With the third Staffordshire Day (Tuesday 1st May) less than two weeks away, we've compiled a list of 14 great ways to get involved in the celebrations!

1. Show some love for Staffordshire on social media

Whether it's the beautiful scenery, the fascinating heritage, the delicious food & drink, or something else you love about Staffordshire, tell the world on social media, with the #StaffordshireDay hashtag.

Why not print off our I Love Staffordshire poster and share a picture of yourself with it?

2. Share your Staffordshire Day Mugshot

Celebrate Staffordshire's pottery heritage by sharing a Staffordshire Day Mugshot, like this one of Gemma with her mug by the up-and-coming designer Mandy Billington.

You could use an iconic pattern from a world-famous Staffordshire manufacturer, or show the backstamp to prove where it was made.

Find out more on our Staffordshire Day Mugshot blog.

3. Show your support on Twitter

Download our Staffordshire Day Twibbon and add it to your Twitter profile pic

4. Sup a Staffordshire-made ale

Staffordshire is the home of brewing so why not savour a locally-made ale from Titanic Brewery, Lymestone Brewery, Slater's Ales, Marston's Brewery...

5. Enjoy a Staffordshire delicacy 

Tuck into a tasty Staffordshire oatcake at home, or take part in the Staffordshire Day World's Biggest Oatcake Morning and help a local charity.

Spread some Marmite on your toast: Marmite was invented here in 1902 and is still made in the county.

Or bring out the Branston with your Staffordshire Day lunch: the Ploughman's Lunch favourite was created in Branston, East Staffordshire, in the 1920s and initially made there.

6. Discover our heritage & save money

Learn about our fascinating brewing past with 2 for 1 admission to the National Brewery Centre on Staffordshire Day.

Or admire the inspiring craftsmanship of our potters with a free World of Wedgwood factory tour.

7. Explore a glorious garden

Staffordshire is home to some wonderful gardens and parks. Take a stroll beside the beautiful lake at The Trentham Estate, where it's 2 for 1 entry on Staffordshire Day.

Or how about a visit to the Dorothy Clive Garden, which will be marking the RHS National Gardening Week with a talks and exhibitions?

8. Make a splash at the UK's Number One aqua park!

It's only £8.99 after 1pm at Waterworld for their Staffordshire Day celebrations on the 28th and 29th April.

And you could win loads of great prizes including family tickets and gift vouchers in the Ay Up Duck promotion!

9. Learn about Staffordshire's history

Hear great presentations on subjects like Staffordshire's Home Front in 1918, and Witchcraft in Burton, at the Staffordshire History Day

Discover how Staffordshire's Philip Astley set up the first modern circus 250 years ago, and learn all about his amazing life at this Brampton Museum exhibition in Newcastle-under-Lyme

10. Enjoy a day at the races

There's a thrilling day on offer at Uttoxeter Racecourse for the Staffordshire Plate Raceday, with seven great races, live music, great local cuisine and more!

11. Celebrate furry friends

Celebrate the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at Churnet Valley Railway, where Staffies travel on the trains for free and there will be plenty more entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

12. Take in some culture

Support Stafford Film Theatre and take in the acclaimed film 'Call Me By Your Name' at the Gatehouse Theatre, and find out about famous people from Staffordshire at the Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Or head for the Lymelight Festival, Newcastle-under-Lyme, which champions local bands and musicians.

13. Bag a bargain & learn how to dance

Bag a bargain, take part in a tea dance, and pay tribute to the RAF at the National Memorial Arboretum's vintage fair.

Pause and reflect at the NMA's Landscapes of Life exhibition, where admission is half price on Staffordshire Day.

14. Help break a world record

Help with a world record attempt at the Potty about Staffordshire event beside Tamworth Castle, where they will try and make the world's biggest ever oatcake!

That's just a snapshot of how you can celebrate Staffordshire on Tuesday 1st May!

More events will be added as the day approaches, so keep checking our What's On section for details of Staffordshire Day things to do!


Lymestone Brewery
Lymestone Brewery Building

Lymestone Brewery is a family run microbrewery producing a wide range of award winning cask and bottled beers. Brewery tours are available on request and open days are held regularly.

National Memorial Arboretum
National Memorial Arboretum

Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Business Events Venue of the Year 2019. The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. The 150 acre site, located in Staffordshire, features over 330 thought-provoking memorials for both military and civilian associations in  more than 150-acres of maturing woodland and gardens.

The Trentham Estate
The Italian garden with lake beyond at the Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Peace and quiet, fun and action - there's something for everyone at The Trentham Estate with stunning Gardens, a Shopping Village and the Monkey Forest.

The National Brewery Centre
Industrial Heritage
National Brewery Visitor Centre

The National Brewery Centre celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence worldwide. Enjoy the story of brewing by actors in period costume, multi-media interactive displays and hundreds of exhibits.

World of Wedgwood
Pottery Visitor Centre
World of Wedgwood, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent

The World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food and visitor tours.

Aqua Park
Safely down the ride at Waterworld

Water World is a tropical indoor Aqua Park built around a wave pool with slides, rides, flumes and features available. There is plenty to do for all ages, weak and strong swimmers and open all year round.

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Throwing a pot

The only complete Victorian pottery factory with original workshops, huge bottle ovens, cobbled yard, tile gallery, Doctor's House and Flushed with Pride - the story of the toilet. Visit the gift shop for handmade pottery, books and gifts.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Outside the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is a lively, thriving venue in the centre of Stafford offering a huge range of shows.

Uttoxeter Racecourse
Uttoxeter Racecourse hosts 25 race days each year.

Uttoxeter Racecourse has something for everyone. Whether you are new to racing or a loyal follower of the Sport of Kings, come along to Uttoxeter Races and you are guaranteed a day of fun and excitement. With 25 race meetings each year, including the Midlands Grand National, you can enjoy racing in every season.

Tamworth Castle & Pleasure Grounds
Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Boys role playing knights in the grounds.

A visit to Tamworth Castle takes you back in time and offers a perfect blend of fascinating history, regular live events and a stunningly complete building.

Churnet Valley Railway
Steam Railway
Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s. Take a break from busy urban life and hop on board a heritage steam train to ride through delightful countryside with riverside views and the Caldon Canal.  Why not join one of our First-Class dining train experiences? Choose from breakfast, lunch or afternoon cream tea.