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!

 

 
 
Family with character in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort

 

Bumper Bank Holiday

Make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend! Tackle the Maize Maze at Adventure Farm, enjoy thrill rides at Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor Park, and don't miss the spectacular Lichfield Food Festival!

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

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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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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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young family walking through Trentham Gardens
 
 
 
 

 

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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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!

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 - 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

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.

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!

Guy Martin, Shaun Kelly, Jason and Brian Rourkes

Rourkie’s Cat and Fiddle 55 mile Cycle Challenge

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 16 Oct 2016

This 55-mile route will take you through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the beautiful Peak District National Park, including the infamous 7-mile Cat and Fiddle climb which will leave you breathless!

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!

Are you brave enough?

Terror Farm

Penkridge

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Oct 2016

Horror fans will be in for a real ‘trick or treat’ this Halloween at Staffordshire’s Lower Drayton Farm. The award-winning Twisted Attractions team is creating an entirely new horror attraction – the ‘Terror Farm’.

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.

Pick your own pumpkin!

Halloween Spook-takular

Burton Upon Trent

Sun 23 Oct - Tue 1 Nov 2016

Family friendly day time Halloween event.

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Terror Farm

Penkridge

Mon 24 - Mon 31 Oct 2016

Horror fans will be in for a real ‘trick or treat’ this Halloween at Staffordshire’s Lower Drayton Farm. The award-winning Twisted Attractions team is creating an entirely new horror attraction – the ‘Terror Farm’.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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.

Are you brave enough?

Terror Farm

Penkridge

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Nov 2016

Horror fans will be in for a real ‘trick or treat’ this Halloween at Staffordshire’s Lower Drayton Farm. The award-winning Twisted Attractions team is creating an entirely new horror attraction – the ‘Terror Farm’.

Fireworks light the sky in Tamworth Castle grounds

Tamworth Firework Extravaganza

Tamworth

Sat 5 Nov 2016

The fireworks spectacular is expected to be more breathtaking than ever!

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!

Armistice Day Service

Armistice Day Service

Burton Upon Trent

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Armistice Day will be commemorated at the Arboretum with an outdoor service of Remembrance at the Armed Forces Memorial led by The Rev Vic Van Den Bergh. All are welcome on the day and the service can be viewed via video relay screens.

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

Burton Upon Trent

Sun 13 Nov 2016

All are welcome to attend the Remembrance Sunday Service, which will take place on the steps of the Armed Forces Memorial from 10.30am. The service will be led by The Revd Canon Peter Holliday of Lichfield Cathedral.

Stafford Christmas Switch On

Christmas Light Switch On

Stafford

Sat 19 Nov 2016

Residents of Stafford Borough and the surrounding areas come together to watch Stafford’s Big Christmas Switch On Show. The evening will be filled with show-stopping performances, dazzling fireworks and a heart-warming atmosphere.

Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa

Magical Christmas

Tamworth

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

Thomas Land is full of activity as the engines prepare for Christmas. With over 21 rides and attractions to enjoy, spectacular decorations, festive music and we guarantee it will snow at least 3 times a day!

Visit Santa in his grotto

Winter Wonderland

Burton Upon Trent

Thu 24 Nov - Sat 24 Dec 2016

The farm is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with reindeer feeding, a giant Christmas pudding inflatable and Elf school to teach your little ones how to become Santa's little helper!

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Book your stay now ...

Choose from hotel, B&B or cottage.

Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £250-£695 pupw sleeps 4-8, Leek, 01538 308298

 
 
Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

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

 
 
Troutsdale Farm

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

 
 
Foxtwood Cottages

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

 
 
Rosewood Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £295-£460 pupw sleeps 6, Leek, 01538 308213

 
 
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
 
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