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See attraction details22 November 2014 - 11 November 2018 - WORLD WAR ONE REPLICA TRENCH SYSTEM AT THE POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Don't miss the outdoor World War One replica trench system if you're planning a day out with the kids in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Located next to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in the city centre, it marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Atmospheric and thought-provoking, the replica trench system will offer visitors of all ages the chance to learn about the conditions experienced by soldiers on the front line. Free to view, open daily 11am-3pm, weather permitting.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery www.stokemuseums.org.uk
Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST1 3DW   01782 232323
See attraction details19 March 2016 - 24 September 2016 - BEATRIX'S ANIMALS - EXHIBITION AT THE POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, this exhibition features some of the animals brought to life in her timeless stories. Treat the kids to a day out at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke and enjoy the displays. Please see the website to find out more.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery www.stokemuseums.org.uk
Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST1 3DW   01782 232323
See attraction details26 March 2016 - 30 October 2016 - WEEKEND FUN AT LOWER DRAYTON FARM
Every Saturday and Sunday! Keen to get the kids out into the great outdoors? Interested in discovering more about the countryside and farming? Take the kids to Lower Drayton Farm for a great family day out. Designed for children of nursery and primary-school age, this friendly working farm attraction offers the opportunity to meet and learn about animals including goats, pigs, llamas, sheep, geese, ponies, chickens and more. As part of the experience, families will also be able to board the farm trailer ride for a fun and educational tour of the 600-acre beef and arable farm. Farmer Ray will guide you through what's going on at the time of year you are visiting and answer any questions you may have. Check out the nature trail, woodland walk and adventure playground. From July to October there's also the challenge of the Maize Maze. There are always plenty of fun seasonal craft activities available and the chance for children to have a ride on friendly ponies (weather permitting). The farm is also open weekdays during half terms and in school holidays. Open 10am-4pm (last admission). Please visit www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk for entry prices or telephone 01785 330757 for more information (between 9am and 6pm, please).
Lower Drayton Farm www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge , Staffordshire, ST19 5RE   01785 330757
See attraction details28 May 2016 - 30 October 2016 - ROWING BOATS AND BOAT TRIPS AT TRENTHAM GARDENS
One of the fun family things to do at Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent is hiring a rowing boat to explore Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's lake at your own pace. Boats are available for hire from the Northern Jetty. Alternatively, treat the family to a cruise on 'Miss Elizabeth', an electrically-powered, 42-seat catamaran. Available on selected dates only - please see the website for details before travelling.
Trentham Gardens www.trentham.co.uk/whats-on/events/category/family
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8JG   01782 646646
See attraction details16 July 2016 - 4 September 2016 - DINOSAURS AWAKEN MAIZE MAZE AT THE NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE FARM
A maize maze should definitely be on your list of family things to do this summer. Head for the National Forest Adventure Farm and puzzle your way through the ten-acre maze, designed in the shape of an enormous T Rex skeleton. With three miles of pathways, viewing towers, bridges and bones to collect along the way, it'll be great exercise for legs as well as brains! Please see the website to confirm opening times before travelling.
National Forest Adventure Farm www.adventurefarm.co.uk
Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent , Staffordshire, DE13 9SJ    01283 533933
See attraction details22 July 2016 - 5 September 2016 - SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN AT LOWER DRAYTON FARM
Lower Dratyon Farm is open every day of the school summer holidays, offering the perfect way for families to enjoy long sunny days out in the great outdoors. During the school summer holidays, the fantastic Maize Maze will add a whole new challenge to all the usual fun farm activities and attractions. Please check www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk to book tickets and for details such as opening times and prices.
Lower Drayton Farm www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/special-events.htm
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge , Staffordshire, ST19 5RE   07817 691352
See attraction details23 July 2016 - 4 September 2016 - CRITTERISH ALLSORTS AT TRENTHAM GARDENS
Treat the family to a day out at Trentham Gardens when Critterish Allsorts are visiting this summer. Families will be able to learn about and meet a range of exciting exotic creatures during hands-on animal sessions. Spend the rest of your day enjoying all the other attractions and activities at this great family attraction. Dates: 23-24 July and 3-4 September only. Please see the website for further details.
Trentham Gardens www.trentham.co.uk
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8JG   01782 646646
See attraction details25 July 2016 - 29 August 2016 - DISCOVERY DAYS AT THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM
Join one of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum's WW1 personnel for a guided tour of the WW1 trench system, including its Regimental Aid Post. Find out how an injured 'Tommy' would have been treated, visit the officers' dugout and discover more about the tunnelers' underground war. Move on to explore the German trench. Children will be able to try on a reproduction uniform and handle a 1915 rifle. These Discovery Days over the summer are a great way for families to learn about the First World War. Dates: Mondays 25 July, 15 August, 29 August only. Please check the website for more details.
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com/events.html
Whittington Barracks, Lichfield , Staffordshire, WS14 9PY    01543 434394
See attraction details25 July 2016 - 29 July 2016 - ENCHANTED CASTLE AT TAMWORTH CASTLE
All fans of fairies, knights and dragons will be delighted with a family day out at Tamworth Castle this July. With a magical trail, fascinating characters to meet and exciting clues and challenges, families will be enchanted! 11.30am-last admission 4pm.
Tamworth Castle www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/enchanted-castle
The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA   01827 709581
See attraction details25 July 2016 - 7 September 2016 - PLAY WITH CLAY & SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS AT WORLD OF WEDGWOOD
Planning kids activities for the long summer holidays? How about a family day out at World of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent and the kids can either have a go at throwing a pot on the wheel at Play with Clay sessions or join drop-in, creative workshops run by The Cultural Sisters, the visual and participatory arts organisation. Please check the website for dates, times and other details before travelling.
World of Wedgwood www.worldofwedgwood.com/blog/25th-july-7th-september-2016
Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST12 9ER   01782 282986
See attraction details26 July 2016 - 1 September 2016 - SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT KINVER EDGE AND THE ROCK HOUSES
Every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school summer holidays there will be a new outdoor activity for the kids to enjoy at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. Choose from fun things to do such as nature art and flying kites. Meet at the Rock Houses, outside in the gardens, 11am-2pm. No need to book, just drop in and join in the fun. Dates: 26 and 28 July; 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 August; 1 September. Please visit the website for further information.
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/b5c5360f-8469-4c30-92fa-c6718d70b5e3/pages/details
Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge, Staffordshire, DY7 6DL   01384 872553
See attraction details30 July 2016 - 31 July 2016 - BARNEY BUFFERS SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT THE CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY
Board the Toyland Express for a ride behind 'Barney Buffers' on the Churnet Valley Railway. Balloon modellers will be creating shapes and animals to entertain the kids and families can stop off at one of the stations to have a go at circus skills or watch a magic show. In addition, on Sunday 31 July there will be a Punch & Judy show at Froghall. Please check the website for the timetable and to book tickets in advance.
Churnet Valley Railway www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Leek, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA   01538 750755
See attraction details1 August 2016 - 3 August 2016 - ZOO CLUB AT DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK
Is there a future zoo keeper in the family? Drayton Manor's Zoo Club is the perfect chance for animal-mad 8-12 year olds to get close to a variety of different animals in the park's zoo. Activities may include wrapping gifts for the big cats, feeding emu or kangaroos, making a mealworm treat for the meerkats, preparing dinner for the monkeys or meeting lizards, snakes and bugs. Please see the website to find out more and to register. Availability is limited.
Drayton Manor Theme Park www.draytonmanor.co.uk
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW    0844 472 1950
See attraction details2 August 2016 - 18 August 2016 - LIVING HISTORY AT TAMWORTH CASTLE
For kids days out that are both fun and educational, take the family to Tamworth Castle over the school summer holidays. Visit from 2 to 4 August for 'Weaponry' and find out about battle tactics, weaponry and armour through history, handle replica weapons and take part in a bill or pike drill. 'Toys through Time' from 9 to 11 August is a chance to learn more about the history of games and toys from medieval times until the Second World War and also to try them out with the family. Find out about housekeeping in the Tudor age, from traditional laundry to historical remedies, at 'Traditional Housekeeping' from 16 to 18 August. Please see the website to find out more.
Tamworth Castle www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/events
The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA   01827 709626
See attraction details7 August 2016 - THE CLASSIC CAR AND TRANSPORT SHOW AT SHUGBOROUGH
Take the family to Shugborough and see over one thousand exhibits including classic cars, motor cycles and kit and custom cars at this popular annual event. There will also be entertainment from the retro DJ and vintage singers taking visitors back to the 1940s and 50s. Admission price to the show includes free entry to the Formal Gardens, Island Arboretum, Walled Garden, The Wilderness, Shops and Tea Room. Please see the website to find out more.
Shugborough www.shugborough.org.uk
Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB   01785 254653
See attraction details14 August 2016 - NORMAN RE-ENACTMENT AT STAFFORD CASTLE
Take the kids on a journey back in time to Norman England at Stafford Castle this August! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 11th century including music, dancing, sword play and games. There will be peasants, peddlers, knights and damsels to meet, plus a 'hands-on' history talk in the Visitor Centre and a guided tour of the castle itself. Perfect way to bring history to life for youngsters! Please check the website for further details.
Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre www.staffordbc.gov.uk/heritageevents
Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ    01785 257698
See attraction details20 August 2016 - 21 August 2016 - MINI 'V' WEEKEND AT LOWER DRAYTON FARM
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? While 'big kids' are partying away at Staffordshire V-Festival, Lower Drayton Farm is hosting its own mini music fest for little ones and their parents. There will be a disco so kids can get their groove on plus plenty of music-making activities to enjoy in addition to all the usual farm fun activities and family attractions. Please see www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk for details including opening times and prices, and to book tickets.
Lower Drayton Farm www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/special-events.htm
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge , Staffordshire, ST19 5RE   07817 691352
See attraction details22 August 2016 - 23 August 2016 - TRACTOR TED LIVE @ LOWER DRAYTON FARM
Look forward to a great day out with the kids in Staffordshire! The UK's favourite little green tractor, TRACTOR TED, will be making an appearance at Lower Drayton Farm on 22 and 23 August. Families will find plenty of things to do such as a Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle, Giant Jigsaw, Bouncy Animals and Interactive Storytelling in addition to all the farm's usual great activities. Head to www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk for details including opening times and prices, and to book tickets.
Lower Drayton Farm www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/special-events.htm
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge , Staffordshire, ST19 5RE   07817 691352
See attraction details24 August 2016 - 26 August 2016 - ZOO CLUB AT DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK
Do you have a budding zoo keeper in the family? Drayton Manor's Zoo Club is the ideal opportunity for animal-mad kids aged 8-12 years to interact with a range of different animals in the theme park's zoo. Expect activities such as wrapping presents for the big cats, making a mealworm treat for the meerkats, feeding emu or kangaroos, making dinner for the monkeys or meeting bugs, lizards and snakes. Please check the website for further details and to register. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Drayton Manor Theme Park www.draytonmanor.co.uk
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW    0844 472 1950
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