There's no better way to celebrate your dad on Father's Day (Sunday 17th June) than with a day out in Staffordshire! Here are five things he might like to do this weekend.

Transport Festival, Trentham Estate

The gorgeous gardens at The Trentham Estate will be transformed into a petrolhead paradise with the return of the annual Transport Festival on Sunday.

More than 1000 classic vehicles will be on display, including cars, motorbikes and commercial autos, while there will be 50 car club stands from Jaguar, MG, Mazda and others to explore too.

And there will be plenty of bargains to be had at the trade and autojumble stalls.

After the show, which runs from 10am to 4pm, unwind with a stroll around the beautiful lake and Italian Gardens, or a bite at one of the quirky eateries in the timber lodges of the shopping village.

Tickets are available online at The Trentham Estate website or from the ticket office. Prices range from £9 for annual season ticket holders/advance purchases, to £16 on the day, and include admission to the gardens.

Father's Day Afternoon Tea, National Memorial Arboretum

There's afternoon tea with a twist at the National Memorial Arboretum on Father's Day.

Instead of the traditional dainty sandwiches and pastries, you'll find plenty of savoury delights like sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and a minute steak slider - not to mention a mini jam doughnut to top it all off.

With two servings, at 3pm and 3.30pm, there's plenty of time to visit some of the 350+ memorials and take in the excellent Landscapes of Life exhibition.

And just a few days after the start of the 2018 World Cup, why not build up an appetite on one of the new 45 minute Football Legends guided walks (10.30am on Sundays), which take in the memorials with links to the world of football (extra charge applies)?

The Father's Day Afternoon Tea is priced at £15.50 for adults and £7.75 for children under 12. Further details are available at the National Memorial Arboretum website.

International Model Air Show, Weston Park

Watch spectacular mid-air acrobatics as model aircraft enthusiasts descend on Weston Park to show off their amazing skills.

As well as the awesome airborne stunts, there will be a huge Battle of Britain fireworks display, model boat regatta and fun fair.

The air show coincides with the Weston Park Steam Gala Weekend, so train fans will be in their element with four steam engines to ride on!

And there's lots of other entertainment on site, with the fabulous grounds and stately home to discover, and the brand new Enchanted Glen AR trail featuring fairies, elves and mermaids to hunt for in the Temple Wood.

Further information and tickets, priced at £14 for adults and £6 for children, are available at the Weston Park Model Air Show website.

Craftsmanship Festival, Middleport Pottery

Middleport Pottery will be home to all types of traditional skills on Father's Day, for the first Craftsmanship Festival. 

There will be demonstrations from wood-turners, screen-printers, blacksmiths and, of course, potters, with the chance for Dad to have a go at some of them himself.

Fire a masterpiece at the raku workshop, throw a pot with Cait Gould, from the BBC's Great British Pottery Throw Down, or create a unique ceramic planter for the garden, before quenching your thirst at the mini cider festival!

And away from the festival, find out about Middleport Pottery's fascinating history on the £1 heritage trail.

Admission is £1 per person and includes access to all heritage areas. Further information on the weekend's activities is available at the Middleport Pottery website.

Vintage Years Festival, National Brewery Centre

Indulge in more nostalgia at the National Brewery Centre, with their annual celebration of life in the post war years.

Enjoy reconstructions of scenes from the era, admire the classic cars and WWII vehicles, visit the vintage tea room and market, and join in the fun at the dance workshops.

There will also be an RAF ops room, BBQ, live music and, weather permitting, a WWII memorial flypast!

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for 3-16-year-olds, and are available via the National Brewery Centre website.

More Fathers Day events in Staffordshire

There are loads more things to do for Fathers Day in Staffordshire, including themed menus, old school sports days and special offers. 

Find out more in our Fathers Day section.


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.

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.

Weston Park
Historic House
Weston Park is an historic house and garden located on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border.

Weston Park is one of the most welcoming stately homes with as much character as any English castle and with as many stories as any royal home.

Middleport Pottery
Pottery Visitor Centre
Middleport Pottery

Middleport Pottery, home of Burleigh, is an exciting visitor destination in the heart of Burslem, the Mother Town of the Potteries. World famous Burleigh pottery has been created here using traditional methods since 1889.

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.