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Things To Do & Days Out in Staffordshire
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Alton Towers Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience, there are many attractions for all ages including Cbeebies Land and the exciting new Enchanted Forest feature now open! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides.
Drayton Manor Theme Park For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. It's also home to Europe's very own Thomas Land.
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 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 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 also new activity packs for kids!
Peak Wildlife Park With numerous walk through exhibits, a splendid penguin zone with underwater viewing, outdoor play area including bouncy castle and loads extra encounters to choose from!
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 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 Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn. Special events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas and the famous Maize Maze from July to September.
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 Explore the 17th century dream house; be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil; play with toys and interactive displays plus let out their fizz in the woodland play area!
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 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 A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
Funsters Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain the kids. Suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2 (157.5cm).
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.
The Big Play Barn is an indoor soft play area with Big Slides, Ball Pits, Rope Bridges and Firemans Poles. With dedicated areas for over 4s, under 4s and under 2s. Outside we also have a new Giant Jumping Pillow, water sorbing and huge inflatable obstacle course!
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 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 With separate areas for crawlers, toddlers and everyone else, it has 3 slides, a big toddler section and a jungle zone.
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 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 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!
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 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 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 Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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 Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, plus beer garden, attached to a family restaurant with a nice new pirate flavoured kids' menu!
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!
The Beach Hut A stimulating multi level soft play centre for kids aged between 0 to to 10 years. Dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers, and juniors. Birthday parties available. Open daily. Free for kids less than 12 months of age.
Windmill Farm Play Barn A farmyard Play Barn with indoor and outdoor play areas. Great opportunities to bounce, jump and climb, plus a soft play area. There is also a rope bridge, barns on stilts, a tractor racetrack, and a sand pit.
Jungle Boogie A great soft play centre that is ideal for younger children. An exciting jungle themed play frame, with plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, from newborns to 10 year olds.
The Play Shed is a children’s indoor play and party centre, catering for families with children up to 10 years or 145cm tall. The centre also boasts a cafe facility. Also caters for larger groups also, i.e. schools and private hire bookings.
Play at Brewers Fayre A couple of levels of fun and frolics best suited to under 7s, including soft play classics like sliding, climbing, tunnelling and the ball pit. Attached to a nice family restaurant with kids' menu!
Super Play Factory features baby, toddler and junior zones with adventure play fun for everyone! Highlights include bubble tubes, football pitch, awesome go karts,
Stafford Castle The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history: interactive elements include coin minting, brass rubbing and getting to grips with arms, armor and period dress up!
Lichfield Heritage Centre Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Displays and Audio Visual Presentations plus Family Mouse Hole Trail available to help keep the smalls interested and moving round. Grab a spire tour for great views, too!
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 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!
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...
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station Historic Victorian industrial building with many rare original engines and boilers. Children’s trail to follow, plus a Visitor Centre and mini museum to explore. Steaming Days held throughout the year.
Himley Hall and Park An imposing 18th century building set in 180 acres of grounds that were landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Hall open for events and exhibitions during spring and summer. The parkland is open throughout the year and free to visit.
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 Comprehensive ski and snowboard facilities with lessons pre-bookable for beginners over 4, open ski and race days for those who know what they're doing plus tubing and bum boarding for all! Whee!
Kidsgrove Ski Centre Offering skiers from age 5 friendly lessons in the basics, moving on to Improver lessons and open access sessions. Easy to pick up with the help on hand, this could be the beginning of a lifelong hobby!
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 Ice skating rink, ice track, real snow slopes, tobogganing, adrenalin and standard tubing and the amazing children's snow play zone. For over 3s.
The Link Centre Climbing for older kids with 4m bouldering wall and 9m roped wall, over 120 routes including features like crags and overhangs. Beginner and improver courses available plus youth climb club for experienced teens.
CineBowl iSKATE Classic family friendly ice skating rink with open skate and family sessions plus lessons available in skating, ice hockey and actual dancing on ice. Yes really! Wait for it: 'Let it go, let it goooo...'
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.
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. However this site is now Groups Only, so you need to round up 10 of you or more to enjoy: get on the phone!
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 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 The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
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 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 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.
Wakelake A wakeboarding centre located at the reservoir in Chasewater Country Park, which also offers zorbing, and thrilling donut rides on the cables! All equipment provided, plus a full briefing by a friendly instructor and a hot shower after!
Flip Out Stoke is made up of 100 trampolines, a giant foam pits, wall runners, slamball courts, halfpipes and of course a nice relaxing cafe for everyone after they’ve finished bouncing!
Jump Xtreme Tamworth Jump Xtreme Tamworth offers an arena full of trampolines, as well as dodgeball and volleyball courts, tumble tracks, and even a mini trampoline area for under 4s!
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 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 We have 26 Bowling Lanes, a brand new Pac-Man Play 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 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 include...
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail Get the whole family out exploring with a difference, with the self guided Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail! As you follow the directions, can you solve the sneaky clues set on the Trail route to crack the code?!
The Barton under Needwood Treasure Trail Explore on a Treasure Trail and enjoy a great family day out as you work together to solve the clues on this self-guided mystery walk.
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 Miniature Railway A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
Amerton Railway is a mile long 2 foot gauge line with spectacular seasonal specials, regular open days great for family trips, a railway museum and tours available of the Locomotive Shed. Get your trainspotters into their anoraks!
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 Relax with the heritage railway's unique brand of nostalgia, gently winding through a 5.5 mile steam journey through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside on numerous gradients. Charming!
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.
Apedale Valley Light Railway is a volunteer-operated narrow gauge train which uses heritage steam and diesel locomotives for a short ride alongside the Apedale Community Country Park.
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 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 for a bijou explorette!
Brampton Park An excellent adventure playground surrounded by sensory and rose gardens, an aviary and a pond, plus seasonal miniature railway, museum and soft play facility nearby!
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 WIth indoor and outdoor sports facilities to pre book, crazy golf and pitch n putt to drop in on, and a playground, paddling pool and skatepark to access for free, this place has loads to do for kids of all ages! Adapted Cycling Centre also on site!
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre Great starting point for loads of walking and family cycling trails, including special routes and electric scooters for people with mobility issues. Features include an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands and bird watching area.
Beacon Park Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!
The National Memorial Arboretum A living tribute to people who have fallen in duty to the country. Over 50,000 stunning trees, a variety of habitats, which are full of wildlife including skylarks, otters, brown hares and more. Daily programme of activities. Free to visit.
Birches Valley Forest Centre A Forest Centre with loads to offer, from adventure play to amazing bike trails. A great place for walking, horse riding, and fishing. Site of Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Go Ape Forest Segway.
Wolseley Centre 26 acres of wildlife packed grounds, full of display gardens, woodland, meadows, 3 lakes, a boardwalk and a network of accessible paths. Play trail with features such as musical sculptures and a welly splash bridge! Free to visit.
Cotton Dell A pretty reserve set within a secluded river valley, with flower rich grassland and ancient woodland. Plenty of nature for the kids to enjoy, from butterflies and bees, to bare ground and boggy bits!
Chasewater Country Park 360 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with plenty to do, from a gentle stroll to wakeboarding! Rare habitats to discover and plenty of wildlife to spot. Also great for cycling and the site of the Chasewater Railway. Free to visit.
Baggeridge Country Park A lovely park that is free to visit and contains a huge variety of vegetation and wildlife. Activities available include an aerial ropes course and a miniature railway. Several park trails to walk or cycle, and a great children’s play park too!
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.
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 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.
World of Wedgwood is a unique visitor attraction celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Visitors can get their hands dirty and throw a pot, create a plate, or play in our indoor and outdoor play areas!
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.
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.
Cannock Chase Horse Trekking Off road pony trekking and horse riding through the beautiful Cannock Chase forest. No riding experience needed, as there are a range of horses and treks to suit everyone. Available for kids aged 4 and older.