Family Fun

Family fun in Staffordshire

If you’re looking for family fun – Look no further!

The best place to check is on the Enjoy Staffs and Visit Stoke websites, but here’s some of our favourites.

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Alton Towers
Situated in a beautiful part of the Staffordshire countryside and easily accessible from the M1, M6 and M42.
Alton Towers Resort is the UK's biggest theme park with a myriad of attractions for all ages.
From the thrill rides such as Oblivion and Rita , to the recently opened CBeebies Land and the new Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest, there is plenty to do for all ages.
As if that wasn't enough the resort also has it's own Water Park (see spearate entry)
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
https://www.altontowers.com

The Alton Towers Waterpark
Open all year round, Alton Towers Waterpark offers hundreds of water based activites.
Whether you want to fire water cannons on the Wacky Waterworks Tree House, or drift along the Lazy River, there is something for all.
You can even venture outside on the Flash Floods or keep warm in the Volcano Springs.

Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
https://www.altontowers.com

Monkey Forest
A unique experience set in 60 acres of forest. 140 Barbary Apes roam free, offering an amazing insight into their daily life.
Visitors are able to watch the antics of the youngsters and marvel at their aerial acrobatics. Learn all about the lives of these amazing animals from the many information points and knowledgeable staff.

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Staffordshire, ST4 8AY
http://www.trentham-monkey-forest.com

Trentham Gardens
750 acres of gardens, woodland and play areas. Trentham offers a fun packed day for the family.
Explore the barefoot walk or the Hide and Seek Maze. Tackle the adventure playground, or row down the lake.
Trentham is home to 14 fairies created by FantasyWire and are just waiting to be discovered.
Browse round 60 shops, at the shopping village by the entrance, and finish the day in one of the 14 cafes, restaurants or tea rooms.

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG
http://www.trentham.co.uk

CineBowl iSKATE
Ice skating, bowling or a trip to the cinema - Uttoxeter iSKATE has it all.

Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8AZ
http://www.cinebowl-iskate.co.uk

Awesome Walls Climbing Stoke
Pre-book a taster session at England's largest bouldering centre and experience this fun, exhilarating and safe sport. There is a large viewing area, so if your don't want to participate you can relax and just watch.

Sefton Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 5LW
http://www.awesomewalls.co.uk

Kingsley Falconry Centre
For a truly unique experience they offer day visits which will take you into the bird enclosures and behind the scenes.

Kingsley Falconry Centre, Off Banks Lane, after Sprinks Lane, Kingsley, Staffordshire, ST10 2BX
http://kingsleyfalconry.co.uk/

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 square foot underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, CW5 8AL
www.hackgreen.co.uk/

Paint Ball
Quest Paintball Stoke has been operating since 1988 and is situated in rolling countryside and wooded valleys. We have built an enviable reputation as one of Staffordshire’s, Cheshire’s, The Midlands and North West’s premier paintball sites.

Quest Paintball, Broad Oak Lane, Greenhead, Kingsley Moor, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 2EL
www.questpaintball.com/

Peak Wildlife Park
Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!) our park has something for you.

Peak Wildlife Park , Winkhill, Leek, ST13 7QR
http://www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk/

Tamworth Castle
Explore 900 years of history at Tamworth Castle.
Get hands-on with interactive displays and activities, like weapons handling or trying on some armour.
See the permanent display of items from the world famous Staffordshire Hoard.
There are plenty of activities to chose from in the castle grounds - hire a bicycle, play crazy golf, or
just take a leisurely stroll down the river and check out the wildlife.

The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA
http://www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

Tamworth Snowdome
Why not learn to ski or snowboard in a day?
With a 170 metre slope, the Tamworth Snowdome offers a great day out for beginners and experienced skiers alike.
If skiing or snowboarding isn't your thing, there's an ice rink and a pool on site too.

Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND
http://www.snowdome.co.uk

Stoke Ski Centre
Lessons in skiing or snowboarding at all levels and lots of well trained staff to help you out. This is great wet weather day activity.

Festival Way, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PU
http://www.stokeskicentre.co.uk

Churnet Valley Railway
Not only can be transported back in time, for a ride on a steam train, but throughout the year there are lots of events for all ages.
Book onto one of the dining trains, or just enjoy the ride through the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands countryside, alongside rivers and canals.
Kingsley and Froghall Station, Staffordshire Moorlands, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA
http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Foxfield Railway
Take a steam or diesel train and step back into the early days of train travel.
With lots of events and even the opportunity to drive a train, this is the ideal day out.
For those who are a little nervous there is also a miniature line too.
Caverswall Road, Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
The narrow gauge Rudyard Lake Steam railway provides a great family day out.
Take the three mile return trip along the side of the lake, hire a boat or do a bit of fishing.
You could even just take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting.
Voted the third most romantic place in Britain, Rudyard Lake has lots of things to entertain the whole family.
Rudyard Station, Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8PF
http://www.rlsr.org
Beaver Hall Farm Park
Visit their small farm park where you can meet friendly farm animals including goats, pigs, donkeys, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, hens & their meerkat friends.
Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre Bradnop Near Leek Staffordshire ST13 7EZ
www.beaverhall.co.uk/farm-park/