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What's On - events and festivals in Staffordshire

Need to know what’s on in Staffordshire? Look no further than our 2016 events calendar

Find the dates for key Staffordshire events such as V Festival, Stone Food and Drink Festival, Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, Alton Towers' Scarefest, Drayton Manor's Fireworks or the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.


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You've come to the right place if you're looking for a romantic break, something to do with the kids at half-term, or the best in music, theatre and dance.

There might be a cold snap out there but these events in Staffordshire will make you feel warm on the inside! 

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Click here for more information on music, theatre and dance events in Staffordshire


Music, Theatre and Dance

A host of famous faces, including Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole and comedy legends Reeves and Mortimer, are coming to Staffordshire, along with some of the world's best-known musicals.

There's still time to see the New Vic Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Robin Hood and Marian too! 

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Seasonal Events & Festivals

It's the season of love and we have lots of unusual romantic breaks in Staffordshire, including masquerade balls and the Lovebirds Weekend at Trentham Monkey Forest!

There are also plenty of wedding fairs if you've popped the question - or are planning to (it's a leap year so this means you too ladies!)! 

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Walking Events

Learn about some of Staffordshire's most stunning landscapes with a host of guided walks, including a revealing behind-the-scenes tour of the Capability Brown project at The Trentham Estate

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Half term fun

Keep the kids entertained as Drayton Manor Theme Park reopens for half-term, or try the indoor activities at World of Wedgwood, Gladstone Pottery Museum and Waterworld. 

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"Keep off the grass!" - Park Life in the Potteries

"Keep off the grass!" - Park Life in the Potteries


Sat 6 Feb 2016

A free illustrated talk by historian Ian Lawley, Chair of the museum Friends. Using early photographs and contemporary accounts this talk looks at park life in the Potteries in all its variety.




Sat 6 Feb 2016

Set in the 1930s New York, brave young Annie is force to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Determind to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire.


Resonance - Reflections on the Great War


Sat 6 - Wed 24 Feb 2016

Resonance is an artistic response to collections of First World War objects, documents and archives.

Pancake Day

Pancake Day


Tue 9 Feb 2016

For one day only, we are introducing a brand new delicious menu dedicated to Pancake Day!

Clive Barks & Friends in Concert

Clive Barks & Friends in Concert


Wed 10 Feb 2016

A special charity concert in aid of the research charity Breast Cancer Now

Reeves and Mortimer

25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer


Thu 11 Feb 2016

25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration from Vic Reeves Big Night Out through Smell of Reeves & Mortimer, Bang, Bang It’s Reeves & Mortimer and Shooting Stars.

Enjoy a fabulous six-course Valentine's Dinner

Valentine's Dine & Stay


Fri 12 Feb 2016

Hideaway with your sweetheart this Valentine’s for a romantic overnight break that you will never forget.

Troublesome Trucks in Thomas Land

February Half Term Fun


Sat 13 - Sun 21 Feb 2016

Drayton Manor Park will be open daily and will feature a number of rides and attractions, including Thomas Land, Jolly Buccaneer, 4D Cinema, Ben 10 Ultimate Mission Rollercoaster and the Zoo

Spring has sprung

Spring has Sprung!

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 13 - Sun 21 Feb 2016

Spring has sprung on the Farm so dig out your wellies and come and explore the farm, meet our new arrivals, and take your seats for our Springtime Pantomime.

Masquerade Ball

Valentine's Masquerade Ball


Sat 13 Feb 2016

An evening of opulence and mystery awaits, as you enjoy the excitement and glittering spectacle of a masked ball. Includes a Brut Rose reception, followed by a 3 course dinner, with live music & disco.

Love is in the Air

Valentine's Day 2 for 1 Admission


Sun 14 Feb 2016

Bring your loved one to Trentham for Valentine's Day. There's 2 for 1 admission to the gardens, enjoy a romantic meal in one of the restaurants or treat them to a special card or gift from the Shopping Village.

Barn Owl

Feathered Friends

Market Drayton

Sun 21 Feb 2016

Join the award winning visitor attraction, for their special fundraising event in celebration of National Nest Box Week, in conjunction with the RSPB & Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Dame Fiona Woolf

Dame Fiona Woolf: Power, Reputation & Influence


Mon 22 Feb 2016

An enthusiastic Keele graduate, Dame Fiona will explore the ways in which different parts of society can use power, reputation and influence to meet the challenges of what she calls “the New Normal” - growing urban populations on a resource

Cancer Research UK   Snow Flake Run Stoke

Cancer Research UK Stoke Snowflake Run


Sun 28 Feb 2016

Kick start the New Year with a new challenge! Lift away your winter blues and help freeze cancer in its tracks with Cancer Research UK’s Snowflake Run

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