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Lots of local things on offer this half-term

Stone families are being encouraged to “staycation” during the February half-term holiday.

With half-term on the horizon we look at the wealth of local Staffordshire attractions to see what’s available close to home.

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member who oversees tourism at Staffordshire County Council explained.

Mark said: “We really are a fabulous county and the half term holidays offer a great opportunity to get out and explore some of our wonderful attractions. We have something for all the family, whether it’s our thrilling theme parks at Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park, historic buildings and countryside or activities at our libraries, there will always be something to keep the children amused.”

  • Flip Out has some super hero fun this half term. Batman, Spiderman and even the famous Flip Out Green Ninja will be making an appearance! – Flip Out
  • At Alton Towers Resort there’s a Pirates and Princesses theme (10th-25th February). With swashbuckling entertainment for hotel guests to enjoy, including family game shows. Fancy dress parades, pirate training and tropical adventures at the Splash Landings water-park. – Alton Towers
  • There will be more exotic species to meet at the Trentham Monkey Forest. The only place to roam among Barbary macaques in the UK reopens for the 2018 season on February 17th. – Monkey Forest
  • Why not explore Stone on a self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent? – Stone Spy Mission Treasure Trail
  • There are exploits of a chillier kind at Tamworth Snowdome, home of the new SnowClimb. The SnowClimb feature 15 routes to tackle on two new climbing walls. There’s also adrenaline tubing, tobogganing, snowboarding and loads more to enjoy on the slopes. – SnowDome
  • Drayton Manor Park will be full of family fun at Thomas Land. The rides and attractions swing back into life after Winter break. There will be live shows from the Fat Controller and Friends and the new red pandas Tika and Pema to meet in the zoo (Feb 10th-25th). – Drayton Manor Park
  • There’s New Life at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton. Meet piglets and chicks and help bottle feed the lambs. Maybe see a lamb being born in the Lambing Live tent. You can also help the farmer make scarecrows and test-drive the remote control tractors (17th-25th Feb). – National Forest Adventure Farm
  • There are more animal antics at Tamworth Castle, where the dragons Ruby and Hafgrim went missing during a game of hide and seek. Join the dragon hunt (18th-24th Feb) and use your detective skills to find out where they went. – Tamworth Castle
  • Celebrate 100 Years of the RAF by building your own Airfix plane at RAF Museum Cosford (17th-23rd Feb). – RAF Museum Cosford
  • Make and decorate a kite and take part in the kite-flying competition at Beacon Park in Lichfield (19th-20th Feb). – Beacon Park
  • Staffordshire libraries will also be hosting a range of activities during half-term. People should contact their local library to see what’s planned.

For more ideas on things to do during the February half-term, visit enjoystaffordshire.com/halfterm

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