Top Things to Do in Staffordshire
From its fascinating heritage to its beautiful countryside, Staffordshire has something for everyone to appreciate. That’s why we chose it as a location for our portfolio of beautiful modern new homes. Whether you’re simply visiting, or looking to make a move to South Staffordshire, explore the wonderful activities and places you can find in and around the area. Our list focuses on great days out for the whole family to enjoy!
National Forest Adventure Farm
For a fun family trip out, the National Forest Adventure Farm offers indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained all day. For kids, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, including an assault course, musical maze and go-karting. Get up close and personal with their classic farm animals including cows, sheep, chickens, ponies, goats, pigs, donkeys, and much more. You could take a tractor ride, feed the lambs in Spring, pet guinea pigs or watch animal demonstrations
For an udderly exciting time in Staffordshire, head down to the Adventure Farm.
SnowDome was the first indoor skiing venue to use real snow in the UK. Choose between skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming and climbing all under one roof. Plan your day based on what you and your family would enjoy the most. Check out whole days of fun to see cost-effective bundle deals on activity bookings.
Described as ‘fun for everyone’ and we can’t help but agree. At Drayton Manor, you can find over 50 amusement rides and attractions, Europe’s only Thomas Land and a large zoo with over 500 animals. Take a journey on the water in the River Rapids ride, join Sir Topham Hatt for an interactive sing-along show at Thomas Land, or meet your favourite animals at the zoo. The possibilities are endless at Drayton Manor, making it one of the best days out in Staffordshire.
Lichfield Cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the UK that has three spires. As well as simply going to enjoy the stunning architecture, keep an eye out for events here like concerts by candlelight for a unique music experience.
Trentham Monkey Forest
For lovers of monkeys, the Monkey Forest is the perfect day out! With over 140 fascinating Barbary Macaques to see, you’ll find babies, adults and elders in the forest. For a special day out, you can upgrade to feed the monkeys breakfast and be a VIP for the day.
National Memorial Arboretum
The National Memorial Arboretum is a place to explore, discover, and pay tribute to those who have served our country. Take a look around the memorial grounds, breathe in the fresh air on a woodland walk and feed your hunger with freshly prepared food in the Arboretum restaurant. For children with an appetite for learning, there are activity sessions to celebrate World Book Day, Earth Day and Women’s Day.
Cannock Chase Forest
For families that prefer a more peaceful outdoor experience, Cannock Chase is well-loved for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. If you’re on the lookout for adventure, this is the location of a Go Ape challenge course where you can undertake their Treetop Adventure. If you’re not a fan of heights, there is also a free children’s play area to enjoy, activity trails to follow and bikes to hire.
Immerse yourself in the history of Stafford Castle and explore their motte and bailey system. Follow an informative trail to learn about the history of the castle as well as the surrounding land, such as their impressive herb garden. Once you’ve enjoyed your time walking around the grounds, the visitor centre has hands-on displays including armour and costumes, as well as gifts and souvenirs to take home.
Erasmus Darwin House
Located in Lichfield, you can visit the home of doctor, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802). The beautiful Georgian townhouse includes fascinating information about his life, as well as hands-on exhibitions and a lovely herb garden to stroll around.
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