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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 2015 events calendar. Find the dates for key Staffordshire events such as V Festival, the Midlands Grand National, Alton Towers’ Fireworks or the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

Staffordshire hosts a year round calendar of events and festivals from walking festivals to music festivals, country shows to the arts, fabulous food festivals, stunning well dressings and marvellous fairs and market days.

What's On now in Staffordshire >>>

 

August Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

August Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 28 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Join us for a weekend all about birds ......We will be celebrating the use of birds in the designs and patterns created by Spode throughout their long history.

Big Weekend

Macclesfield

Sat 29 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

The Big Weekend starts on Saturday with the Wincle Beer Festival, on Sunday is the Big Tent Event and the country show is on Bank Holiday Monday.

Discovery Day - The Battle of Loos.

Lichfield

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Discovery day is focusing on the Battle of Loos. Uniform and weapon handling, lots of interactive activities and tours of the amazing WW1 trench system A great event for all of the family.

Free Monday Walks

Manifold Valley

Mon 31 Aug 2015

New for 2015 - join our friendly volunteer walk leaders for a 2 hour walk in the local area. No need to book, just meet us by the visitor centre at Ilam Park. Dogs on short leads welcome.

Mini Outdoor Festival

Mini Outdoor Festival

Stone

Mon 31 Aug 2015

We invite you to lounge on the lawn, munch on tasty BBQ food & sip cider with us this summer bank holiday.

Miniature Railway Gala

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 30 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Our miniature railway is taking centre stage during this bank holiday weekend with a variety of miniature locomotives in operation, including steam and electric engines.

Popular Plant Hunters' Fair

Plant Hunter's Fair

Market Drayton

Sun 30 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

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

'Pumping Station in Steam' Open Day

Burton Upon Trent

Sun 30 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Join everyone at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station for one of their numerous steaming events. Particular highlights include: Engines in steam on site, two 80 tonne beam engines 5 store’s high, steam powered engineering workshop.

Wedgwood Family Day

Wedgwood Family Day

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Join our celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With free entry, activities and fun for all the family. Come and experience the new World of Wedgwood for yourself.

Otto

Animal Antics

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Meet Otto the Otter and Teddy the Fox as the wheel a wooden cart through the museum, laden with ancient magic, props and relics from the greatest fairy tales ever told.

Make a Crazy Cress-Head

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Decorate your own special plant pot and make a crazy cress-head to take home and grow your own cress.

Mothers and Toddlers Club

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Our staff will be on hand to guide you through the process of painting your child's feet and placing them onto your plaque for a cherished personalised item to keep or give as a gift.

Family Wildlife Watch

Stafford

Wed 2 Sep 2015

Sessions are nature-themed and activities will be seasonally focused. We could be pond dipping, minibeast hunting, playing sensory games, making crafts or endless other fun activities!

Have A Wild Summer- Coracling on Rudyard Lake

Leek

Wed 2 Sep 2015

We'll take our hand crafted boats on to the water for some aquatic fun and games. Dress in old clothes you don't mind getting wet and bring a towel and a change of clothes bring a packed lunch.

Wildlife Wednesdays

Burton Upon Trent

Wed 2 Sep 2015

The National Memorial Arboretum is a haven for wildlife; it’s the perfect place for budding zoologists to enjoy some summer fun. Our younger visitors can enjoy some specially-developed activities on Wildlife Wednesdays!

Antiques Roadshow at Trentham Gardens

Antiques Roadshow

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 3 Sep 2015

BBC One's ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming at Trentham Gardens on Thursday 3rd September.

Bayeux Stitch Design

Ashbourne

Thu 3 Sep 2015

Learn to work the stitch of the bayeux tapestry using pure silk threads. Make the design into a spectacle case afterwards.

Fruit and Vegetables

Lichfield Farmers' Market

Lichfield

Thu 3 Sep 2015

Farmers Markets are held every month selling wholesome locally-produced food and other goods, including an excellent choice of hand-made arts and crafts.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year Sam Sweeney

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle Made in the Great War Tour

Burton Upon Trent

Thu 3 Sep 2015

2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year Sam Sweeney on his Made in the Great War tour.

1940's Weekend

Leek

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Sep 2015

Join with us as we turn the clock back and experience a rural railway depicting life during the 1940s, travel along with us as the people of the valley come together to hold this weekend fete with Vintage Vehicles and Wartime rationing!

Decorating Club

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 5 Sep 2015

From January we’re running a very special Decorating Club, designed for 6-11 year olds and held every Saturday in our Decorating Studio.

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