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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Trentham
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Trentham Gardens (1 miles)
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 (3 miles)
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.
Stafford Castle (12 miles)
Stafford
Stafford Castle The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens (23 miles)
Malpas
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens A variety of classic and unusual gardening styles adorn this beautifully landscaped spot, with nature trails, playground and picnic facilities also on site. Please note the limited opening times.
Erasmus Darwin House (24 miles)
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...
Beeston Castle (24 miles)
Tarporley
Beeston Castle Beeston Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire is also known as the the formidable ‘Castle of the Rock’. Climb to the top of this impressive crag with incredible views over eight counties, from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains.
Lichfield Heritage Centre (24 miles)
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.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (25 miles)
Burton on Trent
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.
Tatton Park (27 miles)
Knutsford
Tatton Park - is an impressive historic estate with 1000 acre deerpark also featuring a Mansion, Gardens, Farm and Old Hall. Plus an adventure playground, a playtrail and den-building area, a maze, and this year The Magic of Beatrix Potter event with activities, quizzes, special events and Beatrix Potter characters to...
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills (27 miles)
Bath
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills Experience the atmosphere of a working 18th century cotton mill. Self guided and fully guided tours available, plus half day experiences. Full of authentic working textile machinery and the largest bobbin collection in the world!
Enginuity (27 miles)
Telford
Enginuity Interactive science fun. Find out how a little ingenuity will let you pull a 10 ton locomotive or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant X ray machine, build an earthquake proof tower and challenge their robotic arm!
The Heights of Abraham (27 miles)
Matlock Bath
The Heights of Abraham Explore a unique Hilltop Park via a thrilling Cable Car ride. Once at the Summit enjoy going underground on tours of two Show Caverns. In the Exhibitions get to touch a dinosaur fossil and see video shows, then burn off energy on the 2 play areas!
The Runway Visitor Park (27 miles)
Altrincham
The Runway Visitor Park Take a front row seat to watch the planes take-off, explore real planes, take home a souvenir and round the day off with a guided tour of BA's flagship Concorde!
Staircase House (31 miles)
Stockport
Staircase House Explore domestic history throughout the house, peel back the bedclothes of the four poster bed, sit at the 18th Century dining table, and try your hand at quill pen writing!
Tamworth Castle (31 miles)
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.
Himley Hall and Park (31 miles)
Dudley
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.
Elvaston Castle (33 miles)
Elvaston
Elvaston Castle The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring young families for forty years. Interesting walks and gorgeous architecture, an interesting half day's worth.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (33 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Dewa Roman Experience (34 miles)
Chester
Dewa Roman Experience Step aboard a Roman Galley and sail back in time to revisit the streets of Roman Chester. Explore 3 metre deep archaeological excavations and handle 'dig' discoveries in the 'Finds' room.
Chester Cathedral (34 miles)
Chester
Chester Cathedral A cathedral with a fascinating and rich heritage that has welcomed visitors for almost a 1000 years! Beautiful windows, artwork and mosaics to see. Free to visit but a charge for the guided tour.
Manchester United Museum and Tour (35 miles)
Old Trafford
Manchester United Museum and Tour Come and see for yourself why more than 200,000 people, every year, visit the Museum of this once great team.
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection (35 miles)
Derby
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection Visit the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world, with over 130 exhibits. Trophy room, Motorbikes, plus the largest collection of McLarens and Williams F1 cars on display outside of a factory.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (35 miles)
Birmingham
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham's renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller's bench showing how the Smith and Pepper bangle was made.
BBC Birmingham Public Space (36 miles)
Birmingham
BBC Birmingham Public Space Do you fancy yourself as a TV presenter? Visit us inside The Mailbox and have a go at presenting Newsround or a weather forecast. Have your photo taken with Dr Who's TARDIS and an old Dalek!
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (37 miles)
Sheffield
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Complete the activity trail to catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Also close by is Abbeydale Miniature Railway.
Winterbourne House and Garden (37 miles)
Birmingham
Winterbourne House and Garden Restored to its former Edwardian glory, downstairs there are exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house's former occupants. An interactive train set, toy box and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden to be explored and enjoyed.
Heath Manor House (38 miles)
Coalville
Heath Manor House Step back in time and experience how people really lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times in this preserved manor house which dates back to 1280.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre (38 miles)
Wrexham
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre An exciting and unique family day out at a World Heritage Site that provides one of the best ways to view the expansive valley surrounding the river Dee. Walk along the top, which is a dazzling height of 125ft (38.1m)!
Speke Hall (39 miles)
Liverpool
Speke Hall Get lost in the new maze, go wild in the woods or conquer the climbing frames in the adventure playground! Visit the Victorians or Talk with the Tudors, free tours take place daily. Discover the history of the families who lived here before taking a break in the new Stable Tea Room.
Bosworth Battlefield (41 miles)
Nuneaton
Bosworth Battlefield Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Relive this famous turning point in British history, the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty.
Newstead Abbey (41 miles)
Nottingham
Newstead Abbey A beautiful and historic house, surrounded by a number of stunning gardens and parkland. Water features, Tree Trail to follow, plus ducks, swans and peacocks to befriend. Once home to Lord Byron. Dogs on leads welcome in the grounds.
Sheffield Manor Lodge (41 miles)
Sheffield
Sheffield Manor Lodge Discover over 600 years of history by exploring the Tudor ruins located in the once Great Sheffield Deer Park, see the animals on our working farm and find out what life was like on the eve of the Sheffield Blitz.
Harvington Hall (42 miles)
Kidderminster
Harvington Hall A medieval Elizabethan manor house, with it’s own moat, plus priest holes and walled gardens to explore. There is also a Visitor Centre in the old Malt House. Audiovisual and interactive displays help bring the history to life.
Nottingham Castle (42 miles)
Nottingham
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history.
Galleries of Justice (43 miles)
Nottingham
Galleries of Justice is home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and is the only Museum of its kind in Europe. Based at Nottingham's old county gaol the Museum portrays Nottingham's horrible history and crime and punishment through the ages in a fun and interactive environment. Many tours are actor led making the...
Greens Windmill and Science Centre (43 miles)
Nottingham
Greens Windmill and Science Centre Fascinating displays and a few hands on experiments inspired by local mathematical physicist George Green, housed in his families' working windmill. Really interesting stuff plus lots of community and family events like seasonal crafts and cooking classes.
Papplewick Pumping Station (44 miles)
Ravenshead
Papplewick Pumping Station A surprisingly beautiful and fascinating Victorian Pumping Station, that is still operational on ‘steam days’. Learn how it supplied Nottingham with water during the early 1880s. Surrounded by a lovely garden with a lake.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (46 miles)
Craven Arms
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Boston Castle and Park (46 miles)
Rotherham
Boston Castle and Park Enjoy a day out at Boston Castle and Park. This family friendly venue has lots to offer for children. Daily activities include a craft activity cart, dressing up, jigsaws and trails.
Everton Stadium Tour (46 miles)
Liverpool
Everton Stadium Tour Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes at Goodison Park? Now's your chance! Over an hour's exclusive tour of all things Everton.
Baddesley Clinton (47 miles)
Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton A medieval moated century manor house with House Trail, a 19th century Catholic chapel, gardens, lakeside walk and kids' nature trail, plus little maze and loads of seasonal activities.
Ludlow Castle (48 miles)
Ludlow
Ludlow Castle Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?
Coventry Cathedral (48 miles)
Coventry
Coventry Cathedral Climb the tower, visit the Blitz Experience Museum and explore this amazing building with the aid of Welcomers, Guides and Chaplains.
Elsecar Heritage Centre (48 miles)
Barnsley
Elsecar Heritage Centre Heritage centre with a range of craft workshops, tea-rooms, special events for children, school holiday activities, Playmania indoor activity and party zone centre, Steam Railway, Collection of old fire engines and Elsecar Park as well!
King Richard III Discovery Centre (49 miles)
Leicester
King Richard III Discovery Centre Discover the fascinating and moving story of King Richard III through storytelling and modern technology. See where he was buried, and how his remains were discovered in 2012.
Kenilworth Castle (49 miles)
Warwick
Kenilworth Castle With its impressive Norman keep, John of Gaunt's great hall, and the magnificent buildings raised for Queen Elizabeth I, it is among the largest castle ruins in England. Offers children's audio tours and activity packs to keep them keen.
Southwell Minster (51 miles)
Southwell
Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house, this is a great little stop to get the kids' imaginations going. An excellent audio tour is available.
Conisbrough Castle (53 miles)
Doncaster
Conisbrough Castle Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft-high great white circular keep with six buttresses is the oldest surving of its type in England. CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT until April 2014.
The Holocaust Centre (53 miles)
Laxton
The Holocaust Centre A centre that allows people from all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. The small but significant collection is designed to tell the stories of those affected and ensure their experiences are not lost.
Warwick Castle (54 miles)
Warwick
Warwick Castle Bursting to the towers with tales of treachery and torture, passion and power and above all fascinating people, times and events, Warwick Castle is so much more than simply a castle. There is a full programme of events including birds of prey, jousting and the world's largest trebuchet. 4 new rooms this...

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Trentham 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.

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