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Local Attractions & Events

Alton Towers

Home to Britain's most-loved theme park with great kids attractions; white-knuckle roller coaster rides; special events; and much, much more; Alton Towers Resort is the perfect destination for the whole family! The park is open for the main season between March - November.

Stafford Castle

Uncover the secrets of the site through Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War, right up to the present day. Explore over 26 acres which includes the Keep (open during visitor centre opening hours), inner bailey, outer bailey, woodland, herb garden and visitor centre.

There is an exciting programme of events throughout the year, ranging from historical occasions to family fun days.

Shugborough Hall

Set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and riverside gardens with elegant mansion House, working Victorian Servants' Quarters, Georgian farm, dairy & mill and restored walled garden, which are brought to life by costumed living history characters who share their lives and powerful stories from the past with visitors. Explore Lord Lichfield's private rooms and hear the stories of one of the nation's grandest families, with NEW Shugborough Revisited.

The Trentham Estate

Enjoy a great day out at Trentham. Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for shopping and eating out, peace and quiet, fun and action! Indulge yourself at Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre, it's perfect for shopping. Walk with 140 barbary macaques at the Monkey Forest or take a high rope adventure at Aerial Extreme.

Staffordshire County Showground

The Showground is a multi-purpose venue hosting a variety of international and national events all year round as well as balls, banquets, conferences and product launches. With a wide variety of exhibition halls ranging in size from 7800 square metres to 1000 square metres as well as conference suites that can accommodate up to 750 delegates or 500 diners, the Showground has the capacity to host events large and small.

Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk, Cycle, Run and Explore the fantastic woodland and outstanding views.

Aston Marina

Aston Marina is one of the Trent & Mersey canals newest highlights. On the side of the picturesque marina lies a farm shop and bistro open to all. The shop, containing a renowned deli and quality butchery, also stocks premium produce from local farmers and small businesses suitable for everyone. Meanwhile, the bistro, offering quality meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner gives visitors a chance to enjoy themselves either indoors or by the waterside.

Shire Hall Gallery

It hosts a diverse programme of lively and family friendly temporary art and craft exhibitions throughout the year and has a registered craft shop stocking quality one-off work by British designer-makers as well as a coffee shop serving a range of drinks and snacks. The gallery has a regular programme of activities and events ranging from art for the under fives through to master classes with professional artists.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is an accessible, thriving venue, which offers a wide range of modern facilities in the heart of Stafford. From conference facilities to studio theatre, recording space to theatre Coffee Shop, Stafford Gatehouse is one of the best-equipped and most versatile venues in the region.