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Staffordshire’s Top 10 Summer Family Days Out

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer, Staffordshire has a wealth of options available. Here are 10 great ways to keep the kids happy till schools back.

Alton Towers Resort’s brand new CBeebies Land Hotel is full of well-loved children’s TV characters, hours of live shows and 76 themed rooms – and kids play free with every paying adult (book before 31st July).

You can meet Thomas and Friends at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park, and the Summer of Fun offers four tickets for £80 until 4th September (advance booking required).

The Just So Festival at Rode Hall (18th-20th August) brings wonder and enchantment at the home of story-telling, pillow fights, and more. Or Tamworth Castle’s Enchanted Castle, where naughty pixies mix with a giant who needs help making his armour (31st July-11th August).

Hunt for treasure & spot the pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm’s maize maze (15th July-4th September), or become a secret agent on the spy trail at the RAF Museum Cosford (throughout August).

World-class outdoor performance art comes to The Trentham Estate with Appetite’s Taster Tour (9th August).

Explore the newly created garden at World of Wedgwood, before decorating a ceramic butterfly in the decorating studio and following the children’s trails at the Wedgwood Museum.

Or immerse yourself in history at the National Memorial Arboretum, where World War One Children’s Backpacks are full of tools and gadgets telling the story of a soldier’s life in the trenches (every day throughout the summer).

Closer to home, Flip Out has a range of Summer Camps & activities throughout the holidays.

For full details of these events and other school holiday activities in Staffordshire, visit



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