This Easter, families are being urged to opt for a “staycation”, and explore the county’s many attractions.
The county promises something for all the family over the holidays, whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in the beautiful countryside, or a classic car show.
Both leading theme parks will be fully reopened for the 2018 summer season, Alton Towers Resort fires up their thrilling new rollercoaster The Wicker Man, and Drayton Manor Park’s Egg-cellent Easter celebrations (March 28th-15th April) feature trails, 4D cinema and 25 Thomas Land rides and attractions.
Amongst the children’s TV favourites on hand to help with Easter trails are Sooty bringing his 70th Anniversary Bake-Off Show to the National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent on April 1st and 2nd, and Paw Patrol coming to the Churnet Valley Railway in the Staffordshire Peak District (April 4th, 7th and 8th).
Over at The Trentham Estate prizes are on offer for cracking the clues on their Easter trail (March 30th-2nd April), and at Tamworth Castle, where Ruby the Dragon needs some help finding the hidden Easter eggs (March 30th-11th April).
No sweet tooth? No problem! There’s still plenty to enjoy, including Motorfest, a huge selection of classic cars, motorbikes and more on display at Weston Park (April 1st), and circus spectacular Lexicon in Newcastle-under-Lyme from March 28th to April 21st as part of this year’s Philip Astley and Circus 250 celebrations.
People can also help mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary at RAF Museum Cosford’s 100 Years of the RAF Festival on April 1st and 2nd, or listen to the talk highlighting the secrets of the 30,000 trees and species at the National Memorial Arboretum (March 31st).
Mark Winnington, Cabinet member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council and Deputy Chair of Enjoy Staffordshire said: “We have a thriving tourism economy here in Staffordshire and a fantastic range of attractions. We have leading UK theme parks, many smaller family-owned attractions, historic houses and beautiful countryside, all of which play a vital part in our visitor economy.
“The Easter holidays offer a great opportunity to get out and explore the county, so I’d definitely urge people to consider a ‘staycation’ this holiday.”
Staffordshire libraries will also have a range of arts and crafts activities taking place over the Easter holiday. Details can be found by contacting your local library.
Find out more about what Staffordshire has to offer this Easter by visiting www.enjoystaffordshire.com/easter