Leek Arts Festival is in it's 40th year, Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival showcases artisan producers and Newcastle's Jazz & Blues Festival promises to round the month off in style!

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Cookery demonstration at Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival, click for more events in May
 
 
 
 

 

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
Barbara Dickson heads a great line-up!

Leek Arts Festival

Leek

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.

Acoustic Festival

Acoustic Festival of Britain

Uttoxeter

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.

Ladies Night with Vernon Kay

Ladies Night with Vernon Kay

Uttoxeter

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!

Literary Festival 2016

Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival 2016

Stoke-on-Trent

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.

Model Air Show

International Model Air Show

Shifnal

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.

West Midlands Motorhome Show

The Midland Motorhome Show

Stafford

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.

Armed Forces Day 2014

Armed Forces Day

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.

Capability Brown's magnificent pool at Chillington

Capability Brown 300 Day

Brewood

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.

John Smith's Summer Cup

John Smith's Summer Cup

Uttoxeter

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!

Camper Jam

Camper Jam

Shifnal

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.

Plant Hunters Fair

Plant Hunters’ Fair

Stafford

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.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Forest Live - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Rugeley

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.

Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival

Stafford

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.

Kaiser Chiefs perform at Forest Live Cannock Chase

Forest Live - Kaiser Chiefs & guests

Rugeley

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.

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.

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.

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

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 15 - Sun 30 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!

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Value for money Short Break packages for families and couples. Click to find out more and book online, opens in new window.
 

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Choose from hotel, B&B or cottage.

Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

 
 
Keepers Cottage

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

 
 
Manor House Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Farmhouse £35-£37 pppnb, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

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

 
 
Colton House

VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House £66-£70 prpnb, Rugeley, 01889 578580

 
 
Windy Arbour

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

20% discount on 4 or more nights
 
 
Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £250-£795 pupw sleeps 4-8, Leek, 01538 308298

 
 
Orgreave Lodge

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

 
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