Half term will be very different this year, but there are still ways to enjoy it in Staffordshire, whether you are staying at home or exploring your local area.

We have a huge selection of outdoor green spaces to enjoy a local lockdown walk or family bike ride.

If you're staying in, there are plenty of online activities to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa.

Here are five top tips to help you make the most of your week off!

Scroll down for a list of Staffordshire places to visit which are open for half term.

Wake Up Wild with Peak Wildlife Park

Since the first lockdown began, Peak Wildlife Park have been running weekly sessions via their Facebook page, and you'll be pleased to hear half-term week is no different!

On Monday and Friday, at 9am, the Wake Up Wild Facebook Live events give you the chance to meet the residents.

The watchers decide who features, so join in and let them know who you're missing the most!

And on Tuesday, the How To Train session will focus on Goats for Agility. Tune in and find out how the goats pick up new skills, and how you can train your own pets at home.

There’s a huge library of videos and recorded Facebook Live events at their Facebook page too – perfect for animal lovers, who can get to know the lemurs, meerkats and penguins from their living room.

Trentham At Home with The Trentham Estate

The Trentham Estate has come up with a novel way to enjoy a slice of its award-winning gardens at home – by offering a helping hand to wild birds in the winter months.

The popular gardens, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, not only offer a chance to enjoy the great outdoors in wide-open spaces, but have long been a haven for wildlife, especially birds.

So, in time for half term, they have launched the Trentham at Home box to encourage bio-diversity at home, by creating a ‘bird pizza’ treat for feathered visitors in your own garden.

The self-assembly activity packs feature wooden log slices, as the pizza base, with berry suet, bird seeds and raisins as the toppings. All of the elements are sustainably sourced, using resources from the Estate.

Aimed at helping keep the kids entertained, and educated, while schools are closed, the boxes are also a fun way of attracting wildlife into gardens for those who love bird watching.   

Lambing Live with National Forest Adventure Farm

The cute new lambs are starting to arrive at the National Forest Adventure Farm, and you can see them yourself on their live broadcast!

The EweTube live stream, on the Adventure Farm website, broadcasts 24 hours a day from two cameras set up by the Lambing Live tents.

You can tune in any day, day or night, and who knows? You might see a lamb born before your very eyes!

There are also videos of the new arrivals at Lower Drayton Farm, and lovely images of their other farmyard friends, on their Facebook page. 

It's a sure sign that Spring has sprung and there are brighter days ahead for all of us, so sit back, relax and plan your next visit.

Enjoy a safe, local lockdown walk

There are plenty of options if you fancy a breath of fresh air too, with some of our outdoor attractions still open for pre-booked exercise, for local residents only.

There’s lots to spot at the National Memorial Arboretum, with almost 400 memorials on the sprawling riverside site, and many natural species living on the banks of the Rivers Tame and Trent.

Several National Trust properties, including The Shugborough Estate and Biddulph Grange Garden, are also open to pre-booked local visitors, and we also have some stunning countryside across the county to enjoy while taking your daily exercise.

Choose from Staffordshire Peak District, Cannock Chase, and The National Forest, plus vast country parks, nature reserves, and miles of canal tow-paths.

Visit our Countryside section for more information.

Please ensure that you adhere to Government guidelines and stay local.

Activities to do at home

Waterworld’s Facebook page is home to a 360 degree virtual tour, to help you relive great days out and plan your first post-lockdown visit, and there are tours at the Lichfield CathedralSamuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, and Gladstone Pottery Museum websites too.

And the Trentham Monkey Forest, Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Tamworth Castle, and Potteries Museum & Art Gallery websites are packed with at home fun, including quizzes, puzzles, arts and crafts activities and more.

More half term things to do in Staffordshire

Full details of things to do in Staffordshire this half term are available at https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/half-term

These destinations are open during half term (local visitors only)

The Trentham Estate

National Memorial Arboretum

The Shugborough Estate

Biddulph Grange Garden

Kinver Edge & Rockhouses

Ilam Park

Wightwick Manor

Tittesworth Reservoir

Manifold Valley

The Churnet Valley

The National Forest

Cannock Chase Forest

Baggeridge Country Park

Many of these destinations require booking in advance so please check their websites before you travel.