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Family Days Out in Staffordshire
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Alton Towers
Alton
Alton Towers Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience. Many attractions for all ages plus the new Cbeebies Land is now open! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides)
Drayton Manor Theme Park
Tamworth
Drayton Manor Theme Park For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Cranky the Crane and...
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Winkhill
Blackbrook Zoological Park They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
Monkey Forest
Trentham
Monkey Forest Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Stafford
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
Eccleshall
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
Ash End House Childrens Farm
Tamworth
Ash End House Childrens Farm offer lots of friendly animals to feed and stroke. Three Play areas, Indoor Toddlers Barn, Family Games Yard, Crazy golf and lots of fun activities for the children. Plus Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and visit our new Falconry Centre!
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre
Stafford
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre Playbarn is a farmyard with indoor adventure play area. It has a tractor track, rope bridge and barns on stilts connected with raised walkways. There is also a soft play area for children under 3 years of age, plus fun days and farm activities.
National Forest Adventure Farm
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm is a family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn.
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Stoke on Trent
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries and of Staffordshire. See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, the world's finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and our very own WW2 Spitfire, plus our changing exhibition programme. you can also enjoy a light lunch in our...
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Ashbourne
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood Explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Then be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by archive film, interactives and displays.
Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery
Newcastle Under Lyme
Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery Very family friendly museum inside the smashing Brampton Park. Highlights include their Victorian Street scene, the 1930s house and the toys gallery!
Waterworld Stoke
Stoke on Trent
Waterworld Stoke Experience the thrills and spills of the UK's 1st indoor water rollercoaster; plummet through the thunder and lightening in the black hole; speed through the thundering waters of the superflume; turn your world upside down and plunge into the deep blue water of the space bowl!
The Alton Towers Waterpark
Alton
The Alton Towers Waterpark Boasting hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster, this Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round.
Dimensions
Stoke-On-Trent
Dimensions A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
Funsters
Stoke-On-Trent
Funsters Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain them. suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2".
Pirate Pete Playden
Burton On Trent
Pirate Pete Playden Now a Wacky Warehouse offering kids up to 4ft9 some indoor adventure play.
Wacky Warehouse Darlaston Inn
Meaford
Wacky Warehouse Darlaston Inn Multi level adventure play plus safe play zone for the little ones. Racing slides and mega balls, tunnels and bridges and loads more. Beer garden too.
Big Top Fun Centre
Uttoxeter
Big Top Fun Centre With its large challenging three-storey frame packed with a whole host of exciting play areas the Big Top Playframe means children up to the age of 12 can enjoy hours of fun whatever the weather.
The Big Play Barn
Tamworth
The Big Play Barn - a indoor soft play area with Big Slides, Ball Pits, Rope Bridges and Firemans Poles. With dedicated areas for under 4's and under 2's. Outside we also have a new Giant Jumping Pillow, water zorbing and GIANT inflatable obstacle course.
Recreation Soft Play
Burton On Trent
Recreation Soft Play An indoor soft play facility for children aged 0 to 11 years, maximum height 145cm.
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms
Lichfield
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms offers their trademark standard of indoor adventure play, with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with separate kids' menu. Plus big beer garden, accommodation and great disabled access throughout.
Fenton Fun Factory
Stoke On Trent
Fenton Fun Factory We have everything you need to entertain young and old and we are proud to of created an environment that will be as enjoyable for the parents as it is for the children. Large play centre plus sports and go karts!
Playtime Cannock
Hednesford
Playtime Cannock With separate areas for crawlers, toddlers and everyone else, it has 3 slides, a big toddler section and a jungle zone.
Leaps and Bounds
Leek
Leaps and Bounds A fun, clean safe and friendly indoor soft play and party centre for children aged 0 to 9 years old. We also have an on-site café offering good quality freshly prepared food and drinks.
Wacky Warehouse - New Florence
Stoke-On-Trent
Wacky Warehouse - New Florence Fantastic adventure soft play structure with aerial runs, cargo nets and astro slides, plus there's a safe toddler area with suitable activities for little ones. Attached to a family restaurant.
The Barley Mow Indoor Play
Stafford
The Barley Mow Indoor Play Friday to Sunday fun on the multi level play frame and fun zone attached to a family restaurant. Plus an outdoor play area for the better weather!
Rainbow Playworld
Tamworth
Rainbow Playworld Offers a three tier play frame, electric go karts, air hockey, pool tables, face painting and a great sports arena. Also do children's haircuts!
Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park
Newcastle Under Lyme
Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park Multi storey play structure with bright and colourful classic features from climbs and scrambles to ball pools and slides. Outside features for summer, too.
Come Into Play
Stone
Come Into Play is an indoor adventure play centre aiming to bring the outdoors indoors. Just like being in the park we have a nest swing, rope bridges to cross, timber towers to climb, the gauntlet, the ball gun arena and of course our 4 lane mega slide to whizz down. We also have a separate soft padded 0-2s area.
Jumbo Fun and Play
Newcastle Under Lyme
Jumbo Fun and Play is a massive 12,500 sq ft 'indoor pay and play' and party venue catering for children from 0 to 14 years, with top quality cafe facilities and an extensive range of freshly prepared hot and cold food and drinks. We have dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors.
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner
Stafford
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House
Burton-upon-Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Plough Inn
Stoke On Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Plough Inn Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, plus beer garden, attached to a family restaurant.
Just Kidding Hanley
Hanley
Just Kidding Hanley is a large indoor soft play and party venue for children, packed to the rafters with fun and adventurous activity for children up to the age of 12 years. Guaranteeing hours of fun.
Stafford Castle
Stafford
Stafford Castle The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Lichfield
Lichfield Heritage Centre Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Graphics, Displays and AV Presentations. Family and Mouse Hole Trails available for small kids to help keep them interested and moving round.
Tamworth Castle
Tamworth
Tamworth Castle Is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle located in the centre of Tamworth surrounded by the Castle Pleasure grounds. The oldest parts of the Castle are believed to date from the 1180s. There are 15 period rooms to explore with many hands-on activities for all ages.
Trentham Gardens
Stoke on Trent
Trentham Gardens is an award winning gardens and the perfect place to spend the day with the kids. Tackle the adventure playground, get lost in the maze, tantalise your toes on the barefoot walk and search for fairies on the fairy trail.
Emma Bridgewater Factory
Stoke On Trent
Emma Bridgewater Factory Join us in the historic Potteries: take a tour of our atmospheric Victorian factory, see our beautiful wares being made, then try your hand at decorating your own pot in our studio. Relax in the cafe, wander in the walled garden, then shop for factory seconds or delightful gifts.
Erasmus Darwin House
Lichfield
Erasmus Darwin House Georgian townhouse and previous home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin based in the centre of Lichfield. Contains interactive and hands-on science exhibits, Georgian dress-up and games, a reading area, various crafts, activities and of course prizes to be won! Plenty to keep all ages...
Tamworth Snowdome
Tamworth
Tamworth Snowdome A real indoor ski slope with 170m ski run. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in staffordshire
Stoke Ski Centre
Stoke on Trent
Stoke Ski Centre Comprehensive ski and snowboard facilities with lessons pre-bookable. Kids welcome.
Silver Blades Ice Rink
Cannock
Silver Blades Ice Rink Skating is a great way for the generations to mingle in a fun and informal environment, developing skills and relaxing to music. Varying session types and lessons available.
Ice Skating at Tamworth SnowDome
Tamworth
Ice Skating at Tamworth SnowDome Ice skating rink, ice track, real snow slopes, tobogganing, adrenalin and standard tubing and the amazing children's snow play zone. For over 3s.
CineBowl iSKATE
Uttoxeter
CineBowl iSKATE Classic family friendly ice skating rink also offering lessons in skating and ice hockey.
Awesome Walls Climbing Stoke
Stoke on Trent
Awesome Walls Climbing Stoke Indoor rock climbing is a fun and enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to keep fit and healthy. We have always strived to offer the best indoor climbing experience - friendly staff, interesting routes, centre cleanliness.
The Ridge Climbing Wall
Swindon
The Ridge Climbing Wall The youth club here is solely for kids who have had some training or climbed with parents and want to give it a go alone (under supervision) so the age is less relevant than experience and skill. Not for beginners.
Closer to the Edge
Sedgley
Closer to the Edge is an outdoor adventure park promoting active outdoor learning via High Ropes, Zip Wire, Woodland Camps, Survival and Bushcraft, Climbing and a whole lot more. Their highly qualified, committed and experienced team use an extensive military training, corporate and educational background to ensure that your...
Kilnworx Climbing Centre
Stoke On Trent
Kilnworx Climbing Centre Indoor Rope Climbing Wall in Stoke on Trent. Housed in Historical Wycliffe Hall. Friendly Staff to ensure a warm welcome for all the family. Plenty of routes to keep the kids and those young at heart engaged and active.
Uttoxeter Leisure Centre
Uttoxeter
Uttoxeter Leisure Centre Offers a multi purpose sports hall plus 25m main pool, squash court and creche. The leisure centre offers a large range of different activities on both a casual pay and play basis and membership basis.
Go Ape Cannock
Rugeley
Go Ape Cannock Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Rampz Skate Park
Cannock
Rampz Skate Park Offers a modern indoor skating experience with custom equipment and features suitable for beginners through to advanced levels.
Planters Sky Trail Adventure
Tamworth
Planters Sky Trail Adventure is a high ropes adventure course you wear a cool full body harness and slingline to help you conquer your fears, experience high level thrills and get to the top of our 30ft course. The whole family can navigate around our two level rope, bridge and beam course.
Aerial Extreme Trentham
Trentham
Aerial Extreme Trentham is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Rugeley
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Tenpin Stafford
Stafford
Tenpin Stafford is a bowling centre located in Greyfriars Place. We have 20 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Tenpin Stoke
Stoke on Trent
Tenpin Stoke is a bowling centre located in the festival park. We have 30 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as Costa Coffee.
Namco Funscape Tamworth
Tamworth
Namco Funscape Tamworth Is the perfect destination for a family and friends day out. We have 26 Bowling Lanes, Soft Play area for kids up to 8yrs old and a fantastic collection of Amusement Machines. Our restaurant serving Costa Coffee is a convenient place to satisfy everyone's hunger.
Midland Karting
Lichfield
Midland Karting - a number of options for children at our track. From Birthday Parties to a Karting Championship, a relaxed regular club to family sessions and courses designed for children to learn about motorsport and circuit driving. There is something to suit every child and family. We also offer part packages that...
Tamworth Karting Circuit at Priory Park
Tamworth
Tamworth Karting Circuit at Priory Park A challenging 500 metre, fully floodlit, all weather outdoor circuit. They offer quality arrive and drive facilities, suitable for all ages and abilities. (Minimum age 8 and height 4'6").
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Lichfield
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a fun self guided Spy Mission walk around Lichfield. Become a detective for the day as you hunt for clues around the town to solve the mystery! As you follow the Trail, the kids won’t even realise they’re learning facts and getting exercise too!
Barton under Needwood Treasure Trail
Barton-under-Needwood
Barton under Needwood Treasure Trail A fun walking Trail exploring this fascinating village, steeped in history, with a puzzle for you all to solve and then the 'Best Hot Chocolate in Britain Award'-winning cafe to finish!
Churnet Valley Railway
Froghall
Churnet Valley Railway A ride on a steam train is always a great idea for a family day out in Staffordshire, and there are special children's events during some of the school holidays. This year we shall be featuring "Wallace and Gromit" and also "Peppa Pig and George"
Baggeridge Minature Railway
Dudley
Baggeridge Minature Railway Trains run on regular dates throughout the year offering visitors a chance to board and admire the trains.
Amerton Railway
Stowe-by-Chartley
Amerton Railway The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Leek
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. Special family events at Bank holidays, children's parties and Santa trains in December. See website for details
Foxfield Railway
Stoke on Trent
Foxfield Railway Relax & experience the nostalgia of this unique heritage railway, winding you gently on a 5 1/2 mile round steam journey over ever changing gradients and through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside.
The Chasewater Railway
Burntwood
The Chasewater Railway Standard Gauge Heritage Railway set in Chasewater country park, 4 mile round trip with steam and diesel engines and vintage carriages. Accredited Museum, Model Railway, also a narrow gauge miners style line, tea room and Sunday Carvery, gift shops. We are a Volunteer run charity.
Biddulph Grange Garden
Biddulph
Biddulph Grange Garden Tunnels, winding paths, a Cheshire cottage that turns into an Egyptian tunnel, fish to feed, a Chinese temple, trees to discover and a new woodland walk to play in and explore.
Westport Lake Play Area
Stoke On Trent
Westport Lake Play Area Offers an array of exciting play equipment, including the fort climbing frame, swings, a merry-go-round, springy animals, slides and a rotating circular seat. Plus the lakes themselves and signposted walks around them.
Brampton Park
Newcastle Under Lyme
Brampton Park An excellent adventure playground surrounded by sensory and rose gardens, an aviary and a pond, plus seasonal miniature railway.
Branston Water Park
Burton Upon Trent
Branston Water Park There is a small visitor centre, children's play area and toilets on site. Look out for the great range of birds, animal and insects which inhabit their varied habitats.
Shobnall Leisure Complex
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex Large children’s play area, skatepark and the Turtle Beach Paddling Pool both for under 12s. Set in a large area of attractive parkland the area is ideal for picnics and walks.
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre
Cannock
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre Features include an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands and bird watching area. Also the starting point for numerous self-guided walking and family cycling trails, including routes for people with disabilities.
Beacon Park
Lichfield
Beacon Park From beautiful walks and fascinating wildlife, to a play area and an 18-hole par-3 golf course, Beacon Park offers something for everyone.
Cinebowl
Uttoxeter
Cinebowl offers 8 lanes of bowling fun attached to this great cinema show family friendly flicks. Great idea for a cold and wet afternoon for a family day out in Staffordshire.
Sir Amics Painta Pottery Painting
Stafford
Sir Amics Painta Pottery Painting Create your individual design. Unleash your creativity and start painting your own pottery - great idea for presents for the family as well.
Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe
Bursiem
Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe A place where you can create your own unique and colourful piece of tableware or giftware in an iconic trade setting.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio
Wolverhampton
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio is a mecca for all things creative. Decopatch, pottery painting, clay sculpting, toddler arts and crafts, adult craft evenings, holiday workshops plus much more there's something for all ages and abilities plus great Illy Coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer Arty Parties.
Go Ape Forest Segway
Rugeley
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Cannock Chase. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Staffordshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Staffordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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