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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Make some family memories with all the great and exciting things to do in Stoke on Trent.

At Potteries Museum and Art Gallery you can learn all about the pottery history of the area, as well as see the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. At the Emma Bridgewater Factory you can tour the clay-based Victorian factory before having a go at decorating your own pot to take home.

Adrenalin junkies will love Waterworld Stoke, the UK’s largest indoor waterpark. With thrilling rides and slides and an Aqua Splash Jungle House for the ultimate explorer, it’s great fun for kids and adults, and the pleasant 86-degree tropical climate will keep you feeling toasty in and out of the water.

Adventure lovers are covered on Stoke on Trent family days out. Enjoy Stoke Ski Centre, where beginners can take to the slopes with pre-bookable lessons, or Kilnworx Climbing Centre that has ropes for those as young as 5.

On a nice day Trentham Gardens is definitely worth a visit. This award-winning attraction is five miles out of the centre and has acres of space, a fantastic outdoor play area, barefoot trail, high ropes, a lake, a monkey forest and over 60 shops. It’s a full family day out in itself!

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Trentham Monkey Forest4.8 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Trentham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you go down to the woods today you won’t see a bear, but you will see a lot of monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest! Set in 60 acres of ancient Staff...

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries and of Staffordshire. See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found on display,...

XPVR Virtual Reality XPerience

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy something a little bit different? Then head over to XPVR Virtual Reality XPerience in Stoke on Trent, where there’s over 40 virtual reality gam...

Emma Bridgewater Factory

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Go behind the scenes of a modern phenomenon, discover the casting process or simply whip yourself up a brand new mug; pint-sized potters could very w...

Just Kidding Hanley

  • Hanley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whether you're visiting Just Kidding Hanley with friends or family, there's always a big ‘Just Kidding' welcome for everyone. For the Children… A mul...

Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Stoke

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a true ninja? Let’s find out! Swing, jump, balance and tumble your way to becoming a full-fledged Nin...

Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent. Share the mag...

Dudson Museum

  • Hanley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you’ve got little pottery enthusiasts, then Dudson Museum in Hanley is a must-do. The museum itself is in a bottle oven, so you’ll get to step in...



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ODEON Stoke

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

A trip to the cinema could throw up no end of surprises, from spooky ghouls to action-packed shoot-outs. Expect the unexpected at ODEON Stoke. With 1...

Tenpin Stoke

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Put on your party hat and come on down to Tenpin, Stoke. At Festival Park you’ll find a bowling paradise waiting to be explored by your little ones....

WaterWorld Stoke

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Whether you want to relax poolside or you’re a thrill seeker, you’ll enjoy getting your feet (and everything else) wet at Waterworld Stoke. This indo...

Stoke Ski Centre

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Introduce your kids to skiing at Stoke Ski Centre with Junior Ski Lessons for 6 to 16-year-olds. Under the supervision of seasoned and friendly profe...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Stoke-on-Trent

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Live life in the fast lane with a family outing at TeamSport Indoor Karting Stoke-on-Trent! This awesome karting venue has a 500m multi-level track a...

Kilnworx Climbing Centre

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Kilnworx Climbing Centre The largest and newest Indoor Climbing Wall in Stoke on Trent. Housed in Historical Wycliffe Hall Built in 1884. Friendly St...

Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park

  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park features a multi storey adventure play structure with bright and colourful classic features from climbs and scrambles...

Brampton Park

  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brampton Park offers a fantastic adventure multi activity adventure play area with loads of classic sturdy equipment for kids 2 to 12 to play on, plu...

Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe

  • Burslem
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Ceramic Cafe at Royal Stafford is a place where you can create your own unique and colourful piece of tableware or giftware. They provide the bru...

Fenton Fun Factory

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Come let your kids blow off some steam at this family-run indoor soft play and activity centres for children in Staffordshire. Fenton Fun Factory has...

Laser Quest Stoke

  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Your kids will be beaming with joy at Laser Quest in Stoke. Let your little ones play with their friends or make new ones on this day out. Children o...

Vue Newcastle Under Lyme

  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Sit down and let the cinema take you away - anywhere you fancy going, anywhere at all? Jump into movie magic at Vue Newcastle Under Lyme, where you’l...

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